Re: Heatsink vs Liquid Cooling System?
whoever sold you that pc, had you
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 2.83GHz, (great chip)
Biostar TP45 HP Intel P45
8GB DDR2-800, (this is where they had you, 4gb is fine)
1TB SATA II 3.0 Gb/s 7200 RPM,
ATI Radeon HD4850,
Apevia-X-SniperG-AL 20x8x17 (LxWxH) Case w/ 1000W computer.
cheap built case with cheap made psu if the psu is apevia.
this is just an opinion of mine, so dont take it the wrong way.
watercooling is not for everyone.
the only time i would recommend water cooling is for somebody with with a top-notch build, and expects to do some heavy overclocking.
i would call these people "pro's" in the pc world.
while the 4850 is a great video card, its not worth water cooling in my opinion, if you have this card, then its not worth water cooling your cpu either. i would rather spend that extra money that the water cooling unit would cost and apply it to upgrading your other hardware first.
water cooling does make things last longer....but how long do you actually want it to last? it will be outdated by the time it died even on air for the average user (this is what you are, and myself).
now if you were rocking 2x flagship cards with that cpu and you knew how to overclock and wanted to reach the maximum performance your pc could offer, then ya i would recomend water cooling.
otherwise, you would just get better performance using the money for better hardware over buying the water kit.
just my 2 cents. no bios included, as when the time comes for me to get water cooling, i will do so, but i dont think i am ready for it, nor do i need it yet.