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Old 03-10-2004, 09:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I dont understsand a thing about watercooling. You can water cool many different things but how do u do it? From your water cooling Kit, do you split the pipe into the amount of pipes you need or do you buy another water cooling kit. Thanks

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Old 03-10-2004, 10:42 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You have a pump that pumps water through pipes that enter pieces connected to the places in your computer you want to cool.

The water, when passing over the hot areas, removes and takes on the heat energy from the component and carries it back to a reservoir with fans that dissipate the heat and recool the water (a heat exchanger). Now that the water has dispelled the heat and is again cool, it recirculates to take on more produced heat.

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You are learning grasshopper.

Orb almost got it right. A watercoolonh setup is always more or less a circle. generally it goes from most important hardware to least (picking up a bit more heat as it travels, you want the important stuff cooler). So it goes from a pump to your CPU, picking up any heat on the processing unit thusly warming the temperature just a bit. From there it cool whatever else you have hooked up. Generally it goes from there to the GPU (video card) and pulls any heat from that. Once its done cooling your components (you can also cool anything from power supply or memory to southbridge and hard drives) it goes to a radiator (heres what you missed orb) where the warm water is cooled down, THEN on to a resevior to get pulled in by the pump again. One big circle.

If you want to watch how it works, head over to www.3DGameman.com and check out his video reviews section. He recently did a great 2 part review on the Danger Den kit that actually made me want one.
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