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What kind of cooling do you use ?

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by trickson, Mar 7, 2011.

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What kind of CPU cooling do you have ?

  1. Air .

    64.7%
  2. Water ( Liquid ) .

    41.2%
  3. Air ( T.E.C. assisted ) .

    1.5%
  4. Water ( Liquid T.E.C. assisted ) .

    4.4%
  5. Liquid Nitrogen .

    1.5%
  6. Dry Ice .

    1.5%
  7. Phase .

    2.9%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. trickson

    trickson OH, I have such a headache

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    Just wanting to find out what the majority of TPU users are cooling there CPU's with .
    I use a water cooling setup ( Soon to add my TEC/WB once the PSU comes ) . So the poll will be Air , water , Air ( TEC assisted ) , Water ( TEC assisted ) . And then the extreme side will be Liquid Nitrogen , Dry Ice , and Phase cooling .
     
  2. AlienIsGOD

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    I voted Air as i cool with a CM GeminII. Although I am leaning towards a H20 kit for my next build.
     
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    I voted air, but my Server is watercooled.
     
  4. Swamp Monster

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    I am using stock heatsink for now, but I want to buy something better when summer comes.
     
  5. trickson

    trickson OH, I have such a headache

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    This is a multiple choice poll so if you have 2 different kinds of cooling you can vote for them . :rockout:
     
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    I realised that the moment I clicked to vote. Can't change it now...
     
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    I would have changed Air options slightly -
    Stock Air; and Aftermarket Air.
    I'm on stock air at the moment.
     
  9. trickson

    trickson OH, I have such a headache

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    Well yes I can see your point but to me air is air , stock or after market it is still air . ;)
     
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    Liquid cooling is the best but you have to check inside ( for leaks or pump efficiency ) more often than a normal air cooled system.
     
  11. trickson

    trickson OH, I have such a headache

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    :laugh:
    I haven't checked mine for over 8 months now maybe I should look at it ? Not today I am too lazy today . I never really worried about leaks or any thing . It never did leak why would it start now ? :laugh:
     
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    simple air cooling, scythe ninja 2, thermalright ultra 120 rev. C and thermalright hr-03-gtx
     
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    Horse stud liquid cooling, here. Once you go wet, you never go back.:toast:
     
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    Air, but thinking of water-cooling in the summer. Especially for my GPU. So loud.
    If I do go liquid, i will exhaust it outside so the A/C doesn't have to work extra hard and drive up the electric bill.
     
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    I almost bought a water cooling kit within the past few days but I decided on a second 470 instead.
     
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    Dont laugh you never know, the worst could happen at any time you can have leaks...

    No system is perfect, check the integrity of the tubes and the water flow, sometimes...

    ...and if you do not care nothing keeps laughing, lazy kid :cry:
     
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    trickson OH, I have such a headache

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    :laugh: My MB is covered front and back with conformal coating ! If there was ever a leak the only real issue for me would be the video cards :eek: . But yeah I check it not like I am all worried and freaked out about it leaking . Like I say , If it hasn't leaked in 1 years time why would it start now ? Leaks happen sure but nothing to get all crazy freaked out about .
     
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    I wouldnt of botherd adding Liquid Nitrogen & Dry Ice to the poll. no-one here uses it on a daily basis to warrant adding it to the poll.
     
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    trickson OH, I have such a headache

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    I add it as some do use it , hence the poll being a multiple choice . :D
     
  20. Fitseries3

    Fitseries3 Eleet Hardware Junkie

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    i used to use the swiftech mcp-6500t like you have on my core 2's. it works ok on i7s but you'd be better off with water on i7.

    q9650 should run 4.6-4.8ghz on that tec. i7's can run 4.2-4.5ghz but will cause the tec to work its ass off.

    TECs are fun to toy with but not great for long term use.
     
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    in that case id like to hear from those that can afford to cool their rigs day to day 24/7 365days a year using dry ice or LN2.

    Ive heard of people using it to break benchmark/overclocking records but I think its too expensive for anyone here to use on a day to day basis unless their arnold swazznegger - he could stand to sell a hummer or 2 just to run a PC on LN2 for a year
     
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  22. trickson

    trickson OH, I have such a headache

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    I agree with you , I do like it though and once I get the PSU for it I should see even better cooling temps . I am also planing on a 400w TEC to replace the one that is 226W in it now .
     
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    Q: What kind of CPU cooling do you have ?

    A: Beer. Ah, didn't notice the CPU part.... then it is air.

    I love simplicity, thats why I am not into S&M stuff, including weird cooling solutions ;P
     
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    I use a watercooling loop..

    CPU-Heatkiller 3.0
    Motherboard-BitsPower BlackFreezer Pro x58 Classified
    GPU-EKWB Acetal + Nickel and black backplate
    XSPC Laing DDC Reservoir Pump Attachment w/ MCP-355
    Danger Den Black Ice GT Stealth 360 Radiator
     
  25. trickson

    trickson OH, I have such a headache

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    That don't seem like much fun at all . :shadedshu
     

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