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new to cooling, question....

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60 months ago

I am looking at having a h100i for a i7 4790k. I will not be overclocking, probly for a while, but would like the option when i grasp the overclocking abilities of my system.

The question I have, will it hurt anything or make it run poorly having a cooler on a stock running system? Sorry majority of my history is in automotive, and I know its all about hitting "sweet spots" on temps with them to be efficient. I knows its apples to oranges, just one of those odd questions popping in my head.

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  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Running a H100i on stock clockspeeds will be fine, don't worry, it'll just cool very well so make sure it doesn't get too cool.

Also, if you have room, check out the Noctua NH-D15. I have one and it is super-quiet, just as good at cooling and is cheaper than the H100i.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

It can't get too cool unless your running sub zero cooling like nitrogen or phase shifters... A water cooler just won't do that... So no, there will be no issues. It will be very quiet and very efficient.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok, wasn't too sure. I don't have a water cooler so I can't judge. What I meant was idle temps etc.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

You can keep idle under 0c, just not to the extreme... Expect upper 20s to low 30s at idle on that cooler depending on ambient temp in the room and case air flow for idle

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, I intended to say to try not to get the CPU temp below ambient room temp.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Water coolers are generally required when overclocking your CPU. If you are not going to overclock means cooler is not required.

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