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post #11 of 22
hell yeah its worth it to water cool,i've got about $3000.00 tide up in my computer.
Edited by AMOCO - 12/30/10 at 11:00pm
post #12 of 22
watercooling is a hobby, not a necessity
 
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post #13 of 22
you can get a cpu loop for under $150

http://jab-tech.com/XSPC-Rasa-750-RS...t-pr-4753.html


the more elaborate and high end components you'll use, the more money you'll spend.
post #14 of 22
I believe water-cooling is worth it, especially if you like overclocking. The temperatures you get beat the pants off of air cooling.
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post #15 of 22
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I believe water-cooling is worth it, especially if you like overclocking. The temperatures you get beat the pants off of air cooling.
Quite true. On my old megahalems I was getting 50 degree idles and 90 degree load temps. On the H50 I got idles in the high 40s and loads in the low 80s. On my new loop I'm getting idles in the high 30s and loads in the high 60s
post #16 of 22
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why wouldn't you if you already have the parts for a cpu loop?
Because it is a pain and any time you change a part you need new blocks. Just not worth the time and expense for what you get in return. I have spent well over a grand on my water cooling setup but did not get a huge jump in performance. Yes my parts run much cooler and I was able to OC them a bit more but for price vs. performance water cooling is not worth it. I could have bought new monitors, or a 980x, or two of the newest GPUs and that is my recommendation for the OP. Take the money and buy something else with it.
    
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post #17 of 22
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Because it is a pain and any time you change a part you need new blocks. Just not worth the time and expense for what you get in return. I have spent well over a grand on my water cooling setup but did not get a huge jump in performance. Yes my parts run much cooler and I was able to OC them a bit more but for price vs. performance water cooling is not worth it. I could have bought new monitors, or a 980x, or two of the newest GPUs and that is my recommendation for the OP. Take the money and buy something else with it.
Well its worse with air coolers most of them wont work with new boards and you gota buy a new cooler. Thing with water blocks most of them have universal brackets that will already work with new sockets befor their even out. I thk i spent 550 on my loop and it has let me run my cpu much cooler and higher same with my gpu and stable where i was having tons of problems on air. And a plus to me my room stays cooler cause the air coming out of my rad is like luke warm compared to the heat used to come out of my videocard fan. Its really up to each person tho like someone else said its a hobby just like anything else you get into once you start you spend more money to do more stuff. You can spend as little as 130 or as much as a few grand. And a good thing with water is it scales good with vcore and amb temps im at 80f in my room and still only hitting 54c folding my mega hit like 68c at 74f in my room at 4200mhz.
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post #18 of 22
I agree completely with the "It's a hobby not a necessity" viewpoint.

The water blocks for the CPU may be interchangeable but not for the MBs or GPUs. That's what I was talking about having to get new blocks with new hardware. The OP was asking about cooling everything.

I am a bit confused as to why your room would be cooler though. It should be hotter. The radiator is a heat exchanger. It is taking the heat from the computer components and dumping it into the air. Water cooling transfers the heat from your components more efficiently than air cooling so you should have more heat in the room with water cooling.
    
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post #19 of 22
yea i know lol but the air coming out of my rad is like barely warm even at 100% load on gpu and cpu. I get your point on motherboards but not on gpus cause if you decide to replace their coolers with aftermarket air coolers your in same boat as waterblocks you cant use them on any other cards. And they do make a universal water block that fits all gpus you just have to put heatsinks on your vrms and memory.
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My CPU loop cost 169$ and it's better then my ****ty h70
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