You may or may not have seen my post in the phase change section but basically my CPU is running WAY too hot (around 73c full load) and I'm looking at either the new OCZ Phase Change or Thermaltake's Big Water 745 water cooling kit. I want to know your opinions or possibly experiences with the Big Water 745 and if you guys think its worth ~$200. I'd rather water cool my sytem than phase cool it because I really don't want to put dielectric grease into my socket among other things, also water cooling allows me to add my graphics card to the loop, in a review of the 745 they said that it "barely knew that the GPU was in the loop" since it got the same temps with or without an X800XT at 1.75v in the loop! (clearly due to the triple 120MM radiators loL) and my 7900GTX is sometimes running at about 65c full load which is acceptable but its a very poor overclocker so after I get my CPU to where I'm happy with the overclock and temps I may add my graphics card to the loop at a later date (those damn NV78 DD water blocks are like $125! ridiculous IMO lol) Also, in every review I saw even with a P4 600 series Prescott the load temp was never above 40c which is very good IMO, if I can keep my Presler at under 50c full load I'm fine with that, in another review they claimed to be cooling a 170W+ CPU and it still was under 40c full load! My Presler is 95W stock so I think 170W is about right for a ~4.5GHz overclock.
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3/26/06 at 4:56pm