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CPU cooling -- air or liquid?

Q: CPU cooling -- air or liquid?

Hey guys im buying a new pc with a i73820 and i pretend to oc him in the future so my question is : Do i have to put an hydro colling system on it or just a good quality cpu fan would handle the job? And one more thing there`s by any chance a risk of the liquid system (those like h60 , h80...) starts leeking on the boards?Thx for the help
Ps: Where a live have a quite bit hot temp

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A: CPU cooling -- air or liquid?

Hi Sucoi,
That depends on how far you want to push your OC. Unless you are going to assemble a bespoke watercooling system yourself, I would not bother with any closed loop cooler below the H-100. The H-60/H80 and the like are discernibly out performed by the high end air coolers like The Thermalright Silver arrow, Phanteks PH-TC14PE and the Noctua NH-D14.
as far as leakage, it is highly unlikely that they will leak unless they are damaged.

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hello i am going to purchase a watercooling system and i was wondering if i could put ice cubes in my resivor to make the liquid ice cold and since the ice would float it wouldnt there wouldnt be a problem with the ice cloging the out take tube at the bottom. i was just wondering if this has ever been done before also would this cause condensation since the ice would make the liquid well below room temp?
 

A:liquid cooling with ice and liquid?

well, in theory it should work but you'd have to keep adding ice cubes in order to maintain cooling. since you are constantly adding ice you also have to continually drain your coolant level. you'd also have the problem of having to keep adding antifreeze or whatever additive you're using to fight molding and whatnot. simply put it would become a troublesome, very expensive, and high maintenance operation. you'd be doing as much work as cooling with dry ice without the benefits. great idea though.

a suggestion along the same lines would be to route your radiator inside a small refrigerator or freezer. a bit expensive also but at least its self-supporting.
 

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I was wondering if the koolance kits are good for liquid cooling

I was looking at the Koolance Exos-2 LX

Any other suggestions?
 

A:Liquid Cooling

"Any other suggestions?"...

Stay away from Liquid Cooling
 

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I plan to buy a new graphics card very soon for my machine. I plan to purchase an AMD Card.

The plan originally, was to wait until the 8000 series cards are released on the 25th. I also wish to Liquid-cool the card.

Does anyone know of liquid-cooling kits for gpu's. Similarly like that of a Corsair h100i where everything needed is in a single kit?
Pump, Block and Radiator+Fan?

Without going into lots of money to purchase a limited edition card, are there any cards with liquid cooling pre-installed?

How long after amd releases there cards can I expect 3rd party manufacturers to release liquid looking for them.

How long after they release there cards can I expect 3rd party manufacturers to release there own cards, eg: Sapphire?
 

A:GPU and liquid cooling

There's no AIO water cooling units for current GPUs, although there was this for the GTX 580. Even if there were they would be costly and totally not worth it. Buy an aftermarket card with a decent air cooler (e.g. Asus DCUII) which will run cool and quiet.





deanlaing12 said:





How long after they release there cards can I expect 3rd party manufacturers to release there own cards, eg: Sapphire?Click to expand...

Straight away.
 

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I trying to make a cooling system from scrach and i was wondering what do i need to make one

like what type of pump is good, the size on the tubes, what kind of reservor, and what kind of water block i should and radiator

im try to overclock my system and i want my pc to be very very quite

so can u guy help me out
 

A:Liquid Cooling

plz help me out
 

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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16835103165

Will that work good? Should I buy that and a E6300, or a E6400. Ocerclocking both. Does this require anything else?
 

A:Liquid Cooling

...Yet the water pump is very loud.Click to expand...

WARNING: Over-simplified watercooling may cause your (if not then my) head to explode.
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If you're gonna overclock just get the E6300. If not then aim for the E6600.
 

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yeah, so everyone knows I have a Coolit Freezone cooler, my brother just took his apart and bought extra tubing and waterblocks, hooked it up to his 7900 gtx, they're running at 28C, incredible.
 

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Nice set up ! If only.....*looks at own computer and glares* .
 

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hello all, im looking into getting a CPU only loop for my computer. but i dont know what brand to go with. can you help me out? =)

A:liquid cooling help

there aren't really "brands" per se for a whole system. We all kind of piece the things together ourselves from different types of components that meet our needs.

