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I think its easier than heatsinks, but I just want to be sure of certain things. Are there different sizes that fit only in certain cases? And how is it installed and do I need thermal paste? Also Im thinking of replacing stock cooler with it so i can overclock. Im considering something like this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835209049
Edited by dioxholster - 8/6/11 at 1:02pm
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What block are you thinking. and yes ovc u need thermal paste

Not sure why a block wouldn't fit in a case?
Edited by andrewmchugh - 8/6/11 at 1:03pm
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It's installed just like a normal heatsink would, 4 screws and a backplate on the back of the motherboard. And yes you need thermal paste everytime you mount a cooler on the CPU.
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So what cooler should I get? with stock on idle im like 45-55c pretty sure its even higher when gaming.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by dioxholster;14488622 
So what cooler should I get? with stock on idle im like 45-55c pretty sure its even higher when gaming.

You want a water cooling loop? Max budget?
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You linked to the Antec Kuhler 620 in your original post, just buy that or a Corsair H80/Antec Kuhler 920. Unless you really want to build a custom loop.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by dioxholster;14488622 
So what cooler should I get? with stock on idle im like 45-55c pretty sure its even higher when gaming.

Custom loop, kit or closed loop?

How much space do you have to put a radiator.
For a closed loop single radiator I would recommend this : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835209054
For a kit I would recommend the XSPC Rasa kits.
For a custom loop I would recommend you telling your budget. tongue.gif
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Triangle;14488677 
Custom loop, kit or closed loop?

How much space do you have to put a radiator.
For a closed loop single radiator I would recommend this : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835209054
For a kit I would recommend the XSPC Rasa kits.
For a custom loop I would recommend you telling your budget. tongue.gif

.. I think OP is saying that he wants a closed loop so that it is easy to install with pre-applied paste.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by andrewmchugh;14488730 
.. I think OP is saying that he wants a closed loop so that it is easy to install with pre-applied paste.

Then I would recommend this :
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835209054

EDIT : What case are you going to put this in?
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Yeah im only looking for closed loop and a cheap on at that for now at least. Something that does an adequate job for overclocking purposes.
Edited by dioxholster - 8/6/11 at 1:53pm
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