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May 14, 2010 1:30:52 AM

Hey everyone. I'm building my first pc and want to know what is the best cooling system I can get.

Here's my current plan:
i7 930 2.8gHz
ASUS P6X58D-E LGA 1366 X58
6gb Corsair Dominator DDR3 7-7-7-20
Cooler Master HAF 922
1TB WD Caviar Black
120gb Corsair SSD
2x XFX 5870 Radeon

I want to be able to overclock a good amount without anything too technical.

My ability to put together a computer is ok, but I'd rather avoid fancy water cooling systems.

As a side note: how hard is it to understand how to install the corsair H50 CPU cooling and how effective is it?

Does water cooling ever break?
May 14, 2010 9:27:10 PM

first off the better the cooling the more money its going to cost. there are plenty of aircoolers out there that cost less then $100 and cool almost as good as watercoolers

http://www.frostytech.com/top5heatsinks.cfm

also ive seen alot of good reviews about the 212+ HS
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

the h50 is pretty ez to install and is almost as straight forward as a reg aircooled HS. install heat sink to CPU...mount fan/radiator...done. i wouldnt recommend getting it though...a top of the line air cooled HS would work better and is ezer to maintain then this.

there are alot of problems if you want to watercool a computer and ill list them out
1. leaks (can ultimately ruin your whole computer if it leaks on teh right spots)
2. if pump dies...my pump is almost silent and so if it died i wouldnt even hear it *i just recently set up a waterfall res that i can see waterflow in my case now =)
3. growth in your system...stuff can actually start growing in your loop if you dont have biocide...it can start clogging up your radiator and waterblocks and greatly hinder your cooling capabilities.

anyways...heres a good starter kit that i highly recommend. its actually the one that i started with a while back and have built on ^_^
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/8411/ex-wat-140/Swift...
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