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Old 02-12-2010, 11:47 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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A friend of mine wants an alienware desktop and I agreed to look into it for his benefit. I see that it comes with "liquid cooling". My question is how good (or bad) is their liquid cooling setup? I have always heard that stock liquid cooling setups on pre-built systems are usually crap. Would theirs be any better than a normal heatsink and fan?
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i cant tell you much about specific parts, but if youre after liquid cooling, although it can end up being a bit costly, its better to do it right with a proper setup and not something pre-assembled.

anyway, alienware is too expensive for what you get.

if youre really his friend, youll tell him that it will benefit him even more if he builds it himself, lol
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While I'm sure their "liquid cooling" is as good as or better than the "stock cooling" solution. It is not as good as an equally priced aftermarket heatsink.
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Yea I figured it would be best for him to build it himself and get a regular aftermarket heatsink.
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+1.

Alienware water cooling is generally regarded as rubbish.
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Yea I figured it would be best for him to build it himself and get a regular aftermarket heatsink.
yea man if he went pre-built he'd easily save enough money for a good put together yourself water cooling set up (and even then unless he's planning to do like a 4.0-4.2ghz OC the water cooling is even useless :|)
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Just let him buy an Alienware case he can throw all his hardware into
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