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post #1 of 12
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Hey guys, I wanted to know what improvements I could see from moving to a TT Silent Water, over my current AC Freezer 64.

There's a pretty good deal for it on ebay, and I might jump on it.

Thanks !
    
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TT kits are usually no good at all, high end air would beat it.
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TT kits are usually no good at all, high end air would beat it.
he doesnt lie, get good aircooling or plan on 250$+ on good WC
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i am not familiar with that specific water cooler nut it may be worth it if others say its good
    
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post #5 of 12
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Hmm.. yeah that's what I thought.

It just caught my attention since it was pretty cheap, and didn't require that much installation.

I'd go for a Thermalright Ultra 120, but didn't really want to take out my mobo, change mounting brackets, ect ect...

I don't think my AC Freezer 64 is cutting it though.. 28C - 36C Idle ? I might have too much AS5, but the base of the HSF doesn't cover the whole processor. I think if it did, temps would be a little better.
    
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If you want to get a kit, the Swiftech kits are pretty good. That idle isn't that bad. What is your load?
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If you want to get a kit, the Swiftech kits are pretty good. That idle isn't that bad. What is your load?
yeah, but the good swiftech kit is about 220$, at that point IMO u'd be better off goin custom

And dont be lazy get a thermalright and take out ur mobo and switch brackets unless of course u do wanna spend the money on a full blown WC system
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post #8 of 12
Yeah my 2c are as follows:

Budget <$200 just get the Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme, it's an awesome air cooler and much better than any cheap WC kit.

Budget >200 start looking into water cooling parts, avoid kits unless swiftech or an assembled kit from Danger Den, Petras etc.

If you're stuck on kit, this is where I would start:
http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/swh2edukit.html

But you can build the same performance for a little less if you have time and or some other parts laying around.
    
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post #9 of 12
If your getting decent temps on air, then there is no need for the watercooling along with the w\\c risks. If you are planning to overclock that baby alot, it is worth the extra mile to go with water cooling. If you take the water cooling route i would build my own w\\c setup, most kits out there are junk.
    
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post #10 of 12
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After thinking it through, I might go the Thermalright route...

I don't have $235 to spend on WC atm, and won't be OCing so far. Maybe 2.7-3GHz.

And as seeing that those cheap kits are crap, I wouldn't want to risk one of them springing a leak or anything.

Thanks again guys for all your help !
    
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