View Poll Results: Which CPU cooling method do you prefer?

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Thread: Features - QOTW: CPU Cooling - Liquid or Air?

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    Re: Features - QOTW: CPU Cooling - Liquid or Air?

    aio liquid cooler for me

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    Re: Features - QOTW: CPU Cooling - Liquid or Air?

    i just cool it using air
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    Re: Features - QOTW: CPU Cooling - Liquid or Air?

    H100i, H50 and H60 by Corsair here so I guess its liquid?

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    Re: Features - QOTW: CPU Cooling - Liquid or Air?

    Closed liquid, it isn't much more expensive than air and it is much more silent, and silence is golden or something like that.
    I don't want a jet engine to cool my CPU that makes a lot of noise.

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    Re: Features - QOTW: CPU Cooling - Liquid or Air?

    Air. I don't have the time or money to mess around with liquid.

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    Re: Features - QOTW: CPU Cooling - Liquid or Air?

    Personally air is the best value and more than enough, noise isn't really and issue.

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    Re: Features - QOTW: CPU Cooling - Liquid or Air?

    Had a loop ages ago but with the very low tdp of cpu's/gpu's today big overclocks are perfectly manageable with good air cooling. The mechanical reliability, cost and low noise of air solutions are my preferred characteristic now rather than stressing my components getting that last 5% running futuremark.

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    Re: Features - QOTW: CPU Cooling - Liquid or Air?

    I use water for my gaming rig(s), however if I wasn't into spending ott obscene amounts for hex core and overclocking to buggery I'd probably have stuck with air

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    Re: Features - QOTW: CPU Cooling - Liquid or Air?

    Liquid for me I use a Corsair H80i. Keeps my CPU nice and cool

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    Re: Features - QOTW: CPU Cooling - Liquid or Air?

    Neither.

    Phase change (refrigerated) cooling FTW!

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    Re: Features - QOTW: CPU Cooling - Liquid or Air?

    I went liquid mainly for noise reasons when overclocking, plus running multiple CPUs and GPUs. It's really the graphics card noise that made me go liquid. When Noctua starts selling their Noctua/RotoTec active noise cancelling fans to the graphic card manufacturers I may change my mind.

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    Re: Features - QOTW: CPU Cooling - Liquid or Air?

    An H100 for a i7-3930 means good cooling and much less clutter in the case and weight pulling on the motherboard than would have been the case with an equivalent air cooler. The only downside is that the system builder threaded the screws which attach the inside fans to the radiator, which might be a weakness of the system builder or of the radiator. If it's the latter, I hope that they've fixed it in later versions.

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    Re: Features - QOTW: CPU Cooling - Liquid or Air?

    Always used air for my rigs but might go for liquid for my new rig that I'm currently building. Anyone with experience with the Coolermaster Seidon 120M?

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    Re: Features - QOTW: CPU Cooling - Liquid or Air?

    Air, in an air conditioned room, with a top notch cooler. When you live in the south of the US, and wake up to 90f temps (that's 32c for the rest of you), good AC is a must anyway. Computer sitting above the air outlet solves a multitude of problems.

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    Re: Features - QOTW: CPU Cooling - Liquid or Air?

    Air Cooling is my way, just the dust kills me .

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    Re: Features - QOTW: CPU Cooling - Liquid or Air?

    Currently my rig is all air cooled and I don't see the point in going for a closed loop system. When I get my new case I'll make sure it got room for a huge rad and I'll consider moving to a complete loop when the monies in my wallet allow me to

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