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post #1 of 27
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Well, I learned the hard way about watercooling. It is way to much work for me to keep up when I am barely using it to its full potential. I have been running 3.0Ghz (333Mhz x 9) and stock on my graphics card. So I am going to be parting with my CPU / VGA / NB watercooling and going for a good air cooling setup.

CPU:

Sunbeam Tuniq Tower:

$49.95 @ Jab-tech



Thermalright Ultra-120 Extreme $59.99 @ Tankguys.com




VGA:


I have a 8800GTS and I will likely have a GTX in the near future. I was looking at the Thermalright HR-03 Plus. Is this a good cooler. How much better is it than the stock cooler? Are the RAM sinks any good?

$54.95 @ Performance-Pcs.com



Northbridge:

Swiftech MCX159-CU $32.99 @ Newegg.com



Thermalright HR-05 $19.99 @ Newegg.com / Performance-Pcs.com



Noctua NC-U6 $29.95 @ Jab-Tech.com





So pretty much I need a CPU / VGA / NB cooler. I also need a PWM cooler, but I don't think there are any good ones for the QuadGT. If there are any good coolers that I haven't listed, let me know.

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post #2 of 27
The CPU and VGA coolers are what I would pick, but I would go with the Thermaltake Spirit II NB cooler.

I'm at 43c full load at 1.65v. It is actively cooled with a blue LED. Cheaper than the Noctua as well.

http://www.casecooler.com/thexspiic.html
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post #3 of 27
I used the HR-05 SLI on my nF4 Ultra-D for a while and it worked wonders, it should do the same for you as well. I'd do the HR-05 and be happy. Works awesome.
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post #4 of 27
I'd go Noctua NH-UH12 for CPU cooling, its incredible...i've seen tests

As for Northbridge i like the HR-05. Its 20 bucks and it cools darn well! That noctua looks pretty awesome though ( a noctua noctua combo would be cool )

Does that VGA cooler support 8800 series? I know TT has one out that does right now
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Check out trans rig http://www.overclock.net/intel-build...-rig-pics.html

Kinda like this one




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post #6 of 27
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So I should pretty much go with the Thermalright of everything?
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post #7 of 27
In all honesty, Thermalright has the Air Cooling market dead to rights, they have perfected (almost) the art of heatpipe cooling.
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post #8 of 27
Ultra Extreme for sure, 1.5vcore and I'm at 53°c load both cores.
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post #9 of 27
Thermalright FTW.

I would go for the Ultra 120 Xtreme
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post #10 of 27
Well, I can vouch for the Tuniq Tower...i am overclocked to 4.0GHz on my 3.2 Intel 540...and my load temps are around 46C, but i run the air on 80F, so....go figure, they are going to be lower if you run your air on like 76F or 78F.

But, I have also heard good things about that new Thermalright, so...
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