Overclock.net › Forums › Cooling › Air Cooling › What is so good about water cooling?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

What is so good about water cooling?

post #1 of 22
Thread Starter 
My cpu runs idle at about 22c and load im seen it at 32c during COD4 gameplay. But friend has watercooling and i dont think he is doing much better maybe a c or 2 better and he spedns 450 bucks on the water cooling, i have stock CPU fan at 95% at all times... 120mm at 100% at all times, 2 x80mm at 95% and my gpu temps are about 44cidle and 54-56c gameplay all stock cooling. I use rivatuner for GPU with launcher and scheduler with 4 settings, 50%,60%,80% and 100% usually runs 50% at idle and 60% at gameplay every once inwhile ona hot day it will hit 80%. but is it jsut me or am i running cool enough also i have a e6550 2.333 @ 3.1ghz and its still that cool!!! and my video card is OC too, as u can see in the link!!! up 100mhz both memory and GPU!!

So my real question it would be stupid for me to invest in watercooling right?
i7 ahhhhhhh
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 920 2.66 @ 4.2ghz GA-EX58-UD3R eVGA 8800GTS 512 -765/1900/1100 Muchkin 1600 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
2x SSD OCZ xtreme Raid 0 ,Seagate 500gb,WD 500GB Windows 7 64bit Pro 50 inch Plasma 600hz ;) pretty picture 600 OCZ modextreme 
CaseMouse
AeroCool ZeroDegree *MOD* G7 
  hide details  
Reply
i7 ahhhhhhh
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 920 2.66 @ 4.2ghz GA-EX58-UD3R eVGA 8800GTS 512 -765/1900/1100 Muchkin 1600 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
2x SSD OCZ xtreme Raid 0 ,Seagate 500gb,WD 500GB Windows 7 64bit Pro 50 inch Plasma 600hz ;) pretty picture 600 OCZ modextreme 
CaseMouse
AeroCool ZeroDegree *MOD* G7 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 22
Tell me one thing... Do you enjoy having the noise from the stock fan slowly deafening you?

However, there isn't much of a point to watercool an e6550 really. You'd be better off with a "boutique" heatsink like a TRUE or OCZ vendetta 2. In your case, it would be stupid to WC.
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 2600K Asus P8Z68-V Pro Crossfire HD 5870's 4x4 GB G.skill Ripjaws 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
WD Caviar Black 1 TB Windows 7 x64 build 7000 Syncmaster 226BW x 2 Corsair HX650 
Case
Tech station 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 2600K Asus P8Z68-V Pro Crossfire HD 5870's 4x4 GB G.skill Ripjaws 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
WD Caviar Black 1 TB Windows 7 x64 build 7000 Syncmaster 226BW x 2 Corsair HX650 
Case
Tech station 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 22
COD4 doesn't load your CPU 100%.

