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Water/Liquid cooling cleaning & other questions...


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sehana

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how often should you clean a water/liquid cooling parts?
tubes, reservoir, generator & all that good stuff...

how often should i replace fluid?

what's the best fluid to use?

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It's recommended to drain your loop every year, to replace the liquid and clean out your waterblock. It's also recommended to replace the tubing every 12-24 months.
The best fluid would be distilled water and some hyrdex additive.
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Edited by james_8970, 09 January 2008 - 07:10 PM.

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Thank you for your input.


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I'm sorry, but do you want me to help you create a watercooling kit?
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Edited by james_8970, 14 January 2008 - 06:42 PM.

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I'm sorry, but do you want me to help you create a watercooling kit?
James


that would be great!! cause i have no idea what i really need. so that would help me to figure that out!!
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Give me a budget and what you plan on cooling.
Also, list if you plan on overclocking anything any how far you want to push it.
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well first question. do you think my system needs it right now? my highest temp so far with the zalman 9700 was 110degF.

although i definitely will be upgrading again soon
i'll prolly be getting vista later on in the future when the money is right :)
then get a quad-core or an octocore ha ha... well maybe not yet, but def. a quad.
i think i'll be sticking with the graphics i got... for now.

maybe set up raid, if i ever understand it.

pc uses are graphics, programming, photo/video editing & gaming. oh and i have like 8-10 folders open along with 7-8 different programs open at the same time, so i definitely want it to handle that. PC is doing well right now, but tends to slow down a little.
so thats all why i am thinking about getting a liquid cooling set up.

lets see overclocking. probably not [too scared]

cooling:
main: cpu - gpu x2 -
maybe: hard drive(s) if possible - mobo, if possible -
what other components need to be cooled?

umm budget wise i'm not too for sure yet... give me what you think... in between average and top quality.

hope thats enough info

thank you

Edited by sehana, 22 January 2008 - 08:21 PM.

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Water cooling is not a very wise investment unless you are planning on overclocking or you live in the Sahara. Cooling alone won't make your computer's performance any better unless you are dealing with overheating, which, running on stock speeds, you are not.
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As settybet mentioned, unless you are really wanting to push your hardware or want a silent solution, watercooling is not a good investment.
I assumed that you were overclocking and looking for the next level.
James
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