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post #21 of 44
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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

I agree with this. I only went h20 because my 6950's were pretty loud and hot under load.

For a CPU only loop, a high end air cooler is a better choice. Especially with Sandy/Ivy Bridge CPU's which are pretty easy to keep cool in the first place.
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post #22 of 44
Water helps dissipate much more heat than air with high overclocks. So you may only see 10C difference. But when you push your chip higher, the difference in temperatures will increase. Water can dissipate much more heat but that depends on your radiators.

The biggest difference was the GPU. 85C -> 45C Max.

And my watercooling is very quiet. The water flowing in the rez is making the most noise.
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post #23 of 44
ill put it this way.


Before i watercooled, my 2600k would run 4.8 at 1.4v and would run under load about 90-95*c (intel burn) on air.

When i switched to water, i upgraded to 3960x (which produces more heat, 2 more cores...) and run 4.8 @ 1.416v and under full load get MAX 60*C (intel burn)

when i set my 3960x to 5.2 @ 1.57v, my max is 80*c....


also, i was also able overclock my gpu's even further. On air i was getting 2x 950/1450 (crossfire) now i am at 1015/1500...big improvement. (gpu's dont go over 42*c in furmark xtreme burn in)


so basically, id say i managed about a 30*C drop from switching, best decision i made, but that on cus im an overclocking whore lol.
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post #24 of 44
Ummm 65 degrees aint that bad its still pretty safe if u arent going into 80 degrees ur good i mean wen i run prime95 im at 4 ghz and i get 65

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post #25 of 44
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Did you see the movie "Che"? If not then you should check it thumb.gif

No, I prefer to lean history from actual historical sources that tell the true story, not from films that were produced with the intent to glorify worhless pieces of human filth like Che Guevara.
I also grew up around some people that had first hand experience with what Guevara was really like, as opposed to the image certain agenda driven people, and the ill informed whom they have duped, wish to promote.

There is nothing about the life of the remorselessly cruel mass murdering Marxist thug that is worthy of honoring by any rational decent person.
Edited by Caleal - 2/4/12 at 11:48am
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No, I prefer to lean history from actual historical sources that tell the true story, not from films that were produced with the intent to glorify worhless pieces of human filth like Che Guevara.
I also grew up around some people that had first hand experience with what Guevara was really like, as opposed to the image certain agenda driven people, and the ill informed whom they have duped, wish to promote.
There is nothing about the life of the remorselessly cruel mass murdering Marxist thug that is worthy of honoring by any rational decent person.

Your opinion is blinded by ignorance.
Learn a bit more about Batista first and you will understand why communism was a real hope for them. Learn a bit more about the Che and you will understand for what he was fighting for and against.


Shall I ask you what is your "historical source".
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post #27 of 44
if your not lazy its always worth it
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This isn't the forum for this discussion, and I apologize to the forum for bringing it up.
The issue is to personal to me, due to the history of one side of my immediate family.

I'll just block the image and not post about it anymore after this.
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Your opinion is blinded by ignorance.
Learn a bit more about Batista first and you will understand why communism was a real hope for them. Learn a bit more about the Che and you will understand for what he was fighting for and against.
Shall I ask you what is your "historical source".

I get my history from books, and in this case, supplemented by personal accounts of people who were actually there in the middle of it, not from what is little more than a propaganda film.

I'm fully aware of the history of the region and characters involved, as well as Guava's actions in the Congo, Argentina and Bolivia.
History is full of "noble revolutionaries" fighting against jackbooted thug dictators, only to themselves become the jackbooted thugs. Sadly, the usual outcome for the common people is almost always worse than what they were living under before, Cuba being a prime example.
I'm thankful that I've never had to live under what Che Guevara's vision of what a government should be, and so should you.

Look past the rhetoric to the actions and results, there is absolutely nothing admirable about the man.
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post #29 of 44
For cpus water cooling is 10-20c at best sometimes less where water shines is cooling gpus it can cut 30-50c off gpu temps and you can run your fans slower on water and still keep good temps. My 5970@900/1200 would hit 90c on stock cooling and on water does not pass 45c my 5870 would hit 80c at 900/1200 on water i run 1000/1200 and dont pass 45c and vrms dont pass 65c.
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eek.gif I've never seen such low temps! (even though it is an i5) That voltage too! For you I dont think youd need WC ever with those temps. With WC though you would probably never see 40C depending on what hardware you buy.
     
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