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post #11 of 16
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Hmm i thought watercooling would be good longish term investment for overclocking seeing as it keeps temps down and would make overclocking easier, also i have a case with bad AIRFLOW so water cooling would actually be beneficial more than usual


Or am i incorrect?
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post #12 of 16
..nothing wrong with watercooling overclock what you have!
 
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post #13 of 16
Watercooling doesn't really make up for bad case airflow unless you watercool everything and/or have an externally mounted radiator.

I'd get a new case, and good upper-midrange heatsink. Neither will depreciate quickly and both can be used in your next build.

WC doesn't offer a worth while advantage over air for Sandy Bridge, and Ivy is likely to be even more power efficient. You'll probably be able to max out the chips, or come close to it, on decent air.

Edit: I see you have a Corsair Obsidian 800D...this case shouldn't have bad air flow at all.
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post #14 of 16
I didnt see your sig rig had a 800D, That would be amazing for watercooling and yes watercooling would be, just make sure you get the biggest rad possible and for you Im pretty sure thats a 360
 
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post #15 of 16
Stick with your 965, get a decent HSF or Water cool it and overclock it within an inch of its life.
post #16 of 16
Get a ssd.
 
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