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Well, I just built a new 'white-box' ESXI server running 5 VMs, based on the Vishera black box 8350. That sucker gives my 3770k OC'd to 4800mhz before delidding a run for it's money in the heat generation field, and it's not overclocked. So I bought a Zalman air cooler and put two 120 Lepa fans on it (trying not to get too noisy here) and am not planning on overclocking it as I am going for stability due to the servers it is running.

So now that I see the temps it is generating (booting an old drive with Win7 installed just to run prime and checking temps and vcore), cpu hit 70c and pkg hit 52, so now I am thinking I need water but don't want to make a custom loop project out if it. Just want to cool the proc better than it now is. Limitations of space around the proc with memory having tall HS make it impossible to get a mega air cooler in there like a Noctua nh-d14 so I am looking at AIO. However, this is going to be running 24/7. I'm thinking something like the H110... Just wondering about reliability in a 24/7 environment. I did run an H100 for 9 months straight and it seems none the worse for wear and it now sits in the rig I built for my mom. So I am looking for suggestions...

I did look at maybe the Swiftech H220 and CM Eisberg 240L which would be at the top of my price range (really don't want this to balloon much past $150 so trying to keep costs down while getting decent quality.) So thoughts on these things running 24/7???
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Muskin MSATA Segate 3tb 7200rpm 32gig cache 2x LG BD Burner XSPC Raystorm RX360kit 
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Windows 7 Ultimate Samsung 46" 'SmartTV' 240hz Coolermaster CM Storm Corsair 1200i 
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Lowes 6ft 5 shelf metal rack with extra shelf. Corsair M65 Corsair metal pad. Logitech with subwoofer or home AV (Polk, Tandb... 
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