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post #11 of 44
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Originally Posted by GingerJohn View Post

So really the only person who can say it was worth it is you; no one else is qualified.

Best advice I've ever read.
post #12 of 44
Why pick an image glorifying a terrorist and mass murderer as an avatar?
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post #13 of 44
Cooled my CPU over 10C....cooled my gpu by over 40C

Well worth it.
 
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post #14 of 44
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Cooled my CPU over 10C....cooled my gpu by over 40C
Well worth it.

Ditto. And +2
post #15 of 44
Coming from a stock Intel cooler, to a H50, it was awesome. But then coming from an H50 to a custom loop? Night and day.

Then coming from stock coolers on my 470's to waterblocks? Lol, that one is pretty obvious.

300% worth it in my opinion and if you're looking to keep everything for a longer period of time. Not to mention you can customize, add, remove, and tame the heat while the ladies are creaming over your creation with the built in babe magnet in the loop. Aka "kill coil".. wink.gifthumb.gif

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post #16 of 44
H80 here, would never go back to air cooling: silent, efficient, space saving.
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post #17 of 44
I shaved like 25 degrees off my cpu max temps under prime 95. On air (with a great air cooler mind you) I was pushing 72 degrees max temps at 4.7ghz. On water now I don't even break 50 degrees. Gpu doesn't break 38 degrees at 1300mhz (7970).
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post #18 of 44
I don't think watercooling CPU-only loops are worth the big price jump between aircooling and watercooling. However, once you mix GPUs into the loop, it's nice to see 20-40°C drops in max load temps, especially if it's more quiet.
    
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post #19 of 44
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Why pick an image glorifying a terrorist and mass murderer as an avatar?

Did you see the movie "Che"? If not then you should check it thumb.gif

I read your post and I guess it is worth going from stock to water but not really from high-end air to water since the difference will obviously be reduced. So I think the question is biased since most of you directly went the water route. I was just thinking at all the extra problems I will have with water for approx 10C difference... I had to go water to reach 4.8Ghz stable and keep my high overclock the summer but I was expecting a bit more...

Anyway it is too late now tongue.gif I put the computer in front of the windows with the radiators sucking the air dirrectly from the outside @ -10C and I was afraid seeing my idle temperature reach 2C imagine all the water freezing in the system eek.gif
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post #20 of 44
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Did you see the movie "Che"? If not then you should check it thumb.gif
I read your post and I guess it is worth going from stock to water but not really from high-end air to water since the difference will obviously be reduced. So I think the question is biased since most of you directly went the water route. I was just thinking at all the extra problems I will have with water for approx 10C difference... I had to go water to reach 4.8Ghz stable and keep my high overclock the summer but I was expecting a bit more...
Anyway it is too late now tongue.gif I put the computer in front of the windows with the radiators sucking the air dirrectly from the outside @ -10C and I was afraid seeing my idle temperature reach 2C imagine all the water freezing in the system eek.gif

I understand a little of what you mean, I came from relatively highend Aircooler to WC as was a little underwhelmed by the results at first, i achieved around a 10C drop also. But most people will only achieve this, so my expectations where a little off really. It's GPUs where you see an incredible drop in temperatures! I run crossfired 6950's on the X58 platform, and my two GPUs where butted up against each other, the top GPU actually hit 105C while playing Crysis2 (forgot to turn fan speed up) so I decided to WC them, at stock settings my temperatures where no higher than 37C!!! Couldn't believe how far they fell!! Still so pleased with it even now and WC'ed them 5-6 months ago!

Although I would like lower CPU temps, I still love the look of WC in my rig, also love that fact that its quite quiet, even though i have 6 fans on my Rad! Don't see myself going back to air unless I have too, can only see me investing more in this in the future smile.gif
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