I have a couple of different liquid cooled systems, and have used parts from Zalman, Koolance, Danger Den, D-Tek and others pretty successfully. There are always fanbois that will tell you that they read some goofy review somewhere about a specific component, but in reality, it all mostly works pretty well.

The guys are extreme systems in the liquid cooling forum are pretty sober most of the time (not always, some fanbois there too).

koolance and danger den both have pretty broad lines of stuff, all mostly good. Also, FrozenCPU.com has an awesome selection.

Just make sure you get a radiator thats big enough for everything you want to cool. And use at least 3/8" hose (1/2 is overkill most of the time)

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does any1 know about water/liquid cooling

i am interested but dont know much about it ,
websites on it would be helpful

also how much would it cost?
 

A:liquid cooling

http://www.koolance.com/technical/cooling101/001.html

there's a link which seems pretty thorough. hope it helps.
 

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Let's say you are running a AMD socket AM2+ Phenom 9600 Quad Core processor and a EVGA GeForce 8800GTS 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 video card and you want to liquid cool it. What would be the best INTERNAL liquid cooling system option? or maybe even a company I could look into as a start? I'd prefer an all in one system that includes vga and cpu cooler, but I am willing to take just the cpu cooler for now and upgrade later. Any help/suggestiosn would be an awesome help! Thanks in advance!
 

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Hey guys, I was just wondering if you guys think I should get liquid cooling. Iv just got into overclocking and my over clock on my i5 3570k is at about 4.5Ghz from 3.4. When stress testing I get readings up to 100C. I dont know if my pc fans arnt doing their jobs (it feels like I only have control of 1 of them when messing with my knobs on my case). So I was wondering should I go liquid cooling? If so do you guys have a recommendation on a decent but preferably cheaper liquid cooling system thats compatible with my case, (dont want my fiance killing me)

This is my case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146067

Any input on any aspects of this would be great! =)
 

A:Should I consider liquid cooling?

You have an NZXT Phantom so I can suggest most liquid cooling systems would fit inside that with ease.

But forstarters, if your hitting 100C, that CPU is throttling and that is dangerous temperature levels for a processor. Are you running on the stock cooler? Because if you are I would turn that back otherwise you may end up burning up the processor.

If you want to overclock that far, liquid cooling would be optimal. Here is my suggestion with the case you have:

Corsair H100i

Very good, very powerful, and will keep your chip nice and cold.
 

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Hi, I have had this computer for a while now, a year or so, and it's been fine and never given me any problems at all... Untill a couple of weeks ago, that is. It seems to have developed a habbit of switching itself off, just a complete power cut. From what I understand that's commonly associated with heat problems, and one thing I noticed about my liquid cooling was that the liquid in the tubes had just stopped moving around the system when it's active. I don't have the first clue how to fix this or whats caused it to happen or anything.

It seems to work for about 5 minutes if I leave the computer off for a long period of time (I mean really long, like days or weeks) before it cuts out, but once it's cut out if I try and switch it back on it turns on and cuts off within about 3 seconds every time.

Any ideas greatly appreciated!

Thanks
 

A:Liquid Cooling Help

Aaaaaanyone?
 

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I built my own PC and everthing is good with it except the noise of the FAN. I want to know about liquid cooling, is that only for the CPU or can you get that for the whole case. I know it is the case fan that is making all the noise because the CPU fan is nice and quit. What kind of suggestions to have, or where can I read about liquid cooling.
 

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I'm curious about picking up some of this stuff. Is there a certain brand name I should look for?
I have an Athlon Xp 2200 1.8 Ghz processor, if I got the processor cooler how far could I overclock it?

Same with all my other stuff, like my video card?
 

A:Does anyone know about liquid cooling?

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Hi, I have a Nvidia GeForce 9500GS that came with my computer and is currently fan operated, temperatures idle at 64 degrees celcius and gaming (left 4 dead) go to a max of 90 degrees celcius which causes me some problems and alot of concern. I'd like to switch to liquid cooling.

My case is pretty cramped so i was thinking of taking out my tv card and modem out to make space in it. Even with that done, the wires in there still cramp it up alot. Another solution would be to have liquid cooling outside the case which i'd like as a last resort. What liquid cooling product would you recommend for my card?

