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has anyone use wc on a Phenom II X3 740 system? is that a stupid system or not?
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Originally Posted by rickyman0319 View Post
has anyone use wc on a Phenom II X3 740 system? is that a stupid system or not?
You can install a water cooling loop into any system you want.

Once you lay down the capital for the pump, reservoir, radiator and tubing, all you need to do is choose a water block. Water blocks nowadays come with universal or several water blocks to ensure they fit every socket. If you get a new socket CPU you can just switch the backplate

So, in short, it's not a stupid system as you can always upgrade in the future whilst keeping the same water cooling parts.
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Thread Starter 
htpc:

Asus 890gx motherboard
Phenom II x3 740 cpu
gts 450 or so..

watercooling stuff:

Enzotech SCW-REV.A CPU Waterblock
xpsc combo (dual bay pump and resvior)
mcr220

system II:

undecided what cpu or motherboard
(sandybridge or bulldozer)


wc stuff:

supreme nickel/acteal
xscp dual bay resvior
xspc rx 240
655 or mostly
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Look at my sig rig.

I have a 7750, which is much worse than an Ph II x3...

I am going to be upgrading the 8 core bulldozer when it is released.

EDIT: Besides, for $130 with the XSPC RS240 kit it's not like you are throwing a lot of money into this. That kit would work for any future upgrades as well.
Edited by charliehorse55 - 12/21/10 at 6:02pm
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Phenom II X3 740 system is not so good AFAIK
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