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Originally Posted by MADMAX22 View Post
water allbiet limited by ambient will still be able to maintain your items that your cooling closer to ambient then air cooling will, theres not much of an argument to it, the only thing is water is more of a pain to deal with but you will be able to push more voltages for the same temps
I'll second that on the cooling.....I don't think it's a pain though, I love playing with mine...
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post #22 of 42
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Thats not true. Someone on this forum got 68F (20C) with their ninja. I've gotten down to about 8C on air (with some help from an AC unit).
I was about to write that, lol. It was Villainstone getting 25C load on his ninja.
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just seems like a lot of money for minimal gains as far as I am concerned... but I have to get something now, was running orthos and got to 55 after about an hour (crap) I think I am going to try and find a tuniq on ebay... anyone else have suggestions maybe big typhoon?
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post #24 of 42
have you tried cleaning your heat sink? buy a can of compressed air and clean out your heat sink, you'll notice a very nice drop in temps
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post #25 of 42
Water cooling isnt worth it unless you have money burning a hole in your pocket. A good watercooling set will set you back what, $250+? A good air cooled case will set you back maybe $100 if you go all out.
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post #26 of 42
WC isn't really expensive after the initial cost..It has a life span of years and can be used on a variety of cores, is easily moved from box to box....Good WC will always beat good air for one simple reason, air does not transfer it's thermal load as well as water....
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post #27 of 42
Water cooling can remove MORE heat than a Air cooler, but that doesn't mean you'll get better temps, just that the water cooling setup will have a stabler range.
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post #28 of 42
youll be able to run higher voltages for the same temp,
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post #29 of 42
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Originally Posted by Mootsfox View Post
Water cooling can remove MORE heat than a Air cooler, but that doesn't mean you'll get better temps, just that the water cooling setup will have a stabler range.
I don't really understand that....If you are removing and dissapating more heat through your rad how could it not have closer to ambient temp's?
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post #30 of 42
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Originally Posted by ira-k View Post
I don't really understand that....If you are removing and dissapating more heat through your rad how could it not have closer to ambient temp's?
I guess I worded that wrong. You may not be able to get as cool idle temps with water, but your load temps are likely to be much lower than if on air.
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