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Need better cooling for O/c

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K, so its Australia, summer, around 32*C everyday.

I wanna o/c my q6600.

However, my Zalamn 9500CNPS isn't doing a good enough job. The coolest core sits at 45*C idle. I was thinking of a cheap Watercooling setup say, maybe the Thermaltake big water 760i?

http://itestate.com.au/products_detail.asp?code=PD00005097

However, i've heard people say its rather loud an ineffient? is this true?
(like, hd3870 leafblower @ 100% speed loud or...?)


Also, would i be better off with a better air hsf?

my budget is around $200, oh and i want to be able to get atleast 3.0ghz out of this baby. :)
 

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Custom water is the best bet. Avoid Thermaltake water cooling products. Not very good.

If worse comes to worst, and you can't piece together a custom kit for your budget, look into the Swiftech kits.
 
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That would be OK, but look into piecing a kit together yourself first. Need a pump, rad, res, cpu block, tubing, clamps and fittings. I'm not sure of good places to shop in Aus.
 

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