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I recon I could use a proper cooling as I run my 2500K at 5GHz on air right now, hoping to push it a lot further than that.

Money well spent? I know it is a lot more than closed loops like H100i but I'm also looking to expand it to my Crossfire cards in the possible future.

Friend has pretty similiar setup, just shorter Rad and slightly cheaper pump and runs his 3570K at 5GHz with Prime95 temps topping at 60C with Small FFTs.
(His words, not mine, can only witness it next weekend when he brings his PC over to my place)
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Honestly, my take on it is that temperature/price, water cooling is never worth it. But it's a hobby and a passion by itself just like hardware is in general to some people. You kind of get hooked when buying custom waterloops, which is why most people do it. If I could afford, I'd do it too. Not for the better temps, looks or better cooling. Those are just bonuses. The actual reason that many people do custom loops, is because it's a passion.

^ God, so poetic tongue.gif
 
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If those temps are true on your friend pc, than the cooling setup is epic. Will be interested to see your results thumb.gif
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Originally Posted by K62-RIG View Post

If those temps are true on your friend pc, than the cooling setup is epic. Will be interested to see your results thumb.gif

I'm waiting even more eagerly, will definitely do a comparison and run IBT for 20 runs or something on the current one before installing it to see how big the drop is.

Shame it takes pretty much a full week for them to ship from there, gonna be a long one week lol
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Stige View Post

http://stigez.com/ocn/waterz.png
I recon I could use a proper cooling as I run my 2500K at 5GHz on air right now, hoping to push it a lot further than that.
Money well spent? I know it is a lot more than closed loops like H100i but I'm also looking to expand it to my Crossfire cards in the possible future.
Friend has pretty similiar setup, just shorter Rad and slightly cheaper pump and runs his 3570K at 5GHz with Prime95 temps topping at 60C with Small FFTs.
(His words, not mine, can only witness it next weekend when he brings his PC over to my place)
What voltage are you at?
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What voltage are you at?

1.465V in BIOS, goes upto 1.49xV under full load.
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post #7 of 23
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Originally Posted by Stige View Post

1.465V in BIOS, goes upto 1.49xV under full load.
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Ok, just making sure. Im at 4.8 on my 2500k and Im using 1.42v. I see everyone with their gen 3's or sandybridge-E's with lower voltages and I get scared Im running at something extreme.
post #8 of 23
I got started watercooling because of the noise. My 7970 running three monitors and playing guild wars 2 was buzzing so loud I could not hear myself think. It was not uncommon to see the GPU temps at 80C. My new rig runs quiet as a mouse, idles around 32C, and runs about 36-40C with the CPU/Memory/Videocard mildly overclocked and running games. It's worth it to save your hearing. thumb.gif
post #9 of 23
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Originally Posted by OkanG View Post

Honestly, my take on it is that temperature/price, water cooling is never worth it. But it's a hobby and a passion by itself just like hardware is in general to some people. You kind of get hooked when buying custom waterloops, which is why most people do it. If I could afford, I'd do it too. Not for the better temps, looks or better cooling. Those are just bonuses. The actual reason that many people do custom loops, is because it's a passion.
^ God, so poetic tongue.gif

What he said haha.

Most of what is done on this forum is over the edge and probably deemed to be a waste of money by friends outside of the enthusiast community. A lot of it has to do with aesthetics, bragging rights, silence, performance, etc. It all depends on how much value you put on each of those factors.

If you want it, and have the money for it, go ahead biggrin.gif (note: this coming from a college student with the inability to put money into savings, lol)
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What he said haha.
Most of what is done on this forum is over the edge and probably deemed to be a waste of money by friends outside of the enthusiast community. A lot of it has to do with aesthetics, bragging rights, silence, performance, etc. It all depends on how much value you put on each of those factors.
If you want it, and have the money for it, go ahead biggrin.gif (note: this coming from a college student with the inability to put money into savings, lol)

Trust me, I know how you feel lol, I was never good at saving money, just getting some extra in a few days so decided to waste it on water cooling as I never had one, really just want to try it out lol.

And hoping friend will trade his 2500K for mine+40€, his 2500K boots into Windows at 5.4GHz with 1.48V when I can't get this to get past 5.2GHz no matter the voltage frown.gif
Would be insane if I could run his CPU under water, lets hope he agrees to trade tongue.gif
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