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Originally Posted by Melcar View Post
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).
These days, that's pretty much the situation for my sig rig.

On a lark, I ran OCCT last night, when the ambient temperature in my bedroom (in heatwave-infested SoCal, in an apartment without AC) was a toasty 34.7 degrees.

I've attached two graphs to illustrate my point.

At worst, my load temps on the hotter core were 23 degrees above ambient. And that's with a non-Ultra 120 Extreme heatsink.

    
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