Tuniq Tower vs this Watercooling

thuganomics

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Tuniq Tower @ $60CAD

vs...

Watercooling System: $ 186CAD
MCP655 Pump
Swiftech Apogee CPU Block
Swiftech MCW60 VGA Block
HWLabs Black Ice Pro 120mm
Thermaltake Aquabay M3
and other not so important stuff.

Which one should i buy for my E6300 @ 3.2ghz at crappy air cooling atm?
 

JAG87

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i would not waste money on watercooling (especially those parts are expensive) for an E6300.

the tuniq is even more than that cpu deserves. for gods sake its worth 200 dollars...

if you were cooling a 1000 dollar cpu then water would be a good choice.
 

Ayah

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I'd vote a Thermalright U-120 with a fan of choice. Depending if you want silence, a balance or pure cooling power.
 

thuganomics

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Thank you for your responses, i've looked at Ultra-120 but im not sure if thats better or Tuniq is. If the Ultra-120 costs $10 more, is it worth it? I would be getting a Yate Loon 120mm for the ultra-120 if i get it.
 

Ayah

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Yeah, for 110$, at that. Watercooling with those parts would be well worth it.
 

Noubourne

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At stock volts, few CPUs have "a heat problem".

To overclock, often higher voltage is provided to allow for stability at higher speeds. Moving to water gives you more headroom in voltages, since it can carry much more heat away from the CPU. This often allows for higher overclocks.

Check out the Dual Opty S939 3Ghz club at DFI-Street for instance (currently offline or I would link it). There are only a couple air coolers on that list for a good reason; the highest overclocks for a chip are often not achievable with air cooling.

I'm not stoked on the BIP rads, but overall that's some good stuff.