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This rig is new. I bought everything in the semi low grade with intensions to get into overclocking. I started to give the CPU thing a shot and noticed that it idles at 35-36c so I backed off of that for now. I then gave the GPU a shot and went 600/1000mhz as a starting point. The GPU got up to 88c on the 3d and artfacts test(ATITool).
It seems like everything is kinda hot as it is much less for someone looking into overclocking. do you think I should invest in a kit before getting into overclocking? I found a few kits but it only had a CPU block, can you add a gpu block and just about any other block you want or you have to get a kit that comes with what you want?
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post #2 of 17
The only good kits are the Swiftechs, you can add on to them unlike cheaper kits.
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post #3 of 17
35c-36c is great! temps for a C2D they are safe up to 60c just make sure you dont go above that but as for the GPU id say no overclocking there.
how much are you willing to spend on a wc setup?
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post #4 of 17
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Well when I overclocked the CPU from 1.86 to 2.14, the temps were 52-53c idle which lets me know that for my system, for some reason, air cooling wont cut it.
I am willing to spend what it takes to get a high overclock out of the GPU and 3ghz out of the CPU. Doesnt have to be the best of the best.
Also, do they make any block for ram cooling? What kit did you have in mind?
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post #5 of 17
well they dont make a kit that includes a cpu + gpu block so in my opinion it would be waste to spend 50$ to have to turn around and and pay 100+ for a cooler on your 8800.

im looking into making you a kit. one sec.
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post #6 of 17
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ok thanks!, now do you have to have a spexific mobo or are the kits universal?
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post #7 of 17
pump
rad
reserviors
gpu block
cpu block
just add tubings and fittings and what not and your set.

water cooling your ram is kinda pointless from what i hear.
but ive seen a neat ram wcer ill look for it.
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post #8 of 17
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$340.00 is kinda high. any cheaper GPU block that works ok?
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post #9 of 17
i can check and if you wanted to cool your chipset heres a block
heres a cheaper alt for the 8800 http://www.swiftnets.com/products/mc8800.asp

if you want to go crazy heres the ram cooler koolance
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post #10 of 17
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What about this? I can buy a seperate GPU block a little later.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835106074
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