• We've upgraded our forums. Please post any issues/requests in this thread.

What made you go Water Cooling?

I went to water cooling because....


  • Total voters
    93

t_ski

Former Staff
Joined
Apr 11, 2006
Messages
11,960 (2.81/day)
Likes
6,443
System Name My i7 Beast
Processor Intel Core i7 6800K
Motherboard Asus X99-A II
Cooling Nickel-plated EK Supremacy EVO, D5 with XSPC Bayres & BIX Quad Radiator
Memory 4 x 8GB EVGA SuperSC DDR4-3200
Video Card(s) EVGA 1080 SuperClocked
Storage Samsung 950 Pro 256GB m.2 SSD + 480GB Sandisk storage SSD
Display(s) Three Asus 24" VW246H LCD's
Case Silverstone TJ07
Audio Device(s) Onboard
Power Supply Corsair AX1200
Keyboard Corsair K95
Software Windows 10 x64 Pro
#76
There is only one real answer to this question.

That would be overclocking.

Why would you bother setting up water cooling if your not going to overclock.
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:

Do you guys think I should get angular fittings for the gpu?
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.
 
Joined
Dec 14, 2009
Messages
6,581 (2.25/day)
Likes
5,813
Location
Glasgow - home of formal profanity
System Name New Ho'Ryzen
Processor Ryzen 1700X @ 3.82Ghz
Motherboard Asus Crosshair VI Hero
Cooling TR Le Grand Macho & custom GPU loop
Memory 16Gb G.Skill 3200 RGB
Video Card(s) GTX1080ti (Heatkiller WB) @ 2Ghz core/1.5(12)Ghz mem
Storage Samsumg 960 Pro m2. 512Gb
Display(s) Dell Ultrasharp 27" (2560x1440)
Case Lian Li PC-V33WX
Audio Device(s) On Board
Power Supply Seasonic Prime TItanium 850
Software W10
Benchmark Scores Look, it's a Ryzen on air........ What's the point?
#77
^ 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!!
 

cdawall

where the hell are my stars
Joined
Jul 23, 2006
Messages
26,541 (6.38/day)
Likes
7,452
Location
Houston
System Name Team Blue
Processor 5960X@4.8 1.42v
Motherboard Asus X99M-WS
Cooling EK Supremecy EVO, MCR220-Stack+MCR220+MCR320, D5-PWM+EK X-RES 140
Memory 4x8GB G.Skill Trident Z 3200 CL16
Video Card(s) (2) EVGA SC BLACK 1080Ti's+ EVGA reference 1080Ti soon to be under water
Storage Samsung SM951 512GB, Samsung PM961 512GB
Display(s) Dell UP2414Q 3840X2160@60hz
Case Caselabs Mercury S5
Audio Device(s) Fischer HA-02->Fischer FA-002W High edition/FA-003/Jubilate/FA-011 depending on my mood
Power Supply Seasonic Prime 1200w
Mouse Thermaltake Theron
Keyboard Thermaltake Poseidon ZX
Software W10P
Benchmark Scores Zoom zoom mofo
#78
Yea the cheap alphacool rotary compression fittings I got work fine no need for expensive ones...
 

MxPhenom 216

Corsair Fanboy
Joined
Aug 31, 2010
Messages
12,129 (4.56/day)
Likes
3,697
Location
Seattle, WA
System Name The Battlestation
Processor Intel Core i7 4770k @ 4.2GHZ 1.275v
Motherboard MSi Z97 Gaming 5
Cooling EK Supremacy w/ EK Coolstream PE360
Memory G. Skill Trident X 16Gb (4x4GB) 2400mhz @ 1.65v
Video Card(s) MSi GTX1070 Gaming X 8GB @ 2GHz
Storage Samsung 830 128GB SSD, Crucial MX200 500GB, Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2x 1TB Partitions)
Display(s) Qnix QX2710 27" 2560 x 1440 PLS @ 100hz
Case Phantek Enthoo Evolv ATX TG
Audio Device(s) MSi Gaming AudioBoost ALC1150 w/ Sennheiser Game Ones
Power Supply Seasonic Flagship Prime Platinum 850
Mouse Steelseries Rival 310 w/ QCK Mass mat
Keyboard Corsair K70 w/ MX Browns and Red Backlit
Software Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
Benchmark Scores Firestrike: 15439
#79
yeah ive already planned my loop.

