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The best water cooling setup for 3930K in 650D?

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What is the best water cooling setup for the 3930K in a 650D? Thinking of getting this to replace my H100 which seems to malfunctioning now as temps are getting quite a bit higher than when it was new (yes I've tried cleaning it and everything).

So, is there anything better than what I posted?
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Corsair Professional Series Gold AX850 Corsair Obsidian Series 650D Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum SteelSeries QcK mini 
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post #2 of 4
Should be fine. I kept my 2500K @ 4.8GHz under 67C with the RS240 kit which doesn't perform as well as the new AX series.

When I was using a 650D, I couldn't fit a push+pull setup due to the location of the EPS plug on my motherboard (ASROCK Z68 Extreme3 Gen3). I was already getting plenty of performance out of just a pull set up but I feel its worth mentioning in case you're planning on buying the fans for P+P.
   
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Samsung 850 EVO 120GB Samsung 850 EVO 1TB 2x Alphacool XT45 360mm EK-XTOP Revo Dual D5 
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Acer Predator x34 Dell U2713HM Samsung S23B550 Corsair Vengeance K70 
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Seasonic Snow Silent 750W Case Labs S5 + Pedestal Logitech G700S EVGA Torq x10 
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post #3 of 4
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Thanks.

Are these XSPC kits reliable or at least more reliable than the H100/H100i?

What do they require in terms of maintenance? Just re-fill the liquid every few or six months or do I have to bleed-out all the liquid and re-fill? If I do have to bleed it out, how do I do it with everything installed?
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-3930K GIGABYTE GA-X79-UD3 EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti FTW3 GAMING 16 GB Corsair Dominator Platinium DDR3 2133 MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Crucial m4 256 GB Western Digital Caviar Black 2 TB Pioneer BDR-206DBK Corsair Hydro Series H100 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
2 x Scythe GentleTyphoon 1850 rpm fans for H100 Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit ASUS ROG Swift PG279Q Microsoft SideWinder X4 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair Professional Series Gold AX850 Corsair Obsidian Series 650D Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum SteelSeries QcK mini 
AudioAudio
Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium HD 2 x JBL LSR305 + 1 x JBL LSR310S 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-3930K GIGABYTE GA-X79-UD3 EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti FTW3 GAMING 16 GB Corsair Dominator Platinium DDR3 2133 MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Crucial m4 256 GB Western Digital Caviar Black 2 TB Pioneer BDR-206DBK Corsair Hydro Series H100 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
2 x Scythe GentleTyphoon 1850 rpm fans for H100 Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit ASUS ROG Swift PG279Q Microsoft SideWinder X4 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair Professional Series Gold AX850 Corsair Obsidian Series 650D Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum SteelSeries QcK mini 
AudioAudio
Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium HD 2 x JBL LSR305 + 1 x JBL LSR310S 
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post #4 of 4
This is what I finished with for a 3930K in 650D. Running @ 4.5GHz / 1.3v, average temps are 22/23°C idle and 57/59°C under load. I went from an H100 to XSPC/EK/Corsair custom loop with copper tube. Hope it helps. I've been happy with the XSPC water block and res/pump combo. I did swap out my XSPC 140x2 radiator for the new EK Coolstream PE series...only because I wanted to use the Corsair SP-120 pwm fans. I previously had Bitfenix Spectre Pro 140's but one of them had an annoying rattle and the SP-120's had better static pressure, so I switched. Plus, the SP-120's look very nice as well as great performance.

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