Thank you.

EDIT: I posted 2 pictures of the inside of my case. The second (red) card is my graphics card and the one on top is the card for my tv options (unused).
 

A:Liquid cooling

I'd high recommend not getting into watercooling for a 9500gs, If you want lower temps get an aftermarket air cooler, thermalrites are the best imo and by reviews, reducing temps up to 15C on most cards on average.

I recently watercooled my last computer, it cost me 1k usd to do it in the way I want it, if I were to upgrade I dont see myself going back to air. its a bad habit, dont commit to it, especially for a low/mid end card.
 

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I want to make my PC as quite as possible, now that it's being used more and more for gaming and TV/media things. I built this computer and am very confortable with that kind of stuff, but one area I'm lost on is how to buy the correct items for a liquid cooling system for this rig.what I have is a socket AM2+ mmob and 2 4850's I want to cool at a low cost (max price is 250ish) I need someone to explain what I need and why I need it (just so I can learn about it)

Thank you
 

A:Liquid Cooling Help!

You won't get a decent water cooling for that price. Just get passive coolers for both CPU and graphics cards. Examples: http://www.arctic-cooling.com/vga2.php?idx=147 and errr... Not passive choices really.. http://www.arctic-cooling.com/cpu2.php?idx=163&disc= http://www.arctic-cooling.com/cpu2.php?idx=80&disc= http://www.thermalright.com/new_a_p...ler_hr01.htm?art=MTQyMywxLCxoZW50aHVzaWFzdA== (passive)
What is your CPU? Athlon 64 x2, Phenom? Which one?
 

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In the past 4-5 months I have been enjoying my new system that I built completely from scratch. It is, without a doubt, the best gaming rig I have ever had, and I am very proud of it. It's my pride and joy, but my pride and joy has one problem... and I think it's a pretty big problem, or at least it potentially could be: OVERHEATING.

I ordered all of the parts of my system off of newegg, and when I ordered these parts I also ordered something else that I figured would be very useful considering I was getting a video card and a processor that would probably get pretty hot if used repeatedly (and I use my computer constantly.) I ordered a pretty fancy, $130 liquid cooling system. Now, just from looking at the thing in a small picture on newegg, I figured it would be pretty simple to assemble and I wasn't intimidated by it in the least, but then I receive it in the mail. When I received it, I waited to try and put it together until after I got everything else with my system put together.

After a couple of days (it probably would've taken many of you guys only a couple of hours, I know ), my system was built, it looked beautiful. But then there was the big elephant in the room: my $130 liquid cooling system, unopened. I sort of looked at it, sitting there in the box, and then I looked at my computer. I looked at it again, then looked at my computer again. I started thinking to myself "Have we really come to the point with computer technology that we ha... Read more

A:Does anyone else NOT like liquid cooling?

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I got a decked out pc and need a liquid cooling system because 5 fans just aint cutting it....anyone out there know of any good complete cooling systems or maybe just a good resorviour and some good cooling blocks?I'd appreciate the help because my pc gets really warm...
 

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So I have been using a Swiftech liquid kit to cool my CPU for about 6 months now, and it's great, but there's something that's been bothering me for awhile.

Ever since I rid myself of that miserable nvidia board; swapped the kit into a new setup, there has been this kind of "popping" sound in the radiator that happens quite often. At first I thought it was just a bubble trapped in there somewhere but it's been doing it for a long time and hasn't gotten any better. I've tried the standard rocking/tipping method of trying to free a stubborn bubble many times but that hasn't changed anything. The flow is good and there are no leaks so I can't debunk that noise. Sometimes it's louder than usual and sometimes 10 minutes will pass before it happens again. It doesn't seem to be causing any physical damage (though it is a little annoying to the ear) so I've just been ignoring it. Any ideas what it could be?
 

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Just wanted to know what you guys thought of the EXOS Liquid Cooling System? Just bought one for my pc. The thing works great. It's a Koolance Exos-2. Keeps my system temp down to about 23 degrees C* Just wondered what you guys thought of this brand. Got a pretty good deal on one. Now installed and up and running. Just want some feedback.
 

