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I'm getting a new case for my rig, the Thermaltake Dokker Mid-Tower case.
My question is, should i go liquid cooling or just stick with air cooling ? & if yes what cooler do you recommend ?
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If I were you, I'd invest in a better CPU and board before upgrading to WC.
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If I were you, I'd invest in a better CPU and board before upgrading to WC.
This.
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well since his board is a P45 chipset it cant be that bad...about the CPU i agree with the fellows before me...Quads are stubborn in overclocking especially the Q8XXX series...trust me on this...and if u dont want to overclock it there is no need to watercool it...since u will be fine with stock cooling.
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If I were you, I'd invest in a better CPU and board before upgrading to WC.
I'll be soon.
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I'll be soon.
Do that, and then grab a Rasa WC kit.
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well since his board is a P45 chipset it cant be that bad...about the CPU i agree with the fellows before me...Quads are stubborn in overclocking especially the Q8XXX series...trust me on this...and if u dont want to overclock it there is no need to watercool it...since u will be fine with stock cooling.
I overclocked my CPU to 3.2 GHz with stock cooling & my GTX 460 to 850/2000, but my PC is running kinda hot & that's why i wanna liquid cool my PC.
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Do that, and then grab a Rasa WC kit.
Alright then,
Thnx !
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post #9 of 9
Go WC my friend, once you go WC, you can never go back...

I have the Corsair H50 and its a great starting place. Simple but very effective.
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