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December 28, 2012 5:14:55 PM

im considering water cooling my amd phenom 2 955 socket am2+
i just wish to know the relevent kit that i would need i have seen all in one kits and also seperate pumps and rads and blocks
im not sure what to get but i need to cool my cpu as even stock speed with a artic cooler its a big one with copper pipes and everything im still reporting temps of 45c idle and 58c-64c during gaming and im replacing cpu thermal paste every two weeks as it keeps drying up and then temps go sky high too 55c idle and 65c-75c while gaming

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December 28, 2012 5:23:08 PM

None of the temps are out of spec. Even the 75c when gaming once your paste is supposedly bad.
December 28, 2012 5:26:12 PM

seems aufully high considering a many moons ago i had a 3.0 p4 that never left mid thirties in temp no matter what i did
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December 28, 2012 5:26:41 PM

sorry for my terrible grammer and spelling
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December 28, 2012 5:27:23 PM

Save your money.

A water cooling kit is no more effective than a good air cooler.
Air is cheaper, quieter, and less reliable.

Perhaps you have a case cooling issue.
Take the side panels off and direct a fan at the innards. If your temps come down, fix the case, or buy a good one.

If your room ambient temperature is high, you will get high temperatures.

Thermal grease does not need replacing. I don't know what you are using.
Arctic silver is a good one. It does not reach full capability for 200 on/off cycles.

And... Perhaps you are using too much which will act as an insulator. A small drop will spread and do the job.
You want only as much as necessary to fill in microscopic pits in the mating surfaces.
December 28, 2012 5:33:14 PM

can u guys recommend a good case ?
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December 28, 2012 5:40:06 PM

First post your exact case and current cooler.
December 28, 2012 5:40:55 PM

i dont know the name of my case i will post pics and name and pics of my cooler too
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December 28, 2012 5:44:21 PM

icedriver220 said:
can u guys recommend a good case ?


What motherboard needs to fit in the case?
What case do you currently have?

The Antec 100/200/300 series cases are qood quality with decent cooling.
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December 28, 2012 6:00:21 PM

+1 @geofelt's postS. Rosewill's gaming cases (e.g. Blackhawk, Challenger, Thor) are also decent, and probably come with more fans than most competitors' cases; you'd have to buy the extra ones.
December 28, 2012 6:17:40 PM

how do i paste photo i have a arctic cooling freezer pro 7 rev .2
December 28, 2012 6:20:10 PM

am2+
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December 28, 2012 6:36:00 PM

icedriver220 said:
how do i paste photo i have a arctic cooling freezer pro 7 rev .2


No need, your description is sufficient.

The cooler has a 92mm fan which tends to be noisy and inefficient.
At least compared to a $30 cm hyper 212.
But, I don't think you need to change it out.

Your motherbooard is a ATX size and needs a mid-tower type case.
The Antec cases I referenced will do the job.
For good cooling two 120mm intake fans or the equivalent in output should be plenty for even a strong single graphics card.

If you are in the us, thee US, the Antec 300 illusion model for $59 is a very nice case. Check the reviews.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
December 28, 2012 7:24:21 PM

thanks guys very helpful now how do i mark this as answered?
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