BIF wrote:Hi Tharp!
I do plan to get the hex-core i7. But not overclock it. I want to use water for the quiet (mostly during folding). I'm not under any impression that water is better than air. I did not realize it before adding the H-60 to my current rig, when all of a sudden, it got QUIET! I never had any idea that fan noise produces an overall fatigue that literally puts me to sleep.
So that's my reason for water cooling the CPU; to avoid the noisy, whining fan! And now I want to fold at 100% on the new machine when I'm not doing any other strenuous activites (which is 90% of the time anyway because I don't do music or graphics for a living).
I could put an H100 on the CPU, but if the folding causes the graphic card's fan to ramp up, then I'm really not gaining anything by using water on the CPU only.
BIF wrote:But yeah, if I'm thinking of getting a 690, that GPU alone would need two waterblocks.
Not bad, especially since we don't see many self contained GPU systems. For that price, though, I'd personally go full custom since I tend to think that the very idea of watercooling is just as much, if not more, for the experience of building your own loop than simply temps.vargis14 wrote:http://www.arctic.ac/en/p/cooling/vga/5 ... tml?c=2182
JohnC wrote:You don't need an aftermarket water cooler for GPU, you can simply buy a video card with water cooler already installed on it... EVGA makes them, and provides excellent warranty and customer support (much better than Asus) for them
We have a few XSPC based builds floating around the forums. Take a look at this recent thread for some ideas since we mentioned XPSC quite a bit. In short, while not the absolute best cooling XSPC has very good price per performance. I personally have their CPU block, VGA blocks, pump/res, and two of their rads. The one thing I would warn against on XSPC is that the X2O 750 res might not have enough flow to handle particularly large and complex loops. Mine, for instance, is probably borderline and I will probably upgrade to a a full Laing D5 set up sometime in the future.BIF wrote:... XSPC ...
Arclight wrote:Idk much about water cooling but as far as warranties go, only a few AIB allow you to install aftermarket coolers without voiding the warranty. Iirc EVGA is one of them, but i was just looking up the warranty terms to refresh my memory but i didn't find any info related to changing the stock cooler:
As such i also advise you to buy a card with a preinstalled block. But bro, the HD 8000 series aren't far away from realease. You sure you want to buy a new card right now?
I was not aware of the upcoming HD 8000 series, so thanks for the head's up.
My timeline for purchasing the equipment is at least several weeks off. I'm still timing my build with the release of Windows 8 (even though I'm not 100% sure I'll use Windows . It could be as much as a month before I place my order.
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