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post #41 of 52
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Originally Posted by antuk15;12307875 
1. My max overclock on Air was 3.8Ghz, My max on Water is 4.2Ghz. So to put it in simple terms, I get an extra 400Mhz on my over clock while running cooler at the same time. Doesn't seem such a waste of time to me rolleyes.gif

2. Water Cooling looks awesome, Every who see's my PC comments on how awesome it looks.

3. I water Cooler for performance reasons, Everything else is just a bonus...

4. My PC is silent while out performing any air cooler.

Now, some tasks for you :

1. Show me a GPU air cooler that can take 60c off my load temps when running Furmark

2. Show me an air cooler that removes heat so effectively from inside the case that it makes other components run cooler

3. Find me an air cooler that can out perform an 'Average' custom built loop..

^^^all of this.

When my best mate saw my sig rig for the first time, he begged me to help him build a loop. I did...he's thrilled...the girlfriend, no so much.
post #42 of 52
To gain an advatage over air you have to spend a premium. The fact that a decent air cooler will get the job done as well or close to a low to medium end system that costs 100 to 170 with new parts on an average oc makes it not worth it for me personally. Not to mention cleaning your new parts, assembling and then flushing a few times in the first few weeks is a pain. Been there done that.
post #43 of 52
This thread sucks. This is a computer enthusiast website. That should sum it up.
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post #44 of 52
yeah.... why Florida stinks..... just a bad attitude about things in general.
For some of us it is cheaper to go to water (around a hundred bucks), compared to a new socket, ddr3, and a new chip. At least for me it was.
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I will care, Alot.
I'll see what I can do then!
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post #46 of 52
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To gain an advatage over air you have to spend a premium. The fact that a decent air cooler will get the job done as well or close to a low to medium end system that costs 100 to 170 with new parts on an average oc makes it not worth it for me personally. Not to mention cleaning your new parts, assembling and then flushing a few times in the first few weeks is a pain. Been there done that.
My loop cost around £250

It'll fit any CPU socket and with my universal GPU blocks they'll fit any graphics card past, present and future...

And no one forces you to water cool..
post #47 of 52
My sig loop is dead silent with the pump at 7V and the fans at 650 RPM. When I load up my system with Haven Benchmark and prime95 things get a little too hot (forcing me to turn fans/pump back up) but during gaming I can leave them down low and not go above 50C on a 4.8 GHz 2500k.

Notify me when you can get air cooling that will hold a 4.8 GHz 2500k below 50C while still being silent.
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post #48 of 52
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water cooling is a waste of money huh? tell that to my GX2 it loads at 99C with fan maxed
Wow...boil water much???

Anyway, I would like to see OP make tremendous gains in clockspeed, then run it for 24-7...On AIR.

Then, i would like to see how much his case weighs with all the fans and heatsinks.

Watercooling is just a much more efficient cooling solution for 24/7 ops. And because water and electronics just don't mix, seeing the two work together just makes it a beautiful sight. There's an art to it really, but hey this is overclock.net. Most, if not all computers, on here dictate a need more than a want for an unconventional cooling system. Its just cool to see the creative things that people come up with.

Oh OP, by the way, i heard that Normalclock.net hasn't been taken yet.
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post #49 of 52
Watercooling is a hobby just like anything else. And besides, have you ever heard the fan on a fermi card? NO THANKS.
post #50 of 52
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Hello OCN, I've been a watercooler for a couple of months and I got to say that it is definitely not worth the time and money to do. Air coolers take 5 minutes to set up and are just as silent, if not more silent than water cooling.

People appear to be getting into water cooling for a few reasons

1. High overclocks
2. Looks
3. E-peen
4. Silence


High overclocking... Hm, well 4Ghz is easy to achieve with air cooling. H50s with good fans can do that easily as well as D14s and Silver arrows.

But then you have to ask yourself "Do I really need 4ghz?". If you are a gamer with a 60hz monitor, then running games with a little push to 3.7 will be more than enough with a good GPU. I personally barely noticed a difference in games such as BFBC2/Dirt 2/BO simply because my system can already run those games at 1080p on everything set to high except AA with ease.




Looks. hm... Bunch of tubing appears to be the cool thing now? Sleeve your cables in water cooling tubing then if you'd want the look. There are many ways to get the "look" without spending a lot if you be creative



E-peen... Honestly, I doubt people will care if you spent 3x the amount they did for similar performance



Silence... If you're air cooling right now and are thinking to do water for silence, then invest in quieter fans and sound dampening foam


I'm glad that I'm going back to air. My rig will be lighter and easier to maintain.

For GPUs like the 480 or something, then you should look at buying this

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-066-_-Product
Caution: Troll is trolling.



Not everybody overclocks for gaming performance. When you're doing video editing or finite element analysis that takes hours, getting your performance from 40 GFLOPS to 50 GFLOPS (me) is definitely worth it. I also like that I can basically kill my fans when I'm not doing anything demanding and my temperatures stay under 40.
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