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I made the jump into phase change this time last year. Instead of buying a new unit, I asked around to see if anyone had a used unit I could take off their hands. Quite a few options opened up and I ended up getting a unit with 2 condensers (single evap tho) from Gray Mole. Paid less than half of that cooler express unit.

Regarding performance, the unit I bought allowed me to push a FX 8350 from 4ghz to 5.7ghz - and the load temp at the evap is about -29C.

I've been playing around with water cooling for years, but phase change is really the way to go if you want a highly overclockable 24/7 machine. My CPU was bought for about 195$ and it's performance is somewhere between a i7-3770k (320$) and i7-3960x (~1000$).

Good luck!

that i do like the sound of.
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In b4 SDumper tongue.gif Do eet! AMD CPUs scale especially well with cold.
Edited by Schmuckley - 2/7/13 at 4:14pm
 
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trying to lol gotta get rig working first will have parts on monday
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My first ever phase unit it was bought around 18 months ago and I took my 4Ghz Phenom 2 x6 1075T from 4.1Ghz on water to a stable 4.8Ghz.

Wasn't bad for a £120 phase unit.

Power consumption of the actual phase unit is not that bad, but if you're going to be pulling 300w from the phase unit and another 350w+ on an overclocked FX CPU then you will start to notice the extra cost in the electricity bill.

Intel don't scale as well with the cold but from a power consumption point of view I wouldn't even consider running any AMD CPU under phase.

I ran a 2500k at 5.5Ghz daily on phase and power consumption at that speed was only about as much as a stock 8 module FX CPU.
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My new parts should get here real soon, Hoping that it's real soon and then i will be able to put money towards a phase unit.
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