That sort of depends on what you need, the Venom is great for full pot benching on CPUs with no cold bug, the F1 Dark is excellent for CPUs with a cold bug. It has such a high mass it allows a lot of temperature control, and the Venom has the super high volume. The Venom is also harder to insulate though, or so I've heard.
Personally, I'm springing for a Dark as soon as I can.
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If I remember right venom is a 2 piece pot so what is the best way to seal it so acetone doesn't leak?
yes the venom is modular... i have a venom and been told that painters tape is good to seal it with the base and top. here is a thread from KP on insulating the venom http://kingpincooling.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1994
since you have not long oreder, you should get a good amount of foam and foam tubing which is a very nice tight fit for it.
nice you bought both
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Vince just sent me an email saying my order would be shipped later today so hopefully by the end of the week I can have my pots. Now just a couple more questions. For insulating the pot and then making gasket for the mobo would this be ok?
Nice, wheres the venom though? I thought you ordered both.
I also remember that you had posted asking which insulation from grainger. For future reference, they have 2 different brands and are a few $$ apaart. Buy the expensive one of the two, you'll be dissapointed if you buy the cheaper one as it's not what is represented in the picture. I just got through exchanging it for the more expensive product.