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    Liquid Cooling i7

    I am new to liquid cooling and I would like to liquid cool my i7 system. I have looked through numerous guides and reviews, however I still dont know what water block I should get for for the CPU. I am not too bothered about price at the moment, however this will be placed on a loop with two ATI HD 4870 X2 cards.


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    Re: Liquid Cooling i7

    Quote Originally Posted by razor92 View Post
    however this will be placed on a loop with two ATI HD 4870 X2 cards.
    Is there any point having two of those? I can't imagine there is.

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    Re: Liquid Cooling i7

    Erm, cant say there is, but I told a lie, this is not actual my system (wish I was) I actual upgrading a friends PC (which Im doing for due to my lack of experience).

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    Re: Liquid Cooling i7

    How much power do two ATI HD 4870 X2 cards draw? Gonna need a hefty power supply for that rig Have fun.

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    Re: Liquid Cooling i7

    eh, tell him it's a pointless waste, you'd get like 3/5 fps more at most from what I read... I was researching doing the same thing too, before choosing one instead.

    Also quite a few people have said that i7 is actually pretty bad for gaming at least the current ones, it might be a laugh to see the look on his face when he finds that out guessing that didn't bother to do much learning first

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    Re: Liquid Cooling i7

    Regardless of whether the upgrade is worth it or not, putting an i7 (presumably overclocked) and 2 4870x2s in the same loop sounds like a recipe for high temps unless you have some delta fans screaming away on a PA120.3 rad.

    As far as your original question, if I went i7 now, I would purchase this
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    Re: Liquid Cooling i7

    Quote Originally Posted by Perfectionist View Post

    Also quite a few people have said that i7 is actually pretty bad for gaming at least the current ones, it might be a laugh to see the look on his face when he finds that out guessing that didn't bother to do much learning first
    bad lol

    no game makes any use of i7's capabilities (except maybe gta4) so if you're serious about games then it's better getting a cheaper cpu that does the same (and in some cases better) job.

    That's til more games are coded with the multicore/HT in mind.

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    Re: Liquid Cooling i7

    I'v water cooled my i7 920 its running @ 4 ghz and idles around 38C, 55 - 60C load. Not sure what you get with air cooling.

    Go to the custom pc benchmarks/leaderboard im no: 22 (Ricky Velasco) at the moment, was 19th when i first benched it but people have overtaken me lol.

    I'm using an EK Supreme i7 block, swiftech rad 2x 120 built in res + rad box (mounted outside of case) and laing ddc1+ pump
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