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Going from Air To Water ?

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Am from the UK and currently have a i7 950 overclocked to 3.8GHz and a Noctua D14 CPU Cooler to cool it. I just wanted to no is it worth going from air to water what differance will I see currently my ambient temp in the room is 25 because it is summer time and am getting with the Noctua Idle 42c - 44c Load 74c - 76c If I go for water cooling what temps can i expect with the same room temp ?
and by water cooling I mean getting a good water cooling system like getting a Black Ice GTX Xtreme 360 Rad 3x 120mm Scythe Kaze Jyuni 1900RPM Slip Stream fans in a Pull config a good water block am willing to spend about £300 which is $488 in us dollars.
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With that ambient temp, if you get a good water cooled system, you can expect to see idle temps of around 28C and load 35C. Id go for it.

The black ice GTX 360 is a good choice. iv got the GTX 480 myself and had it for 3 years. Love it.
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With that ambient temp, if you get a good water cooled system, you can expect to see idle temps of around 28C and load 35C. Id go for it.
WHAT ? your kidding right ? 28c idle ?
am currently looking at 2 water blocks the Koolance CPU 370 and Swiftech Apogee XT Extreme Rev.2 can't make my mind up or if you no any good ones let me no thanks but 28c idle is GREAT
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WHAT ? your kidding right ? 28c idle ?
am currently looking at 2 water blocks the Koolance CPU 370 and Swiftech Apogee XT Extreme Rev.2 can't make my mind up or if you no any good ones let me no thanks but 28c idle is GREAT
Yup no kidding. With my setup im usually 3C above ambient depending on what speed I turn my fans on. I believe the Apogee XT Rev.2 would be a fine choice. As you can see in my sig iv got the swiftech GTZ. Its the original version as had it for 3 years but I love it. Has served me well. I am a swiftech fan.
post #5 of 6
You have a Noctua NH-D14 which is the best Air Cooler right now. The lowest you will see is 10C drop.
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Yep, there's a reason there are so many people willing to pay the extra money for a water cooling system (as not to mention putting something that could absolutely ruin an entire rig if it goes wrong). The easiest thing to do is like at the RASA or EK kits (of course be wary of the EK nickel blocks). Are you looking to just cool your CPU? or thinking of doing a video card too?
If you scan the threads, you'll find a lot of people just putting together builds so read them and their comments and it should get you on the right track.
    
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