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I have lots of things i don't like about water cooling, because i have heard all the bad things about liquid leakage and stuff but it's the only way i can keep my pc cool and i believe it helps me overclock my CPU higher, But I've searched Newegg and I didn't find any water cooling devices other then this
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835128015
Anyone know any other water cooling other then that, I don't want it because it seems so cheap, and i also don't think it can watercool my 7950 since it's dual layer of graphics card.

Or should i stick with a case with air conditioning in it
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811221002

I really can't decide rather to get a case or watercooling.

Thanks for reading, reps up for you
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Water cooling is interesting, but since the 939 and AM2s can be cooled well with air I don't see a need to go with water.
    
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well depends on the voltage, my 3500+ newcastle needed 1.75vcore and my opti 170 liked 1.7vcore both of these i used water on to keep temps below 47c

however i guess you shouldnt really run this kind of voltage

anyways you could make a bracket or brace that fits over a water block to hold it on to your am2 socket or wait a little while for some to come out which im sure they will shortly

edit here you go http://www.crazypc.com/products/93031.html granted building a custom setup is way worth it allthough can be a pain in the butt at times
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post #4 of 10
Watercooling isn't a problem if you do it right.

Both those linked are bad. If you want to watercool on your 7950 and your CPU plan on laying down some cash. HERE is a link to the block for the 7950 that DD made. You're looking at another $200-250 for the rest of your system if you go custom.
    
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Originally Posted by The Duke
Water cooling is interesting, but since the 939 and AM2s can be cooled well with air I don't see a need to go with water.
Ok, most 939s
    
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Wll I would looke at frozencpu.com or performance-pcs.com for water cooling supplies. As Snerp said, if it's done right, no worries. However, as Duke said, 939s and AM2s can be adequately (sp?) cooled with good air cooling, so I would say get a good air cooler and a good case with good fans to have great airflow, which will help temps just as much, if not mroe than, water cooling ever could.
    
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Originally Posted by pow3rtr1p
I would say get a good air cooler and a good case with good fans to have great airflow, which will help temps just as much, if not mroe than, water cooling ever could.
That is so not true it just hurts my brain.

Don't link me Big Val's Thread. My views on that can be found HERE.
    
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You can really build your own WC rig cheaper, but if you want a kit these 2 are good and on sale right now...http://www.svc.com/h20-220-apex-ul.html
Swiftech Apex Ultra Dual 120mm Water Cooling Kit......http://www.svc.com/h20-120-premium.html
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I'm sayin that if you get a Scythe Ninja with a Thermaltake Armor case, and some Thunderblade fans, it's gonna do a heck of a lot better than those crappy all-in-one kits, and probably be close to a good water cooler. And even if water does perform better, the price-performance ratio for air cooling is much higher. If you need that extra 5 degress, or even 10 degrees C, is it worth and extra $100? I think not.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by pow3rtr1p
I'm sayin that if you get a Scythe Ninja with a Thermaltake Armor case, and some Thunderblade fans, it's gonna do a heck of a lot better than those crappy all-in-one kits, and probably be close to a good water cooler. And even if water does perform better, the price-performance ratio for air cooling is much higher. If you need that extra 5 degress, or even 10 degrees C, is it worth and extra $100? I think not.
I agree with you on air over a crappy prebuilt. Sometimes that 10C can give you the overhead so you can OC to the performance of a CPU that cost $300 more. Plus most CPU blocks are upgradeable so you can just buy a new mounting bracket and use it on your new setup.
    
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