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well finally fixed my issue with the sudden high temps that i was getting reseated my water block and apllied thermal paste "properly". Now getting mid 30s as idle and mid 60s on load 3.75ghz 1.51vcore.

been checking out ocn for the past few weeks and it got me thinking about i7s and p6ts and Gigabyte X58 blah blah blah, well i was thinking should I change my setup or not? First of all im definetly getting rid of this thermalcrap kit I have and building a custom loop, before i do any hardware upgrades. I was thinking

- Swiftech apogee GTZ cpu block,
- Swiftech MCP655 pump
- Swiftech MCR320-QP Triple 120mm Radiator with push and pull fans.

1ST QUESTION - Researched and found that those components are highly rated and quite expensive but how good are they "REALLY"? How will it make a difference temp wise and overclocking wise with my Q6600?

2ND QUESTION - Im really really interested in the Q9550 E0
, with the above water loop and my current sig how much of an overclock can i expect and what kind of temps can i expect without changing anything in my sig except for my CPU?

3RD FINAL QUESTION - when i get my custom loop should I just start building a nehalem setup? (which will obviously require me to change my motherboard RAM and CPU? (TOO EXPENSIVE)

any insight will be greatly appreciated!!
 

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you got a nice system, whats wrong? its not fast enough? you got good temps and a quad thats oc 3.8ghz.
 

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you got a nice system, whats wrong? its not fast enough? you got good temps and a quad thats oc 3.8ghz.

system is good, really fast good temps, 3DMARK06 AVG 19.5 K -20K, PCMARK AVG 11.5K - 12K but feel like i wana upgrade, dont know why!!! Just want something else to play around with. recently got graphics card ATI X2, dont really wana get another maybe in the future when games require more.

BUT OVERCLOCKING IS A DRUG!!!!!


SO FROM THE QUESTIONS I POSTED ABOVE YOU GOT ANY SUGGESTIONS????
 

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1ST QUESTION - Researched and found that those components are highly rated and quite expensive but how good are they "REALLY"? How will it make a difference temp wise and overclocking wise with my Q6600?

2ND QUESTION - Im really really interested in the Q9550 E0
, with the above water loop and my current sig how much of an overclock can i expect and what kind of temps can i expect without changing anything in my sig except for my CPU?

3RD FINAL QUESTION - when i get my custom loop should I just start building a nehalem setup? (which will obviously require me to change my motherboard RAM and CPU? (TOO EXPENSIVE)


1st- I am not water cooling however your temps should be cooler.
2nd- 4.0 is definitely possible on a Q9550
3rd- wait til prices come down.

It is definitely addicting.

 

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you kinda answered my 2nd question, getting a Q9550 (E0 or C1)would make sense but how will it hold up on my sig rig? (my P5E and RAM and so forth). You mentioned you get 4ghz on air with water cooling it should be more right? and what about the components i mentioned? are the good?
 

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you kinda answered my 2nd question, getting a Q9550 (E0 or C1)would make sense but how will it hold up on my sig rig? (my P5E and RAM and so forth). You mentioned you get 4ghz on air with water cooling it should be more right? and what about the components i mentioned? are the good?


Your board and RAM should work out fine with that Q9550. I have the Maximus Formula which is almost exactly the same. You should be golden.
 

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your getting load temps in the mid 60's on water...wow, that alone is a prime reason to diss thermaltake + WC.

DEFINATLY make up a custom loop, you should see much better results.

otherwise, your rig looks fine, id give it a bit longer before you do any major overhauls.

EDIT: just noticed that your CPU is running at 3.8ghz.
 

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those are the components im gona get, I no my temps are high for water cooling compared to high end water cooling, this piece of crap thermaltake is **** almost the same as using standard air cooling, a lapped TRUE will certainly eat this thermalcrap. Anyways as im gona make the custom loop very soon I kinda figured that the Q9550 is a great CPU and has a lot of oc capability as with the Q9650 and QX6950 only better (Too expensive for me now).

What would be the estimated temps with that water loop idle and load - ??
And you think I can get the q9550 past 4ghz? 4.2? even 4.4ghz? I dont maybe im just going mad!!!!


and as far as nehalem is concerned my wallet is staying safe in pocket for now!!!!
 
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