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What is the best water cooling device for the money?

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November 19, 2012 5:24:14 PM

Hi, I'm looking for a decent (sub 60 C) water cooling system under 75$. I was looking at the Antec Kuhler 620, but I have also seen the Thermaltake Water 2.0 Pro. I am also open to any custom built or Water Chilled/Phase Change systems. (Pictures encouraged) ;D
Links for the two coolers:
Thermaltake Water 2.0:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Antec Kuhler 620:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

P.S.: I would love to know how high I would be able to overclock the processor I'm getting. (Fx-6300) Thanks in advance guys.

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November 19, 2012 6:15:07 PM
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Out of those two the Kuhler, you will not get any custom or phase gear for $75,
The only allinone loop we begrudgingly recommend here is the Corsair H100,
My earnest advice is save up and get one of those if you must have an allinone
the single 120 radiator units can often be beaten by good air coolers cheaper and quieter
Moto
November 19, 2012 6:18:57 PM

Thanks for the recommendation on the cooler, whats the bottom price I might be able to go for a quality cooler (not all-in-one), and possibly a chilled water setup?
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November 19, 2012 6:33:48 PM

Check out the Watercooling sticky but a baseline for a decent W/c loop is about $250 and once you start messing with more involving methods like chilling water, the costs can go up massively, even if you can modify and fabricate things yourself :) 
http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/277130-11-read-firs...
Moto
November 19, 2012 6:36:44 PM

Thanks, I'll probably just shell out the extra money for the H100, do you have any idea how high I could overclock the 6300?
November 19, 2012 6:37:47 PM

Best answer selected by Hilo1222.
November 19, 2012 6:40:09 PM

Motopsychojdn said:
Out of those two the Kuhler, you will not get any custom or phase gear for $75,
The only allinone loop we begrudgingly recommend here is the Corsair H100,
My earnest advice is save up and get one of those if you must have an allinone
the single 120 radiator units can often be beaten by good air coolers cheaper and quieter
Moto

Could you also recommend an air cooler, if it would be better than an H100.
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November 19, 2012 6:42:54 PM

I believe the bulldozers/Vishera's are capable of 5GHz on good cooling (with a good chip ofc)
but I'd say 4.6GHz isn't too much to ask as an average, just watch the voltages and temperatures :) 
Theres a black edition clocking guide up top as well to get you on the right track, its the same principles for Bd/Pd unlocked multi chips as the Phenom II's
And thank you for B.a.
Moto
November 19, 2012 6:47:15 PM

Np, you supplied a great answer. :D  Does thermal compound play a big role in cooling? Sorry for asking so many questions. Lol
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November 20, 2012 5:28:04 AM

Yes it does, good thermal paste makes for around 5-10'c on temps applied correctly, too much or too little will adversely affect temps as well,
Theres a thermal paste roundup in here somewhere that rates some popular pastes and see's which performs best
Moto
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