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Old 02-14-2009, 06:19 PM   #1
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Default Liquid? or no?

I am looking for a more efficient CPU cooler than the stock, and would like to get a good temperature drop from it.

I was looking at the Thermalright TRUE Copper Ultra 120 Extreme heatsink ($120 with the LGA1366 bolt-thru kit)

And the CoolIT Systems Domino A.L.C. Liquid CPU cooler ($74)

I need an opinion on which would be better, as I am considering Overlocking my CPU in the near future a bit. Any additional suggestions are of course welcome!
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Old 02-14-2009, 06:20 PM   #2
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Default Re: Liquid? or no?

if the liquid system has the pump, tubing, and the heatsink I'd go for that. It will cool better than air and it will be quieter. You just have to worry about it leaking then.
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Old 02-14-2009, 06:23 PM   #3
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Default Re: Liquid? or no?

here are links, they were on another computer, just had to find them.

www.xoxide.com/coolit-domino-cpucooler.html

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/83..._AM2_Xeon.html
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The TRUE will perform better. If You're gonna do liquid, do it right the first time and assemble your own kit. It'll run you at the least $200. If you aren't gonna spend that much, I'd stick to high-end air.
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Default Re: Liquid? or no?

Well, if I go with liquid, I will be getting about $150 in rebates in 2 months or so, so I can easily add on like 50-100 to that...so any suggestions on good liquid kits?
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Default Re: Liquid? or no?

Those are way overpriced for what you're getting, IMO.

I would suggest getting a XIGMATEK HDT-S1284 series cooler along with this mounting kit: XIGMATEK ACK-I7361

If you can find one, Xigmatek has this bad boy: Thor's Hammer S126384
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Those are way overpriced for what you're getting, IMO.

I would suggest getting a XIGMATEK HDT-S1284 series cooler along with this mounting kit: XIGMATEK ACK-I7361

If you can find one, Xigmatek has this bad boy: Thor's Hammer S126384
here's a cheaper mounting kit, I just bought two for the price of one of the Xigmatek kits because I think my push pins are wearing out and loosening up...

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Does that one work with the socket 1366 boards wol-va-rine?
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Does that one work with the socket 1366 boards wol-va-rine?
oops, yeah, that one won't work, I forgot we were talking about one of the few 1366 builds on here...

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as I am considering Overlocking my CPU in the near future a bit.
If you are new to overclocking, then it's definitely not worth it. You don't have enough experience to make the most of water cooling and get the most performance out of your OC.
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