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What made you go Water Cooling?

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by MxPhenom 216, Oct 8, 2012.

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I went to water cooling because....

  1. of its cooling capabilities

    54.8%
  2. it is quieter

    20.4%
  3. it looks BAD ASS

    17.2%
  4. Money isn't an issue for me. Disposable income FTW

    7.5%
  1. t_ski

    t_ski Former Staff

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    My CPU and GPUs are watercooled but not overclocked. I don't really see the need to push their performance to the limit when everything I do runs fine. However, with watercooling they are cool and quiet. :pimp:

    It depends on how you want to run the loop. Look at my TJ07 build log (link in sig) to see a couple different ways of doing this. Right now I have a 45-degree fitting coming off the CPU down to the video cards.
     
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    ^ what t-ski says.

    Your loop direction needs to be planned prior to buying parts. You shouldn't need an angled fitting from both linked ends. What I have found though is rotary fittings are almost indispensable for preventing the tubing from twisting.

    I have four 90 degree rotary barbs on my gfx cards (£50 alone!!!).

    But if you have the time, money and creativity, water is more than noise and cooling. It becomes a 'habit'.

    T Ski, pics in watercooling clubhouse mate. Judge me!!
     
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    Yea the cheap alphacool rotary compression fittings I got work fine no need for expensive ones...
     
  4. MxPhenom 216

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    yeah ive already planned my loop.

    Pump/Res > Radiator > GPU block > and back to the pump/res
     
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    That's only part of the planning. There's also figuring out how the tubing will go from one part of the loop to the next. Sometimes a straight shot doesn't work and an angled fitting will. Sometimes an angled fitting won't work and a straight will. Sometimes you have to change the loop completely because something can't go from one to the next like you want it. I have an extra 120mm rad in my front 5.25" bays mostly to complete a 180-degree turn from my res to my pump. The ability to move extra heat is a secondary benefit ;)
     
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  6. MxPhenom 216

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    yeah I know, not going into this blind. I know about water cooling haha.

    So if I need 45 degree angle fitting id get these.

    http://www.performance-pcs.com/cata...oduct_info&cPath=59_346_344&products_id=35026

    Can't tell if thatll fit the tubing im getting though.
     
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    Cooling capabilities since in the summer there is no AC in my place.
     
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    I use the 500R llike MxPhenom does, and I forgot to mention if you are going to mount your radiator up top (in the compartment) you will need extensions like these:
    http://www.performance-pcs.com/cata...t_info&cPath=59_346_393_616&products_id=29804
     
  9. MxPhenom 216

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    okay. yeah i was wondering about extensions. I am also going to modify the case a tiny bit to be able to use an X-Flow rad.

    Black!

    http://www.performance-pcs.com/cata...t_info&cPath=59_346_393_616&products_id=29805
     
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    Just about finished up my watercooled SG-05B

    Managed to fit a pair of 120mm rads inside of a small mini itx box.
     
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    ordered the pump from bmaverick.
     
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    j/k'ing
     
  14. MxPhenom 216

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    okay,

    Montreal, now where does he order and buy his parts from lol
     
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    wrong thread :laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh:
     
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    yes....very much the wrong thread lol!
     
  17. Arctucas

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    Better cooling for better overclocking.
     
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    And better ocling means more performance for your dollar. A big reason why i looked into it. A midrange buyer who wants upper range performance lol.
     
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    The pump came today! Thanks bmaverick. Super fast shipping Im going to make a build log when the rest comes at the end of the month
     
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    OCD :toast:
     
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    Air Coolers Suck Wind

    To get free power & speed boost without really stressing the CPU or loud fans, water cooling and overclocking your system is not only recommended but is almost a given with today's cheap fast CPU's and easy all-in-one water cooling kits. It's a lot cheaper than going with Sandy Bridge Extreme parts and almost as fast with a hefty overclock. Also, I hated the weight and leverage applied to my motherboard by large air coolers, and always feared cracking the board when I bumped into the cooler. Now it's all open and clean and non-stressful since I installed the H100. And yes, it looks cool and high tech.
     
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    All the above in the poll but chose the cooling capabilities obviously. You have to admit the badass part as well.

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    All of it.

    But I do love the *almost* silence. 4 Scythe GT 1450rpms and a swiftech mcp665 do not make much noise, but yes they are audible in a quiet room. I got incredibly tired and angry at reviews I was reading claiming "These (insert fan/gpu cooler etc.) are silent!!!" Only to get them and they were as loud as a blow dryer...

    I mean I guess sound is subjective but damn, I once read a review on a 6970 claiming the fan was silent up to 70% before I got one, and good lord, it was a freaking wind tunnel.

    Also, to clear up confusion, the fans on a Corsair H80 are LOUD!!!
     
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    HAHAHA....Want loud? Click my links for my youtube videos in my sig. I actually make a rad hover to a certain point.
     

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