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Best water cooling for a Phenom 2 940?

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April 2, 2009 5:01:52 AM

I would like to water cool my phenom 2 940. Whats the "best bang for buck" kit out there? If i decided to build my own kit. Whats the "best bang for buck" brands? Thanks for your help... new to site
April 2, 2009 7:28:04 AM

To be honest, unless you're prepared to spend over $150~$200 bucks on water cooling, its probably better to stick with air cooling. Generally speaking a $150 kit can perform up to a Thermalright Ultra-120 (TRUE).

However, if you still insist on going for water, there are some beginners' kits you can look at.

http://www.petrastechshop.com/pecoba.html

Its probably better to stick with 2x120 rad (radiators that can fit at least 2 fans), or else just go with air cooling.
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April 4, 2009 9:58:58 PM

I built my own from parts on Danger Den, and I got the swift tech water block from the egg. Do not get a thermaltake water flow meter, they are a waste of $30 and they leak right of the bat. I am running mine with out a flow meter now, and have it set up with a 655 swift tech pump, kinda over kill, but if I want to include my 4870's in the loop I can. I use tygon 1/2 lines with Ultra fluid XP+ non conductive fluid. I have a auto trans radiator I got from the auto parts store, 12"x12" and a 230 mm fan to cool it. Love this set up, and it keeps my Phenom II 940 overclocked a 3.6ghz stable at 32c-40c at all times.
April 4, 2009 10:09:24 PM





Had it hooked up to a different build and to a 12" honeywell AC fan, It cooled it better then the 230mm but just was to bulky.
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