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I have a Zalman 9700 Cooler now and I'm getting ready to upgrade my system to i5 2500k Sandy Bridge and I want to try and OC it to around 4.5-4.8 so I'm wondering if you think my Zalman will cool sufficiently or if I should go for the Corsair H60 Water Cooling unit...my case is the Antec 900
I have a Zalman 9700 Cooler now and I'm getting ready to upgrade my system to i5 2500k Sandy Bridge and I want to try and OC it to around 4.5-4.8 so I'm wondering if you think my Zalman will cool sufficiently or if I should go for the Corsair H60 Water Cooling unit...my case is the Antec 900

Cooler Master HAF 932 Blue Edition

Intel i5 2500k@4.5GHZ 1.32Vcore

8GB Mushkin DDR3 1600MHZ 9-9-9-24

ASUS P8Z68-V Motherboard

128GB Crucial M4 SSD

1TB Hitachi HDD

1050W Corsair PSU

2xEVGA GTX 580 3GB in SLI

810 Core Clock, 1620 Shader, 2004 Memory no Voltage Change

3xAcer 21.5" LED Monitors

Logitech G11 Keyboard

Logitech G5 Mouse

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit OS



3DMark Score P10995

Graphics Score 12453

Physics Score 8269

Combined Score 7949



GraphicsTest1 54.53 FPS

GraphicsTest2 57.43 FPS

GraphicsTest3 79.15 FPS

GraphicsTest4 39.23 FPS

PhysicsTest 26.25 FPS

CombinedTest 36.97 FPS



*Will be tweaking somemore and gonna see what I can do moving toward 5GHz but I'm pretty glad with 4.5GHz out of the box pretty much!

#1
Posted 01/13/2012 02:17 AM   
I have a Zalman 9700 Cooler now and I'm getting ready to upgrade my system to i5 2500k Sandy Bridge and I want to try and OC it to around 4.5-4.8 so I'm wondering if you think my Zalman will cool sufficiently or if I should go for the Corsair H60 Water Cooling unit...my case is the Antec 900
I have a Zalman 9700 Cooler now and I'm getting ready to upgrade my system to i5 2500k Sandy Bridge and I want to try and OC it to around 4.5-4.8 so I'm wondering if you think my Zalman will cool sufficiently or if I should go for the Corsair H60 Water Cooling unit...my case is the Antec 900

Cooler Master HAF 932 Blue Edition

Intel i5 2500k@4.5GHZ 1.32Vcore

8GB Mushkin DDR3 1600MHZ 9-9-9-24

ASUS P8Z68-V Motherboard

128GB Crucial M4 SSD

1TB Hitachi HDD

1050W Corsair PSU

2xEVGA GTX 580 3GB in SLI

810 Core Clock, 1620 Shader, 2004 Memory no Voltage Change

3xAcer 21.5" LED Monitors

Logitech G11 Keyboard

Logitech G5 Mouse

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit OS



3DMark Score P10995

Graphics Score 12453

Physics Score 8269

Combined Score 7949



GraphicsTest1 54.53 FPS

GraphicsTest2 57.43 FPS

GraphicsTest3 79.15 FPS

GraphicsTest4 39.23 FPS

PhysicsTest 26.25 FPS

CombinedTest 36.97 FPS



*Will be tweaking somemore and gonna see what I can do moving toward 5GHz but I'm pretty glad with 4.5GHz out of the box pretty much!

#2
Posted 01/13/2012 02:17 AM   
[quote name='Silentstepper' date='13 January 2012 - 02:17 AM' timestamp='1326421039' post='1355312']
I have a Zalman 9700 Cooler now and I'm getting ready to upgrade my system to i5 2500k Sandy Bridge and I want to try and OC it to around 4.5-4.8 so I'm wondering if you think my Zalman will cool sufficiently or if I should go for the Corsair H60 Water Cooling unit...my case is the Antec 900
[/quote]

No idea about the cooling ability of the 9700 but I can say the self enclosed water loops available are awesome. Worth every cent.
[quote name='Silentstepper' date='13 January 2012 - 02:17 AM' timestamp='1326421039' post='1355312']

I have a Zalman 9700 Cooler now and I'm getting ready to upgrade my system to i5 2500k Sandy Bridge and I want to try and OC it to around 4.5-4.8 so I'm wondering if you think my Zalman will cool sufficiently or if I should go for the Corsair H60 Water Cooling unit...my case is the Antec 900





No idea about the cooling ability of the 9700 but I can say the self enclosed water loops available are awesome. Worth every cent.

