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Ive been considering water cooling since the q6600 came out.
But what prevents me is how often i upgrade (bi yearly)
If this summer ivy bridge comes out, and new gpu's come
i might water cool, but im always scared if i get like sli 580's now ill regret it come december
cause then ill lose 200$ +/- on water blocks

Anyone give me tips on when its good to buy? So that the next upgrade wont be near
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if u just think abt whats goin to come u can nvr buy ... its always business , one will always tak over the other

anywa waitin for x68 or bulldozer is wise ..
but buyin water coolin setup is fine , since u can always reuse it .. but its a mess
if u enjoyin doin these setup's then its fun ..
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You can always sell your cards + waterblocks you will only end up losing about $100 then.

Honestly its not a big deal, just think of the cooler temps and the absolute silence.
    
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A good buy would be a single 580 and not SLI. By the time you require the performance from both cards to keep up with games, you'll want a new card (or set of cards) anyway. Same goes with Crossfire. It just helps with annual turnover at AMD and NVIDIA if people buy into SLI and Crossfire. Getting just one card will naturally halve the money spent on graphics card water blocks!
    
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I am also considering water, because I hate upgrading everything else (plus I think I have everything I need) problem is idk about the 480. I would like a newer card to be on water.

But you Might as well wait and see what IVy has to offer.
Edited by Shogon - 3/30/11 at 3:50am
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you will never be able to keep up with technology

if you do, it will always come with a price...that's just the way it goes.

Never understood why it was necessary to upgrade so many times just because something new comes out. Money can be better spent elsewhere.

buy the best. put it under water. OC the hell out of it.

That's how you win in my book.
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Never understood why it was necessary to upgrade so many times just because something new comes out. Money can be better spent elsewhere.
An OCD develops and it becomes a pattern. Some don't feel adequate if something better is out. Apple are number one at exploiting this through marketing, evidently.

I agree with you. I upgrade my graphics card every two years or so. These days I upgrade my CPU every one to one and a half years, though, mostly because of 3ds Max.
    
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An OCD develops and it becomes a pattern. Some don't feel adequate if something better is out. Apple are number one at exploiting this through marketing, evidently.
Well said.

To OP:
First off, watercooling is not a cheap piece of cake. Under the big umbrella of PC, it forms its own world and a nice watercooling system can easily cost as much as an entire entry level rig.
And since you can afford to do bi-yearly upgrade, your wallet should be big enough to eat this piece of cake?
When you upgrade your CPU to an Ivy Bridge, the old CPU would most likely be sold. Similarly, a GPU waterblock would also be sold later to recover some cost.
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You know there are universal gpu blocks that you can reuse in future builds right? And they're actually better at keeping down the core temps of your gpus while absorbing less heat than full cover blocks because they don't soak up as much heat from power mosfets and memory.
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i know water cooling isnt cheap, and im fine with that.
Hmmmm
I was thinking of just water cooling 2 gfx cards and get a H50 for my cpu.
since i dont want 2 rads in my case.
trying to keep it silent. So i can sleep at night.

i guess itll be to late to water cool now.
unless my brother is gonan buy my computer and want it water cooled lol

I just want pci 3.0 to come out, thats whats holding me back, cause im just water cool gfx, until 2011 comes out, or ivy bridge for cpu water cooling
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