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I know there good, no denying.. But as i said before i have a GTX470 that is like having a jet.

If i get water then i can add that to the loop later on. biggrin.gif
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I know there good, no denying.. But as i said before i have a GTX470 that is like having a jet.
If i get water then i can add that to the loop later on. biggrin.gif

Get a H60 for the GTX 470 thumb.gif

Seeing as it's aging anyway, you'll be able to slap the H60 onto your next card with another $2 of Cable ties! tongue.gif
 
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Get a H60 for the GTX 470 thumb.gif
Seeing as it's aging anyway, you'll be able to slap the H60 onto your next card with another $2 of Cable ties! tongue.gif

Hah, and you have tried this? I'd be so worried about it coming loose and frying my card!
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And overclock more? Sorry, but even water can't overclock a sandy bridge past what air can. Only ln2 or extreme methods can. Fact is the limit is voltage, not heat. And if i can get 5GHz 24/7 without breaking 70c, why would I want 50c temps. Again, 70c does not degrade the cpu. I posted to the 5GHz club prime stable for like 4 hours never going past 70c.
It's like saying 'my car is better than yours because I wax it 100x a day, while you wax it only once a day'.
I bet the OP won't have a build log, but if he does i'll subscribe just to laugh at how much $$$ he wasted.
And he will feel like a real tool in 2014 when 'maple bridge' or whatever comes out and can be passively cooled by the stock intel cooler. What will he do with his neon tubes then.

I've been watercooling since LGA775 days and i can say that this is pretty accurate. Back then CPU's ran hotter. My QX6700 will idle at around 50c at it's current overclock. It would likely be far worse if it wasn't under a custom watercooling loop. Which has seen several updates to waterblocks and suchlike over the years.


It's true, watercooling just isn't as necessary as it once was, but that doesn't make it any less cool looking or addictive.
Edited by Thingamajig - 3/5/12 at 4:17am
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I understand they give out a lot less heat, Penitum 4's and AMD processor used to boil! But if i want a higher OC running at safer temps, especially in the UK with our differentiation in temperatures, then watercooling is my solution.

Watercooling is cool and ive always wanted my own biggrin.gif
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Don't you have some girl in your class to wink at.

I wish... this year i moved to a add/adhd (whatever u wanna call it) School....
almost no girls here and the girls that are here mostly look like men LOL
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Welcome to the watercooling world! It really is a ton of fun getting set up. Word of caution, however, it's addicting, and expensive. I've spent over 1K just for one build. Thankfully I can keep using what I bought, though I am buying more stuff for my next build. wackosmiley.gif

The Watercooling section has tons of knowledgeable people to get you started, so make sure you read through some of the guides and don't be afraid to ask questions. Questions will help you NOT flood your PC. tongue.gif
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Welcome to the watercooling world! It really is a ton of fun getting set up. Word of caution, however, it's addicting, and expensive. I've spent over 1K just for one build. Thankfully I can keep using what I bought, though I am buying more stuff for my next build. wackosmiley.gif
The Watercooling section has tons of knowledgeable people to get you started, so make sure you read through some of the guides and don't be afraid to ask questions. Questions will help you NOT flood your PC. tongue.gif

Haha cheers i shall bare that in mind in the future! thumb.gif

Yea i already regret buying my new machine 2 months ago as i have spent more and more on it since. This watercooling will be my last purchase for a while tongue.gif I hope..

Update: Got my fluid and a few bits through... No kit though arrowheadsmiley.png
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Ok: My answer.
First off: Be warned, the H series from Corsair is well known as a gateway drug.
The single rad sized H series are on a par with good air coolers, the H100 is up with the best of them.
The H series are also dirt easy to put in, and do a decent job, however, it's not really an expandable solution. If you find you like it, you will have to sell it to upgrade to full water, but if you leap in to custom water, you may find it overwhelming at first.

But:
Custom watercooling is massively better performance than the premade systems, more expandable, and you can add water blocks to things like your motherboard and graphics cards. It does become addictive. But it looks great, and you can get to all your memory slots easily. A flexible piece of tubing can be moved out of the way, a huge heatsink doesn't move, and will limit you to low heatspreaders.
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Turns out XSPC have not even shipped my order, even though i ordered it on friday with 1-2 day delivery.

Going onto their site it says 'Despatched', following the Royal Mail track number it says they have advised Royal Mail that it will be sent out that day. No further update after that. GREAT thumb.gif
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