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Poll: Air or Water ? (54 member(s) have cast votes)

  1. Air Cooled (23 votes [42.59%])

    Percentage of vote: 42.59%

  2. Water Cooled (31 votes [57.41%])

    Percentage of vote: 57.41%

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#1 ReD.SkY

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Posted 28 November 2005 - 09:47 AM

Air or Water cooling ?

For a very overclocked cpu. (opteron 146/148/175/A64 x2 3800)

air or water... please post which model of air or water?

not to expensive... no more than $100( a lil more if neccesary) for water and $60 for air

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Posted 28 November 2005 - 10:05 AM

btw what is phase cooling?

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Posted 28 November 2005 - 10:15 AM

Phase cooling is basically using a refrigerator for your processor, and can get temps well below ambient, such as -80C or even more. Generally costs more than water cooled systems, though complete watercooling for an Sli system can cost nearly as much. And I should have read your post before voting, but for $100 you should just go with air cooling. To get good watercooling for your processor you'll need closer to $150 maybe $200. A cheap watercooler won't be any better than a good heastink and fan combo, though it may be quieter.

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Posted 28 November 2005 - 10:35 AM

what air cooler to get? xp-90c with tornado/fast fan?

btw, what did ur water cooling cost?

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Posted 28 November 2005 - 10:36 AM

also, how do u like ur redline ram?

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Posted 28 November 2005 - 11:15 AM

Back when I bought my setup, the XP-90C and the Vantec Tornado were the best combination for "air-cooling". Now, there are at least two other choices I can think of that are considered as good or better than that, except that they both cost more, of course. Here are some pictures of them. If needed I'll overflow them into another post:

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Looks like I'll be doing a second post for the other one :rolleyes: . You can click on any of the photos to go to the link at Newegg.com :) .



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Posted 28 November 2005 - 11:39 AM

Here is the manufacturer's link to the other HSF I was refering to in my first post here:

Hyper 6+ (RR-UNH-P0U1) by Cooler Master


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Again, you can click on any of the pictures to access the pricing information and reviews on this item over at Newegg.com :) .



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Posted 28 November 2005 - 11:39 AM

lloks good, but is it better than xp-90c ????

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Posted 28 November 2005 - 11:44 AM

Personlly for Air I really liked my Zalman 7700Cu. Redlines work very well for me, they don't get the speeds some people like, but I've really liked them. The watercooling I have was around $230 I believe, though you could knock off about $50 or so and get the copper TDX instead of the silver one.

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Posted 28 November 2005 - 11:48 AM

thx, i think i will stick with the xp-90c it looks good with some good testing.

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Posted 28 November 2005 - 12:14 PM

I have seen the $100 dollar water cooling systems and trust me stay away from them. XP-90's will out perform any $100 W/C unit.

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Posted 28 November 2005 - 12:18 PM

thx, i was afraid of using water anyways (leakage)