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I'm getting ready to build an i7 920 in an ASUS P6x58D Premium board. I've researched all the different CPU cooling options and as I'm not a serious overclocker, I would like to feel comfortable pushing the chip. My budget is is not a factor, I want the goods.

1. With this boards heat pipe build, is water cooling worth it. I'm looking at the Swiftech H20-220 all in one.

2. The Corsair H50 is another option, but I read some forums with some real hate for this cooler.

3. Ultra Cooltec Peltier versus either of the above options?

Any thoughts are appreciated.
post #2 of 6
with peltier or TEC cooling youll need to insulate the board... so if you want to put nail polish and molding eraser and petroleum jelly on your board... lol itll probably be the coolest for running... (temp wise)

a straight water cooler set up is good, if you have the money.

the h50 is a nice quick solution but even with water it performs on par with the best air coolers... sometimes even under performs...
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From what I have read this board doesn't get hot even when overclocking. Most people would watercool it just for the looks.
    
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As a noob who loves to figure stuff out, water cooling seems a really fun and challenging option. I'm wondering if anyone good with water cooling can tell me what pieces I need to build a really great and stylish system. I know that the cpu block needs to be specific to the board, what other parts would I need or would you recommend?

Also, how come everyone's cooling fluid appears differently colored? Does it come that way, are they adding fluorescent materials. I ask because some look better than others. Just wondering if theres a choice there.

As always, thank you.
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So I partly answered some of my own questions and wanted to share with anyone else whos a newbie too.

This site does a great layman breakdown of everything you need and why.

http://www.xoxide.com/water-cooling.html


And this one can tell you which blocks will fit your mobo:

http://www.coolingconfigurator.com/


Its a useful start.
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From what I have read this board doesn't get hot even when overclocking. Most people would watercool it just for the looks.
+1 Not hot at all!

But if you are concern about heat a simple 5x5 fan will suffice.
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