Pump/Res > Radiator > GPU block > and back to the pump/res
 

t_ski

Former Staff
Joined
Apr 11, 2006
Messages
11,960 (2.81/day)
Likes
6,443
System Name My i7 Beast
Processor Intel Core i7 6800K
Motherboard Asus X99-A II
Cooling Nickel-plated EK Supremacy EVO, D5 with XSPC Bayres & BIX Quad Radiator
Memory 4 x 8GB EVGA SuperSC DDR4-3200
Video Card(s) EVGA 1080 SuperClocked
Storage Samsung 950 Pro 256GB m.2 SSD + 480GB Sandisk storage SSD
Display(s) Three Asus 24" VW246H LCD's
Case Silverstone TJ07
Audio Device(s) Onboard
Power Supply Corsair AX1200
Keyboard Corsair K95
Software Windows 10 x64 Pro
#80
yeah ive already planned my loop.

Pump/Res > Radiator > GPU block > and back to the pump/res
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 ;)
 

MxPhenom 216

Corsair Fanboy
Joined
Aug 31, 2010
Messages
12,129 (4.56/day)
Likes
3,697
Location
Seattle, WA
System Name The Battlestation
Processor Intel Core i7 4770k @ 4.2GHZ 1.275v
Motherboard MSi Z97 Gaming 5
Cooling EK Supremacy w/ EK Coolstream PE360
Memory G. Skill Trident X 16Gb (4x4GB) 2400mhz @ 1.65v
Video Card(s) MSi GTX1070 Gaming X 8GB @ 2GHz
Storage Samsung 830 128GB SSD, Crucial MX200 500GB, Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2x 1TB Partitions)
Display(s) Qnix QX2710 27" 2560 x 1440 PLS @ 100hz
Case Phantek Enthoo Evolv ATX TG
Audio Device(s) MSi Gaming AudioBoost ALC1150 w/ Sennheiser Game Ones
Power Supply Seasonic Flagship Prime Platinum 850
Mouse Steelseries Rival 310 w/ QCK Mass mat
Keyboard Corsair K70 w/ MX Browns and Red Backlit
Software Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
Benchmark Scores Firestrike: 15439
#81
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 ;)
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.
 
Last edited:

erocker

Senior Moderator
Staff member
Joined
Jul 19, 2006
Messages
42,369 (10.18/day)
Likes
18,018
Processor Intel i7 8700k
Motherboard Gigabyte z370 AORUS Gaming 7
Cooling Water
Memory 16gb G.Skill 4000 MHz DDR4
Video Card(s) Evga GTX 1080
Storage 3 x Samsung Evo 850 500GB, 1 x 250GB, 2 x 2TB HDD
Display(s) Nixeus EDG27
Case Thermaltake X5
Power Supply Corsair HX1000i
Mouse Zowie EC1-B
Software Windows 10
#83
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 ;)
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.
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
 

MxPhenom 216

Corsair Fanboy
Joined
Aug 31, 2010
Messages
12,129 (4.56/day)
Likes
3,697
Location
Seattle, WA
System Name The Battlestation
Processor Intel Core i7 4770k @ 4.2GHZ 1.275v
Motherboard MSi Z97 Gaming 5
Cooling EK Supremacy w/ EK Coolstream PE360
Memory G. Skill Trident X 16Gb (4x4GB) 2400mhz @ 1.65v
Video Card(s) MSi GTX1070 Gaming X 8GB @ 2GHz
Storage Samsung 830 128GB SSD, Crucial MX200 500GB, Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2x 1TB Partitions)
Display(s) Qnix QX2710 27" 2560 x 1440 PLS @ 100hz
Case Phantek Enthoo Evolv ATX TG
Audio Device(s) MSi Gaming AudioBoost ALC1150 w/ Sennheiser Game Ones
Power Supply Seasonic Flagship Prime Platinum 850
Mouse Steelseries Rival 310 w/ QCK Mass mat
Keyboard Corsair K70 w/ MX Browns and Red Backlit
Software Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
Benchmark Scores Firestrike: 15439
#84
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
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
 
