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March 12, 2012 8:32:31 AM

I would like to know the pros and cons of both, and a good water cooling and air cooling unit. I am willing to spend 100$ - 120$ on the unit, and if it is a Corsair, I would like to know a good replacement fan for it. (The fans that it comes with are loud I think.)
Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Thanks in advance
EDIT: Whats the chance that the water cooling unit will fail, and break in my computer?

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March 12, 2012 9:07:20 AM

Closed loop liquid coolers aren't worth it. You can get just as good performance from an air cooler. What cpu are you using because something like this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... will probably do.
Proper water cooling is more of a hobby than anything. With your case you'd either have to take out your 3.5" bays or put a 200mm up top but i don't know if you'd have enough space.
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March 12, 2012 9:17:07 AM

Devastater6194 said:
Closed loop liquid coolers aren't worth it. You can get just as good performance from an air cooler. What cpu are you using because something like this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... will probably do.
Proper water cooling is more of a hobby than anything. With your case you'd either have to take out your 3.5" bays or put a 200mm up top but i don't know if you'd have enough space.


Could I overclock with that fan?
I am going to use the i5 2500k CPU
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March 13, 2012 3:25:01 AM

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