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I use to have the thermaltake Big water cooling system 2 years ago and I was not impressed with it. It would circulate the hot air from the radiator right back into the case and would eventually get super hot, hotter than when I had air cooling. So I went back to air cooling, now that I have a FX-8150 over clocked to 4.5GHz 24/7 and up to 4.8GHz for benchmarks (I don't go higher due to over heating) I need something more adequate for cooling my system. I am looking at the H100 or maybe making a custom loop with a radiator that can fit 3 120mm fans since my case is a monster and I can fit it right on top.

Other than the H100, XSPC Rasa 750 RX360 WaterCooling Kit and the XSPC Rasa 750 Rs360 WaterCooling Kit what other water cooling kits are good, I intend to have my CPU at 4.8GHz-5.0GHz, maybe higher if Piledriver can Overclock even better than the Bulldozer CPU. So I am not sure if the h100 can handle temps like that for AMD chips, any help would be appreciated.
Edited by Soggyoggy - 2/21/12 at 1:14pm
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That Rasa kit is a good way to get into "Real" water cooling. You could just as easily buy your own parts though to fit your needs better. You'd probably find everything you need in the OCN marketplace much cheaper.
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Right now I am seriously looking into the RS360 Kit because the RX360 kit is sold out on Frozencpu, I'm not sure how much of a difference the performance is but if it is able to keep my FX-8150 below 55 Celsius at 4.8GHz-5.0GHz with 6 fans in a push/pull method then it should be what I am looking for. Only thing is I am having trouble looking at benchmarks for it with my CPU.
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Doooo EEEEett! thumbsupsmiley.png get a raystorm block ..appropriate gpu block
and build one of these biggrin.gifbiggrin.gif
http://www.overclock.net/t/557313/rays-bong-build-how-to-56k-warning-come-see/0_20
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Right now I am seriously looking into the RS360 Kit because the RX360 kit is sold out on Frozencpu, I'm not sure how much of a difference the performance is but if it is able to keep my FX-8150 below 55 Celsius at 4.8GHz-5.0GHz with 6 fans in a push/pull method then it should be what I am looking for. Only thing is I am having trouble looking at benchmarks for it with my CPU.

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=59_202_972&products_id=30281
What is your ambient temp?
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The ambient Temp is roughly 22 Degrees Celsius, right now with Pandora, updating League of Legends and surfing the web my CPU is at 19 Degrees Celsius.
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post #7 of 16
Thermaltake big water kits are awful from what i hear.

Also, this is the 4th time i have seen that those 990 boards/ FX chips have inaccurate temperature readings. It would be impossible to have your CPU three degrees celsius cooler than the air that is cooling it.
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Quote:
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The ambient Temp is roughly 22 Degrees Celsius, right now with Pandora, updating League of Legends and surfing the web my CPU is at 19 Degrees Celsius.

I think your being a little to optimistic expecting below 55c at 5.0Ghz with 22c ambient.
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19 idle at air cooling? Do you use heating in your house?
    
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post #10 of 16
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19 idle at air cooling? Do you use heating in your house?

Well its 71 degrees Fahrenheit inside the house and 66 outside, I live in Arizona so weather like this is very unusual. The reason it might be lower than the ambient temp in the room is that my side panel is off with a floor fan blowing full power along side 5 120MM fans inside the case.
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