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Sandy bridge = no point water cooling ?

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So I've been working on very excited project ... but right now I have some doubts about it with sandy bridge low temperatures ... is there is a point of doing watercooling now?
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post #2 of 27
Hmm...good point. Well, i guess the watercooling would depend on your ambient temperature.
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post #3 of 27
With water I thought best u could achieve was near ambient temps? SB was said to work best at 20C I thought. The prob was SB didn't like 0C or sub zero temps which isn't possible with normal water cooling. Right?
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post #4 of 27
It's beautiful and quiet?
post #5 of 27
It depends on what and where your bottleneck is. If it's your board that's bottlenecking your OC, then going for watercooling won't make a difference.
If it's your temperatures/voltage requirement, you then have to look at where the bottleneck is. If you're pushing 4.5GHz on air, you probably don't need watercooling unless you're desperate to go higher. But if you're bottlenecked at 4GHz and want to get to 4.5GHz+, then WCing would probably be worth it.
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post #6 of 27
it depends on how extreme of an OC you're going for, it's definitely worth it imo

i'd like to see air cooling run 1.48v 24/7 on a 2600k w/ HT loading at 60c wink.gif
post #7 of 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by koven;12349920 
it depends on how extreme of an OC you're going for, it's definitely worth it imo

i'd like to see air cooling run 1.48v 24/7 on a 2600k w/ HT loading at 60c wink.gif

That voltage is really high.... but a decent chip should be able to hit 4.8 with an h70.
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post #8 of 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by Varjo;12349954 
That voltage is really high.... but a decent chip should be able to hit 4.8 with an h70.

yeah it is, and that's my point, good luck to air coolers running high voltage 24/7 unless you got a caseless setup sitting next to a window, and even then it's a maybe

and im not sure what "hit 4.8" means, you can boot into 4.8 on a stock cooler and validate it, is that considered "hitting 4.8"? too vague.

not to mention, most of the voltage/clock info out there are for a 2500k or 2600k w/ HT OFF , a 2600k w/ HT will take more voltage, some people fail to understand this
Edited by koven - 2/11/11 at 1:25pm
post #9 of 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by Varjo;12349954 
That voltage is really high.... but a decent chip should be able to hit 4.8 with an h70.
Quote:
Originally Posted by koven;12349985 
yeah it is, and that's my point, good luck to air coolers running high voltage 24/7 unless you got a caseless setup sitting next to a window, and even then it's a maybe

If a decent chip can do 4.8 on an H70, it can go just as high on a good air cooler...a good air cooler would be cheaper than an H70 anyway.

No real "need" from a thermal POV to WC a sub-95W chip. Escpecially when all you're fiddling with is a multiplier and not FSB.
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post #10 of 27
lol @ "can do" and "will hit"

what does that even mean?
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