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Can someone recommend me a water block please?

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I've been out of the loop (no pun intended) for about a year now so I have no idea what water block to get for my CPU. My CPU is an old Q9550 but I plan on upgrading to an i7 in the next 6-months to a year. I had my loop disassembled for this past year running just a stock intel fan and stock speeds (I know..) so in the process I lost my water block.

What is the best water block on the market right now?

What is the best bang for buck water block?

Thanks
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Originally Posted by Vbp6us View Post

I've been out of the loop (no pun intended) for about a year now so I have no idea what water block to get for my CPU. My CPU is an old Q9550 but I plan on upgrading to an i7 in the next 6-months to a year. I had my loop disassembled for this past year running just a stock intel fan and stock speeds (I know..) so in the process I lost my water block.
What is the best water block on the market right now?
What is the best bang for buck water block?
Thanks

I feel like the xspc raystorm is a great bang for your buck waterblock. It has very low restriction and I think it looks pretty nice. It's pretty cheap right now. It's about $60.00.

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/14186/ex-blc-971/XSPC_RayStorm_High_Performance_Acetal_CPU_Liquid_Cooling_Block_-_Intel_Sockets_LGA_775_1155_1156_1366_2011.html

I just installed mine and temps are really good.

Edited by strong island 1 - 10/22/12 at 10:49am
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Raystorm all the way wink.gif

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For the price you cannot go wrong, good temperature control with high flow rate. Good looks are an added bonus ! thumb.gif
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And I will be different go for Alphacool NexXxoS XP³ Light, does not look that great but outperforms in various tests most of the other blocks...
http://www.overclock.net/t/1287684/strens-2012-cpu-water-block-roundup/10
Just check the tread on the top once you get it in your hands.
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Thanks guys. Just ordered one. cool.gif
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