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Then you never tried the better air coolers, they mostly come with good quiet fans.
Noctua, BeQuiet, Thermalright.

forgot to mention, its real dusty here as well. so cleaning the air coolers every few months was a pain. i can just take the front panel off and vaccum the rad.

and the noctua good cooler n15 one costs more here than what i paid for my antec 240mm rad with some really good fans and rgb led controller.

plus air just doesnt have the thermal mass to keep idles low when ambient can reach 40C.

by ambient i mean the literal room temp becomes 40C
 
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This time last year, I think I completed my 1st build in 10 years. I loved how today's setups looked so clean, & also ran so quiet with the emergence of M.2 storage, so I aimed to make my build simple, yet mildly powerful to handle most games at High settings at 1440p/100fps+.

I went air cooling as I knew I wasn't going to be running the latest games & was only going to use the factory AMD CPU overclock (5600x @ 4.6Ghz).

Put a lot of thought into the case & case fans - wanted a good all round cooling/noise/RGB build & Corsair/Arctic seemed like a good combo…

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Air... after building PCs for more than 30 years now I grew tired of maintaining my components on a regular basis and I never was a friend of liquids close to electrical circuits. Apart from that I have no need for components that would require liquid cooling to be either quiet or reach their max. performance. Especially now with energy prices exploding I doubt energy hungry components have a future at all.
 
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i only use distilled water in my riggs, i change the water once a year to stop metal particle build up just to be safe but i dare say i could go 2 years if needed. ive been doing loops for a long time for myself and customers and have never had a leak "touch wood" to tell the truth id have to mess up real bad with my tubes for double O rings fittings to spout a leak.
here my riggs one for work and one for play :) . but i like Air cooled riggs just as much and good cooling is =.
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Hi,
I did read heat does compound the effects so 40c jeez open a window your a/c is broken that's hotter daily than in Texas atm :laugh:
Summer here is just... not good for existing. Went to the beach, 45C, 100KM/h winds, thunderstorm blowing in which of course felt great - was like being in front of an open oven door.
And the lightning started the bushfires i had to drive through to get home so... yeaaaaaah.

Aussie + high wattage system = learn to undervolt.
 
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I used to mess around with car radiators and aquarium pumps, then had a custom loop for awhile, but I’ve settled on air cooling. For awhile I had two AIOs modded on to a 470 SLI setup, and later had a MK-26, but these days it’s just a D15 and the biggest aftermarket heatsinks I can find.

Mostly I’m posting now because I feel like a lot of these airflow builds posted here seem poorly optimized? For example, @Tomgang, couldn’t you get better temps by flipping the side panel exhausts to intake and removing the top-front exhaust? It seems like maybe you’re pulling all the cool air provided by your intakes out before it hits your components.

I only say this because of all of the comments about air being noisy. This is probably true with i9s and the like, but is often more a problem of what @doyll refers to as “air-blow vs air-flow.” Just my two cents, FWIW.
I probably have a lot of airblow in my setup, some of it was done for a balanced aesthetic of fans filling up case space. The most worthless fans are the gray 120mm side intakes, I only put them on to extract heat from the rear chamber where the power supply is, otherwise I'd have left them off. Ideally I'd also block the roof area between the front panel and the frontmost top fan to make sure that air pressure moves towards the back of the case rather than exiting out the roof before it even reaches the ram. The other worthless fan is the front-most bottom intake fan. Everything works fine temperature and sound-wise, so I haven't messed with it.
 

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Summer here is just... not good for existing. Went to the beach, 45C, 100KM/h winds, thunderstorm blowing in which of course felt great - was like being in front of an open oven door.
And the lightning started the bushfires i had to drive through to get home so... yeaaaaaah.

Aussie + high wattage system = learn to undervolt.
And I keep telling myself down under would be better to live in than Canada.. all because of a seed my grade 7 teacher planted lol..

