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I'm currently at MC and I'm looking at the SA for $99.99 and the Xigmatek Aegir for $69.99. Based on reviews, if I add a 2nd fan with the Aegir, it will trail the SA by ~3 to ~4C when cooling a i7 950 @ 4.3GHz. I forgot the (2) fans the reviewer was using but the Aegir already has the same fan that is used with the Dark Knight (89CFM @ w/Air Pressure @ 4.1(max). If I buy the Aegir, I will have (2) DK fans since I am currently using the DK now.

This is for an i5 760...for now.

What do you think?
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if you are willing to spend that much money on a cooler, go with a rasa RS240 or RS360 water cooling kit.
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if you are willing to spend that much money on a cooler, go with a rasa RS240 or RS360 water cooling kit.
I sorta want to agree with this... just make sure you have room for res/pump and rad...

If you wont want to entertain water... Get the best cooler that you can afford is my philosophy. If it support 1156, you'll be good for 1155 sandy bridge when you upgrade, but if you wanting for a different socket and want to know about compatibility, anyones guess at that point...
    
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I sorta want to agree with this... just make sure you have room for res/pump and rad...

If you wont want to entertain water... Get the best cooler that you can afford is my philosophy. If it support 1156, you'll be good for 1155 sandy bridge when you upgrade, but if you wanting for a different socket and want to know about compatibility, anyones guess at that point...
I find it extremely funny how people are like, oh i want air cooling because it is cheaper, then they go spend 160 dollars on a silver arrow cooler(which is fine) and then spend 60 dollars on good fans for it.
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if you are willing to spend that much money on a cooler, go with a rasa RS240 or RS360 water cooling kit.
Okay...that's $150 for that on FrozenCPU. I'm guessing I will buy a cooling block for the cpu...correct? If so what do you recommend and about how much for that? Looks like I'll be soending about $200 to $250 at the end of the day. Or am I incorrect?

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I find it extremely funny how people are like, oh i want air cooling because it is cheaper, then they go spend 160 dollars on a silver arrow cooler(which is fine) and then spend 60 dollars on good fans for it.
Well I don't know about that. $100 + tax would be my limit for a heatsink (if it's worth it) and the fans that come with it are good enough. It looks like I'll be spending double for water-cooling.
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Okay...that's $150 for that on FrozenCPU. I'm guessing I will buy a cooling block for the cpu...correct? If so what do you recommend and about how much for that? Looks like I'll be soending about $200 to $250 at the end of the day. Or am I incorrect?



Well I don't know about that. $100 + tax would be my limit for a heatsink (if it's worth it) and the fans that come with it are good enough. It looks like I'll be spending double for water-cooling.
Ummm no you don't buy a water block for the cpu.

the rasa kit comes with everything you need. so spend 130 for the RS240 kit and then buy distilled water and a form of biocide, either a silver kill coil or a addative like PT nuke, and you have a fully functional water cooling system.

When I ordered mine, my bill came to 231 dollars, but I bought colored tubing, biocide drops as well as a kill coil, a res for a mod I was doing, extra barbs for the res. so really I just bought an RS360 and a kill coil, so like 156 dollars.
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I've never used water-cooling before...Do you know of a link to show you the proper way of installing water-cooling or will the instructions with the kit you are recommending clearly take care of that?
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I've never used water-cooling before...Do you know of a link to show you the proper way of installing water-cooling or will the instructions with the kit you are recommending clearly take care of that?
Lots o' linkies and discussions o'er in yonder Watercooling board.
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I've never used water-cooling before...Do you know of a link to show you the proper way of installing water-cooling or will the instructions with the kit you are recommending clearly take care of that?
Youtube and google are your friend. Go check out the Rasa club, they can show and answer any questions about water cooling with that kit.

http://www.overclock.net/water-cooli...-rs-rx120.html
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Who pays a $160 for a Silver Arrow and who replaces the stock TY140 with $60 fans??

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I find it extremely funny how people are like, oh i want air cooling because it is cheaper, then they go spend 160 dollars on a silver arrow cooler(which is fine) and then spend 60 dollars on good fans for it.
    
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