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Old 12-12-2007, 12:56 AM   #1 (permalink)
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let me know what you think because I have mixed feelings about liquid cooling my computer. The price is much more expensive than a really good heatsink and fan, but there is something neat about it that makes me want it.

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Default Re: Liquid cooling worth it or not

unless you are planning to overclock your system to the limit there isnt much point getting Liquid cooling. a good Liquid cooling system costs $200+
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Old 12-12-2007, 01:15 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: Liquid cooling worth it or not

It depends.. I have wanted to do it for some time now. A lot of it is just a enthusiast thing.
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Default Re: Liquid cooling worth it or not

if you really want good cooling go phase change. Cost you upwards of 800$

Watercooling is great, but make sure you are well informed and know what you are doing, like maintaining it. You could build a nice loop for around 200$, although i would spend a little bit more.

you would probably be better off investing in a nice heatsink like a tuniq tower or zalman.

heres one tip on WC- DOnt get anything thermaltake or coolermaster. They leak like the titanic.
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I'm entirely too lazy to do water cooling. But a thermalright ultra 120 extreme, and have fun with your quad core that 3.6ghz runs at 40C
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Default Re: Liquid cooling worth it or not

like veedubfreak said...the thermalright ultra 120 extreme is really all you need. It performs very close to many water setups and is a fraction of the price.

However, I prefer watercooling because it's an entire hobby in itself...it's just badass and fun to play with. Also the good thing about water is that you are able to run higher voltages safely...

Another thing you might want to keep in mind is that processors are only getting more efficient....g0 steppings clock very high on air, and the new 45nm processors can go even higher. Stuff is just getting colder, faster, and cheaper. I love it!
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Bah, i've had 1.55v going through my q6600 so far and had no issues with temps. But then again it stays around 60F now that its cold as a witches boob outside.
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you guys heard anything about this:

Newegg.com - CORSAIR Nautilus 500 Complete External Liquid Cooling Sytem - Retail

not as good as asetek lol i know. any good though?
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...might as well get a TR 120 ultra extreme...doesn't make sense to me to buy lowend watercooling.
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if you really want good cooling go phase change. Cost you upwards of 800$

Watercooling is great, but make sure you are well informed and know what you are doing, like maintaining it. You could build a nice loop for around 200$, although i would spend a little bit more.

you would probably be better off investing in a nice heatsink like a tuniq tower or zalman.

heres one tip on WC- DOnt get anything thermaltake or coolermaster. They leak like the titanic.
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