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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

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    Turns out a mate of mine replaced this radiator for his car for a higher performance one. He now has a copper radiator (previously in an Impreza STI) spare. If I can find space for this, I might just use it. :p
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    Oh yeah, forgot about the little chunks of silver in my reservoirs. I use those as well.
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    I put large chunks of diamonds and other rare gems in my reservoir.





    (kidding; I know you meant because silver kills bacteria and algae.)
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    Urgh, don't remind me of that day! I spent almost all of it asleep since it was so damned hot.
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    Been water cooling for about 5 years, however this is the first time I have had a case that accomodates radiators:)
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    Man I'd love to live out somewhere cold like that! Maybe not quite as cold but somewhere where even in deep summer, it only ever hits 18C tops.

    Trying to plan out my watercooling build because the radiator is an RX480 (the Haf 932 can only fit the RX360). Everything else fits but I'll need to drill a hole on the side of the case to link the radiator.
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    My reason would be the first two and maybe the third one too, but while most would have it for overclocking (it would appear) I got mine just because it requires less maintenance in the long term and if you decided to change RAM it is a lot easier to do as there isn't a large copper or aluminium cooling tower in the way like you would have with air CPU coolers.

    Also a water cooler is generally easier to clean than a air cooler and the performance I've had from my past and current water coolers have always been good to the point that the performance from a water cooler is what I consider to be normal rather than good or very good when I first started to use water cooling.
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    I never knew u'all went to using liquid..On computers... until I heard/seen a fail on youtubeyO'..that kinda made me think about my job that of hydraulics and fluid flow, to include cooling heat sensistive elements and sealing/guarding against the enemy. So, to me this has opened a new.."What Now"..Liquid Nitro on a chip..BadAxx, but not always ready available to keep ur what nots cooled. Then there is that damn refrigerator ice up with an excuse to be used??
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    That is one clean ass setup! :respect:

    Im getting a switch 810, Maelstrom res, MCP35X, new fittings because i want to go to bigger tubing, 360 rad, and XSPC Raystorm for my rig. A new project I have been planning to near in a few months. Probaby around the end of February.

    Oh and ill be including Carbon Fiber vinyl in the project.
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    I voted for it is quieter. Also I'd like to add that it looks nicer inside (if you have a transparent side panel). It's also quite exciting to build your own water cooled system, especially for the first time. :cool:
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    Noise and performance. Even though i'm using only a closed water loop (Antec H2O 920), the performance gain is incredible. Much higher overclock (400MHz higher than before at 4,2GHz) and i can use it with the lowest fan RPM so it's much higher performance at much lower noise. I don't even have to increase fan speeds anymore and the case internal temperature is now much lower.
    One of the best investments that i've made into PC imo.

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