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Hey folks,
I'm running my Phenom II 970 at 4 GHz and 1.5 Vcore running at 55c on full load (folding 24/7).

I've been told 55c is fine for this chip, but I'd still like to improve the cooling and bring it down a bit.

I'm using this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835227006

What would be the best entry level full liquid cooling setup? Or is there something similar to the CoolIT 'liquid cooling" that would do the trick?

Thanks!
    
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http://www.frozencpu.com/products/12...l=g30c321s1310
    
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A nice air cooler would get you better temps, a Corsair A70 or CM 212+ would be great air upgrades and provide substantial gains in cooling - If you want to spend a few $$ Swiftech makes a kit [if you have the room]- http://www.swiftech.com/h2o-220-edge.aspx good entry level kit, can be found cheaper at a lot of places
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Originally Posted by CerealKillah View Post
Ahh, beat me to it. Yea this would be your best step forward into liquid cooling.
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Thanks everyone!!

Question(s):
1. How hard is it to install the Rasa XSPC?
2. Does it include everything I need other than the liquid?
3. How much maintenance is involved?
    
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1)Easy to install,Took me a couple of hours.
2)Just buy some Distilled water and a kill coil:
3)I got mine in December and it (water)still is clear.
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1)Easy to install,Took me a couple of hours.
2)Just buy some Distilled water and a kill coil:
3)I got mine in December and it (water)still is clear.
Kill coil?
    
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Quote:
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Kill coil?
Kill Coil:http://www.frozencpu.com/products/11...oir_Strip.html

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post #9 of 19
^Yes to the Rasa kit. Wouldn't waste that much money on those LCS systems like the H70/Coolit when you can spend a little more and get the much better Rasa.

There is a dedicated group here at OCN that is just Rasa owners...there are literally 100's of posts on that thread.

http://www.overclock.net/water-cooli...-rs-rx120.html
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I would go with a 212 Coolermaster or a 1283 Rifle xiggy.
    
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