A:Liquid Cooling Systems

NEVER ask for opinions AFTER you make the purchase!!!

Now that you own and use it, YOU are in the opinion giver seat.
 

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Hi all,
I just bought a new computer a few weeks ago and I was having tons of problems. I currently found out that my new computer is overheating, and because of this, I want to buy some sort of cooling system. I automatically think that liquid cooling would be better but, of course more risky than fan driven. I am interested in overclocking a bit, but from waht i read my mobo is not the most overclocking friendly. I wish i knew that before i bought it, but anyways, I would like some input or Ulrs to which you think is better, liquid or fan, and why? Also is it hard to install? I built my computer from scratch, so could i instal this or should it be takin into a pro?

Thanx





AMD Athlon 64 3500, Asus A8V deluxe mobo, ATI Radeon 9800 pro 256, 1 gig 3200 duel channel 400 Ram,250gig wd sata HD, 120gig samsung HD, 16x DVDClick to expand...


 

A:Liquid cooling or fan? Reccomendations please

Because your computer is new it will still be under warranty, so I would suggest that you take it back, as doing anything else will probably void the warranty.

Regards Howard :grinthumb
 

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Hello everyone...

I am looking to either upgrade my case to water cooling, or to just buy a new one.

If i were to buy a new one it would HAVE to be through NewEgg... and under $400.

This is the case i currently have. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

If it is suggested to stick with my case... can someone tell me EVERYTHING i would need to buy in that case? Because i read some things on water cooling, but i'm still a complete noob... If you need more information just ask, i respond quickly.

Any guidance will be very much appreciated.

Note: I also prefer to buy a pre-done liquid cooling system... i don't trust myself to mess up and leak on my board.

My desire is to just upgrade, nothing is getting hot, my system is cooled fine. But i just want the liquid cooling for future proof, just an upgrade i had in mind to do. I have a 7870 video card.

If problems do occur with the liquid cooling i more than likely would be able to repair it... the install is what scares me... But i simply just want it.

I would prefer not to add to my current case, since it has taken some damage, and i lost some screws here and there. But i like the size, i don't wanna go bigger...is there bigger? lol? anyways.. size is fine where its at.

I guess.... CPU and video card would be the biggest things i want done, but if i have to install 4 seperate components just for one... i wanna do it all, ya know??
 

A:Liquid Cooling Systems?

1) that link doesn't work, so I can't see the case
2) if you aren't having cooling issues, then upgrading is a waste of money.
3) there is always a chance of leaking, even with a prebuilt system. hardware fails, it's a fact of life.
4) most kits include a single heatsink for just the cpu
5) they can also create more noise and/or heat (outside the case). You are replacing the fans on the cpu/gpu with larger fans on the radiator to keep the liquid cool
 

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What do you guys see as better, liquid cooling or fans.
 

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My buddy is using water cooling using the open bucket method and i was wondering if there would be any change if instead of H2O he used beer if there would be any major change in cooling?:chef:
 

A:Alternate liquid cooling

From http://www.supercool.se/pages/calculate.html :

TO COOL DOWN
Cooling effect (Pc = W) required to cool down within a given time (t = s):


where
c = specific heat of object (Ws/g C)

m = mass in grams (g)

DeltaT = temperature difference (C)

Example: To calculate the effect required to cool 5 l of beer (m = 5,000 g) from 20C (which is also ambient temperature) down to 5C (Delta T = 15) in 2 hrs (t = 7,200 s).

Beer is mostly water, thus c = 1 cal/g = 4.18 Ws/g C.
Click to expand...

But if I find you or your buddy wasting good beer I will be round your house with a lynch mob quicker than you can say "The beers are on me". :evil:
With beer being brewed in a process that involves sugar amounst other things I think the density of the beer would be significantly different from that of H2O. It will probably be slightly more difficult to cool, and probably also not draw the heat out of the water block as efficiently...
 

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I'll be starting my pc build soon but I had a question for you guys. Do you think water cooling is worth the money? I was looking at the Corsair H100 cpu cooler on new egg -http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835181017. People have said good things about it on the reviews. Also I have read on other forums where people claim they were able to overclock thier cpu higher because water cooling does a better job cooling then aftermarket fans. If this is true then it seems like its not such a bad thing to have.
 

