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I have anetc 900 - im getting a 790i Ultra .. will be doing 9800gtx in SLI

The rest of my machine is in the sig (ignore the p5k3)

Right now im at 3Ghz on the q6600 and running at decent temps ... about 35C Idle and 50C Load - I am considering water cooling but Im worried about having to fix/maintain the water cooling system everyday or week - if it runs steady for 1/2 a year with a check-up once and a while thats ok but I sort of feel like air cooling would be hassle free.

I wouldnt mind OCing some more but want to keep my temps down... Is water cooling my only solution..?

Keep in mind i still only have a stock cpu fan and stock gpu fan...

Thanks!
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post #2 of 11
Stock CPU fan is your problem - a decent air cooler will work wonders.
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post #3 of 11
I would suggest the Tuniq tower for your CPU cooling
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post #4 of 11
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i was considering the tuniq... think ima just drop a bit more and go 4 liquid cooling.... any suggestions?
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post #5 of 11
A aftermarket cooler would be much better in my opinion.
 
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post #6 of 11
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you mean better than water cooling?????
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post #7 of 11
how far do you wanna go with your OC? that would really decide whether to go air or water a Q6600 can get in 3.4-3.6 on average with aftermarket air cooler
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post #8 of 11
Watercooling looks fantastic and cools fantastic, but for ease of use and farely maintainance free, stick to the Tuniq and air cooling. The Antec 900 will provide plenty of airflow to keep temps well within reason
post #9 of 11
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Originally Posted by pcguru000 View Post
i was considering the tuniq... think ima just drop a bit more and go 4 liquid cooling.... any suggestions?
In order for watercooling to beat a 50-60$ air cooler, be ready to spend about 300$. Add to that maintenance, and I think you're better off going with air. Also air will get you any OC you want, a 300$ loop might beat a top-end air cooler by 5C at the MOST.

If you don't mind the cost, the 80$ IFX-14 from thermalright is the air-cooler I would choose for my next build.
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post #10 of 11
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indeed 300 bucks for cooling is a lot... air cooling does get a +1 for that ... but If i was to do air cooling what is my best option? Ive seen the Tuniq and the IFX-14 Being thrown around as "The Best" but I feel like If i searched around enough I could probably make a decent wc loop for 150 bucks instead of this crazy 300 that people keep saying....

I already found a potential offer for a Storm 2 block at 30 bucks so ...


Hmmmmmmmmmm I need somthing or someone to convince me to go one way or another LOL - regardless of budget -- i make 200 a week and am free to spend it as a i please so ...

"Lets hear it."
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