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Watercooling to Air Cooling. Should I do it?

post #1 of 10
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You can see in my sig. my current specs. My system is running at 50-52 degrees at idle. During the winter it was at 45 degrees at idle. I do have a low end cooling system but is here an air cooling solution that would help?
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post #2 of 10
If you switch to Air Cooling then you wouldn't need to worry about the WC maintenace. Check Tuniq Tower out!

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post #4 of 10
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Hmmm looks pretty good. Any good reviews of this product with a E6600 overclocked?
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post #5 of 10
The King of performance in air cooling right now is the Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme. But it is expensive, considering it costs $65, without a fan, so if you add a good fan such as the Silverstone FM121 thats another $18 which brings your total up to around $85. The Tuniq Tower 120 is second only to the Ultra 120 Extreme, and it costs a more moderate $50 and comes with its own fan and fan controller.
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post #6 of 10
I would say air should do you fine. Most C2Ds, without an insane overclock, dont need more than air.

My friend has a tuniq on a C2Q and it works great. You should be fine on water, and its less maint.
    
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post #7 of 10
with my bigwater, i ran 31-33 idle on my Pd940, just switched to the Tuniq Tower, idle now 35-37. load temps went from 39-41, to 43-45. your runnin a C2D, you should get at least similar temps, but i would expect much better.
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post #8 of 10
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Well I am overclocked at 3.447 on the Bigwater for my E6600? Any similiar overclocks out there? What are your temps if so.
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post #9 of 10
Hey, shorten your sig to 8 lines or less before a mod hits you with an infraction.
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post #10 of 10
Thermalright Ultra-120 Extreme $59.95 at sidewinder, lap it, AS5 it, and slap a decent fan to it.
    
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