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I know exactly how you feel. I ended up trading my e8400 for this q6600.
Hmmm, I might just end up getting one soon even though I have no use for a quad. Although I think I would much rather get myself a nice water cooling setup.
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Hmmm, I might just end up getting one soon even though I have no use for a quad. Although I think I would much rather get myself a nice water cooling setup.
I have ran both thermaltake big water system and a Zalman reserator. Although more expensive the Zalman by far takes the cake. If anyone cares why read on, if ya don't then why are you still reading?

The Thermaltakes pump which is meant to mount inside the case is the biggest pain in the ass I have yet to experince. Where to start.... ok one host stright out front, one stright up. Straight up means in middle of case (since front is usually hard disks this means no room to route hose without a hard angle, that means pinch in hose. Straight out the front is usually no problem expect again it is in the middle of case. The pump also doesnt mount that great in the bottom of the case unless screwed into it. So to do anything you have to take it oout, which means you need extra hose to give that lee way. and where is this thing located again? Oh yeah right in the middle of your case (anyone getting the idea here?). The above I can live with actually, its painful at times but liveable. now try to move the computer somewhere, ah **** the hoses that start inside run outside into not one but 2 radiators, in theory one mounts to back of case which still leaves the computer and a 2 120mm fan/radiator setup, which all has to go together unless you have 12 ft of hose so you can out PC on desk then move radiator. And be gentle with that radiator as the brass fittings tend to bend, crack if treated even slightly rough.

Zalman (reserator II is the one I have worked with).

one cooling tower, 2 hoses out of it. go in through back of pc and into water blocks, runs back out of pc into tower. if or when I need to move something I used a second line break between tower and case so 4 hand clamps 2 for in out tower, 2 in out computer, disconnect and move. The thermaltake could be done this way also but the F^%Uing speed control for the external radiator are powered off the PC 12v, it would be nice if they had a junction for 12v between pc and fans but nope didnt think of that. Lastly if something goes wrong (which my res pump died about 2 months into me buying it (off Ebay), I went to pet store, bought external pump for 12.00, put it between tower and PC turn on and running. I suppose you could do this with the thermaltake also and make it external pump but then you have 2 external radiators, and a pump to mess with, then again at least its not in the middle of the freaking case.

Umm thats all my *****ing for now. I honestly do love my reserator.
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got the 3.6 last night I wanted.

CPU 1.5 (1.488 true) was 1.408 under load until pencil mod (who originally posted that mod anyway? they need more rep. especially since this was last thing I did to get stable.

1.45 FSB
2.2 mem
1.45 spp
1.4 nf200

+50mv core 1,3,4
+80mv core 2

450 X 8, mem at 900
Prime stable 2 hours
PC mark 24.7% gain
3D mark 27.0% gain

temps never above 61C for any core
overall CPU 41c max
did not add ice to reserator tower (although I really want to try that someday).

I have some room to play some more, and may at somepoint, b ut for now I got what I wanted to see so back to default settings for me. May stick around for a bit though. one of the calmer threads on boards I have seen.
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I have ran both thermaltake big water system and a Zalman reserator. Although more expensive the Zalman by far takes the cake. If anyone cares why read on, if ya don't then why are you still reading?

The Thermaltakes pump which is meant to mount inside the case is the biggest pain in the ass I have yet to experince. Where to start.... ok one host stright out front, one stright up. Straight up means in middle of case (since front is usually hard disks this means no room to route hose without a hard angle, that means pinch in hose. Straight out the front is usually no problem expect again it is in the middle of case. The pump also doesnt mount that great in the bottom of the case unless screwed into it. So to do anything you have to take it oout, which means you need extra hose to give that lee way. and where is this thing located again? Oh yeah right in the middle of your case (anyone getting the idea here?). The above I can live with actually, its painful at times but liveable. now try to move the computer somewhere, ah **** the hoses that start inside run outside into not one but 2 radiators, in theory one mounts to back of case which still leaves the computer and a 2 120mm fan/radiator setup, which all has to go together unless you have 12 ft of hose so you can out PC on desk then move radiator. And be gentle with that radiator as the brass fittings tend to bend, crack if treated even slightly rough.

