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twenty6

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I'm getting all my parts in the mail as we speak. My new setup is:
2.6C
IC7
2X256 Corsair PC3200
I was just wondering how long I have to wait before I can start to OC? After running some burn-in test? Also is there difference in OC if i have 2X256 versus 2X512 memory? One thing have not decide is whether to go liquid cooling. Initially I had plan to use Swiftech 4000 and now after reading a bit more liquid cooling sounds fun but costly, $50 versus $200. Hhmmmmm.... I dunno. What do you think?
 

Ec]-[oMaN

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i would let the rig run for a day or two then overclock the **** outta it,yeah watercooling helps overclocking much,if you think its alot here it costs 500$ for a good watercooling kit like the swiftech
 
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twenty6

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Thanks for the welcome texasfit. I know watercooling is expensive but $500, damn. I know watercooling if way fun but I think I'm gonna stick with air cooling. It's not like I can OC my 2.6C to 5.0 lol. Swiftech 4000 is good enough for me. So it's safe to OC once I install XP and burn-in programs are not necessary?
 

texasfit

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Burnin IMHO is a myth

I have yet to see any advantage to burnin on any chip that I have overclocked. Most of the ppl that oc will put their new rig together and within a couple of hours will be pretty close to their max oc.
 

KnowlesTech

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I OC on the get go... Seems to be more stable if the poor chip thinks it is that fast from the start :D this is a prefrence thing though...
 

AZN

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nothing wrong with that. my RZ chips gets first boot at 175fsb
 

kestrel

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Ec]-[oMaN said:
i would let the rig run for a day or two then overclock the **** outta it,yeah watercooling helps overclocking much,if you think its alot here it costs 500$ for a good watercooling kit like the swiftech

-takes the crackpipe away from Echo-

You can make an outstanding DIY watercooling kit for $150-$200. The only part you really need to get from a professional is your waterblock. The rest is either very cheap, (1/2in tubing, fittings, DIY tank) or easily scrounged, (good quality auto/motorcycle heatercore, high-output pump). A well made DIY kit will outperform any commercial pre-made setup that I've ever seen.
 
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twenty6

twenty6

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Well, actually there was a thread by Maxvla, if I'm not mistaken. I'm kinda following Maxvla's route on DIY watercolling setup. It all comes out to almost $200. Not sure if I want to spend that much money considering I'm not an extreme OC.
 

Maxvla

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yep. i went for a TC4 for about 50 dollars with a custom p4 mount made by neomoses and a danner mag3 which was about 45. clearflex60 tubing also from neomoses for about a dollar a foot (10). and i bought a dtek radiator with attached aluminum evercool 120mm fans and shrouds all silver in a push/pull configuration from x2sandman for about 60 dollars shipped. add a few bucks here and there for some fittings and the total comes to about 170-175 dollars.
 
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Cool. Did you get everything installed? How do you like the setup so far? I really think liquid colling is fun and look sooo cool but cost wise, not sure if I want to spend the money unless someone can convince ontherwise. Maxvla, did you get a resovior (spelling?) with your setup?
 

micamica1217

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twenty6 said:
Cool. Did you get everything installed? How do you like the setup so far? I really think liquid colling is fun and look sooo cool but cost wise, not sure if I want to spend the money unless someone can convince ontherwise. Maxvla, did you get a resovior (spelling?) with your setup?

yeah,

<------looks cooool.


btw, if your room temps get real hot at one time or another...
the water rig may be what you need.
plus it's quieter then 4 case fans and a HSF.:D

water cooling....... for those who need the "wetness".

mica
 

Maxvla

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twenty6 said:
Cool. Did you get everything installed? How do you like the setup so far? I really think liquid colling is fun and look sooo cool but cost wise, not sure if I want to spend the money unless someone can convince ontherwise. Maxvla, did you get a resovior (spelling?) with your setup?
only thing i've received so far is the pump so i have no idea how i like my setup yet :)

and no i will be using a T pipe for filling and bleeding.
 
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I see. Dteck stuff look so coool. I'm kinda confused with water cooling. I know basically the components needed and stuff, but how much water can the setup handle and where do you fill the water. I can see the big picture but where do you actually fill the water. I'm beginning to go towards water cooling but still not sure.