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Old 12-14-2004, 06:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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is water cooling really good? this may sound like a newbish question but i never hear much about water cooling or liquid coooling what ever u want to call it, but i am looking at buying a water cooling kit for like 100 just a case fan and a cpu water block and pump and back up receiver. does it help that much and is it hard to install it? i am pretty good at getting stuff to work but is this somthing where u need to be a god with computers to do?
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Old 12-14-2004, 07:14 PM   #2 (permalink)
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ive never used a water cooling system before but from what i understand they are a much quieter and better cooling solution for your pc. they are more expensive and take up extra space but well worth it. ive been considering getting a system myself after i upgrade my graphics card first.
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Old 12-14-2004, 07:19 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Low end water cooling isnt as near as good as high end or even mediocre HSF ( heat sink fans ). I wu9old look at a XP-90 or 97-SI sepending on wat socket u use, and get a more or less silent fan if noise bothers you.
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Volcano 12 heatsink is really good, if you don't have the money to buy liquid. It is not that quiet as water cooling though
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Old 12-14-2004, 08:12 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Id go water cooling if i wasnt so paranoid about ruining my entire computer...
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Old 12-14-2004, 09:34 PM   #6 (permalink)
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yeah, i dont need a beastly water cooling kit i just want something alittle more advance than fans,and quieter and better at cooling, thats the way i learn and expand my knowledge on computers. i like to try it rather than never try and know about it.
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yeah, i dont need a beastly water cooling kit i just want something alittle more advance than fans,and quieter and better at cooling, thats the way i learn and expand my knowledge on computers. i like to try it rather than never try and know about it.
A $100 water cooling kit (manufactured) will be sketchy, not-so-good performance, and probably alot of plastic/aluminum parts. Most likely 3/8 tubing and a weak pump.

If you BUILD a watercooling kit for $100 or under, you will probably still get mediocre hardware and get ~ same performance as a good air cooled machine (which would only cost maybe $60).

For real watercooling advantage/results you generally spend ~$200 (unless of course you find really good sales or discounts) What kit were you looking to buy? There are some that are pretty good, others are simply trash.
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get a thermaltake bigwater or AquariusIII
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The Thermaltake Aquarius III is a good low end proformance system. Its a very simple system to set up, if you have a Full Tower case, or a modern Thermaltake Mid-Tower case, along with other cases that offer room.

Im positive that your limited to cooling 3, not exceeding 4 peices of hardware. Witch is'ent that much of a big deal if its your first time, or you cannot simply offered the best.

Im going to get this kit, for the simple fact that i dont want to OC the system im working on alot. Its 150$, witch is a nice price for what it offers. Although room temp will effect this kit alot more then a full cooling system. So with any small kit, make sure your room temp is great.
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any links for a decent water coolin kit for under 150 and easy to install without having to like cut out stuff or removing stuff, i measured and i dont have enough room for majority of the kits
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