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I am thinking about snatching one of these up, but my main gripe is would it just be better to go with a water cooling setup for about 30 more (i.e. XSPC 750 Rasa 240). I can't really decide on what to do, I had water way back with my P4, but that the last time I touched the stuff. Any advice on which route to go?
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if your willing to go water, do it. me? im to affraid to touch the stuff. not with the insane possiblity of damage to your components with the very small positive side.
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Personally, if I ever go watercooling, it will be for my GPU(s) not my CPU. I beat the hell out of my 570 way more than my 2500k.

I have a Silver Arrow, and it holds up quite well. Not that I do anything CPU demanding really.
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I used a Silver Arrow for a short period before selling it (Financial circumstances) and it was an amazing heatsink. Quiet and supremely effective.

I'm confidant you could hit most overclocks with a Silver Arrow. If you are trying to hit an extremely high overclock though the water cooling kit would likely allow you to push it further but otherwise I'd recommend the SA. What ram do you use?
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I am mainly just looking for something the quell the immense amount of heat my CPU puts out. Despite being stable I always have to have HT off because of the heat it generates. At 1.2v and 4.01GHz I knock on 75c HT off. This is with a CNPS9900, and I have friends with the same setup who never go past 70c at 4Ghz. My main goal is to hit 4.2 24.7 stable without being at 100c.
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You might want to look at the XSPC kit then if you're looking to overclock that far. Combined with some distilled water & PT Nuke (Or Silver Kill Coil if you're so inclined).

Pair that kit some Gentle Typhoons and you'd be cooling like there's no tomorrow.
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