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I was seriously considering a real WC setup, Swiftech MCP35x pump + MCP35x-Res reservoir, Black Ice SR1 120 radiator and EK Supreme HF/XSPC RayStorm Copper water-block. Problem is I'm new to WC, and rather make all the mistakes with tubing, bleeding incorrectly, potential leaks, the numerous choices for fluid (distilled water, additives, anti-freeeze, Silver coil, etc.), I'm thinking the Corsair H80 may be an easy route for me, which puts me between air cooling and a real WC setup.

I also read on the RRR site about EK copper blocks caking up with black oxidization after a matter of months, and having to use Hydrochloric acid to get rid of it, then I began to think I'm best off with a simple ready-to-go kit - if it fails then it's easy to remove and replace. I looked at the Antec Kuhler 920 and Corsair H80 kit, then I read about leaking problems and pump failure with the Corsair kit, but still, it's a very popular option. I could get my build up and running faster, then spend the extra time on cable management.

Is the Corsair H80 good enough for the 3930K CPU? I'm thinking a mild OC, maybe to 4.2 GHz and no more. FYI, my board is an Asus P9X79 Deluxe.

Thanks.
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Just for your information I'm going to request the thread be closed... No need for two different threads of the exact same content.
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Please only create one thread per issue and continue all relevant discussions in this thread:

http://www.overclock.net/t/1217895/is-the-corsair-h80-good-enough-for-the-intel-3930k-cpu/
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