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Poll Results: Step Up to 8800GTX

 
  • 41% (15)
    Yes, it is worth the money.
  • 13% (5)
    You are wasting money.
  • 44% (16)
    Spend money elsewhere in the system.
36 Total Votes  
post #21 of 30
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Originally Posted by NamelessMC View Post
If you plan on getting a Quad, and your ambient temperatures are high, go water cooling.

Right now it's the main focus of my next build.
My CPU: Probably E2140 or E4300
My GPU: 7950GT 512

Instead of upgrading the CPU and GPU, I'm going water because I'm in California, it's very hot here and I don't want to go Quad before water, as Quads are really night and day with water.

Your OC'ability and over-all system stability/performance/noise will all be drastically better with water. The GTS can play anything you throw at it, I don't think the $180 upgrade would be worth it.
The more I think about it the more I want to go to watercooling and skip the 8800GTX.

Thanks for all the input guys as you have made my decision quite a bit easier. I don't need the best nor do I feel a need to upgrade right away, but I am sure I'll be thanking myself down the road when the new stuff comes out.

I'll probably get a little added performance from my video card upgrading to a quad core as well.
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post #22 of 30
why buy the new corvette if the camaro is almost as fast and the next gen corvette comes out in a year? cause you can always supercharge your corvette

(does that make sense to yall? it does to me, but i havent slept in two days)
post #23 of 30
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why buy the new corvette if the camaro is almost as fast and the next gen corvette comes out in a year? cause you can always supercharge your corvette

(does that make sense to yall? it does to me, but i havent slept in two days)
I think you meant to say Camaro where I put the BOLD

Good analogy though.
    
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post #24 of 30
i shouldve just said yes....damnit, i got my cars all messed up
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It's all good- we knew what you meant
    
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post #26 of 30
I am the same way. I want the best, and always feal the need to upgrade. LUcky for me i dont usaly have the money. I upgrade about every year now, but i know the feeling.
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post #27 of 30
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Tuniq Tower 120 is more than enough, that's why I didn't bother with a $180-$250 WC kit and instead a better card.
You on crack?

Tuniq Tower is poo compared to water.
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post #28 of 30
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You on crack?

Tuniq Tower is poo compared to water.

I've heard of TT120's getting cpus down to near-ambient temps, which would be very close to water cooling.

Certainly rare instances though.
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post #29 of 30
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You on crack?

Tuniq Tower is poo compared to water.
Isn't the TT120 the 3rd best Air cooler?
Seconded by only the TR 120 and the TR 120 Extreme?
(I may be wrong about the placement of the regular TR, but I know the TR 120 Extreme is supposed to be greater than all)

Also - high priced ($~70) air cooling almost always beats out low priced water (Much higher than $70!)

Budget H20 FTL.
    
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post #30 of 30
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It is subjective depending on many variables. Every benchmarking site seems to give a different indication on the cooling power of each.

The TT is usually in the top 3 for every cooling benchmark and usually hovers around 2nd or 3rd while finishing first almost every time before the new coolers arrived.
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