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Do I need to use the Heatsink and Fan if using Water Cooling?

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  • Water Cooling
  • Heatsinks
  • Fan
  • CPUs
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July 15, 2014 2:47:31 PM

I know this sounds like a dumb question, but I am going to be using an i3-4360 Intel Core CPU and I want to water cool it. It comes with heatsink and a fan, do I need to install that, or do I just put the processor in and install the water cooling over it?

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a c 105 à CPUs
July 15, 2014 2:52:34 PM

heatsink and fan would be replaced

the question isnt dumb, but the idea of watercooling an i3 is
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a b à CPUs
July 15, 2014 2:57:33 PM

If your not getting an Overclocking processor, the stock fan and heat sink are fine. Use that extra savings to get an I5 if you can.!
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July 15, 2014 3:14:29 PM

Okay thanks guys, and I probably wont be getting an i3, I am doing compare and contrasting for my Server build.
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July 15, 2014 3:21:03 PM

server. water cooled? absolutely no. you need to look into hard drive cooling more than cpu cooling. you could run an entire basic server off a sempron 145 am3 if you wanted, for the cost of an i3
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July 15, 2014 3:24:03 PM

My Hard Drives will be cooled with no problem, and I will be using NAS Red WD Hard Drives.
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July 15, 2014 3:50:50 PM

those still get hot. I would still suggest getting fans for them even if they're cheap fans.

Also, If you did want to go with the Sempron 145 setup you could snatch an am3 mobo, the 145 and 2gb ddr3 for literally like 120 bucks. More hard drives instead of having an i3
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a b à CPUs
July 17, 2014 8:04:25 PM

You still need fans for your watercooler.
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