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Poll Results: Would you go back?

 
  • 22% (20)
    Yes I would
  • 39% (34)
    No, I love my water
  • 37% (33)
    I dont have water cooling, but I want to get it soon
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post #31 of 56
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Originally Posted by Refresh View Post
Way better than my temps at least. Idle is 35C and load is 65C
Thats just crazy. What kinda volts are you running. @ 3.6 i never break 50C w/1.425.
    
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Thats just crazy. What kinda volts are you running. @ 3.6 i never break 50C w/1.425.
I have an X38 board. They run CPUs MUCH hotter than nvidia boards. Im running at 1.55vcore
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post #34 of 56
It really does seem like A LOT of hassle for the results (let alone the costs). For a really good system it seems like you have to spend $300+. I spent ~$100 on my TRUE, sandpaper etc and my temps are just as good.

Since 45nm is only going to run cooler, watercooling might become more of a novelty.
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post #35 of 56
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It really does seem like A LOT of hassle for the results (let alone the costs). For a really good system it seems like you have to spend $300+. I spent ~$100 on my TRUE, sandpaper etc and my temps are just as good.

Since 45nm is only going to run cooler, watercooling might become more of a novelty.
I actually paid only $160 for my build, and most of it was in blocks. It's all about fiinding the best deals, and using a heater-core rad
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post #36 of 56
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I have an X38 board. They run CPUs MUCH hotter than nvidia boards. Im running at 1.55vcore
That i did not know, my previous p35 ran this chip much cooler than this board too. Wonder why its like that.

Although i bet if i shoved another .125 volts through my processor i would notice temp change.
    
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post #37 of 56
With 45nm chips we've reached the first time that I know of in a longgg time that you will overvolt a chip before it gets to it's maximum heat level.

Water heating is still more important for quad-cores and video cards although. Spend $200-400, get a extra few hundred megahertz or more, the call is yours on whether or not it will make enough difference.

Take my machine for example. I've reached the maximum recommended voltage on a cheap $7 copper heatsink. I've also reached the highest speed I can get on my video cards without having to do volt mods. Finally, my board is stopping my RAM from going any faster. So in a situation like mine, my speeds would not increase at all with water, I'd just run a cooler case. Cooler case doesn't make any difference if all my temps are satisfactory, and will just add to my electricity bill and risk of setting up a water-cooled system.

However, if you have a Q6600 G0, some 90nm GPUs, you may benefit quite a bit from water cooling.
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post #38 of 56
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Technically water cooling will die off. New methods are being created that get lower temps with less money.
Based on what?
I like how all this "oh it's gonna die" is based of the E8XXX series.

We haven't even seen the 45nm Quads or the Octos coming out of Nehalem.
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post #39 of 56
The only reason I could see going back to air would be for ease of use. I tend to swap things around quite often. My set-up is completely independant of my case, so I can remove it as a unit. If I had to drain it every time I want to swap out things or rewire something, I would go back to air.
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post #40 of 56
well since it's being unused now i voted yes. also b/c i need the money
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