A:Is liquid cooling worth it?

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I was just wondering is liquid cooling worth the money? And if I was to get it is it easy to install with limited maintenance?
 

A:Liquid cooling worth it?

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Hi there i have just ordered the thermaltake bigwater 745 liquid cooling kit because i have recently overclocked my amd 6000+ from 3gig to 3.3gig and its running a little hot.My question is in the package i get some anitfreeze uv reactive solotion to fill it up with,but if this was ever to leak will this kill my pc parts the reason i am paranoid about it leaking is i have recently just got me 2x 8800gtx cards wich was not cheap and i dont want to kill my pc.I want to know if there is a safer liquid i can use.I know that they shouldnt leak if it is assembled correctly and not rushed but nothing is 100pct :/ many thx guys
 

A:liquid cooling question

Any liquid leaking onto a running computer is a bad thing. I think the best thing to do is test it for leaks before installing it into the live system if possible.
 

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I would like to upgrade from 16gb to 32gb of RAM. 2 of my 4 DIMM slots are occluded by the liquid cooling radiator in my PC. The documentation for the computer states that 2 of the 4 DIMMs (ie the occluded ones) cannot be upgraded because of the liquid cooling. However, it looks like if I removed 4 screws and the radiator/fan, I could access the 2 DIMM slots in question without disturbing the liquid cooling (pop in new RAM, screw back in the radiator). Has anyone tried this that can verify before I start pulling it apart?

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This is rather fascinating...as far as CPU coolers go. Liquid metal CPU cooler.
You can read about it over at The Guru of 3D

http://www.guru3d.com/article/danamics-lmx-superleggera-review/1
opps, maybe Matthew can move this to "links from around the web" not sure why I put it here.
 

A:Liquid Metal Cooling with NaK

I remember seeing the prototype a while back and thought it was awesome (looks better than the production kit IMO) and couldn't wait to try it out....unfortunately the end result cooling wise doesn't really live up to the hype (or expense) so far. Not that I'm likely to test drive one anytime soon as they seem to be a Europe only release at this stage.
 

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I just bought a compressed air duster, and i flipped it upside down when i was spraying it, and some liquid came out, onto my hand. It was extremely cold. So i looked on the can to see what the liquid was, apparently it was Difluoroethane. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Difluoroethane
Aparently very cold, and is also known as Freon 152a. If you made a completely sealed liquid system with a brushless motor pump (the vapors are flammable), and made sure everything was airtight, you could make your system very cool, and overclock very high.
 

A:Extreme liquid cooling

hmm...didn't think of thatd

but if it is kept under pressure, it dosen't (or there would be condesation on the outside of this spray can.)
 

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So I was wondering what people thought about the mineral oil submersion technique as a method of aqueous PC cooling as opposed to cooling with fans or liquid coolers of other types. I found this site to be quite interesting. And seeing as mineral oil is non conductive it's safe to submerge your PC in, the only issue being that if you need to work on your PC, well it'll be coated in mineral oil.

http://www.pugetsystems.com/submerged.php

-Erik S.
 

A:Mineral oil liquid cooling

Mineral oil systems are nice, albeit rare. The problem I see with them is that mineral oil acts like an insulator, and does not dissipate heat very well at all.

If someone were to make a low power "net top" computer for browsing the internet and doing basic office tasks I could see where they would work well, while giving your workspace feng shui. They don't seem to be practical at all for gaming though.
 

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just to give you an idea of my setupi just put together my Thermaltake Kandalf Liquid Cooled Case, with the CPU block, and additional GPU and Northbridge Chipset blocks (made by swiftech). My flow goes from CPU block>GPU block>NB Block>radiator>reservoir>pump. So as i said i just set it up and filled the reservoir to the HIGH line, and turned it on (dont worry i didnt burn out my system!) what happened was that it wasnt enough to fill the system and i didnt notice that it started to sputter and push air up into the system! so now my system has a bunch of air bubblys in it and the radiator isnt even filled up with water at all. So i pour the rest of the bottle into the reservoir and turn it on but the pump doesnt want to pump, the water just bobs about 1 inch and falls back down all where it was. how the hell can i fix this?!? i tried syphoning the water by hooking up a super long hose and suking into it but it doesnt work,the bubbes stay where they are and it still wont pump (although i might have exeeded in getting some water into the radiator, also my computer is only turning on for about 2 seconds and shutting off (no beeps) what is this all about?!?!?!?! help!
 

