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Is a used H110 or H100i a good idea to cool a overclocker 8700k?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I am looking at used a corsair h100i or a used corsair h110 to cool my overclocked 8700k for around $40, is it a good idea, if yes which one should i get?

I'm currently using a cooler master hyper 212 and need a water cooler because it does not fit in my lian li o11 dynamic case.



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used liquid coolers are like used hard drives and power supply, I tend to steer clear of them since AIO's failure rate isn't low enough to risk it.

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Hardware specs below

CPU: i7-2600K 4751MHz 1.44V (software) --> 1.4?V at the back of the socket Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 (BCLK: 103.3MHz) CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 RAM: Adata XPG 2x8GB DDR3 (XMP: 2133MHz 10-11-11-30 CR2, custom: 2203MHz 10-11-10-26 CR1 tRFC:230 tREFI:14000) GPU: Asus GTX 1070 Dual (Super Jetstream vbios, +70(2025-2088MHz)/+400(8.8Gbps)) SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB (main boot drive), Transcend SSD370 128GB PSU: Seasonic X-660 80+ Gold Case: Antec P110 Silent, 5 intakes 1 exhaust Monitor: AOC G2460PF 1080p 144Hz (150Hz max w/ DP, 121Hz max w/ HDMI) TN panel Keyboard: Logitech G610 Orion (Cherry MX Blue) with SteelSeries Apex M260 keycaps Mouse: BenQ Zowie FK1


Model: HP Omen 17 17-an110ca CPU: i7-8750H (0.125V core & cache, 50mV SA undervolt) GPU: GTX 1060 6GB Mobile (+80/+450, 1650MHz~1750MHz 0.78V~0.85V) RAM: 8+8GB DDR4-2400 18-17-17-39 2T Storage: 1TB HP EX920 PCIe x4 M.2 SSD + 1TB Seagate 7200RPM 2.5" HDD (ST1000LM049-2GH172), 128GB Toshiba PCIe x2 M.2 SSD (KBG30ZMV128G) gone cooking externally Monitor: 1080p 126Hz IPS G-sync


Desktop benching:

Cinebench R15 Single thread:168 Multi-thread: 833 

SuperPi (v1.5 from Techpowerup, PI value output) 16K: 0.100s 1M: 8.255s 32M: 7m 45.93s

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Posted · Original PosterOP
59 minutes ago, Shimejii said:

Do not buy expensive hardware and throw the cheapest cooler, psu at it. It will lead to the death of the system. For 50ish Bucks you can get a really decent Air cooler. You could even find a Open box Noctua NHD15 ish or something depending on your area

Its hard to find a good cheap air cooler that fits. The ND H15 does not fit


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I ran a 5ghz 8700k on a h100i for a year, perfectly fine. This was after the h100i had a year on a 6800k. I am currently using it to cool a 9900k at 4.7ghz while i build my custom loop for it. So 3 years later its still doing a good job.


If the price is right, go for it.

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2 hours ago, Da Ke said:

Its hard to find a good cheap air cooler that fits. The ND H15 does not fit

Where are you shopping / located? Budget?

What ram are you using?

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