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Old 02-02-2007, 05:15 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Watercooling vs. Fan cooling

My future computer will not be OC'd or SLI'd or anything of that sort, so is it necessary for my computer to need watercooling or thermal pasting?

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Old 02-02-2007, 05:40 AM   #2 (permalink)
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if your not overclocking at all then there is no point in watercooling, aftermarketcooling, or aftermarket thermal paste

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Old 02-02-2007, 06:37 AM   #3 (permalink)
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As above, for what you mentioned stock everything will be fine.
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Old 02-02-2007, 07:18 AM   #4 (permalink)
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It depends on what you are doing with it. I would always recomend aftermarket cooling and aftermarket thermal paste. Zalman is a good brand.
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Originally posted by NosBoost300
if your not overclocking at all then there is no point in watercooling, aftermarketcooling, or aftermarket thermal paste
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Old 02-02-2007, 11:26 PM   #6 (permalink)
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there is no need for aftermarket cooling in regular computer usage. however there are a lot of circumstances that call for it e.g. the pc is too loud, overheating. if the pc will be running for long periods of time or even 24 hours a day i reccomend aftermarket cooling for stability and longevity of the pc.
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Old 02-06-2007, 12:51 PM   #7 (permalink)
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if u'r putting the hsf on the cpu yourself, u might as well do something nice for it and put a dab of artic silver 5 on it... it will make your cpu run about 5*C cooler. it will have the same effect if you take the time to take off your gpu's hsf and put a dab on the gpu.

be sure to wipe off the old paste w/ isoprople alcohol first!

just so u know, u should always use thermal paste (stock or aftermarked, doesnt matter) regaurdless of overclocking or not.
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Will it be under warranty.. and are you ever planning on messing with it? If not, just keep it factory stock

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