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Liquid Cooling System

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by tehon3299, Dec 23, 2003.

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  1. tehon3299

    tehon3299 Thread Starter

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    I was wondering if anyone has a liquid cooled system and what type they have? Also, what brand kit does everyone recommend?

    Thanks!
     
  2. gotrootdude

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    A cold Budweiser works for me. A 6pack or a suitcase works even better.... Air cooling can be just as effective as low end water coolers.
     
  3. gotrootdude

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    Forgot to mention, I got a 1700+ running at 2609mhz on air. Probably should look into liquid as well though, the PC runs 24/7 with the cpu at 100% useage and I checked it yesterday and the temp was 56C.
     
  4. tehon3299

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    Yes, but the noise factor is what I'm looking at. I want to make my computer as silent as possible.
     
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    There are fans available that are virtually noiseless.. I'd recommend TMD "tip magnetically driven" fans. Also, you can mod the case fans to run at 5or7 volts instead of 12. Normally this has minimal impact on the cooling value but can largely decrease the noise... Even in a watercooled machine your going to have the sound of the pump and the fans pulling air through the radiator.
     
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    Hey Dude, that's 132.8 degrees Fahrenheit. I have to look at things that way. That's HOT!!! You ever wonder how long that machine's going to last?
     
  7. WarC

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    Asetek makes great water cooling solutions...Their radiator comes with a 92mm fan though. Not a big deal, you can buy a quieter, rhombus-controlled fan for just over $10.

    Even though water cooling has come a long way, its still pretty full of peril. Some brands are pretty shotty, and there are lots and lots of generic kits out there. Water and electronics don't mix...so one fudge-up, one leak, one drop of condensation can ruin your whole system. Be careful out there!

    That said, not much beats water cooling, and its one of the only ways your going to make a high performance machine silent.

    EDIT: One of the kits Asetek sells comes with a radiator, pump, 92mm fan, and three universal waterblocks: one for your processor, one for your northbridge, and one for your GPU. All of the reviews I've read say it passed with flying colors. Comes in around $250.
     
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    griffinspc, you're PC is only running at 1800mhz, mines running at 2609mhz (almost 1ghz over your's), max die temp for a athlon xp is 85C so it's well within specs, but I don't want it going over 60C.. Still it's awesome considering the 1700+ is supposed to run at 1477mhz and this ones running at 2609mhz... over a 1100mhz overclock. It's also been running the cpu at 100% useage since I'm running a distributed project that uses spare cycles. The temp I mentioned is not the idle temp.. I have forgotten the idle temp because it's been so long since it's been idle. :D

    It's lasted since early this year, it will probably last until the athlon FX 51 comes into my price range and there are guides on how to unlock them.
     
  9. griffinspc

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    How true. :eek:

    That's a bit of overclocking all right and cool to boot so roast a marshmellow for me. LOL. Just keep it from dripping into the CPU fan.
     
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