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I want this:
i5-2500k
2 ATI Radeon 6950s
ASRock P67 Extreme6
8GB DDR3
Western Digital 1TB HDD

I will OC it. Do you think I could get by with air cooling or should I liquid cool? I was looking at the NZXT Phantom, if anyone has one, is water cooling easy enough to do with that??
Thanks!
post #2 of 12
You can always 'get by' with air cooling.

People don't do water cooling (mostly) to get better temps - they do it because they like to tinker and play and build things and do projects. They also like silence. Does any of that interest you?
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post #3 of 12
If you want. Get a rasa rx240 kit they are good. Or get a quality air cooler. You really don't need to water cool your processor or gfx card.
post #4 of 12
watercooling...you dont get that great of a performance for the money...compared to air cooling....but there are pros.
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If you are like me, you'll end up water cooling eventually simply due to the cool factor, not to mention better temps.
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You don't really have to, as you can get a great air cooler also. Some do it for the temps, but other people just do it because they want to try it or for looks.
You can always air cool.
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If you want cooler temperatures and quieter operation, sure!
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post #8 of 12
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thanks for all the responses, I'll see what my budget can afford and look at my options. might have to hold off on it for a bit....
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Originally Posted by unfbilly11 View Post
I will OC it. Do you think I could get by with air cooling or should I liquid cool?
lol... when someone asks me this question i always tell them, stay on air.

why? because it means u havent done even 1/4 of the research required in a true migration.

Once uve done about half of it, you will know if the work + investment + dedication to this hobby is worth it.

Watercooling is NEVER required. Its always a luxury any angle u look at it.
And if u need someone to talk you into it, well, thats not the best migrations i can think of.

In short... do some reading, do research, look at work logs.
If you see the final product is something u want, then u do as they say, monkey see, monkey do.

But never go into a project with half a heart because your friend billy bob joe said it was cool.
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post #10 of 12
if you do decide to go watercooling get a better case than the phantom for what you want to cool you will need a big rad and the phantom take a thin 1 ok but something like a RX is to thick with out modding

cases like obsidian 800d, haf-x or xigmatek elysium will take the rads you will need
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