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Like he said. After 1.5v you are pushing the chip and will kill it much much faster.
Honestly, I don't like those H series CPU coolers. I am a big fan of custom loops (as you can tell). Mostly because it gives you the ability to expand to more components and different cases very easily. The H series coolers are a nice cheap option but it's just not my cup of tea.
The temp just needs to be under the safe zone (76° c IIRC). It won't change how the chip overclocks.Like my chip does 4.8ghz at 1.38 vcore. I have a lot more head room to go higher. I just stopped at 4.8ghz because I needed a safe stable OC. And when I went for 4.9ghz I was having issues just getting it to post so I went back to 4.8ghz. Though I will say that going WC is a good idea for future chips. I am sure they will create more heat than that 2500K and then your hair dryer won't cool it enough.
If you want help planning or picking components let me know. I say go watercooled. I am very glad I did and from here on out will always be, unless I go LN2. biggrin.gif

With that all being said, I probably will not WC this rig then. My temps are good (66C max at 4.7GHz) and it doesn't really sound like it will help me push much higher than that with 24/7 stability, however, when I build my 2600k/2700k rig, I will probably do a custom loop. I'll probably start working on that after the first of the year, so I'll start asking you a lot of questions then about what to buy and where.
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My temps are good (66C max at 4.7GHz)

The only difference you would see is peace and quiet. Unless you went higher with the OC then it will help keep the temps at mid 60's but if your v core is too high then it doesn't matter.
    
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Thats the main reason I watercooled, for peace and quiet. Much happier now!
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The only difference you would see is peace and quiet. Unless you went higher with the OC then it will help keep the temps at mid 60's but if your v core is too high then it doesn't matter.
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Thats the main reason I watercooled, for peace and quiet. Much happier now!

Yeah, my fan noise isn't bad. My case kinda sucks, only has one 120 in and one 120 out, plus the 2 120s on my hyper 212+, all my fans are CM Sickleflows, they keep pretty quite (not loud enough for me to notice anyway). My rig only really gets loud when I'm folding on my 460, the fan on that thing is NUTS! But, I've not seen a waterblock for the 460s, so I can't WC it (or can I?). Anyway, next rig will probably be WCed just because I do want to try building a loop.

BTW, I've been getting SMP WUs, no bigadv since I dropped a hugeadv WU yesterday! This is driving me nuts!
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But, I've not seen a waterblock for the 460s, so I can't WC it (or can I?).

Finding full cover water blocks for non-ref boards, especially lower end stuff, is always gonna be hard. But you could use a universal GPU block for just the GPU and stick some heatsinks on the memory and VRM. This won't be as pretty as a full block but will serve the purpose nearly as good and will probably be reusable on your next GPU.

And I'm not either a fan of the prebuilt water cooling solutions on the market, a custom loop will be more expensive to buy but you'll probably keep it longer and can easily expand it to cover more hardware.
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The only difference you would see is peace and quiet. Unless you went higher with the OC then it will help keep the temps at mid 60's but if your v core is too high then it doesn't matter.
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Thats the main reason I watercooled, for peace and quiet. Much happier now!

Yeah, my fan noise isn't bad. My case kinda sucks, only has one 120 in and one 120 out, plus the 2 120s on my hyper 212+, all my fans are CM Sickleflows, they keep pretty quite (not loud enough for me to notice anyway). My rig only really gets loud when I'm folding on my 460, the fan on that thing is NUTS! But, I've not seen a waterblock for the 460s, so I can't WC it (or can I?). Anyway, next rig will probably be WCed just because I do want to try building a loop.

BTW, I've been getting SMP WUs, no bigadv since I dropped a hugeadv WU yesterday! This is driving me nuts!

Course you can! I was folding on my 460 and couldnt stand the noise which is why it's water-cooled by an ek full cover block. The evga non overclocked card is a ref pcb.

I'm thinking of getting an i5 paired with a 6950 next. Was hoping to upgrade to bulldozer but doesn't seem worth it now!
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Got my OC stable @ 910Mhz, currently running 2m58s/frame :-)
 
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OK, so I don't think I'm going to be building a new system or any major upgrades anytime soon, my company just anounced across the board pay cuts for 2012 and I'll be losing nearly $5,000 off my salary next year! mad.gif
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So I guess an 8 core LGA2011 bigadv rig is out then, huh?

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So I guess an 8 core Bulldozer rig is in then, huh?
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Fixed that for you.


Sorry to hear about the pay cut though. That's never fun. That's like at my old company, we complained about being on a pay freeze for 2 years, then they came back and gave us 5 cent per hour raises...
    
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