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Another Samsung BX2450 or a water-cooling setup costing around 300 US dollars?


*Didn't know where to post this so here it is.



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Edited by Live_free - 1/23/11 at 3:00am
post #2 of 26
I would go with WC. But thats because I am slightly addicted to messing with my loop. But, its all personal preference. Do you want a quiet and cool system, or the bling of having two monitors??

I just got my new monitor in the other day, and used it with my old one for a dual setup, temporarily. It looked cool, and was really neat. But personally I would go WC.
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I would go WC as well. I have 2 monitors and I think I might get rid of one or two of them to be honest. WC helps the main parts last a little longer.
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post #4 of 26
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I would go WC as well. I have 2 monitors and I think I might get rid of one or two of them to be honest. WC helps the main parts last a little longer.
Yeah and I understand that but I cannot justify slightly better temps and the idea of water around my system (Even if I know what I am doing) slightly creeps me out and don't want to risk it. I only clock to 4/4.2Ghz. so I'm not worried about temps. I just ordered another BX2450. And will be getting another 580 on Tuesday. :3
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Unless your temps are ridiculous I don't see any reason to add WC. You've already got an amazing air cooler. Upgrade to another monitor or maybe a SSD. Or, even better, just upgrade to a 27" monitor and be done with it!
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Watercooling, no competition.
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Quote:
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Watercooling, no competition.
Why? Explain?
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Quote:
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Why? Explain?
What does another monitor really get him? If he absolutely needed another monitor, for work reasons and such, he wouldn't have asked us.

However, watercooling offers a lot to the pc enthusiast.

1) Cooler temps. Cooler temps may not offer him insane amounts of overclocking headroom, but it will ensure that his overclocked components last longer.

2) More oc headroom. Yes, many times with watercooling there will be extra overclocking headroom to be had.

3) Quiet. A lot of people go watercooling because they can achieve the same or even better clocks with less noise.

4) It's something fun to do. I am running my very first watercooled pc and I love it. And it won't leak all over your components if your know what your doing and properly test it. Do your homework and ask questions before you jump into watercooling, it is a definite must.
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post #9 of 26
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Originally Posted by Behemoth777 View Post
What does another monitor really get him? If he absolutely needed another monitor, for work reasons and such, he wouldn't have asked us.

However, watercooling offers a lot to the pc enthusiast.

1) Cooler temps. Cooler temps may not offer him insane amounts of overclocking headroom, but it will ensure that his overclocked components last longer.

2) More oc headroom. Yes, many times with watercooling there will be extra overclocking headroom to be had.

3) Quiet. A lot of people go watercooling because they can achieve the same or even better clocks with less noise.

4) It's something fun to do. I am running my very first watercooled pc and I love it. And it won't leak all over your components if your know what your doing and properly test it. Do your homework and ask questions before you jump into watercooling, it is a definite must.
1) I live in washington, it's cold as.. well you know what. I get 70c 4.2Ghz.

2) I don't need to go any higher then 4.2Ghz.

3) I still use an old lappy by apple that is loud as hell so sound... meh I'm used to it.

4) I actually have anxiety issues and slight OCD. So even if I knew what I was doing I would have a heart attack over it and get stressed as all hell.



Plus I already ordered it so if I set it up and don't think it adds much to my computer and isn't worth it I will send it back and get an SSD and the RASA 360 kit. Which seems like it would be more worth the 300 over just a monitor. But I plan to go surround and need more real estate for school and such spread everything out.

So Pros:
Faster boot up and loads
Cooler Temps

Cons:
What do I do with my noctua? Sell it? PIA.
WC set up for what? Extra money thrown into my rig for 10c better temps?
Reset my entire computer to put OS on SSD after all my game saves and all that. Talk about 10 hours of jumping through hoops. Then 5 hours on the WC. I just don't have that time being a student.


So after my rant if anyone cared to read it (which I doubt) do you think it would be worth the hassle to return the monitor for a RASA 360 and C300 64GB SSD. (Would wait for the C400 series which is coming out soon or get a different drive). Giving me an SSD and WC or the dual monitor set up?
Edited by Live_free - 1/23/11 at 12:29am
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^^ For all the reasons you posted plus once you've gone multi its hard to think you did without.
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