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I just want to cool my CPU especially since summer is coming and ambient temps wil be at 100+ F so its gonna be hard to keep the CPU cool while overclocking and folding on it! so i was wondering what the cheapest best way to cool my CPU is and does a complete internal system do good?

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You can get entire kits. Don't buy from TT (Thermaltake) Though.

Something like a STech H20 or something.
 

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I just bought the CoolIT systems Domino A.L.C. its around 89 bucks and is a cpu-only water cooling solution. It has a digital display and shows the flow, fan speed, and cpu temp. It mounts right on the rear fan exhaust, and the results are about the same as a high end air cooler with perfect case flow, if not a little better. Its also maintenence free, as well as self sufficient. My temps on my 9950 with an oc to 3.2 are 43*C full load, and about 27-29*C idle. Amazing! Now is the time test, how long this puppy lasts. http://www.coolitsystems.com/index.p...id=55&Itemid=5
 

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You can get entire kits. Don't buy from TT (Thermaltake) Though.

Something like a STech H20 or something.

yeah i got the h20 220 for a friend and it works great. He through in a gpu block too for another $35, so for $175 he hot cpu+gpu cooling, not bad. His 8800gt fully oced full load runs 38C and cpu full load at stock (X2) is even lower :O.
 
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Swiftech H20-220


best place to buy this? id like to stay under 150$ honestly but if this is as good as you all say it is i guess ill buy it!

also is it quiet?
 

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people hate the thermaltake kits but i have to tell you that i am in love with my tt- bigwater 760i. my temp do not go over 57c under full load i think i saw it hit 58 once. and im at 26-30c idle. i have a mid tower and my processor is oc 1ghz over stock clock. i did a little modification to the case when i installed the kit.. i installed it on the very first two bays of my tower and i cut a square hole on top of the case so the fan would suck 100% outside air. i insulated the sides of the fan so no hot air from inside the case would be blown back into the little heat exchanger. before this i had it on the last two bays and the temperatures were not very sexy. a little bit of thinking goes a long way. and all this for $158. cant beat the bang for the buck. i will take some pics this weekend of my setup and i will post them so you can see what i did. but i do recomend the thermaltake bigwater 760i.
 

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people hate the thermaltake kits but i have to tell you that i am in love with my tt- bigwater 760i. my temp do not go over 57c under full load i think i saw it hit 58 once. and im at 26-30c idle. i have a mid tower and my processor is oc 1ghz over stock clock. i did a little modification to the case when i installed the kit.. i installed it on the very first two bays of my tower and i cut a square hole on top of the case so the fan would suck 100% outside air. i insulated the sides of the fan so no hot air from inside the case would be blown back into the little heat exchanger. before this i had it on the last two bays and the temperatures were not very sexy. a little bit of thinking goes a long way. and all this for $158. cant beat the bang for the buck. i will take some pics this weekend of my setup and i will post them so you can see what i did. but i do recomend the thermaltake bigwater 760i.
thats why people dont like it high load temp for water, those load temps are close to my XIG
 

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well im sure that if i drop my clock to 3.2ghz i will get temps in the 40s under load. still im happy with 57c loads.
 

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well im sure that if i drop my clock to 3.2ghz i will get temps in the 40s under load. still im happy with 57c loads.
It's whatever makes you happy
I've dropped my clock down to 3.6 for summer and load a little less than you - but, I wasn't going for coldest temps on the computer - just for coldest temps in my office. And just for laughs I added another 360 to the loop, I was actually kinda surprised that a single MCR-320 radiator could handle a 4GHz Quad with 2 4870X2's in the loop with two pumps pushing it. (35C idle on quad with 44C load - 33C idle on X2's with 38C load - All dependant on outside temp and it is TEXAS lol - those temps are with today's high of 85F)

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anywhere else? not that im going to buy it anytime soon it will be at least a month.
Honestly if that's the case I would just wait and keep checking back. When it comes in stock go for it. It's a great kit that is highly upgradeable.
 

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yep =b i had a max orb and i couldnt go pass 3.3ghz because my load temps were over 67c fairly fast. so for me the 760i worked perfect. when im playing games and stuff it normaly starys in the 40s only when i run prime 95 stress test for max heat is when i hit the high 50s.
 

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can i replace the fans it comes with, with quieter ones?? im trying to quiet the computer also since its five feet from the bed and constantly folding
 

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can i replace the fans it comes with, with quieter ones?? im trying to quiet the computer also since its five feet from the bed and constantly folding


Well if you wanted to you could put longer hose's on it and put the radiator
anywhere you wanted to.

I did not notice it before but that kit comes with the 220QP which is a
radiator/reservoir
 

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The fans it comes with really aren't that loud, I would personally list them in the "Quiet" range.
 
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