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The worst part of it all is assembly and leak testing.

Assembly meaning, cleaning out parts, checking seals, routing properly, filling, getting air out, removing kinks... ugh, I'm reminding myself why I'm just sitting on my WC setup.

Then leak testing, bah. That's what I'm worried about.
Just wait until you get some air bubbles in the lines I swear, that sound is almost as annoying as fingernails down a chalkboard!
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If you have to ask you probably don't need to...When I was using straight water I loaded at 7-9C above whatever the room ambient was on a pretty good OC and high V-Core...If you happy with your OC I don't see the need for WC'ing...If you want to jack up your V-Core and OC higher WC'ing is good for that...
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Here's the thing:

I do this whole build a rig thing purely for hobby. I absolutely love tearing pc's apart and building them again. I have absolutely enjoyed the hell out of building this rig, and I have another 1000 dollars of wishlist on newegg right now. Lol.

This WC thing wouldn't come for awhile, as I still have a few things I want to stuff into this thing. Money isn't that big of a factor. I generally can put up about 500 a month on computer stuff If I want to.

WCing seems like one of those things that few people have, and only the people who just like it, or the super extreme OCers are the only ones who really use it. Well I'm no super extreme overclocker, otherwise I'd already have a massive H20 hookup on my 4300 running at probably 3.8GHz or something.

Off-Topic though: I would like to push my OC further, but if I'm looking at 61C at 1.375 vCore, I don't really want to increase vCore. Too hot. As it is now, if I go anywhere above the 3.375 it'll BSOD in BF2142 or whatever else I'm playing. 3.375GHz is very stable. I did a 4hour Orthos with it yesterday, and It's running a 24 hour test at the moment. Started at 9pm yesterday, so tonight, when I get home, we'll see how well that went. Checked this morning and it was flucuating between 60 and 61C at 100% load.
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If you like working on your rig WC'ing is fun, at least to me it is....Water will always get you closer to ambient then air..Air is an insulator and water is a pretty good medium for heat transfer...Just leak test well before you install and follow common sense guidelines and you shouldn't have any problems...


I'll leave you some reading for a new WC'er...Study it a little and see if you think its right for you...Look around the forum and find someone with a rig close to your spec's who WC's and ask them about their temp's...


...Water Cooling in English

...Assembling your Custom Watercooling Setup

...Bleeding my WC setup...

...D-Tek Fuzion install tip! (Or Why You Should Clean New Blocks)

...Part 1-Temp's With and With-Out Shrouds

...Cooling - An In-Depth Look

...PC Water Coolant Chemistry - Part I
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Already read it all in somebody elses post. You kept me occupied at work today. Rep+
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post #16 of 24
if you havent lapped yet, you might enjoy doing that instead.
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I've read a lot of stuff about the whole lapping thing. I was thinking about giving it a shot on the Tuniq. How much does lapping affect temps tho. I would like to see my temps go down about 3C. I bumped it up to 3.48GHz last night at vCore 1.4ish. Ran at 60 - 61 Full Load for 2 hours and held up well. I was very impressed. So another 3C would get me to 3.5+ easy.
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lapping only HSF will get you those 3C. lapping IHS too, i heard about temps dropping by over 8C.
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Yea. Not so sure that 8C is worth the voided warranty. Kinda hard to cover up a lapped IHS
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Yea. Not so sure that 8C is worth the voided warranty. Kinda hard to cover up a lapped IHS
Out of curiousity, have you or anyone you know ever had to RMA a cpu? I've actually never heard of anyone doing it.
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