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My problem is my monitor won't display anything when I turn the computer on. The only thing I've done to the computer is I installed an H20-120 Compact liquid cooling kit. Now I don't know what's wrong, I have 2 graphics cards X1650 Pro and I can't get either one to work the computer powers on just no video. The power button won't shut the computer off either.
 

A:Just added H20-120 liquid cooling kit

The motherboard or processor may be damaged... Try resetting the CMOS, or as a last resort, install another power supply
 

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So I am new to liquid cooling and I was thinking about getting it for my CPU. I'm posting because im not sure what exactly I need for it to work right. I was hoping someone could go on newegg.com and get my one link (or a couple links) of everything that I would need to do the liquid cooling.
This is my CPU:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103849

Thanks everyone ahead of time!
 

A:Liquid Cooling System

Please do not create more than one thread for the same issue.

Closing duplicate.
 

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So I am new to liquid cooling and I was thinking about getting it for my CPU. I'm posting because im not sure what exactly I need for it to work right. I was hoping someone could go on newegg.com and get my one link (or a couple links) of everything that I would need to do the liquid cooling.
This is my CPU:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103849

Thanks everyone ahead of time!
 

A:Liquid Cooling System

closing duplicate
other post also closed here
http://forums.techguy.org/hardware/1015910-liquid-cooling-system.html

please just keep to one post

here
http://forums.techguy.org/hardware/1015860-solved-liquid-cooling-system.html
 

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hi im new to all this liquid cool systems i got just got the evercool wc-202 i have not installed it yet and i was just wandering, would u lose cooling performance if u used regular water insted of distilled water
 

A:liquid cooling system

No. But tap water contains minerals and other impurities that not only make the water conductive (bad if you get a leak, even though that is rare), but also make the water more corrosive. Over time this can lead to rust or mineral buidup in places.

I would not suggest using tap water.
 

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What liquid is best to run through a liquid cooling system? I have a Thermaltake Aquarius Pro III that I use to cool my 3GHz LGA775 P4 CPU. It registers 25-30c when idle, and 45-50c underload. I know that these are acceptable temps, but I want to go even lower. So what liquid is best for a liquid cooling system?
 

A:Liquids for liquid cooling

Howdy

XP+ HERE
I've heard it's the right stuff.
G'Luck
 

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hello
if i was to have a computer that had liquid cooling, and at defult clock settings it idles at 25C, can i over clock it untill its tempreture is around 65C? or would the amount of overclockin needed to get that far fry my computer?
 

A:liquid cooling - max cpu speed

give more specs of your system (cpu, board, case, cooling system). cpu's generally are designed to operate at up to around 80 degrees celsuis. higher temps increase thermal stresses and may shorten the operational life of the components.
 

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I've always used fans for cooling and just installed a new liquid cooling system. I don't know why but it's not working. The water is circulating through it but it's not well....cooling. Help please.

If I need to replace it tell me how please. I don't wanna screw it up.
 

A:Liquid cooling question

Please give us your full system specs, as well as the temperatures you are getting.
 

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I just saw a pc with huge tubes and fans...inside connected together. I asked the saleman, and he said that keep the pc cool. Anyone know about this? It's scary when you see all those in the pc.
 

A:Liquid Cooling Thing...

You just need them for extreme overclocking. They use water to cool the main processor.
 

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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?

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A:Liquid Cooling System

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I wanted to try out liquid cooling my cpu so i went out and bought a thermal take liquid cooling system..though i heard that liquid cooled cpu's can accumulate 'condensation' and cause some unwanted side effects such as condensation on the cpu itself/ rusting of pins. I was wondering if anybody experienced this and/or if they have any ways to remedy this from happening?
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A:Anybody Install Liquid Cooling?

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Hello everyone,

I attempted to post this thread already but I think the site automatically logged me out while I was writing it then I lost the thread when I clicked post. If there is a thread nearly exactly the same as this I apologise.