Last edited:

Wile E

Power User
Joined
Oct 1, 2006
Messages
24,318 (5.95/day)
Likes
3,682
System Name The ClusterF**k
Processor 980X @ 4Ghz
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD5 BIOS F12
Cooling MCR-320, DDC-1 pump w/Bitspower res top (1/2" fittings), Koolance CPU-360
Memory 3x2GB Mushkin Redlines 1600Mhz 6-8-6-24 1T
Video Card(s) Evga GTX 580
Storage Corsair Neutron GTX 240GB, 2xSeagate 320GB RAID0; 2xSeagate 3TB; 2xSamsung 2TB; Samsung 1.5TB
Display(s) HP LP2475w 24" 1920x1200 IPS
Case Technofront Bench Station
Audio Device(s) Auzentech X-Fi Forte into Onkyo SR606 and Polk TSi200's + RM6750
Power Supply ENERMAX Galaxy EVO EGX1250EWT 1250W
Software Win7 Ultimate N x64, OSX 10.8.4
#85

cdawall

where the hell are my stars
Joined
Jul 23, 2006
Messages
26,541 (6.38/day)
Likes
7,452
Location
Houston
System Name Team Blue
Processor 5960X@4.8 1.42v
Motherboard Asus X99M-WS
Cooling EK Supremecy EVO, MCR220-Stack+MCR220+MCR320, D5-PWM+EK X-RES 140
Memory 4x8GB G.Skill Trident Z 3200 CL16
Video Card(s) (2) EVGA SC BLACK 1080Ti's+ EVGA reference 1080Ti soon to be under water
Storage Samsung SM951 512GB, Samsung PM961 512GB
Display(s) Dell UP2414Q 3840X2160@60hz
Case Caselabs Mercury S5
Audio Device(s) Fischer HA-02->Fischer FA-002W High edition/FA-003/Jubilate/FA-011 depending on my mood
Power Supply Seasonic Prime 1200w
Mouse Thermaltake Theron
Keyboard Thermaltake Poseidon ZX
Software W10P
Benchmark Scores Zoom zoom mofo
#86
Just about finished up my watercooled SG-05B

Managed to fit a pair of 120mm rads inside of a small mini itx box.
 

MxPhenom 216

Corsair Fanboy
Joined
Aug 31, 2010
Messages
12,129 (4.56/day)
Likes
3,697
Location
Seattle, WA
System Name The Battlestation
Processor Intel Core i7 4770k @ 4.2GHZ 1.275v
Motherboard MSi Z97 Gaming 5
Cooling EK Supremacy w/ EK Coolstream PE360
Memory G. Skill Trident X 16Gb (4x4GB) 2400mhz @ 1.65v
Video Card(s) MSi GTX1070 Gaming X 8GB @ 2GHz
Storage Samsung 830 128GB SSD, Crucial MX200 500GB, Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2x 1TB Partitions)
Display(s) Qnix QX2710 27" 2560 x 1440 PLS @ 100hz
Case Phantek Enthoo Evolv ATX TG
Audio Device(s) MSi Gaming AudioBoost ALC1150 w/ Sennheiser Game Ones
Power Supply Seasonic Flagship Prime Platinum 850
Mouse Steelseries Rival 310 w/ QCK Mass mat
Keyboard Corsair K70 w/ MX Browns and Red Backlit
Software Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
Benchmark Scores Firestrike: 15439
#87
ordered the pump from bmaverick.
 

