Originally Posted by OC'ing Noob
Dry ice requires a good level of experience as you need to proof the board against condensation, make a gasket, and do a bunch of other crap. Water cooling will does not have any condensation risks.
If you already have a TRUE, it should be able to push the limits of your Deneb if you have jet turbine fans on there.
True but proofing a board for just a short term bench doesn't take more than neoprene or some kneaded eraser, for long term you would need a better proof.
Also WC has the inherent risk of a block or radiator leaking, I would say the risk is the same.
You could proof your heart away for a DICE setup and still have condensation ruin something or you could leak test your components for a week and still have them leak no matter what you did to prevent it
Originally Posted by nafljhy
huntman, i don't think that was what he was looking for...
He mentioned a 6ghz overclock and that was achieved using LN2, dry ice is close to the temps of LN2 and that would get him close to the 6ghz.
He can always watercool too, there were a number of good kits suggested under $200 that would beat out a TRUE, I had the Swiftech H20-220 Compact someone linked and that got my idle temps around 13C and load temps around 36C and that was with 1.6v going through the chip.
Maybe he wasn't looking for DICE but it is a good option for benchmarking, he could grab any of those WC kits and get to 4ghz easy and then he could break out the DICE for some high GHZ runs.
If he is talking about WC then he has some technical knowledge and DICE isn't any harder than WC and is cheaper too.
I am buying an all copper pot with all the insulation needed for $110 shipped, then just pick up some dry ice and you are good with -75C temps.
To each his own but I would rather have a good OC with a WC setup and then be able to bench at 6ghz without having to spend a fortune
EDIT> it says right in the original post he would like to get to 6ghz and the only way that is going to happen is DICE or LN2Edited by huntman21014 - 12/16/08 at 1:02pm