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August 14, 2013 7:19:17 PM

so i want to get either a i7 3970x or 990x processor and overclock it as much as possible or at least 5 ghz but i've been looking into cooling systems and even a custom water cooling circuit runs at like 80c at only 4.6 ghz(17 990 though this particular watercooling system looped the ram and graphics cards but had a 5x140mm radiator) so i need some sort of extreme cooling solution whether thats a better custom water loop (like do i need more radiators)or some way to put my computer in a freezer(with all the Humidity and such) rigging some sort of cooler to it? i am open to extreme solutions here but they have to be self operating almost 0 maintenance thats my problem with liquid nitrogen i can't be constantly dumping ln2 in a pot
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August 14, 2013 7:54:17 PM

My best guess would be to use a closed loop cpu only, the graphics card would be increasing the temps on the cpu by heating the liquid more so than just a cpu.
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August 14, 2013 9:07:35 PM

Zero maintenance??? High end air or a closed loop cooler and add in an air conditioning unit. ;-)
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August 14, 2013 11:07:50 PM

No Liquid Nitrogen you say?
Liquid Helium is much better :D .

Basically, what you want cant be achieved unless you want to go to significant effort. Look into this, if it looks like too much work then your out of luck and need to lower your overclocking aspirations.
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/282844-29-peltier-wat...

Edit: Getting custom loop and adding a ton of rad space wont achieve what your looking for. It will hit the point where the bottleneck to cooling performance is how quickly heat can move from the chip into the CPU block, which no amount of rad space will make faster. For something like that, you need to be using chilled liquid which is actively cooling down the chip.
August 14, 2013 11:48:07 PM

manofchalk said:
No Liquid Nitrogen you say?
Liquid Helium is much better :D .

Basically, what you want cant be achieved unless you want to go to significant effort. Look into this, if it looks like too much work then your out of luck and need to lower your overclocking aspirations.
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/282844-29-peltier-wat...

Edit: Getting custom loop and adding a ton of rad space wont achieve what your looking for. It will hit the point where the bottleneck to cooling performance is how quickly heat can move from the chip into the CPU block, which no amount of rad space will make faster. For something like that, you need to be using chilled liquid which is actively cooling down the chip.


so lets say i just magically made the "fluid" running through my custom water loop colder my processor temperatures would also go down? (or no because the heat transfer has hit its limit?)

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August 15, 2013 12:15:01 AM
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C12Friedman said:
I don't know if this will get you where you want as far as clocks but it is the best you'll do within your parameters (that I am aware of) - it isn't cheap http://www.frozencpu.com/products/6233/ex-vap-15/Cooler...

man that is like a perfect solution for me but a last resort because of that price tag
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August 15, 2013 12:18:27 AM

Not magic, but Science!
Check the link I posted. Running chilled fluid will definitely lower your temperatures.

In hindsight, realized my statement about heat transfer is wrong. Rather it is the ambient air temperature that will limit your temperatures. With a chilled fluid, you can achieve sub-ambient temperatures and get load temps that just wouldnt be possible if you were using air (radiators use air to move heat).
August 15, 2013 1:13:52 AM

manofchalk said:
Not magic, but Science!
Check the link I posted. Running chilled fluid will definitely lower your temperatures.

In hindsight, realized my statement about heat transfer is wrong. Rather it is the ambient air temperature that will limit your temperatures. With a chilled fluid, you can achieve sub-ambient temperatures and get load temps that just wouldnt be possible if you were using air (radiators use air to move heat).

ok i think ill be rigging radiators onto the front of a window airconditioner which will expose the radiator to 50-60f air you think 4x140mm radiators will be sufficient for 1 cpu....and how do i close this thread?
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August 15, 2013 1:16:13 AM

Really, an overclocked Extreme edition would be fine with a dual 120mm rad.

The thread is a Discussion thread, so you cant pick a Best Answer. I can change it if you want.
August 15, 2013 2:53:57 AM

manofchalk said:
Really, an overclocked Extreme edition would be fine with a dual 120mm rad.

The thread is a Discussion thread, so you cant pick a Best Answer. I can change it if you want.

yeah go ahead and change it thanks for the help ill start with the dual 120mm and i can always easily upgrade from their
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