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Bump for kids....I need some fresh pics. I have been pondering if the 5C - 10C difference between this HSF and WCing.....is actually worth the money......
You know I agree with you about the Noctua cooler. Put a pair of fans on it, with shrouds also, in push pull and it will give great temps on your cpu. I think you should consider using this on your cpu and get a small gpu only loop. A pa140 radiator, d-tek water block, and d5 pump and you'd be set for your gpu with the option to expand the loop in the future if you chose.

The Noctua chipset cooler is evidently being discontinued however they are still available. Pairing one of those with the NH-U12P should give great performance


Another thought. If you have your gpu on a small water loop, that might help your other temps a little bit by lowering the ambient temp in the case. Just a thought.
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You know I agree with you about the Noctua cooler. Put a pair of fans on it, with shrouds also, in push pull and it will give great temps on your cpu. I think you should consider using this on your cpu and get a small gpu only loop. A pa140 radiator, d-tek water block, and d5 pump and you'd be set for your gpu with the option to expand the loop in the future if you chose.

The Noctua chipset cooler is evidently being discontinued however they are still available. Pairing one of those with the NH-U12P should give great performance


Another thought. If you have your gpu on a small water loop, that might help your other temps a little bit by lowering the ambient temp in the case. Just a thought.
Well I really have been going back and forth about WCing, and I really cannot seem to get over the price/performance ratio. What I mean is, you pay $200+ for 5C-10C temp difference. So is it worth it to spend a extra per say $150 on WCing? I am leaning towards no. Plus then I can take the extra cash I was gonna spend on the WCing loop (sell D4 and PTNuke) and apply it towards a new GTX 260 216 55nm.
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You could do that, but remember..water is an investment.

You pay $200 for a good water loop, as long as you keep up your maintenance every 6 months or a year, that loop will last a hell of a long time. Mind you a heatsink will too, but water is capable of handling the higher heatloads.

I was in your boat, i had a 360mm BIGTS, D5, Storm rev 2...nice little loop, but sold it...bought a GPU, and used my Noctua
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You could do that, but remember..water is an investment.

You pay $200 for a good water loop, as long as you keep up your maintenance every 6 months or a year, that loop will last a hell of a long time. Mind you a heatsink will too, but water is capable of handling the higher heatloads.

I was in your boat, i had a 360mm BIGTS, D5, Storm rev 2...nice little loop, but sold it...bought a GPU, and used my Noctua
Well, now I am heavily contemplating getting a GTX 280 off here, soooo....a Noctua might happen, as well as a sleeving kit, and 3x Yate Loon High Speed blue LEDs.
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Well I really have been going back and forth about WCing, and I really cannot seem to get over the price/performance ratio. What I mean is, you pay $200+ for 5C-10C temp difference. So is it worth it to spend a extra per say $150 on WCing? I am leaning towards no. Plus then I can take the extra cash I was gonna spend on the WCing loop (sell D4 and PTNuke) and apply it towards a new GTX 260 216 55nm.
Is not a 5 to 10C difference. At least it was not for me. Note I am specifcally talking about the gpu side of it here. That 260 puts out a lot of heat. I think your best bet is to use the Noctua cooler, get the 260 and see how your systems temps are over time. Once you have had time to see what your cooling needs / noise level needs really are with the 260 you will be able to make an informed decision about it. The thermalright gpu solution also works well and if you have proper air flow in your case the combination of a Noctua cpu/nb cooler with a thermalright gpu cooler should give you good operating temps. If you stick with quiet fans you will also not hear it much. (Just because I use water does not mean I hate air cooling Noctua ftw)
Nub

edit: That 280 you are going to get is a beast of a card, but puts out a lot of heat. I hope you will try using a shroud with that noctua cooler. That should help avoid the 'dead spot' directly behind the fan.
Edited by nub - 12/20/08 at 10:39am
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Is not a 5 to 10C difference. At least it was not for me. Note I am specifcally talking about the gpu side of it here. That 260 puts out a lot of heat. I think your best bet is to use the Noctua cooler, get the 260 and see how your systems temps are over time. Once you have had time to see what your cooling needs / noise level needs really are with the 260 you will be able to make an informed decision about it. The thermalright gpu solution also works well and if you have proper air flow in your case the combination of a Noctua cpu/nb cooler with a thermalright gpu cooler should give you good operating temps. If you stick with quiet fans you will also not hear it much. (Just because I use water does not mean I hate air cooling Noctua ftw)
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Lol...yeah. I am starting just to think I don't want the hassle.

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If you're thinking of water cooling as a hassle, its not for you.
Its supposed to be fun, like rebuilding a car

Did somebody say, Noctua with 3 highspeed blue yate loons?
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If you're thinking of water cooling as a hassle, its not for you.
Its supposed to be fun, like rebuilding a car

Did somebody say, Noctua with 3 highspeed blue yate loons?
Now that's purdy....
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I used to have that case!
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not sure if you guys had seen this, but i found an interview with the PR Manager of Noctua:
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[Vortez]: The GPU market is an ever changing sector, there aren’t very many brands for after-market coolers. Have you considered moving into this field?

[JD]: Yes, we’ve got several projects in this regard and I hope that we’ll be able enter the final stages in the course of the next year. As you’ve said though, the GPU market isn’t easy, many users don’t want to void their warranty by using after-market coolers, the variety of card designs is huge and changing pretty fast, so there are quite a few difficulties to face. We’re getting lots of user requests for a Noctua GPU cooler, but we really want to stick to our policy of not releasing anything that’s not 100% up to our high standards. I hope that we’ll be able to get something going next year though.
http://www.vortez.co.uk/review.php?id=19
i really hope they make a fantastic GPU cooler!
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