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Old 03-15-2009, 07:08 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I would go for decent air-cooling and build a decent gaming rig. A grand can build a whole lotta computer. By not shelling out part of that for a water loop and the accompanying headaches (especially with moving it around), you can have a great system, monitor, and sound system. Make it your media center, aswell.
A water cooled computer doesn't need to be any more difficult to move than an air cooled one. Sometimes, the fact that you don't have a 1lb hunk of copper and aluminum hanging off your motherboard makes it less difficult and dangerous to move.
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True, but I would not recommend a water loop to a new builder. Heck, i wouldn't recommend one of the huge coolers, either. unless you are going to overclock there's not really a need for it. Besides, you can always get one later on down the road.

I would focus on putting together a great build. If I did put it under water it would be for the graphics card(s) instead of the CPU.
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True, but I would not recommend a water loop to a new builder. Heck, i wouldn't recommend one of the huge coolers, either. unless you are going to overclock there's not really a need for it. Besides, you can always get one later on down the road.

I would focus on putting together a great build. If I did put it under water it would be for the graphics card(s) instead of the CPU.
Still, while it isn't something I would recommend to a new builder, I wouldn't make generalized statements about it. That's essentially akin to saying that all computers are huge.
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But, but... they are! Small = puny in computers! Size does matter.

That's my tongue in cheek way of saying desktops are better then laptops.
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But, but... they are! Small = puny in computers! Size does matter.

That's my tongue in cheek way of saying desktops are better then laptops.
I believe your neglecting MicroATX desktops.

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Even microatx computers are large , i got one sitting right beside me.
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Even microatx computers are large , i got one sitting right beside me.
Compared to my towers, they're puny.
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So man, that oil cooling, terrible idea eh?
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So man, that oil cooling, terrible idea eh?
No kidding ay?
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On a scale of 1 to "sticking-my-hand-in-with-flesh-eating-fish" I'd rate it 1 below the fish.
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