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January 3, 2011 10:08:52 AM

I have just upgraded my system and was wondering if I need to upgrade my system to liquid cooling.

Specs:

AMD Phenom II X4 965 BE 3.4 GHz

Rocketfish RF-900WPS 1000W PSU

Onboard 7.1 Sound

Nvidia Geforce GTX 470

Standard HP Comp Case with one fan in the back.

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a c 113 B Homebuilt system
January 3, 2011 10:20:49 PM

No, but you need a better case to keep everything cool.

The Rocketfish PSU was a poor choice. You would have been better off with the Antec 650W that Best Buy sells. (I'm guessing you bought it there.)

Here's an example
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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January 4, 2011 4:27:29 AM

cooling system, apparatus employed to keep the temperature of a structure or device from exceeding limits imposed by needs of safety and efficiency. If overheated, the oil in a mechanical transmission loses its lubricating capacity, while the fluid in a hydraulic coupling or converter leaks under the pressure created. In an electric motor, overheating causes deterioration of the insulation. The pistons in an overheated internal-combustion engine may seize (stick) in the cylinders. Cooling systems are employed in automobiles, industrial plant machinery, nuclear reactors, and many other types of machinery. (For a treatment of cooling systems used in buildings, see air-conditioning.)
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January 4, 2011 4:48:42 AM

Findway........ WHAT was that??
Clockwork5000 - def buy a better case before you buy liquid cooling stuff. I doubt you current case woud support more than a simple sealed very basic LC solution.
Look around and find someting like what GoldenI suggested. Look at a lot of cases, use newegg as a resourse even if you can't buy from there. Look at the fans, front intake with filters, top exaust, intake for bottom mounted PSU with filter, side panel fan etc.

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January 4, 2011 4:57:48 AM

or if you already have that case as it would seem by your op, get the holesaw out and start designing your fan placement and cable management :p 
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January 4, 2011 7:54:23 AM

Thanks for the help I will look into getting a new case.
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