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Old 04-11-2010, 07:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm going to be building a gaming computer soon using an Intel DX580SO Motherboard and Core i7-950 cpu combo. I intend to overclock the processor from 3.06ghz to 4.2ghz, which apparently can bring a normal rig up to 74C under stress. I'm going to be using a fairly good power supply and case (Antec 1200) which has a really good fan system, but I'm still not sure whether I should keep it fan cooled or switch to liquid cooling. Any ideas?

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Air cooling will be fine, it's much less complicated and easier to maintain than water cooling. For a 4.2Ghz OC it'll be fine.

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If you're going to OC you should buy the i7 920. It's equal to the i7 950 except the stock speed. They both have the same potential on OC.

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