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Old 06-09-12, 00:20
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Default Opinions on water cooling

Well, the mekanic is looking to water cool his system and was hoping for some feedback. I have looked around, and have kind of settled on a Corsair model, but I was wondering if anyone felt that possibly Thermaltake or another brand may be superior.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...1559&CatId=499

It's rumored that the H80 is not so quiet...
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Well, seeing as how I'd like to keep my CPU under 50 C while folding at home, I think I'm going to go with the H80.

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Default Re: Opinions on water cooling

What CPU and are you overclocking?
Are you going to run 24/7 folding?
Most water coolers that come pre-packaged do about the same job as a mid level air cooling set up.

I have an H50 and ran either an i7 920 or 950, both OCed to a shade under 4 Ghz and temps on both were high 60s to low 70s C running 24/7 folding big-adv units before I stopped.
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Well, seeing as how I'd like to keep my CPU under 50 C while folding at home, I think I'm going to go with the H80.

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The H80 is a good cooler,you haven't posted your cpu or its speed but unless its heavily over clocked you should be able to keep it under 50C without having the fan at 100%.
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Default Re: Opinions on water cooling

Yeah, forgot that part.

Phenom X2 Callisto 555, unlocked to X4 running on an Asus Sabertooth. I thought about stepping it to 17, and that would run it at 4.0 GHz. I don't want to step it like that on air, though because it would probably hit 60C in a heartbeat.

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Just remember, there is stable overclock for gaming and stable overclock for folding.
Folding overclock is generally less as folding stresses everything to the max especially if you run 24/7.
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Default Re: Opinions on water cooling

So it would seem the best thing to do is create separate BIOS profiles for folding versus gaming.

I haven't gotten into the specifics of running FAH yet, and what it requires of the hardware.

Maybe I should cobble together a "frankenPC" from the spare parts I have laying around, and dedicate it to FAH.
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So it would seem the best thing to do is create separate BIOS profiles for folding versus gaming.

I haven't gotten into the specifics of running FAH yet, and what it requires of the hardware.

Maybe I should cobble together a "frankenPC" from the spare parts I have laying around, and dedicate it to FAH.
Well I test my overclocks with Intel burn test or any similar linpack stress test,occt,linkx ect. set the priority to real time allow all available memory.

It will run your cpu 5-10c hotter than anything other test including FH so if it can pass that it can pass anything.
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Default Re: Opinions on water cooling

Rikky I swear by AMD.

I have an old FX CPU and some memory, so what I think I will do is cobble a dedicated build and leave it in "the corner"...
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Rikky I swear by AMD.

I have an old FX CPU and some memory, so what I think I will do is cobble a dedicated build and leave it in "the corner"...
You can stress test any CPU with it
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