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I currently have a Zalman Resorator 1 V2 with an added XSPC RX240 radiator cooling my Phenom 965 and Asus 5770.

I have the system running with two S-Flex fans running at 450rpm on the radiator, but they increase in speed to 650rpm if the core temp goes over 50c, and then full speed if the temp goes over 60c. My load temps are about 52c when stability testing, and about 47c when gaming.

So basically the system works quite well. However I am not overclocked at the moment.

I have a few ideas for future expansion, to allow me to overclock the CPU or maybe replace with a 6 core.

Which component would be the best to upgrade first:
CPU Block - Swiftech Apogee GTZ
GPU Block - 5770 full cover

I don't want to overload the low-power pump in the Resorator.

I could upgrade the pump to a Swiftech 655, and remove the Zalman one, but this means dismantling the resorator. It will probably also add extra noise to the system.

I bought the Zalman as it was a kit and silent, and would mean that I wouldn't be forever thinking "did I buy the right bits". This way I know I have a working system, but can then upgrade it as needed.

I have considered having two loops - one with the Zalman for maybe the motherboard, and a second more powerful loop for the GPU and CPU - but that would be a while down the line yet - need some savings for that!
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II 1090TBE @ 3.7/4.1 GHz Asus Crosshair IV Formula Asus EAH5770 1GB 8GB Corsair XMS3 Dominator DDR3 PC3-12800 
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1 x Intel X25-M 80GB & 1 x Crucial C300 128GB Samsung Blu-Ray Combo Windows 7 Ultimate - 64bit HP LP2475w 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II 1090TBE @ 3.7/4.1 GHz Asus Crosshair IV Formula Asus EAH5770 1GB 8GB Corsair XMS3 Dominator DDR3 PC3-12800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1 x Intel X25-M 80GB & 1 x Crucial C300 128GB Samsung Blu-Ray Combo Windows 7 Ultimate - 64bit HP LP2475w 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Saitek Eclipse II Corsair HX620 650w Modular PSU Coolermaster 690-II Advanced Saitek Cyborg V3 
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SteelSeries 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II 1090TBE @ 3.7/4.1 GHz Asus Crosshair IV Formula Asus EAH5770 1GB 8GB Corsair XMS3 Dominator DDR3 PC3-12800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1 x Intel X25-M 80GB & 1 x Crucial C300 128GB Samsung Blu-Ray Combo Windows 7 Ultimate - 64bit HP LP2475w 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Saitek Eclipse II Corsair HX620 650w Modular PSU Coolermaster 690-II Advanced Saitek Cyborg V3 
Mouse Pad
SteelSeries 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II 1090TBE @ 3.7/4.1 GHz Asus Crosshair IV Formula Asus EAH5770 1GB 8GB Corsair XMS3 Dominator DDR3 PC3-12800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1 x Intel X25-M 80GB & 1 x Crucial C300 128GB Samsung Blu-Ray Combo Windows 7 Ultimate - 64bit HP LP2475w 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Saitek Eclipse II Corsair HX620 650w Modular PSU Coolermaster 690-II Advanced Saitek Cyborg V3 
Mouse Pad
SteelSeries 
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