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should I watercool the q9450?

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Hey guys would you recommend getting a watercooling setup to go along with my q9450 or would a TRUE be plenty sufficient? I won't be overclocking past 3.8 anytime SOON (475x8) but how would a TRUE handle the temps at that speed compared to a wc setup? Everything will be running on a brand new rampage formula mobo and 4Gb of Ballistix PC26400 RAM

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a TRUE should be plenty IMO
    
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Alright cool. Thank you yet again microman. Always appreciated

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yeah in order for a q9450 (or any 45nm for that matter) to produce enough heat to need water, the voltage would have to be far over its safe limit.
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Even if heat isn't an issue, the lower the temperature, the higher the overclocking potential.
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Even if heat isn't an issue, the lower the temperature, the higher the overclocking potential.
so whats yours clocked at?
    
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Even if heat isn't an issue, the lower the temperature, the higher the overclocking potential.
The lower the temperature theoretically the longer the life as well.
    
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Theoretically, the lower the temperature the bigger my smile
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Even if heat isn't an issue, the lower the temperature, the higher the overclocking potential.
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so whats yours clocked at?
ditto
mmm a Q9450 on water *creams in pants*


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if it were me.. ya i would go for the water!
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Water is cooler but if you aren't planning on pushing the processor to where temps become an issue then air cooling'll save you money, time and some headaches. Spnd the money on an even crazier video card or something.
    
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