NZXT KRAKEN X60 vs Phanteks PH-TC14PE (Liquid vs Air) CPU cooling

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#1 Posted by DevilMightCry (3495 posts) -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sAt1gNoGxDE

 

Click on the video link for video section breakdown

Room temperature 65-70F

Phanteks idle: 27-26-28-31

Kraken X60 idle: 26-23-28-27

Phanteks Prime95 30min: 79-85-83-80

Kraken X60 Prime95 30min: 69-74-72-72

 

using small fft stress test to fully utilize high heat testing.

#2 Posted by demi0227_basic (906 posts) -
Liquid is nice just for the space you'll save. Big air can work well, but liquid makes getting to memory/headers easier and it looks a lot cleaner too.