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So my e8400 at 4ghz only gets to about 52C underload using an HDT-1283. would my temps get much better if i go water, or would it just be for the wow factor?
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Yes, but your not in the territory to be worrying about your temps yet mate. Those are decent.
 
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post #3 of 16
At taht point it would be for the wow, but it is a good invesment taht you can step up with your other components.
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ok well im headed off to college in august so the ambient will increase alot from the 27C it is at now. will temps be an issue then? also i have 4 63cfm fans and the stock coolermaster fans running so its pretty loud, how much quieter will it be?
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Well you can "sacrafice" fans for air circulation but you need fans on the Rad, so really the noise is based on the fan quality/ability. yea im heading of to school in early September and switching over to water cooling, cause it looks cool, will lower temps, and i have spare money im willing to spend.
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Those are great temps. I wouldn't go water unless you reaaaallllllly want to for the fun of it. It is fun.
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post #7 of 16
yeah. Plus it depends on your ambient temps. If your setup is good water will match ambient temps. That's the best you can go. But yes, water would lower your temps. And as stated before, your temps are good.
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post #8 of 16
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Originally Posted by TheCh3F View Post
Those are great temps. I wouldn't go water unless you reaaaallllllly want to for the fun of it. It is fun.
QFT! It is a hoot and so different than normally seen.

Also, if your ambient increase so will your temps.
    
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post #9 of 16
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So my e8400 at 4ghz only gets to about 52C underload using an HDT-1283. would my temps get much better if i go water, or would it just be for the wow factor?
It all depends on the water-cooling setup that you have (components, loop arrangement, coolant). All of these factors along with your ambient temperature will effect your CPU's temperature. As you can already imagine the more factors you have the more uncertainty you will end up with. Optimistically speaking though you will notice a drop in temperatures (either a minimal one or a dramatic one). Its really only a question of whether or not you can justify spending this much money and time to lower your temps. If you are a hands on kind of person and you have the money then go for it you won't regret it (as long as you don't expect HUGE temp drops). If you have a hard time getting yourself to dust your computer then DONT take the plunge as you will need to keep your loop cleaned up and in working order constantly (every 6 months or so depending).

Good Luck
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post #10 of 16
I'm in the same dilemma as you; I'm buying a new rig and I'm trying to decide whether or not to water cool it. I'm also going off to college in the fall where my ambient temps will increase dramatically since I'm currently in my chilly basement.

I think I'm going to go for it mostly because it's fun. My temps are and will be fine, but I'm looking forward to modding my case and designing a water cooling circuit.
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