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post #1 of 20
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Hey guys ,


Should I jump to water again?

What type of difference in temps can I expect? right now im maxing out at 70c with my current specs underneath.

If I go water I will need to spend about $600-700 (I will get a new case aswell...no ways water will fit in my antec 900)


Im just thinking , is it worth it? would I beable to push 5ghz+? or should I be satisfied with my current overclock as it is?

I had a sick setup a wile back , 2x GTX 360 rad with 2x MCP 655 pumps hoked up to my QX9770 and 2x GTX 480's .....1/2id tubing , swiftech V2 cpu cooler (forgot the name)

but to be perfectly honest my gpu's never really overclocked that much and even my cpu couldent push much further (4.5 max) and eventually I sold all the stuff....

but now the bug is coming back....dammit!!!!

so i need ur guys advice!
Edited by porky - 10/21/11 at 3:43am
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post #2 of 20
Quote:
(I will get a new case aswell...no ways water will fit in my antec 900)
You can fit a 360 in there, i have space in my 1200, so have go.

If you want to get Full blocks then your looking at $550-600.. this is what I would go for..

PUMP / RES
D5 / XSPC RASA BAY RES

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RX 360 if you used powerfullish fans.

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EK-Supreme HF - Acetal/Copper

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2x FC6970 - Acetal/Copper < Great value, cant fault mine.

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7/16 Primochill with 1/2" barbs.
Edited by andrewmchugh - 10/21/11 at 3:48am
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post #3 of 20
wether you can hit 5ghz will depend on your cpu, even if you have watercooling it may not get there
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post #4 of 20
You know you want to go back to water just do it lol
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post #5 of 20
You dont need a new case, you can fit to 240 rads in an antec 900/902 with a little modding (few drills holes for rad mounts), look at my Antec 1200 for example.

http://www.overclock.net/water-cooli...l#post15351915
    
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post #6 of 20
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Hmmm , I dont want a cramped case I will / want a bigger case....

I am just trying to convince myself that i dont need it!

if someone can tell me that ill beable to go 24/7 with reasonable certainty then ill get the stuff again....if not then bleh
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post #7 of 20
you only got one life you may as well live it go water cooling lol
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If you join the water club, not only you will have hardware running under cooler conditions, if you join within next 24 hours you also get special pass to geek arena!
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post #9 of 20
Do ittt...

...I'm way too excited for my WC gear to arrive.
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post #10 of 20
I've got a thing for actual data vs. theory on what will performance better...

You'll notice here that the HSF you currently use is coming around the same temperature as your current maximum:



Compared to a Corsair H100:


Edited by jlells01 - 10/21/11 at 10:24am
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