I have just built a PC and I have incorporated into it the Tt BigWater Liquid cooling system. The motherboard is an ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe which has 5 fan connections on it; CPU_FAN, CHIP_FAN (Chipset), POWER, CHA1_FAN (chassis fan 1) and CHA2_FAN (chassis fan 2.) These fan connections seemed perfectly accomodating at first however the pump for the liquid cooling system required a fan connection, so I used the connection CHA1_FAN, the connection I had originally used for the front 120mm fan. The radiator also required a fan connection, it does have a fan however. I used the connection CHA2_FAN which originally housed the rear 120mm fan, since this fan was removed to make room for the radiator there was no contest for this connection. Since the liquid cooling system uses a waterblock instead of a heatsink and fan there was no CPU fan connector, however there was a blue LED in the waterblock that required the same 3-pin fan connection so I put that into CPU_FAN. When I first turned on the system I got a warning about CPU FAN FAIL. Since there was no CPU fan I expected this. The LED in the waterblock was lit.

My first question is how to disable the CPU fan check, I have been to the hardware monitor section of my bios and I can't find ... Read more

A:Fan monitoring with liquid cooling

I'm an *****

On closer inspection of the Lian device, it seems as the fan control connectors had little male female adapter caps on them. Okay I could probably get that set up now but I'd apreciate any comments. Is this a good way to setup, where should I place the temperature monitors etc (anything really.)

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Hello i got $500 bucks to spend on Liquid Cooling i'm really new to it. I'm completely lost i dont know whats the best to get i need something that will stand up to the heat of 100 ambient temps.
 

A:Liquid Cooling Kit Or Build?

Check out this stuff: http://www.xoxide.com/watcoolcas1.html
 

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I recently purchased a Thermaltake Big water cooling system seeing as my case is a POS and has no air ciruclation. I overclock often, usually when gaming and I have never had problems. However, after painstakingly installing the liquid cooling system, I discovered that my computer was acting senile. When I'd power up, it would do one of the following:

1-The computer would power on but nothing would appear on the screen.
2-It would power up to that black screen where it scans the memory etc and then restart.
3-It would let me sign in but after that, restart.
4-It restarts whenever I plug something in, even headphones
5-It restarts if i move it.

Systems specs:
Mobo-Abit AA8XE-Fatal1ty
Processor-Intel P4 3.4 GHZ
RAM-Corsair 1gb
Vid-Radeon X800XL
Hardrive-Western Digital 120gb 7200rpm SATA
Power-550Watt

At first I thought it may have been the temp, but I finally got into the BIOS and discovered it was hovering around 30 degrees Celsius. The only other thing I can think of is the power supply. Maybe it can't handle the liquid cooling? The only way I got it to start up for a long period of time is when i cleared the CMOS. I've ran a few diagnostics with Checkit and all of them have passed. Anyways, any input would be greatly appreciated seeing as I am in quite of a bind.
 

A:Problems after liquid cooling

Band of power supply?

There's a thread somewhere around here which says that most cheap power supplies don't get anywhere close to the rated power, as the conditions needed to get to the rated power is at impossible temps (and probably theoretical rates).

Another problem MIGHT be that while installing the W/C system you might have loosened some connections or something. Probably not the case, but might help.

Better check there is no leakage too.... but if you had installed it properly leakage shouldn't be a problem.

Can't think of any real problem though....
 

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I got a thermaltake big water cooling system today.
Got it installed without too much headache.
I'm only using it on the cpu until I can get a vga block.

I bumped my fsb from 133 to 166 on p4 2.4c prescott,
getting 25% increase to 3.0.
My temp is idle @ 46c.
This MoBo (abit IC7-G) lets me lock the agp/pci @ 66/33.

Is there any reason I would need to bump my voltage?

My ram, it looks like got bumped anyway to 208
The system seems stable, going to try some load here in a few.
I'm not too sure what to run to stress test.

Any suggestions?

I attatched a small everest report if you care to take a peek.
Thanks!
SOx
 

A:Switched to liquid cooling.....specs

Hello SOcRatEs.

Try the Prime95 torture test. You can get it HERE

Regards Howard
 

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