cdawall

where the hell are my stars
Joined
Jul 23, 2006
Messages
26,541 (6.38/day)
Likes
7,452
Location
Houston
System Name Team Blue
Processor 5960X@4.8 1.42v
Motherboard Asus X99M-WS
Cooling EK Supremecy EVO, MCR220-Stack+MCR220+MCR320, D5-PWM+EK X-RES 140
Memory 4x8GB G.Skill Trident Z 3200 CL16
Video Card(s) (2) EVGA SC BLACK 1080Ti's+ EVGA reference 1080Ti soon to be under water
Storage Samsung SM951 512GB, Samsung PM961 512GB
Display(s) Dell UP2414Q 3840X2160@60hz
Case Caselabs Mercury S5
Audio Device(s) Fischer HA-02->Fischer FA-002W High edition/FA-003/Jubilate/FA-011 depending on my mood
Power Supply Seasonic Prime 1200w
Mouse Thermaltake Theron
Keyboard Thermaltake Poseidon ZX
Software W10P
Benchmark Scores Zoom zoom mofo
#88

MxPhenom 216

Corsair Fanboy
Joined
Aug 31, 2010
Messages
12,129 (4.56/day)
Likes
3,697
Location
Seattle, WA
System Name The Battlestation
Processor Intel Core i7 4770k @ 4.2GHZ 1.275v
Motherboard MSi Z97 Gaming 5
Cooling EK Supremacy w/ EK Coolstream PE360
Memory G. Skill Trident X 16Gb (4x4GB) 2400mhz @ 1.65v
Video Card(s) MSi GTX1070 Gaming X 8GB @ 2GHz
Storage Samsung 830 128GB SSD, Crucial MX200 500GB, Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2x 1TB Partitions)
Display(s) Qnix QX2710 27" 2560 x 1440 PLS @ 100hz
Case Phantek Enthoo Evolv ATX TG
Audio Device(s) MSi Gaming AudioBoost ALC1150 w/ Sennheiser Game Ones
Power Supply Seasonic Flagship Prime Platinum 850
Mouse Steelseries Rival 310 w/ QCK Mass mat
Keyboard Corsair K70 w/ MX Browns and Red Backlit
Software Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
Benchmark Scores Firestrike: 15439
#89

cdawall

where the hell are my stars
Joined
Jul 23, 2006
Messages
26,541 (6.38/day)
Likes
7,452
Location
Houston
System Name Team Blue
Processor 5960X@4.8 1.42v
Motherboard Asus X99M-WS
Cooling EK Supremecy EVO, MCR220-Stack+MCR220+MCR320, D5-PWM+EK X-RES 140
Memory 4x8GB G.Skill Trident Z 3200 CL16
Video Card(s) (2) EVGA SC BLACK 1080Ti's+ EVGA reference 1080Ti soon to be under water
Storage Samsung SM951 512GB, Samsung PM961 512GB
Display(s) Dell UP2414Q 3840X2160@60hz
Case Caselabs Mercury S5
Audio Device(s) Fischer HA-02->Fischer FA-002W High edition/FA-003/Jubilate/FA-011 depending on my mood
Power Supply Seasonic Prime 1200w
Mouse Thermaltake Theron
Keyboard Thermaltake Poseidon ZX
Software W10P
Benchmark Scores Zoom zoom mofo
#90

MxPhenom 216

Corsair Fanboy
Joined
Aug 31, 2010
Messages
12,129 (4.56/day)
Likes
3,697
Location
Seattle, WA
System Name The Battlestation
Processor Intel Core i7 4770k @ 4.2GHZ 1.275v
Motherboard MSi Z97 Gaming 5
Cooling EK Supremacy w/ EK Coolstream PE360
Memory G. Skill Trident X 16Gb (4x4GB) 2400mhz @ 1.65v
Video Card(s) MSi GTX1070 Gaming X 8GB @ 2GHz
Storage Samsung 830 128GB SSD, Crucial MX200 500GB, Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2x 1TB Partitions)
Display(s) Qnix QX2710 27" 2560 x 1440 PLS @ 100hz
Case Phantek Enthoo Evolv ATX TG
Audio Device(s) MSi Gaming AudioBoost ALC1150 w/ Sennheiser Game Ones
Power Supply Seasonic Flagship Prime Platinum 850
Mouse Steelseries Rival 310 w/ QCK Mass mat
Keyboard Corsair K70 w/ MX Browns and Red Backlit
Software Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
Benchmark Scores Firestrike: 15439
#91
Joined
Jul 14, 2006
Messages
1,894 (0.45/day)
Likes
432
System Name It's just a computer
Processor i7 6700K
Cooling D5, PA140.3, HK Rev. 3.0
Memory G.Skill F4-3600C16D-8GTZ
Video Card(s) eVGA GTX970SSC
Storage 2X Samsung 960 EVO RAID0
Display(s) ViewSonic VX2770
Case Thermaltake Xaser VI
Audio Device(s) Onboard Realtek/Z-5500
Power Supply Corsair AX1200
Mouse Logitech
Keyboard Logitech
Software Win7 Ultimate x64 SP1
#92
Better cooling for better overclocking.
 
