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theres really no performance increase but use wc'ing on my board made the system stable at higher speeds

if you dont water cool put a good fan over the chipset thats what I was doing before I went to water cooling.
without the fan it would blue screen after about 40 minutes of 100% testing
now it runs day and night
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I used to water cool my old Gigabyte board, it looked really impressive and temps were real low. It did not help me overclock any better and it was a real pain to remove my board for anything.

I put a window side panel on my HAF 932 and so I needed to add some air to my NB area... I zip tied a 120mm fan to the back of the case blowing directly onto the NB and mosfets. It works like a charm.
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