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I currently am using an OCZ Vendetta 2 to cool my cpu and have an Antec 900 case that cools of everything else. My room stays a constant 22*c. I was wondering if I would see a good drop in temperature with a water cooling kit. I am not sure if I want to water cool my 8800gt. If I do go with water cooling I will be getting this kit, more than likely with the medium fans http://www.petrastechshop.com/pecoba.html

Would it be worth it to go liquid cooling? currently with my overclock @3.33 my temps get up to the low 60s under full load and about 40c when at idle.

My other option would be to just get a new processor but am not sure what I would go with.
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post #2 of 7
Good choice of cooler kit!!!! Must have been reading. That should lower your temps some and is a nice step into water cooling. I say do it!!!!
    
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If your OC is topping out from heat it would be worth it...Any kit is a compromise though, your a lot better off building you own, you'll get more for your $$$ and be able to pick your own parts....You can look around the for sale section and get WC'ing gear at a good price at times...

If you really want a kit I like this one with the 320 rad option and the highest speed fans..Fuzion Kit...Its out of stock right now....
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if i were you, id configure either kit with medium fans and swiftech HydrX.
post #5 of 7
OK, let's look at it as if you decide NOT to WC and go the processor upgrade route.

If a better processor can be had that actually runs faster and stays cooler with 45nm die shrink using your existing cooling setup, that could be the best bang for your money.

Before you jump into the WC area, examine your possibilities first.
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post #6 of 7
Go with the water cooling, and like ira-k mentioned you should certainly consider building your own WCing kit. Make sure to weigh your options, you may find going with a different processor a more efficient use of money.
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If a better processor can be had that actually runs faster and stays cooler with 45nm die shrink using your existing cooling setup, that could be the best bang for your money.
Thats a really good point and I keep forgetting it, I don't do Intel...One of our good members here is going to do a write up about that when he has a chance to...Some of the newer Intel are topping out their OC before temp's even become a problem from what I understand....

If thats the case I would rather see them get hooked up with a new chip that a $50 HSF will cool well enough to top out and that will OC as high or higher then what they have now with just a HSF....I'm sure they could find something else better to spend a couple of hundred bux on.......

I love WC'ing and TEC"ing, its a lot of fun and one of my main hobbies, I'll always do it since I have a 200 year supply of the stuff...But still its all about the OC, if they can get by without it they should sure know that they have that option...

Thanks for pointing that out....
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