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For my generation of i7 (920-930) water was almost mandantory if you wanted to work a t 4.0GHz 24/7 but with your generation of i7 one of its most valuable aspects is its ability to clock high on air.To put things in perspective I have 4 on water (the three i7-930's and a 955).My goal is to get some hot running good point producing (for folding) gpu's on water.My money has kind of run out but I am working at it
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I don't think the H100 is very representative of a good custom WC loop, but I could be wrong.
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post #13 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by SectorNine50 View Post
I don't think the H100 is very representative of a good custom WC loop, but I could be wrong.
I 2nd this statement
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post #14 of 20
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Originally Posted by SectorNine50 View Post
I don't think the H100 is very representative of a good custom WC loop, but I could be wrong.
I third this statement. The advantage of a custom loop is the size of the rad.

@OP Go water go!

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I don't think the H100 is very representative of a good custom WC loop, but I could be wrong.
My point being by posting benchmarks that even a H100 will deliver a very significant drop in temperature...
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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
If by that you mean at 5ghz 24/7 on your 2500k then unless you know your cpu can get that high there is no certainty, mine even with 480 of rad will only get stable at 49 with silly volts. So if you are happy with what you have and don't want to spend money to find out if your cpu can or cann't do 5ghz the choice is yours

the other choice is get noctua d14 or H100 and see what you get with them
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post #17 of 20
Chances are you be able to go faster on water, as posted here, how much faster depends on the chip itself.

My PHII grabbed 480mhz over air to nearly 4.51ghz. You need to ask yourself if the noise reduction and extra performance is worth the cost.

Think about it as a mustang gt500 vs ferrari 430. You pay 4x the price for 30 miles a hour more max. Is it worth it, you decide.
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My point being by posting benchmarks that even a H100 will deliver a very significant drop in temperature...
Still no anywhere near a custom WC loop.
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with a rs360 kit you could see 10 - 15 below the h100 change that rad to a RX360
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With a custom water loop you get bling potential. This is clearly the only reason you need to switch.

Seriously though, I can't recommend against sealed units enough. The performance is on par with mid to high end air coolers, yet you pay up to 4x the price. They are mostly about the novelty of having liquid cooling than about serious performance. If you are happy with the potential of the H100 then just buy an equivalent performance air cooler and save yourself the difference. If you really want to get into a project that will likely take you a weekend to finish, but gives you the satisfaction of knowing that you built the loop from scratch and nets you additional performance, go custom loop. Again, I cannot recommend against sealed units highly enough.

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