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    Default QX6850 vs a E8500

    I was just wondering if a QX6850 would be better than a E8500, I know the run about the same speed, and the QX6850 runs hotter than the E8500. Im not really worried about the heat, im water cooling. Thanks for any help.
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    Would be better for what? For multitasking tasks of course it would be better. For gaming and general use I don't think you'll see a difference.
    But if you're on water and both are at same prices go for quad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by burebista View Post
    Would be better for what? For multitasking tasks of course it would be better. For gaming and general use I don't think you'll see a difference.
    But if you're on water and both are at same prices go for quad.
    I can get the QX6850 for 40 dollars more. I was just wondering if the QX6850 would overclock good compared to a E8500. If i get it it will be to just have a little fun, tring to get it to run really fast. Would it be better to just get a Q9550
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    watercooling offers no real benefit over air cooling other than it's potential to be a lot quieter. both are limited by ambient air temperature.

    unless you're using a TEC or some other type of chiller to cool the liquid below ambient.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrWicked1968 View Post
    watercooling offers no real benefit over air cooling other than it's potential to be a lot quieter. both are limited by ambient air temperature.

    unless you're using a TEC or some other type of chiller to cool the liquid below ambient.
    I wouldnt agree, on air my processor runs 71c underload, with water its 45c underload. I agree they are limited by ambient temperature, but when overclocking water has a advandage over a air cooler.
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    must not have been a very good air cooler.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrWicked1968 View Post
    must not have been a very good air cooler.
    It was a good air cooler, its just that water is more efficant at removing heat, than a air cooler.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrWicked1968 View Post
    watercooling offers no real benefit over air cooling other than it's potential to be a lot quieter. both are limited by ambient air temperature.

    unless you're using a TEC or some other type of chiller to cool the liquid below ambient.
    Havin the same processor run at 15-20c cooler and the videcard 20-25c cooler does offer some benefit to some.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EarlZ View Post
    Havin the same processor run at 15-20c cooler and the videcard 20-25c cooler does offer some benefit to some.
    well no kidding.
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    Water for overclocking is the way to go. You can get decent air coolers, but with ambient equal across the board, decent water cooling will oust great air cooling. Comparing water and air is a debate that has never made any sense to me, two different animals.

    One thing to remember crazy, is that the QX has an unlocked multi.

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