CPU: Core i7 930 @ 4.20ghz 1.3v cooled by Antec Kuhler 920

MOBO: Asus P6X58D Premium

GFX: 2x Asus GTX 560Ti Direct CUII @ 900mhz Core 2200mhz Memory

RAM: Corsair CMG6GX3M3A1600C7 6gb 1600mhz 7-7-7-20 2t

PSU: Thermaltake Toughpower 850 watt

CASE: Antec 1200

APU: X-fi Titanium Fatality SPEAKERS: Logitech X-530 5.1

HDD: 1x OCZ Agility 3 60gb SSD GAMES 2x Western Digital Caviar Black 500gb in RAID 0

DISPLAY: Acer H243HX 24" @ 1920x1080 Resolution

KEYBOARD: Logitech G19 MOUSE: Logitech G5 WHEEL Logitech G25 JOYSTICK Logitech G940

OPERATING SYSTEM: Windows 7 Ultimate x64 RTM

#3
Posted 01/13/2012 03:06 AM   
[quote name='Silentstepper' date='13 January 2012 - 02:17 AM' timestamp='1326421039' post='1355312']
I have a Zalman 9700 Cooler now and I'm getting ready to upgrade my system to i5 2500k Sandy Bridge and I want to try and OC it to around 4.5-4.8 so I'm wondering if you think my Zalman will cool sufficiently or if I should go for the Corsair H60 Water Cooling unit...my case is the Antec 900
[/quote]

No idea about the cooling ability of the 9700 but I can say the self enclosed water loops available are awesome. Worth every cent.
[quote name='Silentstepper' date='13 January 2012 - 02:17 AM' timestamp='1326421039' post='1355312']

I have a Zalman 9700 Cooler now and I'm getting ready to upgrade my system to i5 2500k Sandy Bridge and I want to try and OC it to around 4.5-4.8 so I'm wondering if you think my Zalman will cool sufficiently or if I should go for the Corsair H60 Water Cooling unit...my case is the Antec 900





No idea about the cooling ability of the 9700 but I can say the self enclosed water loops available are awesome. Worth every cent.

CPU: Core i7 930 @ 4.20ghz 1.3v cooled by Antec Kuhler 920

MOBO: Asus P6X58D Premium

GFX: 2x Asus GTX 560Ti Direct CUII @ 900mhz Core 2200mhz Memory

RAM: Corsair CMG6GX3M3A1600C7 6gb 1600mhz 7-7-7-20 2t

PSU: Thermaltake Toughpower 850 watt

CASE: Antec 1200

APU: X-fi Titanium Fatality SPEAKERS: Logitech X-530 5.1

HDD: 1x OCZ Agility 3 60gb SSD GAMES 2x Western Digital Caviar Black 500gb in RAID 0

DISPLAY: Acer H243HX 24" @ 1920x1080 Resolution

KEYBOARD: Logitech G19 MOUSE: Logitech G5 WHEEL Logitech G25 JOYSTICK Logitech G940

OPERATING SYSTEM: Windows 7 Ultimate x64 RTM

#4
Posted 01/13/2012 03:06 AM   
Any other thoughts about these CPU coolers?
Any other thoughts about these CPU coolers?

