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well guys in 2 weeks ill be rocking on a faster Socket 939, for 90 bucks shipped im getting an X2 3800 and an MSI K8N Neo4-F that the seller ensures me will take the x2 to 2.7ghz stable guranteed
I can get my 3800x2 (manchester) to 2.7 with the appropriate amount of voltage.

All I gotta say is lap that sucker.
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Question for you all:

Do you think it better for me to allot $90 to get a megahalems (which will have 2x 38mm fans) or save until I have more like $160 for a bottom-line water cooling kit? The megahalems is clearly cheaper, and easier maintenance, but I would presume the WCK would be better performance and perhaps quieter. (In either case, I would be using the same 2x 38mm fans on a fan controller.)
     
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Question for you all:

Do you think it better for me to allot $90 to get a megahalems (which will have 2x 38mm fans) or save until I have more like $160 for a bottom-line water cooling kit? The megahalems is clearly cheaper, and easier maintenance, but I would presume the WCK would be better performance and perhaps quieter. (In either case, I would be using the same 2x 38mm fans on a fan controller.)
I personally think H2O would give you better performance and would be mostly transferable to any upgraded system.

Now the thing that you really have to consider is how brave are you and how much maintaining for the H2O loop you want to do. All H2O loops will require maintanance and of course H2O would make any system much heavier by about 7-15 lbs more then just a HSF solution depending on the size of your loop, number of blocks, Rad w/fans & Res.

Any time you have to remove hardware like your gpu if it is on the loop then you May need to bleed the lines before removing any GPU card(s). This alone can prove to be messy and time consuming but in the end would be worth it when considering perfomance vs. headaches of maintanance.

Your an overclocker so until you try H2O then you will always be wondering if it is for you. only you will truly know how you feel about it after trying it out. I say just take it for a spin, kick the tires, do a couple of burn outs "Hell Marys or suicides".

If you buy new then I would think you'll get a longer lasting loop because you will know it's history and you won't have to worry about corrosion as much being a problem from the start.

Now you know if you end up liking H2O then your gonna be hooked and will only wish you had bought better gear for your H2O loop. So starting out w/a entry level cheap loop may not be in your best interest but if your willing to test the waters on a cheaper loop then no one can blame you for that. Besides if you decide H2O is not for you then you don't have to cut as big a loss come time to liquidate your loop. My
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I gotta go with the Mega Blitz. Been looking on alot of reviews and it's on nice peice of gear. And should be usable for years on all current cpu's and more than likely most if not all cpu's.
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I gotta go with the Mega Blitz. Been looking on alot of reviews and it's on nice peice of gear. And should be usable for years on all current cpu's and more than likely most if not all cpu's.
Do you mean this LOL
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Do you mean this LOL
I really don't see a reason to go water these days. the return is not worth the cost/upkeep. And the Mega does seem to be the top dog in the heat pipe area, performing as well as the tec hybrid models.
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Question for you all:

Do you think it better for me to allot $90 to get a megahalems (which will have 2x 38mm fans) or save until I have more like $160 for a bottom-line water cooling kit? The megahalems is clearly cheaper, and easier maintenance, but I would presume the WCK would be better performance and perhaps quieter. (In either case, I would be using the same 2x 38mm fans on a fan controller.)
When it comes to water cooling, go cheap means go home. $160 will buy you what, exactly?

As far as getting the Megahalems goes, well, personally I don't see why you would need it, given your ambient temperatures. All that cost, with the fans running slowly, won't give you more than one or two degrees better (if that) than your current setup. You're probably at a point where the law of diminishing returns is firmly working hard against you because of your ambient temperatures. In my opinion, that $90-something is better spent on something else (or just save it for something more necessary, like food or something like that).

Back to water cooling: I'd argue that it makes sense for some people. If you had, say, the typical ambient temperatures I get during the summer (this summer has been weird), which gets to around 33 degrees C at night (so you can deduce it gets warmer in the daytime, when I'm at work and the PCs are off), I'd say water cooling makes better sense then. As far as care and maintenance of a H2O cooling system goes, well, if it's necessary, it's necessary. No complaints from me, if it gets the job done like it's supposed to.
    
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When it comes to water cooling, go cheap means go home. $160 will buy you what, exactly?

As far as getting the Megahalems goes, well, personally I don't see why you would need it, given your ambient temperatures. All that cost, with the fans running slowly, won't give you more than one or two degrees better (if that) than your current setup. You're probably at a point where the law of diminishing returns is firmly working hard against you because of your ambient temperatures. In my opinion, that $90-something is better spent on something else (or just save it for something more necessary, like food or something like that).

Back to water cooling: I'd argue that it makes sense for some people. If you had, say, the typical ambient temperatures I get during the summer (this summer has been weird), which gets to around 33 degrees C at night (so you can deduce it gets warmer in the daytime, when I'm at work and the PCs are off), I'd say water cooling makes better sense then. As far as care and maintenance of a H2O cooling system goes, well, if it's necessary, it's necessary. No complaints from me, if it gets the job done like it's supposed to.
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I spent 3 hours last night trying to figure out why my PC wouldn't boot. Removed all parts and reseated and finally it turned back on. Came home to a blank screen and random crashing during windows start up. Dunno if my overclock has finally kicked the bucket, but memtest goes berserk on the first few tests which i believe is L1 & L2 tests.

Might be time to upgrade this 939 rig.
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kill your memory ratio and drop your fsb
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