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    Default Is water cooling better then Air cooling when overclocking?

    well ya, is it better to use water cooling then air cooling when overclocking your CPU (or GPU, whatever they call it these days) cuz im getting a new computer ( its like $3,000 and i had the choice to get water cooling) so well shude i go with the water cooling, or the air cooling instead, ( i dont want to waist money if when im overclocking i could just use air instead)

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    Its pretty obvious that water cooling is better if your overclocking. But if you don't need it don't waste money on it to make your rig look good.

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    also depends on how good the pump, block and rad are, do you know what options you were offered?

    You will be able to overclock pretty far on decent air, but decent water will allow you further with more volts, but it depends on whether you'd be comfortable doing this.

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    I dont even have a water setup, but I do know that you have to keep it clean and what not(algae). But you probably are already aware of this.

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    0_0 im still a little confused, umm well my friend said i could get water cooling installed after i buy it ( its retail witch means air cooling fan is gona be installed, and i cant ask for water cooling there, so is there a place where i can get it down

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    I personally find that Fan Cooling does its job very well. Does anyone know what FX-55/57 processor temperatures would be like on a top end water-cooled rig? As I idle at 29C and full load of 41C on stock cooling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlippyKid View Post
    0_0 im still a little confused, umm well my friend said i could get water cooling installed after i buy it ( its retail witch means air cooling fan is gona be installed, and i cant ask for water cooling there, so is there a place where i can get it down
    you in the UK or US? theres a ton of online shops that sell watercooling stuff.

    anyhow, whats this $3000 PC your getting, maybe we can suggest some tweaks to your hardware before you buy it, who knows

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gareth Hale View Post
    I personally find that Fan Cooling does its job very well. Does anyone know what FX-55/57 processor temperatures would be like on a top end water-cooled rig? As I idle at 29C and full load of 41C on stock cooling.
    probably get you down to 35c load with the same settings, but the real benefit is that you could add more volts through it while maintaining that temp whereas air always goes through the roof once you put on the heavy volts like 1.6v for Athlons, or on conroes 1.5v or higher.

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    0_0 dose anyone else not get this, or is it just me

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    lol, you'll pick up the lingo if you keep reasearching

    voltage is specific to each bit of hardware, you can actually change the voltage for your processor and memory, plus other less significan't motherboard chips in the BIOS to something higher than it's default.

    For example, Intel may say that the E6600 CPU you bought should be run at 1.35V, but if you change this to 1.5V you may be able to overclock the processor much further than you could a 1.35V. The side effects? more heat will be emitted which will have to be dealt with by using better cooling, and life span of a component may be decreased slightly (12 years running like this instead of 15 at default).

    generally you can always over volt a little without any harm as long as you cool the hardware well.

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    ok now i get it, sorta, well i still wonder if there is a place where i can check to see if i can get water cooling for my new comp ty

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    in the UK i usually go for http://www.over-clock.co.uk/ or http://www.extremeprometeia.com/acatalog/index.html

    in the US there are loads, but check out http://www.dangerden.com/news.php and maybe some of our US member can leave some more urls.

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    i live in canada, i dont think there are alot here
    im back on the poopy computer for 2 weeks ( grounded)

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlippyKid View Post
    i live in canada, i dont think there are alot here
    canada huh? then i would try http://www.xoxide.com/watcoolcas1.html

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    ok il look there TY
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    Is it good to have a combination of both?

    My friend has both water and a massive arctic cooling fan pointing towards the whole mobo......attached to his case.

    He has one of the best specs and he has overclocked them to be better and the cooling can handle it.

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