Cooler Master HAF 932 Blue Edition

Intel i5 2500k@4.5GHZ 1.32Vcore

8GB Mushkin DDR3 1600MHZ 9-9-9-24

ASUS P8Z68-V Motherboard

128GB Crucial M4 SSD

1TB Hitachi HDD

1050W Corsair PSU

2xEVGA GTX 580 3GB in SLI

810 Core Clock, 1620 Shader, 2004 Memory no Voltage Change

3xAcer 21.5" LED Monitors

Logitech G11 Keyboard

Logitech G5 Mouse

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit OS



3DMark Score P10995

Graphics Score 12453

Physics Score 8269

Combined Score 7949



GraphicsTest1 54.53 FPS

GraphicsTest2 57.43 FPS

GraphicsTest3 79.15 FPS

GraphicsTest4 39.23 FPS

PhysicsTest 26.25 FPS

CombinedTest 36.97 FPS



*Will be tweaking somemore and gonna see what I can do moving toward 5GHz but I'm pretty glad with 4.5GHz out of the box pretty much!

#5
Posted 01/13/2012 08:34 AM   
Any other thoughts about these CPU coolers?
Any other thoughts about these CPU coolers?

Cooler Master HAF 932 Blue Edition

Intel i5 2500k@4.5GHZ 1.32Vcore

8GB Mushkin DDR3 1600MHZ 9-9-9-24

ASUS P8Z68-V Motherboard

128GB Crucial M4 SSD

1TB Hitachi HDD

1050W Corsair PSU

2xEVGA GTX 580 3GB in SLI

810 Core Clock, 1620 Shader, 2004 Memory no Voltage Change

3xAcer 21.5" LED Monitors

Logitech G11 Keyboard

Logitech G5 Mouse

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit OS



3DMark Score P10995

Graphics Score 12453

Physics Score 8269

Combined Score 7949



GraphicsTest1 54.53 FPS

GraphicsTest2 57.43 FPS

GraphicsTest3 79.15 FPS

GraphicsTest4 39.23 FPS

PhysicsTest 26.25 FPS

CombinedTest 36.97 FPS



*Will be tweaking somemore and gonna see what I can do moving toward 5GHz but I'm pretty glad with 4.5GHz out of the box pretty much!

#6
Posted 01/13/2012 08:34 AM   
I would go for air cooling. Noctua [url=http://noctua.at/main.php?show=productview&products_id=31&lng=en]NH-U12P SE2[/url] or ThermalRight [url=http://www.thermalright.com/products/index.php?act=data&cat_id=35&id=84]Venomous X[/url]* are the best CPU heatsinks of their size.

*you will need to install your own fans on this monster. 2x Noctua NF-P12 fans are highly recommended for push/pull config.
I would go for air cooling. Noctua NH-U12P SE2 or ThermalRight Venomous X* are the best CPU heatsinks of their size.



*you will need to install your own fans on this monster. 2x Noctua NF-P12 fans are highly recommended for push/pull config.

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#7
Posted 01/14/2012 11:01 AM   
I would go for air cooling. Noctua [url=http://noctua.at/main.php?show=productview&products_id=31&lng=en]NH-U12P SE2[/url] or ThermalRight [url=http://www.thermalright.com/products/index.php?act=data&cat_id=35&id=84]Venomous X[/url]* are the best CPU heatsinks of their size.

*you will need to install your own fans on this monster. 2x Noctua NF-P12 fans are highly recommended for push/pull config.
I would go for air cooling. Noctua NH-U12P SE2 or ThermalRight Venomous X* are the best CPU heatsinks of their size.



*you will need to install your own fans on this monster. 2x Noctua NF-P12 fans are highly recommended for push/pull config.

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In Memory of Chris "ChrisRay" Arthington, 1982-2010
I'm a ninja. Not a pirate.

#8
Posted 01/14/2012 11:01 AM   
I have the antec khuler 620 and it seems to be doing a great job. I OC my 555BE to 3.6 and idle is 22c compared to 30c at stock speed with the cooler master Hyper N520. So that little enclosed unit is great. I did a quick stress test on the CPU and it did not go much higher than 29c.
I have the antec khuler 620 and it seems to be doing a great job. I OC my 555BE to 3.6 and idle is 22c compared to 30c at stock speed with the cooler master Hyper N520. So that little enclosed unit is great. I did a quick stress test on the CPU and it did not go much higher than 29c.

