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Is the cooling system in this system good enoughf?

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September 21, 2010 2:03:46 PM

Hi,

Ya so with my work and family life I cannot find the time to build it myself...
I am really happy with the below cost to benefit ratio but I want your feedback about the 240mm cooling. Am I going to be good to go with 240MM. Also I am wondering about maintenance, seems like a pain, perhaps I could go without liquid cooling all together... what do you guys think? Lastly, for longevity sake I am only overclocking around 20% will this play a factor with cooling and if so to what degree. Thanks!


CAS: Coolermaster HAF-X Gaming Full Tower Case w/ 1x230mm Red LED Fan,
CD: 24X Double Layer Dual Format DVD+-R/+-RW + CD-R/RW Drive (BLACK COLOR)
CPU: [Special] Intel(R) Coreā„¢ i7-950 3.06 GHz 8M Intel Smart Cache LGA1366
CS_FAN: Default case fans
FAN: CyberPower Xtreme Hydro Liquid Cooling Kit 240MM w/ Dual Fan(CPU & GPU Liquid Cool Capable, Extreme Overclcking Performance + Extreme Slient at 18dBA)
FLASHMEDIA: INTERNAL 12in1 Flash Media Reader/Writer (BLACK COLOR)
FLOPPY: None
HDD: 256GB A-DATA S596 Series Gaming MLC Solid State Disk [+487] (Single Hard Drive)
KEYBOARD: Xtreme Gear (Black Color) Multimedia/Internet USB Keyboard
MEMORY: 6GB (2GBx3) DDR3/1600MHz Triple Channel Memory Module (Kingston HyperX [+54])
MOTHERBOARD: (3-Way SLI Support) Asus Rampage III Extreme Intel X58 Chipset SLI/CrossFireX LGA1366 ATX Mainboard - Overclockable w/ 7.1 HD Audio, GbLAN, IEEE1394a, USB3.0, Bluetooth, SATA-III, RAID, 4 Gen2 PCIe, 1 PCIe X1, & 1 PCI [+206]
MOUSE: XtremeGear Optical USB 3 Buttons Gaming Mouse
MULTIVIEW: Xtreme Performance in SLI/CrossFireX Gaming Mode Supports Single Monitor
NETWORK: Onboard Gigabit LAN Network
OS: Microsoft(R) Windows(R) 7 Ultimate [+105] (64-bit Edition)
OVERCLOCK: Extreme OC (Extreme Overclock 20% or more)
POWERSUPPLY: 1,200 Watts - CoolerMaster Silent Pro Gold 80 Plus Power Supply ( 80 Plus Gold) [+150]
SOFT1: Microsoft(R) Office(R) 2010 Home and Business (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook + OneNote) [+159]
SOUND: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO
USB: Built-in USB 2.0 Ports
VC_PHYSX: None
VIDEO: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 2GB 16X PCIe Video Card [-60] (Major Brand Powered by NVIDIA)
VIDEO2: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 2GB 16X PCIe Video Card [+269] (Major Brand Powered by NVIDIA)
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September 21, 2010 4:34:24 PM

1) Case is a good cooling case, so no issues there.

2) You Have a water cooling setup, to some point, which should provide adequate cooling to your CPU.

So in other words, the cooling is adequate for your Prebuilt PC.

On a side note, why don't you want to build instead of buying prebuilt?
September 21, 2010 5:53:38 PM

vs. the time I would spend doing it myself I could easily sell 2 or 3 insurance policy's as I am an insurance agent and make a lot more money than I would save. I am cool upgrading a video card, adding ram etc but the system build / water cooling / over clocking / placment of the processor burnin marrying all the components etc is a bit daunting.
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