Joined
Sep 15, 2011
Messages
978 (0.43/day)
Likes
215
Location
coast ,melbourne
System Name THE MEDIAMACHINE
Processor i5-3570k
Motherboard Asus gene v z-77 matx.
Cooling Antec h20 620
Memory 2x4gb g.skill ripjaws z 2400
Video Card(s) h.i.s radeon 7950 reference 3 gb- hooray!!!
Storage samsung 128gb~830 ssd. samsung 500gb hdrive.
Display(s) 22 inch tele.
Case circa 1996 grey rat box with no sides front.until my own is finished
Audio Device(s) inbuilt creative.supreme effects 3
Power Supply thermaltake tt-500w
Software win 7 x64-
Benchmark Scores Coming soon
#93
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.
 

MxPhenom 216

Corsair Fanboy
Joined
Aug 31, 2010
Messages
12,129 (4.56/day)
Likes
3,697
Location
Seattle, WA
System Name The Battlestation
Processor Intel Core i7 4770k @ 4.2GHZ 1.275v
Motherboard MSi Z97 Gaming 5
Cooling EK Supremacy w/ EK Coolstream PE360
Memory G. Skill Trident X 16Gb (4x4GB) 2400mhz @ 1.65v
Video Card(s) MSi GTX1070 Gaming X 8GB @ 2GHz
Storage Samsung 830 128GB SSD, Crucial MX200 500GB, Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2x 1TB Partitions)
Display(s) Qnix QX2710 27" 2560 x 1440 PLS @ 100hz
Case Phantek Enthoo Evolv ATX TG
Audio Device(s) MSi Gaming AudioBoost ALC1150 w/ Sennheiser Game Ones
Power Supply Seasonic Flagship Prime Platinum 850
Mouse Steelseries Rival 310 w/ QCK Mass mat
Keyboard Corsair K70 w/ MX Browns and Red Backlit
Software Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
Benchmark Scores Firestrike: 15439
#94
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
 

MxPhenom 216

Corsair Fanboy
Joined
Aug 31, 2010
Messages
12,129 (4.56/day)
Likes
3,697
Location
Seattle, WA
System Name The Battlestation
Processor Intel Core i7 4770k @ 4.2GHZ 1.275v
Motherboard MSi Z97 Gaming 5
Cooling EK Supremacy w/ EK Coolstream PE360
Memory G. Skill Trident X 16Gb (4x4GB) 2400mhz @ 1.65v
Video Card(s) MSi GTX1070 Gaming X 8GB @ 2GHz
Storage Samsung 830 128GB SSD, Crucial MX200 500GB, Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2x 1TB Partitions)
Display(s) Qnix QX2710 27" 2560 x 1440 PLS @ 100hz
Case Phantek Enthoo Evolv ATX TG
Audio Device(s) MSi Gaming AudioBoost ALC1150 w/ Sennheiser Game Ones
Power Supply Seasonic Flagship Prime Platinum 850
Mouse Steelseries Rival 310 w/ QCK Mass mat
Keyboard Corsair K70 w/ MX Browns and Red Backlit
Software Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
Benchmark Scores Firestrike: 15439
Joined
Aug 26, 2012
Messages
369 (0.19/day)
Likes
300
System Name Project Evolv mATX
Processor Ryzen 1700 @ 3.8
Motherboard ASRock AB350M Pro 4
Cooling Corsair H100i V2 / All Corsair ML series mag lev bearing fans
Memory 16gb (2x8) G.SKILL 3200 C14 running at 3200 and C14 rock stable
Video Card(s) Sapphire RX580 Nitro + 1460 / 2250
Storage Samsung 960 pro NVMe 512GB with EKWB Heatsink
Display(s) Dual Acer 23" H236HL's
Case Phanteks Enthoo Evolv mATX in Silver
Audio Device(s) To many to list - generally a modified E-MU 0404 combined with a Project Ember for my desktop use
Power Supply Seasonic Prime Titanium 750W
Software Win 10 64 Pro
#96
OCD :toast:
 
