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I have around $200 dollars and I have been looking to upgrade my cooling so I can actually overclock. What would be better to get for the amount of money I have? I would like to cool both my CPU and GPU. For air I was looking at a ThermalRight Ultra 120 and a Accelero S1 for the 8800gt with 3 Thermaltake A2018 fans. For watercooling...I have no idea, maybe http://www.dtekcustoms.com/index.asp...ROD&ProdID=102
I've never really seen water cooling in person let alone installed it. I've read the guides about it though. What would be better for $200 air cooling or water?
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If you want the best performance then watercooling is the way to go. But with watercooling, there is responsibility. You are going to have to check on it on atleast a weekly to monthly basis. (Changing coolant, etc.) Whereas with air you stick it in and no worries. Personally I don't see a need in water cooling; too much hassle imo.
Edited by onexero - 6/25/08 at 3:28pm
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for $200 your idea for the TRUE and S1 would be the best bet. You're not gonna be able to build a water cooling loop to cool both the card and cpu for 200 that will do as good as that air cooling (if you could even build a respectable one for 200)
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The true and the S1 is your best bet, great combo and temps that will probably beat that watercooling.
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What is the "TRUE"? Can you link it?
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What is the "TRUE"? Can you link it?
Thermaltake Ultra 120 Extreme, google it.

Website for purchase: http://www.crazypc.com/products/ultr...eme-50983.html
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How much money do you need for a decent watercooling? Also I don't see why its called "TRUE"
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Sell your dual, get an E8400 and a TRUE. You will be able to overclock it more than yours on any sub-200$ cooling.
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I don't think I will get much for my processor. Also instead of getting another dual core wouldn't it be better to go for a quad core?
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I don't think I will get much for my processor. Also instead of getting another dual core wouldn't it be better to go for a quad core?
Unless you do video encoding and stuff other than gaming, a better dualcore would perform better.

Also you would have just enough money after selling your current dualcore and buying a TRUE.
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