Zalman (reserator II is the one I have worked with).

one cooling tower, 2 hoses out of it. go in through back of pc and into water blocks, runs back out of pc into tower. if or when I need to move something I used a second line break between tower and case so 4 hand clamps 2 for in out tower, 2 in out computer, disconnect and move. The thermaltake could be done this way also but the F^%Uing speed control for the external radiator are powered off the PC 12v, it would be nice if they had a junction for 12v between pc and fans but nope didnt think of that. Lastly if something goes wrong (which my res pump died about 2 months into me buying it (off Ebay), I went to pet store, bought external pump for 12.00, put it between tower and PC turn on and running. I suppose you could do this with the thermaltake also and make it external pump but then you have 2 external radiators, and a pump to mess with, then again at least its not in the middle of the freaking case.

Umm thats all my *****ing for now. I honestly do love my reserator.
if you are ever looking to upgrade from the zalman i would recomend this:
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/84...tml?tl=g30c321
it is by far the best wc kit outside of having a pro peice one together for you. its made from top components so you only have to add to it instead of replacing parts for upgrades. vecte can attest to how well the kit works as he got it for an upgrade from air to water cooling.
    
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if you are ever looking to upgrade from the zalman i would recomend this:
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/84...tml?tl=g30c321
it is by far the best wc kit outside of having a pro peice one together for you. its made from top components so you only have to add to it instead of replacing parts for upgrades. vecte can attest to how well the kit works as he got it for an upgrade from air to water cooling.
That is the only pieced-together-ready-to-go kit I would ever buy or recommend. Very good stuff

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This is just me personally so just my own opinion. but I would never go with a inside the case pump again. The Zalman (yes I love my Zalman still) makes it so freaking easy to work inside the case without worrying about hoses being in the way etc. I can use a couple hand clamps and drain whatever fluid is the hoses with a handful of paper towels if need be. Once inside the case you are working in limited space trying to get a hose off of a critical part then drain without getting it all over anything else (and although if you use distilled water or coolant its non conductive, once it mixes with some dust on cards it can become very conductive). and putting it all back in after, we have all seen that hose spin when screwing the lock bolts back in, and then if too much spin can throwthe connection with CPU/GPU out of whack a little, I just dont like to even worry about. I guess they are all good if you set it up and dont mess with anything inside, but I do mess with the insides ALOT ;-). I need to post some pics of my rig also, maybe will do that this afternoon. No fancy lights (not even on fans). Just down to earth functional parts.

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Originally Posted by blkrnbw View Post
got the 3.6 last night I wanted.

CPU 1.5 (1.488 true) was 1.408 under load until pencil mod (who originally posted that mod anyway? they need more rep. especially since this was last thing I did to get stable.

1.45 FSB
2.2 mem
1.45 spp
1.4 nf200

+50mv core 1,3,4
+80mv core 2

450 X 8, mem at 900
Prime stable 2 hours
PC mark 24.7% gain
3D mark 27.0% gain

temps never above 61C for any core
overall CPU 41c max
did not add ice to reserator tower (although I really want to try that someday).

I have some room to play some more, and may at somepoint, b ut for now I got what I wanted to see so back to default settings for me. May stick around for a bit though. one of the calmer threads on boards I have seen.
Nice work

Your setup is so similar to mine. What are your 3Dmark06 scores looking like?
    
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3Dmark06 17740 no OC on the 9600's (one is a oc other an oc2), run them at stock.

PCmark05 11369
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3Dmark06 17740 no OC on the 9600's (one is a oc other an oc2), run them at stock.

PCmark05 11369
Looks good. You gonna consider putting those puppies in your water loop?
    
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