Joined
Sep 25, 2012
Messages
1,594 (0.84/day)
Likes
636
Location
Jacksonhole Florida
System Name DEVIL'S ABYSS
Processor i7-4790K@4.6 GHz
Motherboard Asus Z97-Deluxe
Cooling Corsair H110 (2 x 140mm)(3 x 140mm case fans)
Memory 16GB Adata XPG V2 2400MHz
Video Card(s) EVGA 780 Ti Classified
Storage Intel 750 Series 400GB (AIC), Plextor M6e 256GB (M.2), 13 TB storage
Display(s) Crossover 27QW (27"@ 2560x1440)
Case Corsair Obsidian 750D Airflow
Audio Device(s) Realtek ALC1150
Power Supply Cooler Master V1000
Mouse Ttsports Talon Blu
Keyboard Logitech G510
Software Windows 10 Pro x64 version 1709
Benchmark Scores Passmark CPU score = 13080
#97
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.
 

Sadasius

New Member
Joined
Apr 6, 2009
Messages
263 (0.08/day)
Likes
139
Location
Ottawa, Ontario
System Name "White Ghost"
Processor i7 970 watercooled
Motherboard Rampage III Extreme all watercooled
Cooling Custom Water Cooling. You have to see it. Too many parts to list here!
Memory 12GB Corsair Dominator GT's watercooled
Video Card(s) HD 5850....watercooled!
Storage Gskill Phoenix Pro 120gb and several 500gb and 1 tb hdd's.
Display(s) Dual 24" Asus VW246H mounted to the wall
Case CM Storm
Audio Device(s) Sound Blaster Audigy
Power Supply Ultra X3 1000
Software Windows 7 64 Ultimate
Benchmark Scores http://valid.canardpc.com/2551267
#98
All the above in the poll but chose the cooling capabilities obviously. You have to admit the badass part as well.





 
Joined
Mar 6, 2007
Messages
678 (0.17/day)
Likes
191
Processor i7 4790k @ 4.8 Ghz
Motherboard ASUS Z97-E/USB 3.1
Cooling Raystorm, D5 Vario, 480 x2 Rads, EK blocks
Memory 16gb G.Skill DDR3 2400mhz
Video Card(s) Nvidia GTX 1080 FE SLI @2k core 8k mem
Storage Crucial M4 256gb, Samsung EVO 250gb, Mushkin Reactor 1TB, Seagate 3TB, WD Red 6TB x2
Display(s) Acer xb270hu 144hz 2560x1440
Case Enthoo Primo
Audio Device(s) HT Omega Claro Halo --> Yamaha Vx375 --> ATHW1000x/Energy 5.1
Power Supply EVGA 1300w G2
Mouse Logitech g400
Keyboard Tesoro Ultimate
Software W7 64 bit
#99
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!!!
 

Sadasius

New Member
Joined
Apr 6, 2009
Messages
263 (0.08/day)
Likes
139
Location
Ottawa, Ontario
System Name "White Ghost"
Processor i7 970 watercooled
Motherboard Rampage III Extreme all watercooled
Cooling Custom Water Cooling. You have to see it. Too many parts to list here!
Memory 12GB Corsair Dominator GT's watercooled
Video Card(s) HD 5850....watercooled!
Storage Gskill Phoenix Pro 120gb and several 500gb and 1 tb hdd's.
Display(s) Dual 24" Asus VW246H mounted to the wall
Case CM Storm
Audio Device(s) Sound Blaster Audigy
Power Supply Ultra X3 1000
Software Windows 7 64 Ultimate
Benchmark Scores http://valid.canardpc.com/2551267
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!!!
HAHAHA....Want loud? Click my links for my youtube videos in my sig. I actually make a rad hover to a certain point.