Best Prebuilt Water Cooling? - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Overclocking and Modding
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 12-05-2006, 05:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 536
Default Best Prebuilt Water Cooling?

i was wonder what the best PREBUILT watercooling unit would be that could fit in my NZXT Lexa case.

thanks/
__________________

__________________
-C2Q Q6700 @ 3.4ghz(cooled by PetraTech's Elite Water Cooling Kit)
-DFI Lanparty DK P35-T2RS
-4*1024 sticks of G.Skill Ram 4-4-4-12
-eVGA 8800GTX 630/2000
-80 gig 7200rpm SATA HDD
-320 gig 7200rpm SATA HDD
-Sony DVD/CD burner
-NZXT Tempest
-Antec True Power 550 watt PSU


MACBOOK
-2.4Ghz Penryn
-2GB RAM
-250GB HDD
will h4x 4 food is offline  
Old 12-05-2006, 06:20 PM   #2 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 15
Send a message via AIM to Ice breaker
Default

I cant tell you which one is the best although I can advise you on which one not to get and that is the Kingwin AWC-1, I have had it for a about 4 months and I am not overly impressed with it. It leaks every once in while and it doesnt seem to keep my cpu very cool. I hope this helps narrow the field of choices
__________________

Ice breaker is offline  
Old 12-05-2006, 06:43 PM   #3 (permalink)
The Water Cooling Guru
 
aspire's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: United States
Posts: 5,308
Default

Dont bother with prebilt kits. Youll get better performance with a high end heatsink solution.

If you do go water, dont skimp on it. take a look at www.petrastechshop.com and check out their kit setups.

-aspire
__________________
If I help you with something, you think I'm the bomb, or you just like what I said, rep me by clicking the star under my post.

Thanks!

The Official Tech Forums Water Cooling Informational Guide
aspire is offline  
Old 12-05-2006, 06:48 PM   #4 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 536
Default

yea, but i want it to fit in my case because i usually take it to lan parties.
__________________
-C2Q Q6700 @ 3.4ghz(cooled by PetraTech's Elite Water Cooling Kit)
-DFI Lanparty DK P35-T2RS
-4*1024 sticks of G.Skill Ram 4-4-4-12
-eVGA 8800GTX 630/2000
-80 gig 7200rpm SATA HDD
-320 gig 7200rpm SATA HDD
-Sony DVD/CD burner
-NZXT Tempest
-Antec True Power 550 watt PSU


MACBOOK
-2.4Ghz Penryn
-2GB RAM
-250GB HDD
will h4x 4 food is offline  
Old 12-05-2006, 07:02 PM   #5 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 536
Default

I'm thinking about this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835128015

it looks like i could fit it my case, plus the heatsink has a fan attached to it!

EDIT: Nevermind, maybe it won't fit in my case. I would really appreciate it if someone could configure a nice kit for me with a pump that sits in an optical drive, because i have a mid-sized case.
__________________
-C2Q Q6700 @ 3.4ghz(cooled by PetraTech's Elite Water Cooling Kit)
-DFI Lanparty DK P35-T2RS
-4*1024 sticks of G.Skill Ram 4-4-4-12
-eVGA 8800GTX 630/2000
-80 gig 7200rpm SATA HDD
-320 gig 7200rpm SATA HDD
-Sony DVD/CD burner
-NZXT Tempest
-Antec True Power 550 watt PSU


MACBOOK
-2.4Ghz Penryn
-2GB RAM
-250GB HDD
will h4x 4 food is offline  
Old 12-05-2006, 09:46 PM   #6 (permalink)
Self Proclaimed Immortal
 
hmammen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: lounge 146 (Euless TX)
Posts: 2,679
Send a message via AIM to hmammen Send a message via MSN to hmammen Send a message via Yahoo to hmammen
Default

just get this-
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835118223
your setup doesnt need watercooling....

buuut
if you really want it, and i only suggest you get WC if you know what you are doing, you can severely damage parts by leaks.
here-
http://petrastechshop.com/pecoba.html

buuut
READ THIS FIRST-
http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/...ad.php?t=54331
__________________

Posted from my Nexus7
hmammen is offline  
Old 12-05-2006, 10:16 PM   #7 (permalink)
Master Techie
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 2,992
Default

High end air cooling with 2 120mm exhaust fans, 1 80 MM blow hole fan, and a Zalman CNPS 9500 Will be much cooler then prebuilt watercooling.

Air cooling usually has lower idle temps. while a nice custom water cooling will have excellent load temps.
__________________



May the wind always be at your back and the sun upon your face, and may the winds of destiny carry you aloft to dance with the stars
Lord AnthraX is offline  
Old 12-05-2006, 10:24 PM   #8 (permalink)
Future ex-member
 
lancec2c30's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Chehalis, WA
Posts: 4,012
Send a message via MSN to lancec2c30
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by hmammen
just get this-
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835118223
your setup doesnt need watercooling....

buuut
if you really want it, and i only suggest you get WC if you know what you are doing, you can severely damage parts by leaks.
here-
http://petrastechshop.com/pecoba.html

buuut
READ THIS FIRST-
http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/...ad.php?t=54331
He already has a Zalman.

And the the original poster, the best solution for w/c is a full sized xase.
__________________

XP Pro | Vista Home Premium | Linux Ubuntu 7.10
s939 X2 3800 Toledo @ 2.6ghz | evga 7900gs | 320gig + 80gig wd | 1gb Ram | Abit KN8 SLI
3.1ghz achieved. :cool:
70K F@H member..............still waiting for the "iRACK"

Norcent will not be forgotten.

lancec2c30 is offline  
Old 12-05-2006, 10:53 PM   #9 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 536
Default

i know i have a small case but i can put the radiator on the top of my case. The reason i want water cooling is because of my room temperature in my house is usually 77-80 degrees(depending on the time of day) and it can get pretty hot in my room which means high temps for parts even with my 3rd party heatsinks. since the radiator would be on the outside of my comp, the temps would be a lot lower. Although i have not installed watercooling, i am determined to do it and i have a lot of experience with building computers. If anyone would like to help me find a better and maybe a cheaper kit then the gigabyte i would be delighted. just make sure it has a radiator that fits in a drive bay. Also, where would i put a pump in my case? i looks like u have to screw those down somewhere. lol that was a dumb question. i'll read that guide someone sent me and not be such a "n00b".
__________________
-C2Q Q6700 @ 3.4ghz(cooled by PetraTech's Elite Water Cooling Kit)
-DFI Lanparty DK P35-T2RS
-4*1024 sticks of G.Skill Ram 4-4-4-12
-eVGA 8800GTX 630/2000
-80 gig 7200rpm SATA HDD
-320 gig 7200rpm SATA HDD
-Sony DVD/CD burner
-NZXT Tempest
-Antec True Power 550 watt PSU


MACBOOK
-2.4Ghz Penryn
-2GB RAM
-250GB HDD
will h4x 4 food is offline  
Old 12-05-2006, 11:07 PM   #10 (permalink)
Master Techie
 
reggie_da_man's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 2,567
Default

If you want a radiator outside of your case then take a look at this.
__________________

__________________

reggie_da_man is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:59 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.