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Poll Results: (4.3 HT On) Worth the money or Worthless?

This is a multiple choice poll
  • 60% of voters (9)
    The (Speed, Temp, Performance...) Worth The $$$
  • 40% of voters (6)
    The (Speed, Temp, Performance...) Not Worth The $$$
15 Total Votes  
post #21 of 47
also water excels once you start puting video cards under water taking that heat and noise away that no air cooler will be as quiet as a full cover water block. And can be explanded very easy to include new stuff later on.
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post #22 of 47
i would say it was not worth it...btw with that money u could have got a gtx 580 which would have benefitted u more in gaming.....sad but true
truth is always bitter......
post #23 of 47
I believe that watercooling makes no sense financially BUT aside from the fact that it has the potential of making your system emit less noise than when on air, watercooling is also a hobby for many, myself included. Because of this I believe that the financial part is irrelevant, it costs me less than if I where to collect watches, or model trains (very expensive), build RC planes, etc.

I too am on 4,3 GHz stable with an i7 (950) but with a voltage of 1.424, If the air temperature is at 20 degrees, water temp rises to 28 and i7 cores reach 76/77 degrees. On days where the heating is on particularly high I've reached 80 degrees.

A user in this thread wrote about 99% of the people with i7's wasting the power -I have boinc (client for folding, seti@home, etc) running 24/7, using both CPU and GPU
    
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post #24 of 47
if you want to talk about waste of money, i water cooled mine ($400+) purely for noise & looks, air coolers are just too ugly for me... the extra OC/nice temps is just icing on the cake

90%+ of the things i do on my computer, could be accomplished with a laptop, lmao

but it's called a hobby, which i enjoy, so it's worth my money
post #25 of 47
It depends what you do.
If you encode videos and make media for a living, then sure.
If benchmarking is worth $500 to you, then sure.

If all you do is gaming, browsing, and little else, then no.
Air cooling with something like a Noctua NH-D14, Thermalright Silver Arrow..etc would have been a LOT more cost effective and still would have gotten ~4Ghz for you.
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post #26 of 47
I agree with your post, but not this:
[quote]
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Originally Posted by sLowEnd View Post
Air cooling with something like a Noctua NH-D14, Thermalright Silver Arrow..etc would have been a LOT more cost effective and still would have gotten ~4Ghz for you.
I have 3 480 rads in my system and my cpu @4,3 Ghz reaches 77 degrees. Imagine what would happen were I to do this on air, the temps would be in the 90's
    
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post #27 of 47
Quote:
Originally Posted by koven View Post
if you want to talk about waste of money, i water cooled mine ($400+) purely for noise & looks, air coolers are just too ugly for me... the extra OC/nice temps is just icing on the cake

90%+ of the things i do on my computer, could be accomplished with a laptop, lmao

but it's called a hobby, which i enjoy, so it's worth my money
Agreed! But I like the looks of my Megahalems.
 
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post #28 of 47
Quote:
Originally Posted by sunnyville View Post
I agree with your post, but not this:


I have 3 480 rads in my system and my cpu @4,3 Ghz reaches 77 degrees. Imagine what would happen were I to do this on air, the temps would be in the 90's
What in gods name do you need 3 480 rads for? A single 480 is more than enough for your CPU and graphics card. Those other two 480s are probably doing around 2% of the cooling work in that entire loop.

And if you are reaching 77 you might want to try a re-mount of your CPU block.
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post #29 of 47
Please do you wife and family a favor and just return your water cooling. A happy wife means a happy house. They're so much more worth it than a stupid computer....or a weak overclock that costs $500.
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post #30 of 47
[quote=sunnyville;11807641]I agree with your post, but not this:
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I have 3 480 rads in my system and my cpu @4,3 Ghz reaches 77 degrees. Imagine what would happen were I to do this on air, the temps would be in the 90's
Dang you sure you got it working right i got 1 360 rad and i can run 4400 on 1.41 and stay at 77c. Tho on air theirs no way id do it under 90-100c lol my mega couldn't keep it cool at 1.37 vcore even.
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