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Hard time looking for liquid cooling kits

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March 28, 2010 2:39:17 AM

Hello, im having a hard time looking for a Liquid Cooling Kit for an 930 i7 on a Gigabyte Motherboard installed on a HAF 932, Plz if you know any link them please, also if they are not that expensive plz.
a c 194 V Motherboard
March 28, 2010 3:03:19 AM

How high do you wan to overclock ? If your not taking the 930 over 4.4 GHz I'd go with air cooling.

For performance and ease of installation, the Prolimatech Megahalems fits both criteria. Here's what I'm putting in new builds Mega w/ IC Diamond TIM and twin Scythe PWMfans (make sure ya MoBo can handle the fan wattage). ($65 for the HS, $7 for TIM, $11 each for two PWM fans and $7 for a Y cable splitter).

If you still wanna go water....
March 28, 2010 3:11:51 AM

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March 28, 2010 3:21:05 AM

So what would be the best CPU Air cooler? for i7 930 Slight overclock.
March 28, 2010 3:25:03 AM

What u guys think about the Corsair H50? ^.^ You think it will affect the Airflow on a HAF 932 ? o.O
a b V Motherboard
March 28, 2010 8:43:10 AM

Of course it's going to affect airflow. You are basically losing the air provided by the HSF that normally cools your northbridge. With 1156 it's not a huge deal because there is no northbridge, but with 1366 you had best pick up a spot cooler.

As far as prepackaged water cooling kits the only one worth recommending is the Swiftech Ultimate XT. At a whopping 399.99 however you'd come out better purchasing the parts individually.

Unless you've just got the water bug, a premium air cooler like a Prolimatech Megahalems or Thermalright Venomous-X with good static pressure fans (Yate Loon D12SM-12) in push/pull rivals good water setups and outperforms low end water all day long.
a c 194 V Motherboard
March 28, 2010 6:52:36 PM

tauro91 said:
So what would be the best CPU Air cooler? for i7 930 Slight overclock.

The one I linked to above for one......only one I have seen best it is the new Noctua DH14 but it's 3 pound weight and more complicated installation procedure over the mega had me wary.

Pick one from the top 3 or 4 here:

pick a TIM from the top few here:

In my son's box (Antec 1200, Prolimatech HSF, twin Enermax magma's) he has a 40% Overclock (3.7 GHz) running w/ vCore temps at low to mid 50's under P95..... at 4.2 / 4.4 he's in the 70-74 range
March 28, 2010 6:58:09 PM

Yeh, But nothing is as bad ass as Liquid, when you make it you'reself.
March 28, 2010 9:25:29 PM

lol nice..