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Corsair H80i

Dtd6000

57 months ago

Does anyone use the corsair H80i for cpu cooling? If so do you recommend it?

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  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

Its not a good cooler, its on par with $50 air coolers and it is loud. You want to avoid 120M/140MM liquid coolers because you are getting sub par performance for the price.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok thanks. What cooler would you recommend for an amd athlon x4 860k?

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

What case do you have? If your case can fit it I would recommend the Phanteks PH-TC14PE, its on par with high end 240MM coolers but it costs less than a H80i and if that doesn't fit I would recommend a Phanteks PH-TC12DX, its on par cooling wise with the H80i, its much cheaper and quieter. If you aren't overclocking I would recommend a evo 212 or one of Coolmaster's low end coolers, they will be better than the stock cooler.

http://www.relaxedtech.com/reviews/noctua/nh-d15/8

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Deepcool tesseract, which cant fit a 240mm. I would prefer a liquid cpu cooler over an air cooler.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Imo its pointless to get a high end liquid cooler for a budget cpu, you could get a i5 with the money if you haven't already brought the 860K, I personally can't recommend getting a 240M cooler that is decent for a cpu like that, your cpu cooler would cost more than your cpu which imo isn't right.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

I already built the pc with a stock cooler. The temps im getting arent awful, but theyre pretty high. If I got a cooler master evo would that be good? its like 30 bucks.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Agreed. There are a few 140mm ones that are decent, like the NZXT X41 (it cools better than the H100i) and the swiftech H140-X. But other than that, what you said is true.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

It will eliminate much heat so better to change the cooler.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm not happy with it either, thinking of switching to a Noctua or Be Quiet...It is very noisy and the software sucks.

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