I am more concerned with the over all picture though. I realize that OC'ing will shorten the life of any CPU, but what is the primary cause of it? Heat? Stress? Any input guys?
I am all air cooling. My heatsink is the Ultra 120 Extreme (see sig) My case is a CM690. I have 5 x 140mm fans, 2x120mm fans and 1 80mm fan blowing on the back of my MB tray. And its all pretty quiet.
If you do a search of my name, you can find various threads where I post pictures of my fan set up. Or I can post them again if I want.
I'm not an expert but i would guess that heat and overvoltage is the quickest way to kill a cpu. Heat is ok aslong as you have a cooler that dissipates it. As for overvoltage thats just bad anyway, it stresses the physical compent like bending a Dr Pepper can too much causes it to split.
I use the Antec 900 & Ultra Extreme 120 and think it's one of the most awsome looking cases about , aswell as being great at cooling my pc and indirectly cooling my mouse hand during games.