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Old July 7, 2011, 10:39 AM
dma0991 dma0991 is offline
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Originally Posted by SKYMTL View Post
*waits for the hate to come rolling in*


On a serious note, a custom watercooling is unnecessary for a SB rig as you wouldn't need more than a Noctua NH-D14 for a 24/7 overclock. Going for the max 5.7GHz or possibly higher might just kill your CPU much faster than it should, especially with the much higher voltage needed to sustain that kind of speed. A 4.5GHz stable 24/7 OC shouldn't be a problem at all for a Noctua NH-D14.

With an air cooler, your CPU would still be able to hold itself together in case a few fans dies but when a water pump dies, that would be disastrous. Unless you're willing to babysit your PC 24/7 and constantly monitor temps, an air cooler is a better option.
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