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post #1 of 21
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...with water cooling.

I closely monitored my ambient temps & load temps over the past couple weeks since getting a new CPU block. Result? I only dropped 5C load when I switched from air to water. I put a lapped Thermalright Ultra-120 Extreme against a CPU only loop. The D-Tek Fuzion CPU block with quad core mid chamber made a very minimal improvement in my temps compared to air.

Right now it's 34C in my room and I'm loading at 51C on air. Water would load in the high 40's but nothing too exciting. So effective immediately I'm back on air for good. All my water cooling gear will be up for sale soon.
    
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post #2 of 21
The TRuE sure is a beast..
    
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post #3 of 21
Sorry to hear that Transonic I understand where you're going from though... ~$400 for only a 5C difference definitely isn't worth it. Maybe its time to phase change
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post #4 of 21
Air has come a long way in the past couple of years. It started with the TTBT, and now there are a large range of coolers that are able to beat an increasingly wider spectrum of water setups
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post #5 of 21
I hate to hear that...Maybe cutting in another Bonnie would help, only $20 more bux to see...

From what I gather some of the newer Intel are topping out their OC before heat even becomes a problem...In cases like that I would sure spend my $$$ on something besides WC'ing, I only do it to OC anyway....

It might be chiller time for you...
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Post some pics of it.
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post #7 of 21
This is EXACTLY why I don't watercool! Too much money and effort for what you get out of it. After all, watercooling is just like using one giant heatpipe with the radiator as a giant heatsink, and you can only increase the surface area of heat transfer so much before it gives you diminshed returns.
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post #8 of 21
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A quick pic of the loop.

-D-Tek Fuzion CPU Block w/ quad core mid chamber
-MCP350 pump with high flow delrin top (1/2" barbs)
-Dual Heater Core w/ 2 Delta 120x38mm fans (151cfm each)
-Custom shroud
-EK Res
-1/2" ID Tygon tubing
    
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post #9 of 21
aww,this just killed my party!

ive been so anxious to start water cooling,air cooling is boring,not enough interation. and custom work.
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post #10 of 21
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Originally Posted by Transonic View Post
A quick pic of the loop.

-D-Tek Fuzion CPU Block w/ quad core mid chamber
-MCP350 pump with high flow delrin top (1/2" barbs)
-Dual Heater Core w/ 2 Delta 120x38mm fans (151cfm each)
-Custom shroud
-EK Res
-1/2" ID Tygon tubing
My bet is that...... your rad looks like a dinky piece of junk LOL
Thats prolly why you had bad temps.
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