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Water cooling not expensive BTW
you can get a Raystorm 750 RS240 for $150
Will destroy any air or CLC
Water cooling is pretty easy to work with and is less hassle then you think.
Leaking rarely happens if you do everything correctly.
Offers one of the best cooling methods while being extremely quiet.

GPU blocks around around 100-150 each.


Unless you think 150 bucks is a lot of money (it isnt btw)


As for overclocking.
Why wouldnt you want more performance for no extra cost or repercussions.
Your CPU is not going to DIE, stop believing the myths.
Overclocking really isnt hard to do, you change numbers around in the bios. If you don't understand what those numbers mean thats your problem and you can use google to help learn.
Overclocking a Videocard is even easier and for most games will give you the biggest boost. Not a small boost ether, taking 20+ fps in many cases.

And for buying weaker videocard just to overclock them. People do it all the time, but people would also like a 7970 or 7950 as they overclock better in most cases so you take then further on top of the speed advantage they already give.
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post #12 of 169
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Without overlooking, water cooling is a waste of money! That is what I think... maybe I am right, maybe I am wrong. I know if you overclock your CPU or GPU it will improve your PCs performance, but how. What I mean is that, suppose you used to run any game at high/ max settings (performance).. why would you still want to overclock your CPU or GPU?

Does overclocking means if you have AMD HD 7850 overclocked, it will perform same as an AMD 7970 or the GTX 680? if that is then why do people buy the 7970 but, not the 7850 and overclock it? again why is overclocking really necessarily to a gamer?

I have ask 3 questions, remember

Without overclocking, water is still more efficient at cooling and can be done so silently.

I overclocked my 7950 and is faster than a 7970. Why didn't I just buy a 7970? Because it's 600 dollars. I paid 240 dollars for my 7950 new. I saved 360 dollars.

I overclocked my 965 to 4.0 ghz because @ it's stock clocks, my overclocked 7950 didn't see any performance gains because my CPU was too slow to handle it. @ 4ghz I saw a huge performance increase.

I may get decent frame rates at stock clocks but I overclock to get the full value out of my hardware. Watercooling keeps it cold enough that heat won't damage anything.

Because if you don't know anything about a subject or a method, it isn't useless, you're just lacking in the knowledge. We're here to help others learn and improve their knowledge.

Don't knock it until you rock it.

As a gamer, your frames per second count. When you're playing on max settings and you start slowing down, bogging down, you want to buy a new piece of hardware to run it. Well overclocking it can solve that problem.

It's not as expensive as people make it seem. I bought a corsair H50 all in one water cooler for my cpu. It cost me 50 bucks, no more expensive than any other highend AIR cooler around.

Also an XSPC Raystorm RS360 kit, meaning you get a pump, resevoir, cpu block, radiator, hosing, fittings for 150 bucks. That cost less than my video card or cpu.

We build computers because we like to make sure things are done right and with best quality. We build computers because we like working with our hands. We watercool because it efficient, it's awesome, we built it with our own hands, and well...it also just looks awesome.
Edited by SpykeZ - 3/24/13 at 11:13am
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post #13 of 169
I overclock because I can. It really is that simple.
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I am guessing water cooling will be very good for AMD chips, because they can over-overclock!

If you think of how AMD CPUs get hot, and hotter, I think AMD will be the first manufacture to introduce a fridge PC case with it's own motherboard, if AMD manufactures uses their own CPU chips at work.thumb.gif
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I probably only spent 50 more dollars on my equipment to OC it better. Not really that expensive in the whole spectrum of things.

Why I OC? Probably for the free performance. I do a lot of multitasking. Watching 1080p streams while gaming and recording gets a bit taxing depending on the game.

I don't really OC my GPU's because I hate software level overclocking. Install an update or something and it throws off your OC making you have to redo it.
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I am guessing water cooling will be very good for AMD chips, because they can over-overclock!

If you think of how AMD CPUs get hot, and hotter, I think AMD will be the first manufacture to introduce a fridge PC case with it's own motherboard, if AMD manufactures uses their own CPU chips at work.thumb.gif

Overclocking doesn't just benefit AMD, it also benefits Intel as well. Intel's cpu's run quite a bit hotter than our AMD's but they're quite a bit faster and complete different architectures. You buy what your budget allows whether it's Intel or AMD.

Fridge won't work with heat, but we're not going to get into that topic because it's always being brought up here. I'm sure you can search around for why it won't work.
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You all mean, it's just for fun- overclocking!

Having a slow car on the street can be useless, especially in London, this is because of traffic which will let us slow down our fast cars (the traffic sets as the type of gaming you will be running).

Therefore, from my head, overclocking just make your PC special, but it's expensive to do so... because you will need proper fun, maybe a water cooler! So the question is, do I really have to spend extra money just to overclock my PC? mmm!
It doesn't cost a lot to OC a CPU.

A Hyper 212 + Arctic Silver 5 thermal paste will only set you back around $40.

And for a GPU, most current gen GPU's don't even need and special cooling, just a program like MSI Afterburner to OC.
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why would you still want to overclock your CPU or GPU?

Mate everyone knows overclocking gets you chicks

Overclockers house = looks like the playboy mansion on the blondes bring a friend party day

Non overclockers house = Chick drought, literally nothing dry as a bone

Remember Overclocking = Chicks
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Overclocking doesn't just benefit AMD, it also benefits Intel as well. Intel's cpu's run quite a bit hotter than our AMD's but they're quite a bit faster and complete different architectures. You buy what your budget allows whether it's Intel or AMD.

Fridge won't work with heat, but we're not going to get into that topic because it's always being brought up here. I'm sure you can search around for why it won't work.
Maybe a special fridge. Just like the difference between digital and analogue, remember. I think this my idea is going to be possible in the future. I am not talking about your fridge in your house, but a special one.wink.gif
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Mate everyone knows overclocking gets you chicks

Overclockers house = looks like the playboy mansion on the blondes bring a friend party day

Non overclockers house = Chick drought, literally nothing dry as a bone

Remember Overclocking = Chicks
^This is true thumb.gif
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Intel 520 120 GB SSD Seagate Barracuda 1 TB 250GB Samsung 840 EVO SSD LG Blu-Ray Lightscribe Combo Burner 
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Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 2600k ASUS Sabertooth Z77 Sapphire 290 Tri-x 4GB OC CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Intel 520 120 GB SSD Seagate Barracuda 1 TB 250GB Samsung 840 EVO SSD LG Blu-Ray Lightscribe Combo Burner 
CoolingOSMonitorPower
Swiftech H320 (CPU only) Windows 7 Ultimate 27" Shimian 1440p Monitor 1000W Corsair PSU 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
800D custom painted and fixed up! 15 year old Microsoft Custom Minecraft Mousepad Logitech 2.1 Speakers (wub wubbity wub wub) 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 3570k MSI Z68 MA-ED55 MSI GTX 750 Ti 6GB Corsair XMP 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
500GB WD Blue ASUS DVD Burner Hyper 212+ Windows 8.1 
PowerCase
Rosewill HIVE 750W Rosewill Blackbone 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Sempron 145 Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3 4x MSI GTX 750 Ti 6 GB Corsair XMP 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
500 GB Seagate Barracuda Stock Windows 7 LG 20" 900p display 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Dell generic Rosewill HIVE 750W Rosewill Thor V2 Dell generic 
Other
4x USB Powered Risers 
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