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Hi guys at current i am upgrading my gaming rig.

I have recently got my new 955BE quad core and really happy with it also got my new antec 900 2 Ver3 today(what an awsome case).

Now my dilemma is either to go water or air cooled. My budget is $200au for either. I have looked at the Thermaltake 850i prowater and also the Corsair H70 and the new Noctua NH-D14 air cooler but just cant decide what to go for. I would like to get into water cooling as want to push the 955 to about 4.0Ghz.

Also am currently stress testing now at 3.8Ghz @ 1.37 Vcore @ 56-58c full load and have just passed 1 hour and looking good so far.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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post #2 of 3
An H70 is really easy to use/install. If you setup push/pull with say 90cfm-110cfm fans you're golden for overclocking to 4.0ghz. Amazon is selling the H70 free shipping for $99, although i'm sure you can find it cheaper.
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C2D E6600 @ 3.71ghz | q6600 @ 3.8ghz P5N-E Sli | P5Q XFX HD5770 | HD5850 6gb G.Skill (900mhz) | 4gb Patriot (1000mhz) 
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C2D E6600 @ 3.71ghz | q6600 @ 3.8ghz P5N-E Sli | P5Q XFX HD5770 | HD5850 6gb G.Skill (900mhz) | 4gb Patriot (1000mhz) 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
750gb Caviar Black | 2x120gb Raid 0 Windows 7 64bit Home 2x Acer H233H | Acer P244W Microsoft x4 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Rocketfish 550w x2 Thermaltake V3 | Haf 912 Razer Abyssus Steel Series 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-3770k Asus Maximus V Gene Sapphire HD6950 unlocked to HD6970 16gb RipJawsX 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Crucial 1TB Western Digital Green Sata III Corsair H80 Windows 7 
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Corsair HX650 CM Storm Enforcer 
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post #3 of 3
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I like the look of the H70 they have a neat finish. What sort of temps will i get from one of those? Will i need to upgrade the fans or are the standard ones ok, if not what can you recommend.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II 955BE 4.2Ghz@1.44v Asus M4A89GTD PRO MSI GTX460 Hawk 910/1820/1950 2x2GB G.Skill Trident ddr3 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSPower
WD Blue 500GB LG Windows 7 Ultimate X64 Corsair VX550 
Case
Antec 902 V3 Black 
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Phenom II 955BE 4.2Ghz@1.44v Asus M4A89GTD PRO MSI GTX460 Hawk 910/1820/1950 2x2GB G.Skill Trident ddr3 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSPower
WD Blue 500GB LG Windows 7 Ultimate X64 Corsair VX550 
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Antec 902 V3 Black 
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