#9
Posted 01/15/2012 12:49 PM   
I have the antec khuler 620 and it seems to be doing a great job. I OC my 555BE to 3.6 and idle is 22c compared to 30c at stock speed with the cooler master Hyper N520. So that little enclosed unit is great. I did a quick stress test on the CPU and it did not go much higher than 29c.
I have the antec khuler 620 and it seems to be doing a great job. I OC my 555BE to 3.6 and idle is 22c compared to 30c at stock speed with the cooler master Hyper N520. So that little enclosed unit is great. I did a quick stress test on the CPU and it did not go much higher than 29c.

#10
Posted 01/15/2012 12:49 PM   
At this point you are entering the realm of diminishing return. You will see very small gains from the money you invest so its up to you to figure its worth it.

If you are interested in the H60, I would venture to point you in the direction of Swiftech. their kits are a bit more expensive, but well worth the price. They offer a bit better cooling but much better quality and flexibility and the ability to easily upgrade your loop.
At this point you are entering the realm of diminishing return. You will see very small gains from the money you invest so its up to you to figure its worth it.



If you are interested in the H60, I would venture to point you in the direction of Swiftech. their kits are a bit more expensive, but well worth the price. They offer a bit better cooling but much better quality and flexibility and the ability to easily upgrade your loop.

Making stupid look good.



Rig:

Thermaltake Armor

Q9650 @ 4.05, 1800FSB

Striker II Extreme

4GB Patriot 2000 @ 8-8-8-26

x2 150GB WD VRaptor Drives in RAID 0

x2 Segate 320GB RAID 0 Secondary Data Backup

-1TB and 750GB Western Digital Mybooks for backup

x3 EVGA 9800 GTX+ SLI @ 1.45V ~900 core, 2300 shader, 1250 mem



Watercooling:

FuZion 2.0

Enzotech NB Block

x3 Swiftech Obsidians

MCP 655 With EK Top Rev 2

120 and 240 Black Ice Pro GT Stealth Rads

120 DangerDen XFlow rad



http://forums.nvidia.com/index.php?showtopic=145895:
Watercooling Guide for Beginners



http://forums.nvidia.com/index.php?showtopic=138732:
Watercooling Pics Posted Here

#11
Posted 01/16/2012 04:45 PM   
So I've decided I'm going to run the Swiftech H20-x20 HD Edge water cooling unit

http://www.swiftech.com/h2o-x20-edge-hd.aspx

I'm going to get the 3x120mm radiator unit so I can upgrade to water cooled GPUs later and it says it fits the Cool Master 932 HAF case which I'm getting

What's the best coolant to use for water cooling...just the stuff that comes with it or something else? I prefer it be blue since my leds in the case are blue
So I've decided I'm going to run the Swiftech H20-x20 HD Edge water cooling unit



http://www.swiftech.com/h2o-x20-edge-hd.aspx



I'm going to get the 3x120mm radiator unit so I can upgrade to water cooled GPUs later and it says it fits the Cool Master 932 HAF case which I'm getting



What's the best coolant to use for water cooling...just the stuff that comes with it or something else? I prefer it be blue since my leds in the case are blue

Cooler Master HAF 932 Blue Edition

Intel i5 2500k@4.5GHZ 1.32Vcore

8GB Mushkin DDR3 1600MHZ 9-9-9-24

ASUS P8Z68-V Motherboard

128GB Crucial M4 SSD

1TB Hitachi HDD

1050W Corsair PSU

2xEVGA GTX 580 3GB in SLI

810 Core Clock, 1620 Shader, 2004 Memory no Voltage Change

3xAcer 21.5" LED Monitors

Logitech G11 Keyboard

Logitech G5 Mouse

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit OS



3DMark Score P10995

Graphics Score 12453

Physics Score 8269

Combined Score 7949



GraphicsTest1 54.53 FPS

GraphicsTest2 57.43 FPS

GraphicsTest3 79.15 FPS

GraphicsTest4 39.23 FPS

PhysicsTest 26.25 FPS

CombinedTest 36.97 FPS



*Will be tweaking somemore and gonna see what I can do moving toward 5GHz but I'm pretty glad with 4.5GHz out of the box pretty much!

