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#1 nesto1000

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Posted 15 March 2011 - 12:51 PM

Ok, so I want to build a new computer sometime in the summer, and I figure might as well start my research now. The main thing that I'm looking into right now is getting a water cooled system. I'm thinking that I'm not going to overclock, but I'm not too sure at the moment. The reason that I want water-cooling is because I don't want extra noise coming from the heatsink and fan.
My simply question to you guys who have water-cooling or have experience with it, Do you guys thought that it was hard or easy to setup? and is the maintenance troublesome or not?

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Posted 15 March 2011 - 04:01 PM

I myself have never set up a 100% liquid system, Ive seen a few though, and from what I have seen, it depends on the system. Ive set up coolers that are all in one-its a standard heatsink, with liquid filled pipes inside-but thats not 100%, no pump involved, etc. Some coolers, such as this, are very easy to setup, you just mount the radiator where the exhaust fan usually mounts (you have to have a 120 mm exhaust mount) and the other part attaches to the CPU just like a heatsink would. Ive seen this one in use, works very well. There are more advanced setups out there, that also cool chipsets, video cards, RAM, etc, and the more advanced you get the more difficult it would be to install.

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Posted 16 March 2011 - 12:15 AM

The simple one patriot suggested is probably the cheapest way to do water cooling.

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Posted 16 March 2011 - 12:47 PM

If you plan on doing a full water cooling setup i.e. cpu, video, and chipset at a minimum you are looking a several hundred dollars by the time you peice together good parts. You will stiil need fans to cool the radiator and pull air into the case to keep everything else cool. Setup for a first timer will be challenging but not impossible if you are the handy type. IMO since you are not overclocking spend your money on quieter fans and good after market heat sinks and you will be nearly as quiet with out the high cost.
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Posted 17 March 2011 - 12:14 AM

There are some fancy aftermarket coolers out there that you can have a look at :)

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Posted 17 March 2011 - 07:45 PM

Hmmmm.... so what would be better then? This Corsair CPU-Water Cooler, or this Noctua HS&F at a similar price? Which one does the better job of keeping the CPU cool because I do a lot of video encoding, and so I'm going to need it to keep my CPU cool for long periods of time...

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Posted 18 March 2011 - 12:12 AM

The Noctua cooler should do and it is fairly easy to setup.

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Posted 18 March 2011 - 12:33 AM

The Noctua cooler should do and it is fairly easy to setup.


Hmmmmm... Guess I'll go with the noctua then....
I also have another question, of which I will make a new post.... :P

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Posted 18 March 2011 - 05:32 AM

Haha :hysterical:

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