Originally Posted by bonami2
Watercooler are just overated the 5 years old 280mm perform the same as a new one almost.
There is only so much you can improve a simple concept before you hit a brick wall. Watercooling simply moves the heat soak source from one location to another. When both an air cooler and water cooler are run under steady state conditions, it is the cooler with better thermal transfer and heat sink cooling that wins. Watercooling definitely has its uses, but like for like, assuming both coolers are as efficient as each other, the benefits of water cooling is: less lateral force on mobo CPU socket, more room for high profile DIMMs and more room to change PCIe devices.
CPU: i7-5820K @ 4.3Ghz (-0.08V/1.33V Adaptive = 1.25V); Cache: 3.9GHz (1.20V); VCCIN: 1.85V @ LLC 6 12hr x265 (AVX2) Stable
CPU: i7-6950X @ 4.0Ghz (-0.08V Offset = 1.22V); Cache: 3.2GHz (1.06V); VCCIN: 1.90V @ LLC 5 12hr x265 (AVX2) Stable
RAM: 64GB @ 3000MHz (14-14-12-31 1T, 1.35V) 12hr GSAT Stable
GPU: EVGA Hybrid GTX 1070 @ 2076MHz Core, 8.6GHz VRAM, Stock Voltage 24hr [email protected] Stable