An E6550 @ 3.1GHz is pretty low of an overclock.
Once again...
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 920 [4.28GHz, HT] Asus P6T + Broadcom NetXtreme II VisionTek HD5850 [900/1200] + Galaxy GT240 2x4GB G.Skill Ripjaw X [1632 MHz] 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Intel X25-M 160GB + 3xRAID0 500GB 7200.12 Window 7 Pro 64 Acer H243H + Samsung 226BW XARMOR-U9BL  
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Antec Truepower New 750W Li Lian PC-V2100 [10x120mm fans] Logitech G9 X-Trac Pro 
  hide details  
Reply
Once again...
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 920 [4.28GHz, HT] Asus P6T + Broadcom NetXtreme II VisionTek HD5850 [900/1200] + Galaxy GT240 2x4GB G.Skill Ripjaw X [1632 MHz] 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Intel X25-M 160GB + 3xRAID0 500GB 7200.12 Window 7 Pro 64 Acer H243H + Samsung 226BW XARMOR-U9BL  
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Antec Truepower New 750W Li Lian PC-V2100 [10x120mm fans] Logitech G9 X-Trac Pro 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 22
Thread Starter 
I cant hear it with 5.1 surround and COD4 the soudn of cracking m4 carbine
i7 ahhhhhhh
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 920 2.66 @ 4.2ghz GA-EX58-UD3R eVGA 8800GTS 512 -765/1900/1100 Muchkin 1600 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
2x SSD OCZ xtreme Raid 0 ,Seagate 500gb,WD 500GB Windows 7 64bit Pro 50 inch Plasma 600hz ;) pretty picture 600 OCZ modextreme 
CaseMouse
AeroCool ZeroDegree *MOD* G7 
  hide details  
Reply
i7 ahhhhhhh
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 920 2.66 @ 4.2ghz GA-EX58-UD3R eVGA 8800GTS 512 -765/1900/1100 Muchkin 1600 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
2x SSD OCZ xtreme Raid 0 ,Seagate 500gb,WD 500GB Windows 7 64bit Pro 50 inch Plasma 600hz ;) pretty picture 600 OCZ modextreme 
CaseMouse
AeroCool ZeroDegree *MOD* G7 
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 22
agreed. How far do you want to push that processor? How loud are those fans? run Prime 95 for 45 minutes or so, and see what temp you have for load. Also, what are your ambients and your friends?
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5 2500K gigabyte z68x-ud3h-b3 2 x Sapphire 6950 (unlocked to 6970) 12Gb Gskill Ripjaws 
Hard DriveOSCase
Intel X25 SSD, 6TB WD Greens Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Soldam Windy Alcadia FX2000R SOJ 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5 2500K gigabyte z68x-ud3h-b3 2 x Sapphire 6950 (unlocked to 6970) 12Gb Gskill Ripjaws 
Hard DriveOSCase
Intel X25 SSD, 6TB WD Greens Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Soldam Windy Alcadia FX2000R SOJ 
  hide details  
Reply
post #6 of 22
Thread Starter 
The only fan i ever here is GPU when it hits 100% and my pc is 12 feet from my keyboards too..... sit in living room hooked to my tv, i think my DLP is louder
i7 ahhhhhhh
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 920 2.66 @ 4.2ghz GA-EX58-UD3R eVGA 8800GTS 512 -765/1900/1100 Muchkin 1600 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
2x SSD OCZ xtreme Raid 0 ,Seagate 500gb,WD 500GB Windows 7 64bit Pro 50 inch Plasma 600hz ;) pretty picture 600 OCZ modextreme 
CaseMouse
AeroCool ZeroDegree *MOD* G7 
  hide details  
Reply
i7 ahhhhhhh
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 920 2.66 @ 4.2ghz GA-EX58-UD3R eVGA 8800GTS 512 -765/1900/1100 Muchkin 1600 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
2x SSD OCZ xtreme Raid 0 ,Seagate 500gb,WD 500GB Windows 7 64bit Pro 50 inch Plasma 600hz ;) pretty picture 600 OCZ modextreme 
CaseMouse
AeroCool ZeroDegree *MOD* G7 
  hide details  
Reply
post #7 of 22
Thread Starter 
Yeah well i havent been able to go much hight of an OC i can the mobo cant seem to give me the right memory settings unless im overlooking it this is my first Asus board been Gigabyte guy for a time and im been let down by them lately!! so asus is bit new to me
i7 ahhhhhhh
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 920 2.66 @ 4.2ghz GA-EX58-UD3R eVGA 8800GTS 512 -765/1900/1100 Muchkin 1600 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
2x SSD OCZ xtreme Raid 0 ,Seagate 500gb,WD 500GB Windows 7 64bit Pro 50 inch Plasma 600hz ;) pretty picture 600 OCZ modextreme 
CaseMouse
AeroCool ZeroDegree *MOD* G7 
  hide details  
Reply
i7 ahhhhhhh
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 920 2.66 @ 4.2ghz GA-EX58-UD3R eVGA 8800GTS 512 -765/1900/1100 Muchkin 1600 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
2x SSD OCZ xtreme Raid 0 ,Seagate 500gb,WD 500GB Windows 7 64bit Pro 50 inch Plasma 600hz ;) pretty picture 600 OCZ modextreme 
CaseMouse
AeroCool ZeroDegree *MOD* G7 
  hide details  
Reply
post #8 of 22
It depends on his setup, what processor he's running and at what speed/voltage. I would never go with watercooling myself, because I know I would be stupid enough to accidentally knock a hose or pull it off. If you are happy with your temps then I see no need for you to upgrade.
post #9 of 22
Ok. What are the ambients? I just finished my first W/C loop and I love it. I do not think it is worth it for your system, but do not rule out W/C as a powerful cooling setup.
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5 2500K gigabyte z68x-ud3h-b3 2 x Sapphire 6950 (unlocked to 6970) 12Gb Gskill Ripjaws 
Hard DriveOSCase
Intel X25 SSD, 6TB WD Greens Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Soldam Windy Alcadia FX2000R SOJ 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5 2500K gigabyte z68x-ud3h-b3 2 x Sapphire 6950 (unlocked to 6970) 12Gb Gskill Ripjaws 
Hard DriveOSCase
Intel X25 SSD, 6TB WD Greens Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Soldam Windy Alcadia FX2000R SOJ 
  hide details  
Reply
post #10 of 22
Thread Starter 
well not sure what they are right now will post when get home from work.... so does ambient override CPU temp? I mean so ambients can be higher the CPU temp reading? im trying to get what ur saying bring up ambient... i am new to the whole hardware aspect as in performance, im a network admin gone gamer
i7 ahhhhhhh
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 920 2.66 @ 4.2ghz GA-EX58-UD3R eVGA 8800GTS 512 -765/1900/1100 Muchkin 1600 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
2x SSD OCZ xtreme Raid 0 ,Seagate 500gb,WD 500GB Windows 7 64bit Pro 50 inch Plasma 600hz ;) pretty picture 600 OCZ modextreme 
CaseMouse
AeroCool ZeroDegree *MOD* G7 
  hide details  
Reply
i7 ahhhhhhh
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 920 2.66 @ 4.2ghz GA-EX58-UD3R eVGA 8800GTS 512 -765/1900/1100 Muchkin 1600 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
2x SSD OCZ xtreme Raid 0 ,Seagate 500gb,WD 500GB Windows 7 64bit Pro 50 inch Plasma 600hz ;) pretty picture 600 OCZ modextreme 
CaseMouse
AeroCool ZeroDegree *MOD* G7 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Air Cooling
Overclock.net › Forums › Cooling › Air Cooling › What is so good about water cooling?