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Poll Results: Will SB cause WC'ing to lose popularity?

 
  • 1% (2)
    Yes, SB makes WC'ing your CPU obsolete.
  • 22% (30)
    Yes but, WC'ing will still be applied by people who want to take their CPU's to the max.
  • 3% (5)
    No, but some people will just WC their GPU's
  • 72% (99)
    No, nothing will change. WC'ing FTW!!!
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post #21 of 26
I know that I am not going to make the same mistake twice ,by jumping on Sandy Bridge ,Like I did with LGA 1156 .I am waiting for Ivy Bridge ,and doing it right this time. I just hope the rumours of Quad -channel memory are not false!! That sounds unreal. I think my current rig will suffice for another year. Those High -end P67 Mobos look amazing though!
post #22 of 26
aircooling heatsinks just got bigger and wc parts became more standardized. There really isn't anywhere to go from here unless there is a breakthrough in a better method of heat transfer. Unless you have an uber crappy water setup it will always beat even the highest end air coolers, and the same goes for phase vs. water. The only thing I see happening from here with wc is thicker radiators and more high fpi radiators from companies other than hw labs.

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Originally Posted by Morizuno View Post
I kind of object to that last part. I use air on all of my other builds because it's a lot easier to set up and maintain. I only use water cooling because of the looks. Overclocking my i7 will have to wait until I need the extra juice
yeah, I would never put a waterloop in a rig I didn't regularly maintain, then again I would never build a rig I wasn't going to regularly maintain. If you do it correctly watercooling never needs maintenance. You can go 2+ years without doing anything if it's a quality loop put together with care and quality workmanship

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Originally Posted by cutty1998 View Post
I know that I am not going to make the same mistake twice ,by jumping on Sandy Bridge ,Like I did with LGA 1156 .I am waiting for Ivy Bridge ,and doing it right this time. I just hope the rumours of Quad -channel memory are not false!! That sounds unreal. I think my current rig will suffice for another year. Those High -end P67 Mobos look amazing though!
just wait for socket 2011. socket 1155 won't really be an upgrade
 
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post #23 of 26
I think watercooling has become more than purely a method of cooling computer hardware. First and foremost everyone who buys a watercooling loop is after lower temperatures, there is no disputing that. But the actual cost of watercooling is much higher than the gains returned from the investment; that the people who buy into it are after much more than just lower a GPU or CPU temperature.

Most people who watercool have PC hardware as their passion and like to flaunt it. Similar to Hotrod dudes who use a half a years pay to paint a naked chick on their bonnet.

I mean really if you can get 4Ghz on Air or 4.5Ghz on Water it's really not worth the money to get the last 500Mhz, but it's fun to build the loop, it's quiet, it's good to look at and it's a way for some people to express themselves.

I even think that if it was impossible to overclock that Watercooling would still be around. I guess then it would be to get the best tremps as possible.
post #24 of 26
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Originally Posted by jackbrennan2008 View Post
I think watercooling has become more than purely a method of cooling computer hardware. First and foremost everyone who buys a watercooling loop is after lower temperatures, there is no disputing that. But the actual cost of watercooling is much higher than the gains returned from the investment; that the people who buy into it are after much more than just lower a GPU or CPU temperature.

Most people who watercool have PC hardware as their passion and like to flaunt it. Similar to Hotrod dudes who use a half a years pay to paint a naked chick on their bonnet.

I mean really if you can get 4Ghz on Air or 4.5Ghz on Water it's really not worth the money to get the last 500Mhz, but it's fun to build the loop, it's quiet, it's good to look at and it's a way for some people to express themselves.

I even think that if it was impossible to overclock that Watercooling would still be around. I guess then it would be to get the best tremps as possible.
There are many reasons for liquid cooling. Aside from the 3 practical ones in my FAQ, people also get it for looks or to be part of an "elite" group of enthusiasts. Those people I do not necessarily agree with, but still respect their right to purchase what they want.
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post #25 of 26
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Watercooling won't die out. Maybe cheap watercooling parts will and it will become just a high end type thing and used in boutique computers instead of in nearly everything. Watercooling just seems to be a big tech fad right now and just like every fad it will die down for the masses when they realize it isn't worth it in the whole spectrum of "bang for your buck", but those with fat wallets and the desire to get great clocks silently will continue to wc. In my opinion, once you wc you will never go back to air.
What he said; agreed!

People will always find the need to have silent cooling, if nothing else.
    
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Q: How does it do Under Liquid Nitrogen?
A: As the Core frequency scaling capability is inversely proportional with respect to the change of temperature when the CPU temperature goes down too low, the overclock capability of the CPU actually reduces dramatically when it reaches below zero degrees. For example, a CPU may do 5.0GHz @ 0C, but only 4.9GHz @ -40C. The ideal temperature for overclocking the Sandy Bridge processor under the P67 platform is around 15~20 degrees.
i guess this means water cooling will still be beneficial (?) just not LN2/DICE?
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