is it worth it?

Soldato
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If it's your only PC and you need it to work - then no!

If you don't mind the reliability being iffy/ destroying bits, then go for it - it's great fun and immensly satisfying when it works (Take a look in the B Grade section - there's a deal not to be missed!!) ;) EDIT: sorry - you missed it - twas an LS for £200!
 
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dude it only breaks stuff if u dont set it up correctly. Or u push bits too far as its easy to get carried away.

Me personally id run water 24/7, I have 2 rigs. 1 For gaming which i run water on the Gfx cards and Chipset and Phase on the CPU.

The other rig is Water cooled CPU and a Zalaman cooler on the Gfx card.,

Phase is more for pushing parts and benching mainly, if u like that stuff then u will love it as mentioned above.
 
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yeah i do love pushing stuff, but im kinda wondering if at the moment it is worth the money. watercooling wouldn't cost as much and would be quieter and wouldn't eat as much electricity!

i might wait for the phase....
 
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Really does depend what you want to achieve - if you want excellent results in gaming - you need to push your GFX card - so water (and ideally a TEC) is the way forward. If you love tinkering and having the fastest darn machine around, then phase is for you. It's fun and rewarding, and well worth the investment in time and effort (and not that expensive, you can pick up a decent Mach 2 GT for around £200 these days which is brilliant)

If you can't afford to lose anything, or really need stability...

(Or you can go the whole hog, Phase on the CPU, Pelt on the Gpu and cool it with a chiller - was great fun to set up and gave great results!) - but check my sig - each to their own! I must be getting old, 'cause I just want at least one machine stable.
 
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