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Liquid Cooling/Water Cooling

J-Man

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#1
Can anyone tell me which is better and can link me to a site how to do a water or liquid cooling setup please. Post pictures please of your setup if you can :).
 

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#2
Anyone?/
 

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#3
liquid cooling is watercooling.

Unless you're using liquid nitrogen, but i don't think that's a long-term solution!

http://www.extreme.outervision.com/flowdesigner.jsp

There are a lot of watercooling kits out there, but make sure you don't go for a cheap one, because it will be no better than air cooling. Swiftech and dangerden are the best two to go for, but they come at a price.
 

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#4
Thanks.
 

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#5
Swiftech actually has an apogee all in one kit on newegg for around $150USD.

http://www.frozencpu.com has all kinds of information that you are looking for.
 

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#6
just thought i would show u my set up its only basic tho :D thats an xspc kit by the way
 

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#7
If noone else has told you, Thermaltake Bigwater sucks.
Thats just what ive heard from several people from round here...

I guess it ties in with what infrared says about how you get what you pay for
 
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Join the XSPC crew, UK brand, good and brilliant value also :)

Just google XSPC
 
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#11
Actually I reccomend not using water but a non conductive coolant and the best coolers usually are built one piece at a time from the best parts. I tried thermaltake liquid cooling before I went custom and it cooled no better than a Zalaman or Big typhoon.
 
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#12
liquid cooling is watercooling.

Unless you're using liquid nitrogen, but i don't think that's a long-term solution!

http://www.extreme.outervision.com/flowdesigner.jsp

There are a lot of watercooling kits out there, but make sure you don't go for a cheap one, because it will be no better than air cooling. Swiftech and dangerden are the best two to go for, but they come at a price.
I couldn't say it better A cheap cooler is like putting a time bomb inside your case.