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Water Cooling or Air Cooling?

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Last response: in Overclocking
December 7, 2012 5:26:51 PM

Hello, I'm going to build my new High-End gaming system and I need your advice.
I don't know if is better to go with Air or Water cooling? I`m gonna to overclock my CPU to 4.2GHz - 4.4GHz and i want to have beutiful system.
I select CM V6GT for Air or Corsair H80i for Water.

I know that H80 probably will perform better then V6GT, but i`m afraid that H80 can have a leak and damage my system.I want a system dad i can use for 4 years.

What the better V6GT or H80 ? What about the leaks?

My build spec:
ASUS Maximus V Formula
ASUS 7970 Matrix Platinum
G.Skill Sniper 1866MHz 8GB
Corsair HX 1050W PLUS Gold
Cm Storm Trooper Full Tower

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December 7, 2012 5:47:17 PM

Air will give just about as good cooling , without any of the potential risks . No pump failure , no leaks and cost .
December 7, 2012 8:49:25 PM

Yes i agree with jerry6, air cooling and liquid cooling systems both share the same limitations.
Unless you want to spend a high amount of money on a good liquid cooling system, i would defiantly stick with air cooling.
With most high-ish end air coolers you will still be able to get your OC to a respectable and safe level.