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Im planning to build a dual CPU workstation/gaming system with a somewhat good CPU OC (Six core 3.33ghz -> 4.0ghz), and I want some advice on which type of cooling I should get (Air or Liquid). I know theres a lot of guides around for these types of questions, but Im planning to keep this system for a while (5+ yrs) and running mostly 24/7. I dont mind doing light maintenance, a bit of noise and changing parts if they break, but I wanna know which, of liquid cooling or air cooling, would give me the best reliability and stability while keeping the temps at decent levels.

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Thanks a lot for your anwser, but I only seems to find really small workstation/server grade heatsinks, looking a lot like stock coolers, which I doubt would sustain OC. And since im planning this PC to play some games too, I'll have to get some mid range video cards too, which I doubt can fit in the ducted airflow cases required by some workstation/server heatsinks.

I was thinking about liquid cooling because my actual case choice got a lot of space available for this, and it looked like the most stable way to cool down OCed stuff.

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get you 2 heatkiller LT v3.0 blocks for your chips (spring for the 7.95 for the backplates)
get you a xspc 750 pump res combo
get you a swiftech 240 or 320qp rad
8 fittings g1/4 1/2 barb (dont waste your money on compression)
8 hose clamps
10 foot of clear hose 1/2 ID (you'll probably mis-cut a few times)
and 2 or 3 fans depending on which rad
kill coil 99.9% silver 6.95 (anti-algea)
you can do it all for around 200-250.00
www.sidewindercomputers.com has it all at good prices

Enjoy
 

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get you 2 heatkiller LT v3.0 blocks for your chips (spring for the 7.95 for the backplates)
get you a xspc 750 pump res combo
get you a swiftech 240 or 320qp rad
8 fittings g1/4 1/2 barb (dont waste your money on compression)
8 hose clamps
10 foot of clear hose 1/2 ID (you'll probably mis-cut a few times)
and 2 or 3 fans depending on which rad
kill coil 99.9% silver 6.95 (anti-algea)
you can do it all for around 200-250.00
www.sidewindercomputers.com has it all at good prices

Enjoy
Thanks a lot for your suggestion, but would a setup like that (with good maintenance ofc) last for 5+ yrs?
 
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