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Better temps,more room for oc,less volts used to get higher oc?
Im start to get interest in water if is worth.Plz suggestions welcome.
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As a rule of thumb, a cheap water cooling kit wont be as good as a top end HSF. On the other hand, a decent water cooling setup will yield lower temperatures on the components in the loop and generally make your system quieter as you shouldn't need as many fans. However, its up to you how much you're willing to invest into the cooling system as to weather its worth switching over to water.
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I would say, a more constant temp is a good reason for W/C'ing. After I got h20, I was amazed with the temps, not only did I lower the idle and load temps a whole bunch, but the temp range was cut in half or better.

ie- P4 630j @ 3.6ghz on stock air cooling = idle of 42c and load of 56c
with h20 = idle of 20c and load of 41c.
e6700 @ stock, on stock air cooler = idle of 41c and load of 58c
with h20 @ 3.9ghz = idle of 41c and load of 59c.

1.5ghz for an OC and still 'at' stock temps...
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Idk.. but ii Idle at 24*C (3GHz) and Load at 34.2*C (3GHz).. I dunno any Aircoolers that can do that.. ive NEVER gone above 35C ever.
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Better temps,more room for oc,less volts used to get higher oc?
Im start to get interest in water if is worth.Plz suggestions welcome.
Better temps: As others have said, poor watercooling is about equivalent to medium quality, aftemarket air cooling.

More room for oc: The more heat you can remove, the higher you can overclock. be that air or water. Water can remove more heat than air, if done correctly.

Less volts used to get higher oc: No. Identical voltages will yield identical overclocks. The overclocked part (CPU, GPU, etc.) doesn't know how the heat is removed, just wether it is or not.

You need to do alot of reading before you even decide to WC or not. If you decide to WC, then you will have to understand how to accomplish what you want (high performance/low cost/quiet)

Here's an interesting read: http://www.overclockers.com/articles1088/
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A good WC rig can soak up the V-Core better.. .....Plus later on you can move to a Pelt rig for a couple hundred more...I just got my 320W Pelt up and I idle at 0C and load at 13C with around a 3100 mhz OC...It takes a lot less V-Core to get there to...WC'ing is also a great hobby and a lot of fun there is always something you can make or do with it...

Here is some good reading if you are wanting to star WC'ing...

...http://www.overclock.net/water-cooli...g-english.html
Water Cooling - In English

...http://www.overclock.net/water-cooli...ing-setup.html


...http://www.overclock.net/water-cooli...-wc-setup.html
Bleeding my WC setup

...http://www.overclockers.com/articles993/
PC Water Coolant Chemistry - Part I

...http://www.overclock.net/water-cooli...diators-2.html
Poll: Push or pull configuration for Radiators

...http://www.overclock.net/faqs/118766...ce-shroud.html
How To: Build A Performance Shroud

...http://www.overclockers.com/articles223/
Cooling - An In-Depth Look

...http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galvanic_corrosion
Galvanic corrosion - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Wow,nice and most of the questions answered.Rep+ for all of you.I reach,i think my max oc in air for the final 3.5,look in here.This is why im asking all the questions.Maybe if i move into water cooling can get more higher oc?Even i don't use my rig 24/7 the temps look high but after 12 hrs orthos of course.But idle rigth now in the cool side is 43c to 45c after couples hrs play time.

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All I can tell you is that good WC'ing will beat out good air...With just WC I was staying 7-9C above room ambient on a 150 Opty @ 3019mhz and 1.55 V-Core...Look around here in the Forum and I'm sure you can find guys with your chip and the temp's they are getting...PM them if you need to its a pretty friendly bunch of guys in here....
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Thank's ira-k as always very helpfull.
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