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Poll Results: Is water cooling worth the dollar?

 
  • 22% (43)
    Yes, it is definitely worth every penny.
  • 42% (79)
    Yes, it was a worthwhile investment.
  • 24% (46)
    There are better things to do with my money.
  • 10% (19)
    No, it is not worth the money at all.
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post #11 of 87
From a performance stand point i would say less and less so big air coolers are close to matching watercooling in most cases unless you add a more active cooling element to it.

for me it was more about the experiance of putting it all together, making my pc less noisy and just how plain awesome it looks.

Is it worth it? depends on what your personal needs are for me I think if I had the choice again I would not have bothered but I dont regret it was a fun experiment.
Edited by Dr216 - 6/1/11 at 8:07am
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post #12 of 87
Low end isn't worth it, but high end definitely is since it looks epic and is super fun to put together when the loop is uber complicated.
 
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post #13 of 87
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How about for that person (me) who doesn't care about badassness, but rather just wants good temps and low noise?

Probably a low end loop would suffice for me..
post #14 of 87
If there wasn't a RASA kit, it probably wouldn't be worth it.

Look, I live in a tropical country where even the nights are also hot especially during the summer months. But I like to OC my 2600k 24/7 @4.6ghz. My old D14 could cool adequately, but I wasn't satisfied with it. So where do you from a top-end cooler? Water. So for me it's worth it, because the RS240 is cheap!
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post #15 of 87
If you buy bling stuff no its not worth it. If you over buy and get the wrong gear its not worth it. If you not to daft and buy second hand (with care) its worth every penny. People buying a massive core rad for a CPU is just nutt's.
post #16 of 87
I would say with your current rig it would be worth it. You'll have to upgrade your case if you want to go all internal. I'd say a 360 and 240 rad would be enough. I have an 800D that fits everything internal (granted, it had to be modded). Just the overclocks on my GPUs made water cooling worth it (940MHz on each).
post #17 of 87
It's worth it for the silence you gain by eliminating noisy gpu and cpu cooler fans. The price is hard to swallow..but after the initial investment it barely costs any money to maintain.
    
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post #18 of 87
theres really no yes or no answer, depends on what kind of system you have and what you do with it. If your running programs literally 24/7 and have a 50+% OC and are running 70c+ with air, yea go to watercooling. I personally use my rig for gaming, and at load only hit 67c with air cooling, so its not worth it for me. Or if u got the money to blow and want a badass looking system, tahts always a reason too, lol
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post #19 of 87
Worth every penny. I love my loop. This is my first WC loop and im hooked!!! every PC that I will build from now on will have ATLEAST a cpu loop. The temps dropped significantly from my coolermaster V6GT and when i can get a 580 ill put that under water as well. The WC temps that I have seen drop the video cards the most. the cpu dropps but not like the GPU.

if your thinking about doing it....dont think...just do!!
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post #20 of 87
But surely you have to have more fans on your rads. So the argument of eliminating fan noise is redundant. I mean the set up I have at the moment is very quiet and I seriously doubt a WC loop would be any quieter and the temps maybe 10C lower for a huge cost.
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