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alright, so after much discussion i have decided to go with an am3 water cooled system.
This is what ive got.

mobo- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...4a79t%20deluxe

cpu- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103649

case- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811103011

powersupply- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139009

Im trying to find a complete water system that can fit this am3 processor and mobo. I know that they are the same size as am2+ , but i am unsure if the mobo is any different. Im planning on unlocking the fourth core(it is possible to do on this mobo) and overclocking as high as it can go and be stable.

I mainly want to use a feser radiator (they seem to be the best). anyone got any suggestions on pump, block, hose and even water/coolant?
 

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I believe that any waterblock which fits AM2/AM2+ will work, but you should probably wait for a comment from someone who actually has experience with that.

As for parts, pump probably get a d5 vario, 7/16th Masterkleer tubing with 1/2inch barbs on everything, coolant use distilled water+PT nuke.
 

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Originally Posted by urgrandpasdog View Post
I believe that any waterblock which fits AM2/AM2+ will work, but you should probably wait for a comment from someone who actually has experience with that.

As for parts, pump probably get a d5 vario, 7/16th Masterkleer tubing with 1/2inch barbs on everything, coolant use distilled water+PT nuke.
any waterblock can fit as long as there is an adapter for the processor
 

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Originally Posted by Juggalo23451 View Post
any waterblock can fit as long as there is an adapter for the processor
I am aware of that, but plenty of blocks only come with mounting hardware for certain sockets, and trying to find/make the right adapter for a block that isn't compatible with your socket out-of-the-box would be a nightmare for a relative WC'ing newbie. Just my $0.02
 

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AM3 is the same size, etc as AM2. It's a ram thing like Oblivion said. You NEED ddr3 for AM3, whereas AM2 uses ddr2.

OP- Get a GTZ like Juggalo mentioned with his uber handy prewritten message =) I have one and I am at 26c as I type this...
 

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alright. so either

Swiftech H20-220 Apex Ultima CPU liquid cooling kit

or a feser dual 120mm with the same of everything else.

is there really any difference in performance between the MCR220 dual 120mm radiator, and the feser same size? and is it worth the added cost?
 

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I realize this post is a couple of years old but I figured with the release of AM3+ some people might start having questions like this one again. I have been thinking about water cooling for the first time with my AM3+ build that I will be looking at hear in like the next month since my current case the Corsair Obsidian 800D was built for it. The main problem I've been having is that I'd like to get some kind of cooling kit such as this:
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/12222/ex-wat-162/XSPC_Rasa_750_RS360_Universal_CPU_Triple_Radiator_Water_Cooling_Kit-_HOT.html?tl=g30c321s1310

Well all of the cooling kits like this one seem to be for Intel set ups and have some kind of after thought for AMD set ups when it comes to the CPU water block. The main reason I say it's an after thought is because none of them come with a backplate. So I've been spending a bunch of time today looking for a water block that is meant for AMD and that most importantly has a backplate! Well I just found 2 on Frozencpu.com and here they are-

1: http://www.frozencpu.com/products/6581/ex-blc-369/Enzotech_Sapphire_Series_SCW-RevA_Extreme_Performance_CPU_Liquid_Cooling_Block_-_12_ID_Native.html?tl=g30c325s842

2: http://www.frozencpu.com/products/8208/ex-blc-541/Enzotech_LUNA_Full_Copper_CPU_Liquid_Cooling_Block_-_Socket_775_AM2_AM2_940.html?tl=g30c325s842

They both come with nice looking water blocks and are not extremely expensive and both come with backplates
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I know they say they are for AM2 and AM2+ but since the overall retention bracket hasn't changed much all the way up to the AM3+ these should still work fine even for AM3+.
 
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