Posted 26 April 2013 - 01:57
A bit ago I asked for help on my first desktop build and with the wisdoms of others I choose what I thought was best and fitting.
All has worked well since, but I was looking at better ways to cool my system off.
After doing a lot of homework, I decided to go with a Noctua NH-D14 for my CPU and an Arctic Accelero Hybrid for my GPU.
AND I MUST SAY WOW!
Great products, next to great quality/engineering.
My GPU gets about 200-300% temperature difference (even with it overclocked to 1228MHz).
On idle it drops around 24-29 celcius. Medium range load around 40-50. High range load is 50-60, 70 in stress tests.
My CPU overclocked to 4.2Ghz gets about a 100% or more temperature difference.
On idle it sits around 30-35 celcius, on load Ive seen it hit at most 60-65. Stress testing pushes it to max 70-80 celcius.
In my eyes and personal prefence these are great major improvements. Quite happy and felt like sharing my experience with others, and to see if any others are using above said products.
Together those two products were less than 200 USD.
My CPU: Intel i5-3570K @ 4.2Ghz
My GPU: EVGA GTX 680 4GB @ 1228Mhz