Originally Posted by Skyreaper81;12193421
So, i've never used an aftermarket heatsink for my builds. I guess I just don't think about it's general temp. If it's not shutting off then it's not overheating right... well, I decided to run a temp monitor program and Prime95. Idle temp was 32 c, but within 60 seconds of running the Prime95 my temp was at 104+ it was 1 away from tjmax and so I panicked and stopped Prime95. I was looking at water cooling for noobs and came across an interesting product, CoolIt closed loop water cooling. Any feedback/suggestions?
avoid it like the plague. coolit products are garbage. i suggest you go with a high end air cooler like the noctua nh d14 or the thermalright silver arrow. just make sure you can fit them in your case first.
if you have your heart set on liquid cooling, the best kit to get these days is the xspc rasa 750 rs240 kit. at $129.99 and everything you need it is hard to beat. here is link: http://www.frozencpu.com/products/11743/ex-wat-159/XSPC_Rasa_750_RS240_Universal_CPU_Water_Cooling_Kit_Hot_Item.html?tl=g30c83s137
i own this same kit. its hard to install as the directions included only tell you how to install the water block. everything else you are on your on. but i got the hang of it.
before installing a kit like this watch as many videos on youtube about liquid cooling installation as possible. and make sure you have 6 hours of time to complete the task. first time always takes for ever.