hi im running a relativly below par system i biult and my cpu temps are min 47 c max 55 c
my cpu:- amd phenom 2 3.2 quad
4gb ddr2 ram
hd5450 ati graphics
and two hd2 pipeline 500gb sata drives
i have an upgraded cpu heatsink a huge thing with a big 120mm fan on the bottom and a fan at the back of the system pulling air out
i am considering water cooling to drop my temps more as it is reaching close to 60c after gaming (most wanted 2012/hitman absoloution/left4dead2/nfs undercover and nfs shift 2
i need any info you have and all help would be appreciated as i will be working to a very small and tight budget as i built this system from scratch for under £200 using new parts and i have seen some water cooling kits for around £30-£40 online but i have seen some scary vids of people who have done this and screwed a perfectly good pc was also considering oil cooling but i know even less about that than i do water cooling but i do need to drop my temps alot and i only have space to put another 80mm fan in the front of my case i could replace the rear fan its only a 80mm fan slot so not sure what i could replace with for heat loss as i say its a meager build compared to anything you guys have im sure but its my diy lol many thanks ...I...
My overclocked 980X (hex core + HT) is now included in a custom loop together with the GPUs, but when I first built this rig, I was cooling it with an old Corsair H70. It had no problem keeping that CPU cool.
So think about one of these. They're dead easy to install, cheap, maintenance-free, and work very well.
Your temps are fine, they are a bit high but not dangerous or anything.
You could water-cool the rig if you wanted, though on that rig I wouldn't bother to be honest. The money that you would have to put into an entry level kit (~$130 US) can be spent on better things.
And if your referring to water-cooling as in all in one units like a H100, your better off with on air. Its cheaper and gives the same or better performance.
Oil cooling isn't exactly... convenient and if anything will cost more than water-cooling because you will need a ton of oil, a large fish-tank, a very strong pump and a radiator + fans to keep it cool. People oil-cool their rigs more because "why the f*** not" rather than aiming for performance.
This is a typical oil-cooled rig. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwBrCP9B93E
ok so i am after a cheap ok pump and rad for oil cooling my old intel 775 socket any suggestions
i need info to get the cheapest possible pump and rad as im bored of seeing this system in my shed gathering dust and i thought why not only gonna be in a small tank prob 20-25 litre so please im looking for any help you guys can offer as im lost because this will be my first venture into oil cooling and hopefully it looks good at the end