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post #11 of 19
Watercooling opens up a whole new world of pc tinkering. If you're into modding cases and getting your hands dirty, do it!

The downside is that it can get quite expensive and frustrating at times. The temps, overclocking headroom and other results are very rewarding.

Not recruiting here...just sharing my feelings on the matter.

But seriously, do it lol
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This depends on what you are after. If you are doing work, just get the HSF. Or the TRUE. If you want it to be a sort of custom, lap the CPU and HSF. With a TRUE, you get to pick your own fans. Maybe play with northbridge and mosfet cooling. Add an IFX-10.

Water cooling is like adding a supercharger to car. If you want to build a quiet PC, it can aid that. Most (everyone?) here does it for overclocking. Like adding a supercharger to a car. In a hot setup, the rad is nearly always outside the case. Or isolated in a heavily customized case. Build a '32 Ford kit with a 392 or water cool your computer?

Water cooling is a lot easier!

That said, a water cooled computer, correctly done, will handle your processor at high voltage and still maintain much lower than air temperatures. This can let you run maybe 10-15% faster.

If you really want to get carried away, you can add nitrous; in this case a TEC to your water cooled system. That could drop your temps around freezing or below.

The NHRA rules require a cage at 11.5 sec 1/4 mile runs and faster, and a parachute at trap speeds over 150. At some point you may have to decide where to mount the parachute on your computer.
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The greatest advantage of water cooling can be seen if you have a power hungry processor. It will let you get a higher oc by keeping heat under control. If your not thinking to push the cpu to the limits you might want to go with air until you desire more horsepower out of your processor.
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Im getting an EVGA 8800GT In a few days to the person who pointed out my GFX Sucks

Im unsure

I mean

If i get my watercooling setup i get a Q6600 and a DS3L

If i go air

I get the nice air cooler, E8200 [2.66GHz] 2GB BallistiX 1066MHz RAM, another HDD and PCI Raid card for RAID0, [Oh and a SATA DVD Drive - i just have a simple CD Rom, lol]

Both have their advantages

I dont have a job at present, which is why air is looking better - but i have work planned possibly for the summer, which means if i got liquid cooling i could then get the other shiny things

All i do with my computer is overclock as far as poss, and play City of Heroes - which can be maxed out easily with a single 8800GT

I was considering a quad to be future proof, but an E8200 Might be better suited for me [Thought about the E6750 but the 8200 will OC better i presume...more cache too]



Thanks for your input guys n' gals


On a note about the rad

I'd have a 360 Rad...might be a pain to fit to the back of my thermaltake shark - is having the rad on the top of the case lying flat a bad thing?
    
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Im getting an EVGA 8800GT In a few days to the person who pointed out my GFX Sucks

Im unsure

I mean

If i get my watercooling setup i get a Q6600 and a DS3L

If i go air

I get the nice air cooler, E8200 [2.66GHz] 2GB BallistiX 1066MHz RAM, another HDD and PCI Raid card for RAID0, [Oh and a SATA DVD Drive - i just have a simple CD Rom, lol]

Both have their advantages

I dont have a job at present, which is why air is looking better - but i have work planned possibly for the summer, which means if i got liquid cooling i could then get the other shiny things

All i do with my computer is overclock as far as poss, and play City of Heroes - which can be maxed out easily with a single 8800GT

I was considering a quad to be future proof, but an E8200 Might be better suited for me [Thought about the E6750 but the 8200 will OC better i presume...more cache too]



Thanks for your input guys n' gals


On a note about the rad

I'd have a 360 Rad...might be a pain to fit to the back of my thermaltake shark - is having the rad on the top of the case lying flat a bad thing?
When I used a case I had a 360 rad on the top and back of my case so its just fine
    
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Thread Starter 
The thermaltake shark has a little rail sorta thing that the PSU sits on near to the top of the case, i was considering having it there
    
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post #17 of 19
This one is simple...get the Q6600 and the Swiftech 220 Compact kit. $140 at newegg complete. Or $160 at a retailer who can offer support (frozen, petra, etc.) Not much more than TRUE with two fans. It will probably let you get your Q6600 past 3.6Ghz with safe temps. Looks cool. And by taking heat out of the case, everything else should be cooler (as long as memory, NB, and mosfets aren't relying on the CPU fan for air.)

Now, I don't have the kit (yet), but I did just order it for my Q6600. Sort of putting my money where my post are.
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Dont like prebuilt kits

I like to create something thats mine and unique

^.^

Still deciding...will let you know
    
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However, a good kit is a good starting point. The kit is $140, requires no new holes, and includes a pump and bracket worth over $80 that can be used later.
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