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Hey guys , I currently have a Exos koolance water cooling kit....and its big and takes up a lot of space.....

im thinking of going to air cooling , but im scared my temps are gonna go waay up....

currently @ 3.2ghz with a vcore of 1.4125 under full load im at 50c.....if i switch to a good aircooler , what will my temps look like?......or should i stick to water?

peace

porky

(my ambient temp is 20c)
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post #2 of 10
Best air cooling>Koolance water cooling
Especially on a Quad
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Best air cooling>Koolance water cooling
Especially on a Quad
Yup , a tuniq tower will do the job
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how will a Zalman 9700 do?....what temps can I expect? , exos is external...soo it gets cool air.....
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post #5 of 10
I run in a simular enviroment, my peak in core temp only while benching with the fan at 2000rpm(zalman), is 64degrees C.
on average my temps get to 40or so, 50 in core temp when gaming.
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steve.....can u post some pics of prime 95 and core temp plz...see ur from sa too..always nice to bumb into fellow south africans
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post #7 of 10
ill do some tests when im home(working now), and post it here, it will be at about 3am though.
post #8 of 10
Hey Porky, heres the images from the bench i just did.(Sorry for HUGE images)

Start

getting warm

As hot as it gets

Air temp in here is 16 degrees.
post #9 of 10
$50 heatsinks with $15 fans will own an exo wc kit any day. Now a $200 customer wc kit is a different story.
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post #10 of 10
a good air cooling setup will pwn ur w/c setup. u have a crappy wb that has 90deg bends on it.
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