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What is a good liquid cooling system and how hard is it to install?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by psam3, Sep 7, 2008.

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  1. psam3

    psam3 Thread Starter

    Jan 13, 2008
    I am completely new to liquid cooling and was just wondering what a good cooling system is. Does it depend on my specs?
  2. jamesh2923


    Aug 22, 2004
    They are not hard to install if you know how to remove the main heatsink. Then its just a matter of running some tubes and attaching the heat evchanger.
  3. panicrooster

    panicrooster Banned

    Aug 25, 2008
    You can use a number of brands on the only differences would be.. internal or external, number of components, etc. I recommend Thermaltake or Zalman but what's most important is decide if it's really worth it. I know it sounds cool bUT realistically, many make a huge mistake trying to do it. Beyond the overall risk to your hardware if you have a failure, leak, burst, etc, you may end up with issues. I know some people tried to go all water but ended paying a fortune for water cooling just to end up still using air cooling on top of it. Lol.. Since many people are now into the SLi, you will find that a bit more challenging than you think and costly to water cool. AND don't even try to forget your north & south bridges and ram temp's. Beyond that, it much about how powerful the water cooling system is, external removes more, and a matter of how many waterblocks and how much tubing really and you can add as many as you wnat using splitters.
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