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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.
Right, where my dyson............
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Not sure about exact sockets, but they change pretty often. Socket changes are historically a pet peeve for enthusiasts.
Ugh, yeah they are annoying.

At the op: I've been considering diving into a fully water cooled system. What attracts me is the prospect of having a near silent system and closer to ambient temperatures -- not so much the added OC headroom. I think water cooling is attractive because it's another random excuse to tinker with stuff, also. So, those things are arguments in favor, as well.
    
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Ugh, yeah they are annoying.

At the op: I've been considering diving into a fully water cooled system. What attracts me is the prospect of having a near silent system and closer to ambient temperatures -- not so much the added OC headroom. I think water cooling is attractive because it's another random excuse to tinker with stuff, also. So, those things are arguments in favor, as well.
lol if i did go WC 90% of the reason i did it would simply be the fun in building it and tinkering with my rig its pretty fun.
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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.
You can always go past max safe voltage to get better overclocks (sometimes, not guaranteed), you just risk shortening the lifespan of your CPU. Temps will also likely increase as well.

With how efficient processors and CPU coolers are getting, it almost doesn't make sense from a "power user" standpoint to overclock. Watercooling is for "hardcore overclockers" or people that want quiet in their computers (though I hear you can do that with air as well these days). I went watercooling because I'm a tinkerer, and I think it's a lot of fun as a hobby. I have my CPU on mild overclocks, but nothing that couldn't be done with a decent air cooler. I tried the H50 to "take a dip in the water," but I was hooked and am returning it asap, as I've already bought and installed a full custom setup. I like that the temps are lower, the fans are quieter, and hell, it's really cool. Mostly about the cool thing, though I've just ordered a waterblock for my GPU since its fan is actually the only loud thing left

Now with quiet fans on the radiator, everything under water, and an SSD, I finally have a quiet but still quite capable computer
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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.
Still, the only thing you would ever really need to change for upgrading would be the CPU Block... around $70, the price of high-end air cooling, so in a way it would be an investment to deal with all the rads and pumps and all that nice stuff to get better temperatures than air.

I say... if you have the money and want to impress the ladies, go water. If your a normal gamer and have minimal interest in hardware, temperatures, and overclocking, stay air. If your a hardcore overclock enthusiast, go LN2.

There are always exceptions though.. I plan to go water even though I have no money.. but I have already impressed the ladies
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lol if i did go WC 90% of the reason i did it would simply be the fun in building it and tinkering with my rig its pretty fun.
Yeah, so true.

I say go for it. I've got a feeling that once someone is at this stage (forum posting about it,) you already want to do it. And, my bet is that you WILL do it. I'm like that, at least.

But, my suspicion is that if you're anything like me, you post when you would probably pull the trigger anyway -- just want a little validation of your decision.

So, I say go ahead and water cool. You will eventually anyway (just a guess, haha.)
    
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Yeah, so true.

I say go for it. I've got a feeling that once someone is at this stage (forum posting about it,) you already want to do it. And, my bet is that you WILL do it. I'm like that, at least.

But, my suspicion is that if you're anything like me, you post when you would probably pull the trigger anyway -- just want a little validation of your decision.

So, I say go ahead and water cool. You will eventually anyway (just a guess, haha.)
lol +rep because you hit the nail on the head.
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water cool your pc if you have patience. silent pc is awesome!
    
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water cool your pc if you have patience. silent pc is awesome!
Silence = meh, if i cant hear it doing stuff it aint working hard enough.
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