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Old 12-10-2009, 07:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Water cooling needed?

Well, as I wait for the 1366 retention clips for my Coolermaster V8 CPU cooler, I am using a stock Intel cooler on my I7 920 and have a temp of 48C, NB is 47C and SB is at 47C while surfing the net with Itunes playing. CPU gets into the mid 50's while playing COD MW2 all settings maxed out.
I am not sure I am comfortable with the CPU temps. Not sure where the NB & SB temps should be at optimally. Once my V8 is in place, I am hoping the CPU temps go down at least 10 or 12 C. Will WC be any better? BTW, I am not overclocking anything now but my GPU at the moment but that has it's own set of utilities, warnings and such.

BTW, I am using a Antec HAF 922 with stock fans. 1 200mm intake and 1 200mm blowhole fan. 1 120mm exhaust on the rear. Mobo runs at 30C all the time.
The rest of my build:
Corsair 750 watt PSU
Asus Rampage II Extreme Mobo
6 Gig OCZ Triple channel 1600 Ram
Asus 5770 GPU
WD 250 OS/Program drive
WD 1.5TB Storage dive
Liteon DVD burner w/lightscribe
Windows 7 Home

Not sure if this build qualifies for WCing, what do you think?


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Mid 50's is good for stock cooler at load...don't worry about it


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Old 12-10-2009, 08:09 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by wafflehammer View Post
Mid 50's is good for stock cooler at load...don't worry about it
Thanks wafflehammer, I'l stick to air cooling.
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