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Well, first off i live in NM its already getting into the mid 80s , that being said my ambient temps are getting quite horrible in my house. We haven't turned the AC on yet but i doubt we will use it much simply because we tend to abuse it when its on and electric bill goes through the roof.

Anyway, i am running a 2600k currently on stock with a H70 and i jump between the real time bios change of 3.4 to 4.1 when gaming. Right now on idle with even just 3.4 temps are at about 35 on lowest core and 40 on highest even with my window open to circulate the house. These temps are running without a case, waiting for my torture rack, im guessing temps will still be similar simply becuase torture rack is open air.

At night temps are a lot better cause i leave my window open and my idle gets down to 26c.

Anyway would a Rasa750 which i would only use on cpu at the moment drop my temps considerably during the day with the horrible ambient temps i get in my house? If so i have no problem making the plunge right now.
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Full water loops usually drop 10c off the load vs the H50/70.

At least it did for me but my ambient is at 72f all year long

H50 load was 58
Full loop is 45 at load.

What exactly is your ambient during the day?
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post #3 of 13
What really matters is the load temps not the idle. I idle in the high 30s, but my load temps are amazing.

However, if you do change from H70, expect a large change in the temp in the load department and not so much in the idle department.
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post #4 of 13
Water cooling a CPU has some dependence on ambient temps for example my 930 (4.3) which is on full load 24/7 cause of folding runs in the low 60's when my room is at 73F. At night with my door closed and fans down to 1/2 power my system raises my room temp to 77F and my loop temps come up into the high 60's. So if your rooms ambient temps are in the low 80's your load temps you probably be in the high 60's to low 70's but this is just a guess. Given that the 2600k is easier to OC and takes less voltage you could easily be in the 4.5 range with little to no issues.
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Yea don't expect too much higher Overclocks with a water kit...more so a better load temp and stable temp.
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I used to live in NM, yeah it is terrible fo overclocking, I would use a high-end air-cooler (NH-D14, Silver Arrow, Archon, etc.) and don't plan a 5ghz overclock maybe 4.5range
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Originally Posted by joelmartinez View Post
I used to live in NM, yeah it is terrible fo overclocking, I would use a high-end air-cooler (NH-D14, Silver Arrow, Archon, etc.) and don't plan a 5ghz overclock maybe 4.5range
I wouldn't say its terrible. Just its a common misconception that water will yield yo higher overclocks. Not so much as it will yield you higher STABLE OC. You might be able to get 4.2 on your 965 with air but BSOD within 2 minutes of benching. Now you might be able to keep that 4.2 for example.
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I am aware that temps will be better at load and not necessarily yield me better overclocks just cooler over clocks. I am thinking my room gets around the mid 70sf , I am idling right now at around 37-40c and its night time, with my window closed. With the window open i will drop to low 30s and over night while not using i will drop to mid 20s.

The heat here is killer ....Southern NM is the hottest part of the state.
I am guessing my idle temps will go down and my load temps will also go down.

The only reason i am not using the board overclocked on a 24/7 clock is becuase i hate this UD7 my saber-tooth is coming in next week, the thing is just not stable, that is another story though.

I will probably run a 24/7 4500 with my saber-tooth board, temps were fine in January when i was on air, I still haven't tried anything with my H70 simply becuase i hate this board as i said.

I guess if i go water and temps are better on load and ambient it will be worth it, my buddy is in the market for an h50 or h70 anyway.

I am thinking my temps on 5ghz run will be a lot lower too with water? I had a frio when i benched my 5.0ghz for 1 hour on prime blend with both fans full blast and temps were at the tj max lol....only reason i didnt stop the test was becuase i have the money to replace if need be, wanted to push the chip as far as possible for a good baseline to compare to H70 and possibly a dedicated water loop. Thoughts?

The chip is capable of 5ghz or more, just not realistic with the temps i was running with the cooling i had.
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yeah I lived in Las Cruces, I never overclocked till i moved most of the reason was cause i was n00b

your cooling is limiting you get water if you can afford it
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Yeah thats where i live, i go to NMSU. It is already in the mid 80s here.....ugh.....
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