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post #1 of 6
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Hey guys, I am looking to buy my first water cooling unit for my processor. I am currently looking at this Antec one from Canada Computers http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=8_135&item_id=038625 as it is on sale but I am very open to suggestions. I would be just as happy if not happier for a good cpu cooler as well. My budget is around 80 bucks and i plan on overclocking to maybe 4ghz. Any help and suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
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post #2 of 6
If you're only overclocking to 4ghz save some cash and buy a hyper 212+. It would do fine for 4ghz.
post #3 of 6
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Is watercooling a lot of work and/or have more issues. Because i want something easy and that will do what i want it to do, plus i could possibly put on a future computer as well.
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post #4 of 6
Well watercoolers like those above that you picked arent very good, they're only as good as a high end air cooler. Custom watercooling yields very good temps but involves a heavy investment and precautions. Its a hobby on its own basically.
post #5 of 6
The Antec 620 you linked there requires no work or maintenance at all; that is what is great about them. And what NomNomNom says is true, these all in one coolers with 120mm rads are generally only as good as the highest end air coolers (noctua/silver arrow etc). In my experience with the Corsair H60, it has cooled very well quietly while maintaining a 4gHz+ OC.

I also know Corsair at least will replace any parts that may be damaged in the even that their all in one unit does break/fail on you. Very rare though from what I have seen.

But I would just throw 2 decent fans on any all in one cooler you might get for a push/pull setup and once it is installed, that is it! Of course, real water cooling will cool much better, but will also require a bit more maintenance and worries. Seems like a good trade off to me though. thumb.gif
    
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post #6 of 6
Yeah, for your needs and for that budget you should look into a closed loop system. The hyper 212 as previously mentioned, or the corsair h100, or something similar.
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