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You say that you're not sure if its worth it to spend that on it, but what if you were to sell your tuniq? That could raise a bit of $$$. And it will be so satisfying when you put all that watercooling together and its pumping round. Add a pair of UV cathodes and put UV reactive coolant in there and at night it will look amazing. Go for it dude, it'll be worth it!
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Originally Posted by archangelabove View Post
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.
Personally, I think you've answered your own question. It appears as though you want someone to push you over the edge.
Worth is a relative term. It might be "worth it" to me, but the same exact thing might not be "worth it" to you.
From reading your post, I don't have any doubt that you'll absolutely love doing it, whether you find the end result in performance cost effective or not.
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You won't feel any difference at all. I've tested this several times even with my 3700 against C2Ds and I couldn't feel any difference. Granted, I only tested with the 5 or 6 games that we play, but I don't see you getting your money's worth. Add ontop of that the fact that you already own a Tuniq and it makes even less sense. On the other hand, if you want one, buy it. You only live once
you know really most people water cool for 2 reasons,ego and quietness,i guess im in the latter i think it will be less fan noies and im not going overboard ,my gts wont get water,and tuesday my new mobo will be hear,im getting the ga-p35c-ds3r,i read some of the reviews and sounds promising,and wont need another mobo for a few weeks
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I have been switching between air and wc several times and here are some facts.

1. Don't expect any performance gain when compare watercooling kit that is under $250 (especially those internal mount type) with a top of the line air cooler such as Thermalright 120 extreme). Because it takes distance / time for coolant to transfer heat from waterblock to radiator. In addition, pump will generate heat and this extra amount of heat need to be cooled by radiator. With a heat pipe air cooler, its usually faster.

2. Quality WC setup (above $250) does have a higher maximum heat dissipation capacity when compare with air cooler. You may not see this difference in the low CPU temp range, which is still within the limit of air cooling. With WC, this limit is higher. That is why the difference between idle and 100% load cpu temp is usually smaller. This is due to the size limit of the air cooler. You can't mount a 360mm x 120mm heatsink with six 120mm fans on your motherboard. Also, you need a good waterblock / radiator that provide the maximum contact with coolant for heat transfer. An advantage of an external setup is that the radiator is now cooled with the cold air outside your case (3~5c lower). This is not possible with air cooler.

3. Don't expect an effective WC setup to be quieter than top of the line air cooler. Not only a high flow rate pump will generate noise and vibration, the extra fans will also generate noise. An air cooler can provide an efficient cooling with only one fan when used with the case exhaust fan. Effective WC setup require 2~6 fans.

4. Higher risk and maintained. Since there are more parts involved in a WC, the chance something could fail is higher. Whether it’s the pump or a water leak. Water coolant requires to be changed once every three months and Fluid XP coolant can survive 2 years. Occasionally, you have to clean the radiator fans. Leak usually isn't a problem as long as you take the necessary precaution (apply silicone water sealant to tube join).

5. Watercooling is way better looking than a air cooler. Especially, there is more mod option.

6. Effect on other component. Most motherboards are designed with air cooler in mind. Which means mofset, choke and passive NB heat sink need the air flow created by CPU cooler to cool. When you replace air with water, you may need to introduce cooling to these component (larger heatsink or even a small fan).

In my opinion, water cooling is not REQUIRED on any dual core OC setup. Best air cooler can handle a E6600 to 3.6Ghz. But if you want the bling bling, that is another story. As for the current quad, wc is an excellent investment. A good setup can reduce the load temp dramatically. Just remember if you would like to DIY, make sure get the appropriate pump for your waterblock.
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