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You can also look at the WC setup I am selling in my sig for $200 shipped...
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um you really have no clue dude my mega which is same as a h70 could not keep my i7 under 95c with 1.4 vcore with my rx360 rad same thing in the xspc rx360 kit with my water i dont pass 75c with the gpu in the loop also. Id say 20c drop on cpu and a 40c drop on the gpu is well worth 100 bucks more. And not to mention the h70 is over 100 bucks and you can get higher end air coolers cheaper that will perform same as it or better.

Really? The question from the OP was a simple one. How do I have no clue? I dont see him asking "What is the most cost effective way to OC my 950 to 4.4 Ghz with 1.4 vcore?"


The question was what is the most cost effective way. Thus, the H70 is at a low price point. It competes with the best air coolers and most the other prebuilt "kits". Your situation is more extreme and really has no bearing on the OPs question. To call an H70 worthless with absolutely no backing information is pointless and misinformation.

My post you quoted was intended for jp btw. I hope you see my point...
Edited by M0E - 2/14/11 at 9:49am
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Hello,

What is the most cost effective way to water cool my Core i7 950?

I think Antec has a new cooler out by now? It might help if you included a price range..."cost effective" is a subjective term not an absolute one.
    
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Really? The question from the OP was a simple one. How do I have no clue? I dont see him asking "What is the most cost effective way to OC my 950 to 4.4 Ghz with 1.4 vcore?"


The question was what is the most cost effective way. Thus, the H70 is at a low price point. It competes with the best air coolers and most the other prebuilt "kits". Your situation is more extreme and really has no bearing on the OPs question. To call an H70 worthless with absolutely no backing information is pointless and misinformation.

My post you quoted was intended for jp btw. I hope you see my point...
I have to agree with you M0E. I notice that the minute anyone asks for a "cheap solution" everyone says RASA. I guess everyone assumes that the OP is overclocking - which is a safe bet, but the OP didn't specify what his purpose was.

When I did my build, I bought an H70 and did it just for pure looks. And honestly, my current sig rig isn't even about overclocking...just more because I like to build stuff, do it in an elegant way, with overclockability being a secondary priority.
    
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I'm willing to go 150ish for a liquid cooling rig down the road. Things are ok now but when the summer hits I am afraid my glorious 950 will be raped. I plan to overclock more down the road but I don't know how much.

My main concern is to take as best care of my hardware as I can as it cost me a pretty penny I had to work very hard for, I am thankful that I was able to build this rig and I want it to last hence why I want to have really good temps and such.

I am getting Pro Tools 9 for my birthday with the intention of running it on this rig which is another reason I am concerned about cooling, the kind of music I am working with eats CPU resources for breakfast, I deal with 60+ tracks at a time and I have maxed out an eight core nehalem Mac Pro before with just audiotracks.

Liquid cooling seems to be the only way to go to cool my rig to the point where it will have nice low temps under a complete and total full load.
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I'm willing to go 150ish for a liquid cooling rig down the road. Things are ok now but when the summer hits I am afraid my glorious 950 will be raped. I plan to overclock more down the road but I don't know how much.

My main concern is to take as best care of my hardware as I can as it cost me a pretty penny I had to work very hard for, I am thankful that I was able to build this rig and I want it to last hence why I want to have really good temps and such.

I am getting Pro Tools 9 for my birthday with the intention of running it on this rig which is another reason I am concerned about cooling, the kind of music I am working with eats CPU resources for breakfast, I deal with 60+ tracks at a time and I have maxed out an eight core nehalem Mac Pro before with just audiotracks.

Liquid cooling seems to be the only way to go to cool my rig to the point where it will have nice low temps under a complete and total full load.

I think you will be OK, why would the summer be any harsher than winter where I live my indoor temps are always the same...come to think of it the summer is actually cooler than the winter since I prefer it on the cooler side of temperate.
    
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Really? The question from the OP was a simple one. How do I have no clue? I dont see him asking "What is the most cost effective way to OC my 950 to 4.4 Ghz with 1.4 vcore?"


The question was what is the most cost effective way. Thus, the H70 is at a low price point. It competes with the best air coolers and most the other prebuilt "kits". Your situation is more extreme and really has no bearing on the OPs question. To call an H70 worthless with absolutely no backing information is pointless and misinformation.

My post you quoted was intended for jp btw. I hope you see my point...
This post failed. OP asked what is the most cost effective way to WATER cool his I7. No matter how much you want to debate it, h50's,h70's and all the all i one loops are not true enthusiast water cooling.

A true enthusiast loop will always greatly outperform a all in one, all while being expandable and being able to cool any chip you have int he future. Also, being able to water cool a video card is to me much more satisfying then a CPU, as great results can be had over air cooling. Op, I recommend the Rasa 360 kit, and then in the future you can also cool your video card as well.
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This post failed. OP asked what is the most cost effective way to WATER cool his I7. No matter how much you want to debate it, h50's,h70's and all the all i one loops are not true enthusiast water cooling.

A true enthusiast loop will always greatly outperform a all in one, all while being expandable and being able to cool any chip you have int he future. Also, being able to water cool a video card is to me much more satisfying then a CPU, as great results can be had over air cooling. Op, I recommend the Rasa 360 kit, and then in the future you can also cool your video card as well.
Heck for a 950 by itself you don't even really need a 360 rad. I run mine on a 240 rad.

You buy an H70, then 2 fans to replace the less-than-remarable fans it ships with--and you're at the cost of the Rasa 240. It will also do a better job keeping temps cool to boot.
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Heck for a 950 by itself you don't even really need a 360 rad. I run mine on a 240 rad.

You buy an H70, then 2 fans to replace the less-than-remarable fans it ships with--and you're at the cost of the Rasa 240. It will also do a better job keeping temps cool to boot.
Yes you're correct, I mentioned the 360 rad for super over kill with the option to add a video card in, as a 360 rad can handle a CPU and any video card easily.
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I'm willing to go 150ish for a liquid cooling rig down the road. Things are ok now but when the summer hits I am afraid my glorious 950 will be raped. I plan to overclock more down the road but I don't know how much.

My main concern is to take as best care of my hardware as I can as it cost me a pretty penny I had to work very hard for, I am thankful that I was able to build this rig and I want it to last hence why I want to have really good temps and such.

I am getting Pro Tools 9 for my birthday with the intention of running it on this rig which is another reason I am concerned about cooling, the kind of music I am working with eats CPU resources for breakfast, I deal with 60+ tracks at a time and I have maxed out an eight core nehalem Mac Pro before with just audiotracks.

Liquid cooling seems to be the only way to go to cool my rig to the point where it will have nice low temps under a complete and total full load.

I do not have Protools 9, I do however have 6.1 and a partition of XP 64 bit. I can tell you that with my rig I has no issues dealing with 60+ tracks and my temps remain below 70c.




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This post failed. OP asked what is the most cost effective way to WATER cool his I7. No matter how much you want to debate it, h50's,h70's and all the all i one loops are not true enthusiast water cooling.

A true enthusiast loop will always greatly outperform a all in one, all while being expandable and being able to cool any chip you have int he future. Also, being able to water cool a video card is to me much more satisfying then a CPU, as great results can be had over air cooling. Op, I recommend the Rasa 360 kit, and then in the future you can also cool your video card as well.
Water cool requirements
Pump
Rad
Water block
fans
fluid

H70
pump
rad
waterblock
fans
fluid


OP asked cost effective water cooling solution for only his i7. H70 takes the cake for what he is asking. Keep up the posts with blind hate for a pre-built water cooling solution. Its amusing.
Edited by M0E - 2/14/11 at 3:33pm
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