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I'm getting ready to do the final assembly on my new E6600 + Gigabyte GA-965P-S3 rig. I'm watercooling the CPU & GPU, but I'm wondering if it's worth my time & money to w/c the 965P chipset as well. Does anyone know how hot the 965P gets, will I need to overvolt it to push an E6600 to 4.0GHz + territory, or is the stock heatsink + small fan good enough?

I'm looking at either the Danger Den MAZE4 or the Swiftech MCW30 if it's necessary.
    
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Don't think you need water cooling for the chipset.

However, for 4.0 GHz, you generally need phase. Water will get you to like 3.8 GHz. Just stay below 60C on that CPU.
    
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Here is a real good chipset cooler for AMD or Intel.EDIT: Forgot, I think it's not needed to WC your NB....Swiftech MCX159-CU Extreme Duty All-Copper Heatsink w/ 40mm Fan
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Originally Posted by ira-k
Here is a real good chipset cooler for AMD or Intel...Swiftech MCX159-CU Extreme Duty All-Copper Heatsink w/ 40mm Fan
That is the one I got for my 965 and at 100% utilization (dual-folding and the 6600 is oc'd to 3.3 GHZ, RAM to 1.1GHZ) the 965 stay's at a comfy 30c.
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watercooling the chipset help alot + you dont have a noisy fan spinning at 5000+ rpm to cool it id go for the wc on it but thats just my opinion
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