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Watecooling: What are the prices, complexity?

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by vawrvawerawe, Nov 13, 2012.

  1. vawrvawerawe

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    Just looking for some info on watercooling.
     
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    http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/showthread.php?t=52032

    start there and get some ideas of what you want to cool. Things can be as simple as buying a kit with all the goods and just assembly, or the price and complexity can get as far as your wallet will take you!

    List us what you want to cool in this loop and I am sure guys will give you shopping lists.
     
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    Thanks; is $1000 - $1500 really worth it for the performance increase?
     
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    sneekypeet Unpaid Babysitter Staff Member

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    depends if the parts are made of gold and can be melted down later to get that $1500 back;)
     
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    Plenty of benefits from it. I don't think I am anywhere close to $1000 let alone $1500 into mine and the loop is quite large.
     
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    If you decide you want to take the plunge (heh) maybe buy something like an XSPC Rasa kit to start. Or a used complete loop, like I did. No better way to really get "the info" you need than having everything in your hands.
     
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    $165, not bad to get started. Thanks for the info. I may consider this in the future.
     
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    Nope, not bad at all. Bought my first used loop for $150. Those are all more-than-decent components as well. Use the RX240 pump/res myself. Not the biggest and baddest pump by any means but more than good cooling at least for just a CPU. Also easy to fill and a major space-saver too that requires two less tubing pieces and fittings than separate pump and reservoir would.

    And it's cheaper at Amazon by $15, FYI. Look around at other etailers too incl. the smaller specialists such as Performance PCs, Frozen CPU, Jab-Tech and Sidewinder. Even some larger etailers who don't generally carry water cooling parts may have this full kit. Microcenter and/or Fry's too.
     
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    Whats your budget?
     
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    unless you want to run 24/7 super overclocks, its not really worth it... spend the added $150 on the components and you will have a faster rig in the end.
     
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    That's what I figured. And really we're talking the extra $500 to $2000 more that would be better spent on other things.
     
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    So is one of the real purposes of watercooling, to make your computer silent?

    What reason did you watercool for?
     
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