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I do water-cooling to drop temps for a mild OC.

Going to the extremes and running at the extremes with water-cooling isn't my goal.

The goal is to run better than air at heavy loads and about air performance at idle.

So what if someone has awesome temps under load and are 3 degrees better than the setup you have as long as your machine's CPU stays within the proper temp range to function.
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The goal is to run better than air at heavy loads and about air performance at idle.
That might be the goal of a mediocre water cooling kit...but hardly the point of constructing a W/C setup. Water craps all over air cooling, getting within just a few C of room temp or ambient.. and keeping load temps within a very low margin.

Air cooling [even uber air cooling] cannot reach close to ambient and have a much larger delta for idle to load temps. Not to mention the fact that air coolers continue to heat up after the initial temp increase and take a long while to reach their maximum temp. Water will typically reach its maximum temp in just a few short minutes, unless your radiator is grossly inadequate.
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I made a similar sort of thread over on WCUK, you might find it interesting to read:
http://www.watercoolinguk.co.uk/foru...er=asc&start=0

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nice read!

Should teach a few here a thing or two.
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Now, what causes the chip to transition at lower thresholds? And what magnitudes are possible. They key here is there a difference between a water cooling system that keeps load temps in the low 30 over one that has them in the high 40s. One of the respondents has already said how water cooling has quicker response to load and greater stability.
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