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How about this?

MAN THAT'S BEAUTIFUL! Exactly which board is that?

don't say crossfire...don't say crossfire...don't say crossfire...
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MAN THAT'S BEAUTIFUL! Exactly which board is that?

don't say crossfire...don't say crossfire...don't say crossfire...
Its not mine, just had the image laying around..I wish it was mine.

I know its crossfire though. You can see the Red ATI card, probably a 3870 or 2900.
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Yes, it can. Chances are it won't quite be (at least not compared to high-end watercooling), but saying it can't is illogical.

The thing is, I've seen a lot of Thermalright products used by members of this forum, and they can be about as effective as a low-end watercooling setup.

SerenityKill3r: Looking forward to seeing pics of your TR cooled rig. They look sweet; all decked out and uniform in shiny aluminum. I also want to see your temps reported!
No it can't. Even the cheap low end water systems will have more stable temps. than air, despite the high end air beating it in overall performance. Besides, when talking about WC one refers to $250+ systems, because anything lower than that is an abomination . I dare you to keep a heavily overclocked chip at 25*C above ambient in a 35*C room temp with any air setup, but you know, in a closed case and a max sound level of 30-40bda (because, that's what you can do with middle-of-the-road WC).

As for fans, I would go with either the D12SM Yate Loon, the ZM-F3 Zalman, or the Thermaltake Thunderblade. All of these push a good amount of air, have really low presurre drop when used with a heatsink, quiet, and cheap.
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We both know that's a lie Iced...

I would say 40cfm max, maybe even 30cfm, at 18dBA
Well, yea i know they don't push 68CFM but they do push at least 55CFM!

Not 40 or 30, and still they are practically silent. I would recommend them to anyone.
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They are silent I can say that
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How do you intend to mount anything from Thermalright on the NB?

Last time I checked they don't have a cooler for the NB (southbridge is fine though) for either the 780i or 790i (and I own both boards) due to the placement of the PCI-E 2.0 controller.

There is a waterblock available from dangerden that will fit but nothing air at the moment.

also for my 2 cents, I've owned 4 680i boards, 2 780i boards (asus and evga) and currently own the evga 790i and most of the hardware (With the exception of the TRUE) is not necessary unless you plan insane overclocks. I had a Q6600 running at 3.8 on a 780i, an E8400 running at 4.2 ghz on a 780i and 790i and currently a QX9650 on a 790i running just north of 4 ghz.

the 680i boards were pigs when it came to chipset temps. The 790i is much improved in that respect.

What you can do is use an antec spotcool in place of the stock nb fan. I've used it on the 780i and 790i boards. It provides better cooling and is much quieter. Also its about $12.
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No it cant


I can't believe he said that...
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Also regarding water cooling. I built a custom setup for my EVGA 780i (with a Q6600). Other than being fairly quiet, it did not turn in better load temps than my lapped Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme with a moderate fan. It did provide better idle temps, but who really cares about idle temps?
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I guess he didn't read me thread on water-like temps
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post #30 of 31
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No it can't. Even the cheap low end water systems will have more stable temps. than air, despite the high end air beating it in overall performance.
Saying it can't, by definition, is very illogical. Because even if the chance is very, very, (just to humor you on this one) very small; it still exists. As in, it is possible.

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Besides, when talking about WC one refers to $250+ systems, because anything lower than that is an abomination .
Oh, so now "abominations" aren't included in your 'theory of impossibility'? They're still watercooling setups, aren't they?

I'm sorry, I didn't realize I was only allowed to compare Thermalright products to watercooling setups that cost more than $250.

The original point was, it's possible a Thermalright coolers can cool better than a watercooling setup; not "watercooling setups that meet someone's stipulations that haven't even entered into the conversation yet." But now that you've entered, you've helped prove my point by basically putting forth the fact cheap watercooling is still watercooling. Thanks.
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