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post #1 of 21
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Ok guys I think I am gonna jump on that Microcenter Q6600 deal. But one thing comes to mind when I get it, is my BT gonna be enough to cool it at 3.6ghz or more? Should I spring for WCing at the same time? Should I just upgrade my HSF to a say a TRUE? I will be getting the CM Cent. 590 case as well, so it does have great airflow......
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I would go with a TRUE, or a cheap WC loop if you have the money, or if you want a new experience. For me it's worth making a loop if you find it fun / get the parts for cheap off here.

I do have the TRUE, though, and I'm getting the temps of a good (300$) wc loop.

TRUE to seal the deal, since you have good airflow.
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post #3 of 21
Dude keep what you have just do the Q6600 for now and then go water if you want to push it further... I know you will but save the money for now untill you see if you really need the wcing..
post #4 of 21
I wouldn't spend the money just to upgrade to a TRUE. Sure it's a kickass heatsink, but I'd rather put that money towards a WC loop.

I myself run a Q6600 on a TRUE, and while it does a pretty nice job, it does get pretty hot when I'm folding but that's understandable, it's folding...

I don't agree and believe at all what Adrienspawn said.. He wouldn't get the same temps with a $300 WC loop, that's just a dumb thing to say.. You wouldn't see any WC'ers in here if that were "true".. (no pun intended )
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I agree with Cris and Toast. Wait for your chip to arrive then grab a w/c setup if you need it.
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post #6 of 21
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I would go with a TRUE, or a cheap WC loop if you have the money, or if you want a new experience. For me it's worth making a loop if you find it fun / get the parts for cheap off here.

I do have the TRUE, though, and I'm getting the temps of a good (300$) wc loop.

TRUE to seal the deal, since you have good airflow.
Cheand & WC Loop don't go in the same sentence. If you're going water, don't go cheap or don't go at all. Go with the TRUE or save your money for a nice WC loop. But please listen, DON'T GO CHEAP ON IT. And for the love of god don't buy a pre-made kit, they are crap.
post #7 of 21
IF you really want to spend something , but the Xigmatek S1283, that will for sure do q6600 at 3.6ghz...or go watercool if you want to go higher.
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post #8 of 21
From what I've seen, air and water will usually have similar idle temps, but the load temps are where water is superior.

But Bluedevil, I say keep your BT and see how you like it and if not, consider a TRUE or WC. WC would be worth doing just for the experience of it, having done it before. But my lapped BT with a replacement fan does really well, even at 4 GHz I idle in high 20s and never go higher than the mid 60s load.
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post #9 of 21
See how far the BT will take you and...
I'm guessing you may add a window if you do go air so...
For now, if you do go with a window later, you could add a 120mm hole/grill to the current side cover and fashion a stack on the BT so it can draw its own fresh cool air. Oddly enough, the large pop bottles make for a great duct or stack in this case. To mock it up, serial box cardboard works very well. Allow material to cut 4 tabs to fasten the stack to the CPU fan.
    
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post #10 of 21
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Thanks Guys.....I think I am gonna scour OCN for some quality used WCing parts. I think its best do. So if ya got anthing lemme know.....
    
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