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Nevertheless, in absolute numbers the new Swiftech system at its maximum speeds demonstrated 13°C advantage over Thermalright Archon in its default configuration with one TY-140 fan and an 8°C advantage over the same cooler equipped with two powerful Scythe SlipStream 140 fans at 1710 RPM.
I wonder how it'll do when paired with some Gentle Typhoons

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I love mine but if I had to pay full price, I think I would be looking at the RASA kits. Don't get me wrong, the swiftech kit outperforms the RASA 360 but the price gap is huge.
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I want to get back into water cooling... but I got my H50 from BestBuy for $35 and frankly, I can get max clocks on my 2500k with it and not have to worry about anything. Heck, I had it maxed out on a Hyper 212+

With every die shrink lately, water cooling becomes more and more impractical.
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I want to get back into water cooling... but I got my H50 from BestBuy for $35 and frankly, I can get max clocks on my 2500k with it and not have to worry about anything. Heck, I had it maxed out on a Hyper 212+

With every die shrink lately, water cooling becomes more and more impractical.
For cpus maybe but high end gpus really do still need water (for sli+ at least).
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For cpus maybe but high end gpus really do still need water (for sli+ at least).
I don't think it will be nearly as useful when Kepler comes out.
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For cpus maybe but high end gpus really do still need water (for sli+ at least).
yea, that's true.

So maybe the focus will start shifting from CPU WC to a more GPU centric loop.
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yea, that's true.

So maybe the focus will start shifting from CPU WC to a more GPU centric loop.
Good, I'd like to see more competition between GPU blocks

Edit: Just to add to whats been said, I would probably put my GPU under water before my CPU, it will let the GPU have the loop to its sell, and a h50 can be had for less than a CPU block and tames a i5 2500k fine

PFFFFFFF who am I kidding, EVERYTHING has to have a block on it! THIS, IS, OVERCLOCK.NET
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theres also the advantage to watercooling of sound, yeah a highend air cooling solution can cool a chip, however that solution is equal to my system when i have all my fans at rotating start speed, ie about 600rpm, and my water stays within 2-3c of ambient
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I want to get back into water cooling... but I got my H50 from BestBuy for $35 and frankly, I can get max clocks on my 2500k with it and not have to worry about anything. Heck, I had it maxed out on a Hyper 212+

With every die shrink lately, water cooling becomes more and more impractical.
Yea, that's true. Once Ivy Bridge comes out w/ the 3D transistors, I think something like a Corsair H80 or H100 would be plenty.
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