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Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by nguyenpeter76, Nov 6, 2007.

  1. nguyenpeter76 New Member

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    I was wondering if it was worth it to get a water cooling kit instead of all out air cooling. If so what kit would you recommend.

    Cooler Master 690
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    Microsoft Windows Vista 32-Bit Home Premium for System Builders Single Pack DVD
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    Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 G0 Stepping Kentsfield 2.40GHz 8MB L2 LGA 775
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    GIGABYTE GA-P35C-DS3R LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard
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    Crucial 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400)
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    EVGA 512-P3-N802-A1 GeForce 8800GT Superclocked 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130303
     
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    panchoman. your so quick with replies :D
     
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    lol ty :)
     
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    yeah i was planning on getting the tr 120 extreme and the hr 03, but was just wondering how watercoolin would be
     
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    a good water cooling system will do you a lot better then air, but the risks also increase. the thermalrights cannot fail, they are made to run passive, and will give you stock cooler temps when the fan fails, no big risks with air cooling. in water cooling, if your pump fails, or there is some tubing fault or the fans fail, you might be in trouble. btw dont forget http://forums.techpowerup.com/showthread.php?t=43516 those for your 8800gt.
     
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    Depends on what you mean by worth it. If your only OC your Quad to 3Ghz, then no its not worth it and go for air. If your planning on hitting 4Ghz, then yes, water is not only worth it, it is necessary if you want to save your chip. Air is obviously cheaper, but will not let you OC as high as you could with water. Depends on what you are planning to do.
     
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    ditto +1
     
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    I went water cooling mainly to silence my pc. I thought motherboards could turn off your computer if your cpu starts to overheat? aint there an option for that?
     
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    hmm these seem quite pricey.. would a premade kit for about 160 be any good or should i just cool with thermalright 120 extreme and a hr 03 for 8800gt..
     
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    I'd go with Thermalright 120 Extreme + HR-03 for the 8800GT instead. Even though your system will be somewhat heavier, water cooling is a fuss to maintain at times.
     
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    Yeah, its called a post whore. :laugh:
     
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    My advice, if your going to go water cooling, don't settle for something cheap. When it comes to water cooling, you should buy a setup that's on the higher end of the market price wise. A bad water cooling setup can lead to much aggravation and plenty of headache down the road.

    Also, be sure to check out this review database before buying any water cooling/fan setup:

    http://www.techpowerup.com/reviewdb
     
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