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water cooled? help?


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SLI-Owns You

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OK so i have got that speed fan program on my computer and when i really get into the heat of the games i can see my core CPU temp rise. I also can tell performance drops at these times now I'm wondering since i have like 10 fans in this case its a full tower case should i go with water cooled on this machine just a simple little setup i have also purchased the 2 GB corsair ram should be coming in next week thanks to you guys who suggested it :whistling: now I'm looking at some water cooling systems on newegg.com just browsing now but who has some info for me huh huh lol should i go water cooled or what? i also have an upgraded heatsink on the cpu as well

:blink: :help: :)


thanks for the help guys :rofl:

Edited by SLI-Owns You, 22 December 2006 - 12:25 PM.

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I think you really need to look at the danger den website before buying a factory type cooling kit. While they may be good a custom kit will get you better performance.

http://www.dangerden.com/news.php

Something else you may want to think about is pelter coolers like these.

http://www.hitechtec.com/

Some good reviews of some watercooling kits is here. Just over 1/2 way down the page.

http://www.systemcoo...view_index.html

Tom's Hardware has a pretty good article although it's a year old now.

http://www.tomshardw..._like_the_pros/

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thank you i will read up on this would u suggest it?
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Personally, I think water cooling is a waste. It's primarily for people who are building a machine to show off, for whom silence is very important. Sure, water cooling will keep your temps lower than air cooling, but a properly built machine will run cool enough with air that you will not see a performance difference.
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A quick story about a friend of mine.

He really likes on-line gaming and every 6 months or so has be build him the newest computer he can afford just for gaming.I built him a athlon 3500 about 9 months ago and overclocked it by about 30%. I finally convinced him to drop that back because of the frequent crashes. SO he decided that water cooling was the answer. We bought all the stuff needed from danger den and installed it all with a CPU and GPU cooler and a outside radiator. Raising the overclock back up after testing with good temps on the WC, he ran for about a day and called me when his computer wouldnt start. I spent most of a day figuring out the problem becaus i do not keep that expensive of hardware lying around. What had happened is he got his northbridge so hot that it started separating from the motherboard. So a new MB and a rigged up 80 MM cooling fan, cut into the side cover, blowing on the north and southbridge chipsets are keeping him happy for a little while.

So , while i do think water cooling is overkill, it does have its uses. The real problem i have with WCooling is it needs attention constantly and with the thought that most people can't even keep the fans clean in their computers, how soon are they going to bring them in with water leaks that fry most of the computer. Not very practical to me.

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