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I'm trying to put a rig together, here are my stuff at the moment.
-i7 2600k
-8GB Ripjaws X CL7 1600
-SSD c300 (Update)
-HDD F3 Spin 1TB Samsung
-VGA 2 ASUS HD6950 (Update)
-Asus Maximus Extreme IV (Update)

I'm love the way WC look, buy I don't know if is worthy. I don't know if buy the NH-D14 or a XPC RS240 Kit. What is the difference? Is has a mayor change in C° ? What is the maintenance of WC?

EDIT MY RIG...
Edited by necroraven - 3/17/11 at 4:14pm
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I personally chose to go with a water cooling kit because I hadn't ever done it before and wanted to try it out.

I bought the rasa 360 kit and it was a very simple first-timer kit and it went together really well. Super-easy install and I have had zero issues with it. People will ultimately do water cooling for a lot of different reasons.

The most important thing to keep in mind, I think, with anyones build, is if you can afford to do it and do it right.
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Originally Posted by necroraven View Post
I'm trying to put a rig together, here are my stuff at the moment.
-i7 2600k
-8GB Ripjaws X CL7 1600
-SSD OCZ Vertex 2
-HDD F3 Spin 1TB Samsung
-VGA 1 HD6950
- I don't have the MOBO yet.

I'm love the way WC look, buy I don't know if is worthy. I don't know if buy the SilverArrow , NH-D14 or a XPC RS240 Kit. What is the difference? Is has a mayor change in C° ? What do you think?
Simple:

-Water if you have experience, cash, and want to overclock like crazy with lower temps.
-Air if you want to install once and forget about it, while achieving decent overclocks (more power than you most likely need). Also you can put your budget more towards your other components or just spend less.

Detailed:

If you have any experience in watercooling, then definitely go for that as you will get higher overclocks with higher voltages while getting lower temps compared to air. It's a much more expensive option and is definitely only "worth it" if you prefer performance (also silence if you have silent fans only) over everything else.

However, if you have no experience in watercooling, then you'll have much to learn, so that you won't have any WC problems that could potentially kill your hard-earned cash.

If you want to overclock decently (4.5ghz-5ghz+) but want a simple attach and no worries kind of cooler, air would be best suited for you. The top-end coolers you mentioned definitely will do that job for much less money.
    
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I went with water cooling for a couple of reasons.
1- To keep my vid cards cooler.
2- It was a pain in the rear to get the big fans and heatsinks on the cpu.
3- To much noise, sounded like a small jet when gameing or folding.

Now everthing is cool and quiet and actully runs better.
Good luck with your decesion
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I live in Argentina getting the stuff for WC, is difficult .I have 200US to spend in frozencpu. I'll bring the stuff to Argentina, whats things that I have to buy?
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You just need this.

EDIT: There is one with the RX360 rad that would be better but it doesn't look like FrozenCPU carries it.
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Trust me on this, for sandy bridge, go air. There is no reason to waste your money on water when you can achieve the same clocks on air. I've used both on my system and the difference is very small in temps, much less overclockability.

If you want to run volts that could potentially ruin your cpu just so you can say "Wow man, I can run 5.0ghz 24/7 stable bro.", then go ahead and do water cooling.

Watercooling gpu's however, is fantastic. Only problem there is that when you try to go sell it a year or two from now, it will be harder to get rid of that waterblock, because most enthusiasts who use watercooling have already moved onto the latest and greatest thing.
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You just need this.

EDIT: There is one with the RX360 rad that would be better but it doesn't look like FrozenCPU carries it.
Jabtech carries it. The RX rads are suweet. WC high end cards is par for the course.
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WCing all the way!
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I just Update my rig here and my question please help.
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