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Hello I've currently completed my first AMD build and I'm having some troubles. When under a normal non-gaming load, (internet, video, office), the system will freeze at random times. Under a gaming load, (usually wow or rift), the system freezes or restarts after about 10 min. Its obvious that its a cooling problem because if I shoot a house fan into the case things are good. I really want a stable fast system I can rely on but now its just a huge headache....... So my two main questions are...

Cooling: I need a good suggestion for effective cooling. The corsair water cooler instructions have me pointing the fan inward pulling in cool air from the outside across the radiator. I have room to mount another 120mm fan in front of my video card... my intuition tells me to turn my radiator fan around and mount the 120mm in the front to create flow from front to back, but I want to keep things almost silent like it is now with the corsair cooler by its self. Suggestions?

System settings: This is my first build and I have no idea how to fine tune the system. The system below has been put together with all default factory settings and all up to date drivers. The bootup and overall performance seems a lot slower than my previous intel E8400 2.8Ghz dual core, 4GB DDR2 system. Could you please skim over what I have and shoot some suggestions. Ive finally upgraded but it just doesn't feel like there is much of a difference.

CASE: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811129024

MB: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131402

CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103727

CPU Cooling: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835181010

RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231314

OS: Windows 7 home prem. 64-bit
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Sorry the video card is: http://www.google.com/products/catal...ed=0CHsQ8wIwAg
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Off the bat, I would imagine that the liquid cooling you've utilized would be sufficient to cool the PIIX4 965 BE. I noticed the bad reviews did mention heat problems but those were all for stock coolers. In terms of your water cooling some of the Newegg reviews say it didn't help at all or was worse than air cooling. I know every item has some bad news so don't think its just you lol (if it is a cooling problem). Are you sure the water cooler is properly hooked up? If you're not sure, I recommend asking around in the water cooling forum on this site, those guys could help you. If I was in your situation I would first check that the liquid cooler and any and all fans in the system are properly working. If you still think it's the water cooler maybe try the stock air cooler just for the sake of getting a test result. I mean if your cpu temps skyrocket then it must be a bad cpu because any cooler should be able to at least prevent it from crashing. I mean its not like you OCed it and are doing heavy duty stuff here. Secondly, and I know this might sound bad, maybe consider a different case (last resort)? I noticed it only has one 120mm fan in the back removing air, you def want something in the front to bring in cool air. For a less expensive option, I heard they make bay drive coolers, little fan modules that fit in the optical and/or hard drive bays, possibility right? You'd just need to remove the bay covers. Also, A wildshot, are you sure that your psu is properly working because that can cause instability and crashes as well. Does it provide enough power? Best of luck with your problem, I know if my first build went south I would've been mad too
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120 GB Corsair Neutron GTX SSD 480 GB Seagate 600 Series ST480 SSD Lite-On Sata Corsair H80i liquid cooling system 
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Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
120 GB Corsair Neutron GTX SSD 480 GB Seagate 600 Series ST480 SSD Lite-On Sata Corsair H80i liquid cooling system 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 64 1920x1080p AW2210 Alienware Seasonic M12-D 850W Modular PSU 
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Cooler Master HAF 922 Logitech G5 Steel Series Logitech Z-2300 2.1 
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Download CoreTemp and Prime95. Keep an eye on your temps when running the CPU test, but run the RAM test as well. An H50 should be sufficient in cooling your CPU and unless it's defective, I'd look at the TIM.

Also, I don't see any type of intake fan in your case. I'd like to see your GPU temps. Download GPU-Z and watch those too.
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480GB Crucial m500 Samsung DVD±R (x2) Custom WC loop 7 Pro 64-bit 
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Dell U2312HM (x3) Razer Blackwidow Stealth Chroma XFX 1050W Fractal Arc Midi R2 
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Razer Diamondback Chroma Razer Goliathus Speed 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel i7-6700HQ 2.6 GHz Nvidia GTX 960M 4GB 8GB DDR4 Crucial MX200 500GB 
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Runing Prime 95 Now Just passed 14k 955 B.E AMD Phenom ii x4 3.4 ghz Oc Temps 52c Gpu 45.C Visiontek Radeon 6950 2gb Now im Going For 640K wish me Luck all

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