with new update buckets got nerfed they only cool 250 heat now but ice got buffed it cools 300 heat now. Makes me wonder do they want us to use EE?
You may have missed this part:
-Compressors can now be combined with Pumps to create snow from infinite water sources.
So now we can create ice using just IC2 without having to sacrifice tons of tin. [And it might actually be slightly viable since pumps make water once every 10 seconds.... ok maybe not -that- viable :)]
Ed: I'll retract the last bit since, water buckets are still more powerful then ice, considering if you were just going to use IC2 to make ice (with pump + compressor = snow, snow + compressor = ice) you'd also require 2 compressor operations to make 1 ice, vs just 1 pump operation to make 1 water. ---- then again if you were only using IC2 you'd have no way to make a CASUC reactor.