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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

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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.

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.