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Post Date: 2015-05-25

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I am building a workstation through digital storm thing is im on a tight budget and I am reducing the price of the workstation by choosing the cheapest components.

I would like to know how does it really affect my computer's life time choosing the extreme cooling option "Standard Factory Heat-sink and Fan" which is cheaper over choosing the extreme cooling option "AIR: Stage 1: High Performance Cooler with Large Fan and Copper Pipes"
The workstation's main use will be 3D modeling and rendering, video editing and photo retouching.

Is this something you could regret later on having chosen a cheaper cooling option?

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  Quote bprat22 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: Yesterday at 9:53am
Hi davealej....  Welcome to the forums.

I wouldn't advise the Standard factory heat sink, since its the  the bare minimum and is designed to Just keep it cool enough.  Although with the workstation cpu you might not overclock, its still minimum for me.   Plus, it dumps the heat right into the case. 

The Extreme Hydrolux is the other end of the scale and more for those that want to push the overclocking as high as they can or just want the look and feel of it.   It does allow for a quieter system if the graphics cards are under water, but not needed.  If you have the money and always wanted a water cooled rig, then go for it. 

A good way to go for performance and saving a few bucks, would be the Corsair H100i GTX or similar.  It's a sealed unit, meaning no maintenance and they cool great and are reliable.  And the heat drawn from the chip is exited from the case. 

If a cpu stays in the safe range, the longevity is still there.  Its when the temps keep climbing close to their limits that the chip might be effected. 

Hope this helps. Big%20Smile

 
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  Quote davealej Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: Yesterday at 10:08am
the options you suggest go a bit above my budget, I think I'll stay with the "AIR: Stage 1: High-Performance Copper Heat Pipe Cooler" which I assume will always be better than the Standard option.

I had a water cooled rig in the past and its maintenance didnt go to well, the Corsair option seems nice but again it surpasses my budget.

Thanks a lot of your help.
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  Quote bprat22 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: Yesterday at 11:25am
That'll work just fine and is better than the factory cooler.    StrongBig%20Smile

Lots of ways to go.
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Thanks a lot.
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