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Phases are made for people that push their CPU to the limit. Their CPUs last for like 6 months because they stress their CPU with 1.6v+ and running at 4.5ghz-5ghz+ I wouldn't recommend phasing unless you're into extreme overclocking.
Agreed,
I've almost pushed the order button a few times and always talked myself out of it, for the little overclocking I do it's not worth it. Right now with water I never get over 30C at 2.9GHz unless I'm overclocking higher, 15C 24/7 would be nice though.
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post #42 of 71
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Agreed,
I've almost pushed the order button a few times and always talked myself out of it, for the little overclocking I do it's not worth it. Right now with water I never get over 30C at 2.9GHz unless I'm overclocking higher, 15C 24/7 would be nice though.
Same with me. I was about to buy a Mach GT, but then i backed out the last minute since I really don't need the extra 400-600 Mhz. And risk pushing 1.65v+ to get it there. And have to buy a new CPU pretty soon. Plus the cost
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post #43 of 71
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Agreed,
I've almost pushed the order button a few times and always talked myself out of it, for the little overclocking I do it's not worth it. Right now with water I never get over 30C at 2.9GHz unless I'm overclocking higher, 15C 24/7 would be nice though.
That's seems like a good temp on the QX6700 at 3.2ghz. I forget what my temps were at 3.2ghz which is a very cool OC for this chip on air.

I'm running mine at 3.4ghz on a fairly crappy air setup at idle=~32c, orthos load for hours <=~54, ambient=~21c. I would like to run 24/7 at around 3.7+ hence the water or phase. Hell (can I say that) if a Dell can run at that then I expect to.

I realize you can blow these boards/chips out but to me that's the price of doing business i.e. having a fun hobby. Cheaper than blowing a 427 out of a '67 Vette even if I could afford one of those.
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As mentioned before, the power bill increase is something to consider also when evaluating the costs. The other factor, which hasn't been mentioned yet, is the amount of noise that these units produce. It's definitely not a valid option for an HTPC
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post #45 of 71
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Mach III Extreme Prometeia The Hurricane 2007 (Quad-Core) Phase unit.
Available in the UK,
UK Price: £4,999.00 (Excluding: VAT at 17.5%)
US Price: $9,900.00 (plus shipping)

Who's buying one?
I would but the shipping might cost too much

http://www.extremeprometeia.com/acat...Hurricane.html
Thanks for the link. I hope this isn't my only retail option for a Quad pahse;
http://www.extremeprometeia.com/acatalog/custom.html
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snerp priced me out a really good WC system for $250..
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post #47 of 71
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Thanks for the link. I hope this isn't my only retail option for a Quad pahse;
http://www.extremeprometeia.com/acatalog/custom.html
I'm not sure but the right pelt might do it.
Otherwise you could buy a MachIII phase and have it modded to handle quad I don't know where or how much extra.

Water seems to do a good job at keeping it cooler better than air could ever do.
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post #48 of 71
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I'm not sure but the right pelt might do it.
Otherwise you could buy a MachIII phase and have it modded to handle quad I don't know where or how much extra.

Water seems to do a good job at keeping it cooler better than air could ever do.
I wonder if a 437W Pelt would handle it? I would think it would...fstfrddy has just started making a 437W V-8 Pelt block and then there is the Arctic Web to....
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post #49 of 71
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Thanks for the pelt lead ira-k and usforces. My humble analysis of only being 500 bucks different is quickly widening. I'll go there next.
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post #50 of 71
dude you can do a decent wc for 100-150 depending on how many used parts you get.

Ive got 20ft tubing, rad, DC pump, and soon to have an apogee GT - all for less than 110$ - I just need a fillport, t-fitting, and some distilled water. (and some time to toss it all together again)
    
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