#12
Posted 01/17/2012 12:47 AM   
The best coolant is pure water. Add some antimicrobial additives but stay away from dies and such. The best way imo is colored tubbing.
The best coolant is pure water. Add some antimicrobial additives but stay away from dies and such. The best way imo is colored tubbing.

Making stupid look good.



Rig:

Thermaltake Armor

Q9650 @ 4.05, 1800FSB

Striker II Extreme

4GB Patriot 2000 @ 8-8-8-26

x2 150GB WD VRaptor Drives in RAID 0

x2 Segate 320GB RAID 0 Secondary Data Backup

-1TB and 750GB Western Digital Mybooks for backup

x3 EVGA 9800 GTX+ SLI @ 1.45V ~900 core, 2300 shader, 1250 mem



Watercooling:

FuZion 2.0

Enzotech NB Block

x3 Swiftech Obsidians

MCP 655 With EK Top Rev 2

120 and 240 Black Ice Pro GT Stealth Rads

120 DangerDen XFlow rad



http://forums.nvidia.com/index.php?showtopic=145895:
Watercooling Guide for Beginners



http://forums.nvidia.com/index.php?showtopic=138732:
Watercooling Pics Posted Here

#13
Posted 01/17/2012 01:19 AM   
Yeah gonna go with distilled water/biocide/blue tubes
Yeah gonna go with distilled water/biocide/blue tubes

Cooler Master HAF 932 Blue Edition

Intel i5 2500k@4.5GHZ 1.32Vcore

8GB Mushkin DDR3 1600MHZ 9-9-9-24

ASUS P8Z68-V Motherboard

128GB Crucial M4 SSD

1TB Hitachi HDD

1050W Corsair PSU

2xEVGA GTX 580 3GB in SLI

810 Core Clock, 1620 Shader, 2004 Memory no Voltage Change

3xAcer 21.5" LED Monitors

Logitech G11 Keyboard

Logitech G5 Mouse

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit OS



3DMark Score P10995

Graphics Score 12453

Physics Score 8269

Combined Score 7949



GraphicsTest1 54.53 FPS

GraphicsTest2 57.43 FPS

GraphicsTest3 79.15 FPS

GraphicsTest4 39.23 FPS

PhysicsTest 26.25 FPS

CombinedTest 36.97 FPS



*Will be tweaking somemore and gonna see what I can do moving toward 5GHz but I'm pretty glad with 4.5GHz out of the box pretty much!

#14
Posted 01/17/2012 01:24 AM   
How good are these water cooling kits? I like the bay reservoir

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/14183/ex-wat-182/XSPC_Rasa_750_RX360_Universal_CPU_Triple_Radiator_Water_Cooling_Kit_w_RX360_Radiator_and_Free_Kill_Coil.html?tl=g30c321s1310

Cooler Master HAF 932 Blue Edition

Intel i5 2500k@4.5GHZ 1.32Vcore

8GB Mushkin DDR3 1600MHZ 9-9-9-24

ASUS P8Z68-V Motherboard

128GB Crucial M4 SSD

1TB Hitachi HDD

1050W Corsair PSU

2xEVGA GTX 580 3GB in SLI

810 Core Clock, 1620 Shader, 2004 Memory no Voltage Change

3xAcer 21.5" LED Monitors

Logitech G11 Keyboard

Logitech G5 Mouse

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit OS



3DMark Score P10995

Graphics Score 12453

Physics Score 8269

Combined Score 7949



GraphicsTest1 54.53 FPS

GraphicsTest2 57.43 FPS

GraphicsTest3 79.15 FPS

GraphicsTest4 39.23 FPS

PhysicsTest 26.25 FPS

CombinedTest 36.97 FPS



*Will be tweaking somemore and gonna see what I can do moving toward 5GHz but I'm pretty glad with 4.5GHz out of the box pretty much!

#15
Posted 01/19/2012 06:58 PM   
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