What's better for cooling a 4790k? Cooler Master GeminII S524 or Corsair Hydro Series H60 120mm Liquid cooling?

Cooler Master GeminII S524 CPU Cooler w/ Aluminum Fins & 5 Heatpipes


Corsair Hydro Series H60 120mm Liquid CPU Cooling System w/ Copper Cold Plate

How well will those work? Any other similarly priced cooling that is better?
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  1. I'd go with air
  2. The RAIJINTEC Pallas is in that range and a good cooler. I got my i5 4690K to 4.7Ghz on it. The CRYORIG R5 Universal and the CM Hyper 212 EVO are goo, but I'm guessing that they will not fit.
  3. I got my 2500k at 4.8 ghz ... what's up now ?😄
  4. A very general rule of thumb is liquid cooling usually cools a little bit better than air cooling. There are exceptions.

    I have an Intel Core i7 4790K cpu with a Noctua NH-D14 cpu heatsink, and Coollaboratory Pro thermal compund. The case fans and the cpu heatsink fans are 140mm Noctua 2,000 rpm industrial fans. I overclocked the cpu to 4.8 Ghz and it is running stable. I also discovered by trial and error that maximum cooling efficiency was reached with all fans set to run at 1,700 rpm. Running at the full 2,000 rpm did not increase cpu cooling.

    I have a friend who is a liquid cooling expert. I can't remember which Intel cpu he has but his custom built closed loop liquid cooling system is running stable at 5.0 Ghz.

    The CoolerMaster Gemini II and the Corsair H60 are considered to be entry level components. As for recommendations, how far do you want to take it?
  5. It doesn't matter how far he wants to take it it'll just depend on individual cpu. U can watercool all u want but some won't go 5 ghz, unless u apply high voltage. You can look for cryorig h7
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