I just finished building my 4300 Oced rig, and after all was done, i was not happy with the temperature I was getting a 3GHZ, and the fan noise. I have decided to take the Water plunge for just the CPU, since my powercolor x1950xt has a very quiet fan, and that is very tolerable by itself.
My CPU is the E4300 - OCed to 2700GHZ at the moment, until I get in the water cooler.
my case is the Antec P180 case.
my goals :
-enough that my CPU can go to 3GHZ-3.15GHZ ---somewhere in that
range.. 3GHZ and QUIET would be definitely sufficient!
-does not have to use an AC adapter to power it.
After reading the water cooling guide, and some people's posts, I am interested in the "Petra'sTech CoolKit Lite". Is that a good choice for my requirements? Would i need anything else? can I use their setup nicely in my rig(replace one of the Antec 120mm fans with their fan and setup nicely in my case and satisfy my requirements?
Price is somewhat flexible, but I do read a lot of good about Petra's tech shop.
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take your e4300 out of your computer, run an exacto knife around it to cut the rubber, stick it back in run prime or orthos for about 10 mins quickly pull it out, and give the ihs a push to the side and see if it moves, lol, if it does, then take it off, viola, no need for extra cooling, just make sure your heatsink sits on it properly, instant 8-12oC temp drop.
the way i said to remove the ihs is foolproof, all, you are doing really is seeing if it is a soldered one or not... if it is a soldered one, well, it's worth a try but you won't be able to remove it safely, if it is a greaser it will be easy. (after what happened to me, i have been doing it properly for other people, lol)
Consider the coolit freezone for a great preinstalled watercooler, or the eliminator if you can't afford the freezone. Both are preinstalled as I mentioned and don't take much effort at all to mount. Or you could go with the apex ultra 220 someone mentioned, or since the e4300 doesn't have a soldered IHS, you could remove that and get a cheapo watercooler instead and get even better temps, but removing the ihs isn't something for a first time modder to do
i am already running with Swiftech H20 Premium kit