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I have a phenom 2 X4 B55BE overclocked to 4.0 and i have no real temp issues it stays withing 60C, and it takes me 1.55v to get it stable @ 4.0 (which is the max safe voltage) so would there be any point in OCing seeing as i cant overclock any more because ive hit the max safe voltage already and have no temp issues, also i might OC my GFX card but i dont have any heat issues with that either because i have the DCUII.
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Originally Posted by Smoblikat View Post
CPU cooling: Ice from Pluto
I think what you have at the moment should suffice.





EDIT: In all seriousness, I think watercooling is just for the heck of spending money. Low temperatures and bragging rights. Overclocking is more limited by the voltage you can push through the card rather than temperatures (I think).

Personally.. I'm planning on going water!
Edited by Buska103 - 4/23/11 at 7:03pm
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I think what you have at the moment should suffice.
NatGEO made me give it up since its not a planet , so its either my backup CM 212+ or WC
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If you're not gonna overclock anymore because you've hit max safe voltages and your temps are fine, then don't watercool it. Save w/c for when you get a new CPU.
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post #5 of 20
Yes.

WC your CPU, GPU, NB, and SB.

And then overclock like a CHAMP!
    
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Originally Posted by i7monkey View Post
If you're not gonna overclock anymore because you've hit max safe voltages and your temps are fine, then don't watercool it. Save w/c for when you get a new CPU.
In a way, if your going to get watercooling, it's better to get it sooner than later. Metal and manufacturing doesn't really lose it's value.. technology on the other hand does. A pump or rad that was made 4 years ago still has value in the computer cooling world, old tech does not.

CPU sockets are changeable. It's not a big deal.I think Ivy Bridge will still use socket design 1155... I mean how many sockets can they have?
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post #7 of 20
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Originally Posted by Buska103 View Post
In a way, if your going to get watercooling, it's better to get it sooner than later.
Yes, but new CPU's are coming out very soon and it's a waste to spend money on watercooling (which is long term investment) for CPU that is relatively old and has reached it's max safe overclock.


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Metal and manufacturing doesn't really lose it's value.. technology on the other hand does. A pump or rad that was made 4 years ago still has value in the computer cooling world, old tech does not.
Socket changes can make waterblocks useless.


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CPU sockets are changeable. It's not a big deal.I think Ivy Bridge will still use socket design 1155... I mean how many sockets can they have?
Not sure about exact sockets, but they change pretty often. Socket changes are historically a pet peeve for enthusiasts.
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post #8 of 20
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Originally Posted by Smoblikat
Should i go under water?
Yeah sure, take one of these with you:




But seriously, Do you really think you need to? if so get a rasa kit.
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I dont plan on upgrading for several years, i made the jump from 775 to this a week ago so i like to run my sockets into the ground. So much so that the underside of my E5200 was black and brown
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post #10 of 20
Encase your pc in a vacuum...bring it down to absolute zero...overclock it so hard you create a micro black hole that slowly swallows the Earth.
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