Edit:

He left Canada to teach in Aussieland, and he was a very good story teller.. I doubt he is still around, but he left a lasting impression on me.
 
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And I keep telling myself down under would be better to live in than Canada.. all because of a seed my grade 7 teacher planted lol..

Edit:

He left Canada to teach in Aussieland, and he was a very good story teller.. I doubt he is still around, but he left a lasting impression on me.
Hi,
Long ago it might of been
Now, not so much if you've taken note to some of the wild policies they've enacted in the last couple years :zip:

But clearly no air conditioning is being used which is in it's self whack :eek:

On topic though
Both water loops were a x2 thing when I had more money than sense I spoke of :laugh:
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Hi,
Long ago it might of been
Now, not so much if you've taken note to some of the wild policies they've enacted in the last couple years :zip:

But clearly no air conditioning is being used which is in it's self whack :eek:

On topic though
Both water loops were a x2 thing when I had more money than sense I spoke of :laugh:
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Unfortunately I have to watch my news on YouTube because our news doesn't really show what is going on in the world.. I did notice what was going on there too. Right now Canada is a sad place. Almost a shadow of our former self.

Edit

sorry for the OT :)
 
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Hi,
A recent question brought up a good point about pump noise so bumping the thread

People get to lazy and use to many 90 degree fittings instead of 45's or even straight barbs with soft tubing or even hard tubing take the easy out and 90 everything to avoid bending tubing
Personally I don't mind the octopus look and even if I used hard tubing I would bend the tube instead of over use of 90's but some people not so much and like straight lines/... and the pump curses them so they have to slow it down to limit pump noise

Yes often optimizing/ slowing down pump speed will allow a little better cooling seeing the fluid travels slower through radiators but this is just day to day use not max overclocking where full blast fans and pump speed will show better results
Max overclocking is not a quiet sport by the way :cool:

I run my pwm pumps 100% by not connecting them to the board
I do not hear them at all and I use two in both builds couple foot away from me.

I do love D5 pumps but restriction does make them noisy.
 
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Mostly to make a point that even stock cooler is enough when there is loads of air provided wherever it is needed.Those are 120mm fans ,bottom is push top is push -pull and 200mm fan on top of a case cos it is good to suck hot air out of a way. Cheers.
 
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Hi,
I was wondering where mr. freeze was :D
 
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Hi,
Where's that cpu-z validation link :laugh:
 

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Water cooling better but imo not worth it compared to air.
I think there is more benefit to be had on the GPU and when you add that money to the setup makes it even worse.
If I build a PC at this moment this is what I would go for
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How I picked it was looked at TPU price/perf and the perf chart. Picked air cooler that is so efficient that goes into water cooling territory and at the same time has great price/perf.
 
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Custom Water.

It's a massive pain in the ass at times, building and six month clean outs.
But, and with experience, it's the best current method of running at high performance levels, for long periods at the lowest volume output, and that's it really.
 
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Power Supply EVGA 1000P2 with APC AX1500 | 850P2 with CyberPower-GX1325U
Mouse Redragon 901 Perdition x3
Keyboard G710+x3
Software Win-7 pro x3 and win-10 & 11pro x3
Benchmark Scores Are in the benchmark section
Water cooling better but imo not worth it compared to air.
I think there is more benefit to be had on the GPU and when you add that money to the setup makes it even worse.
If I build a PC at this moment this is what I would go for
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How I picked it was looked at TPU price/perf and the perf chart. Picked air cooler that is so efficient that goes into water cooling territory and at the same time has great price/perf.
Hi,
What did they change on rev B to make it cheaper ?
 
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Processor Intel i7 12700K P-Cores @ 5Ghz / Intel i3 7100U
Motherboard Gigabyte Z690 Aorus Master / HP 83A3 (U3E1)
Cooling Noctua NH-U12A 2 fans + Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut Extreme + 5 case fans / Fan
Memory 32GB DDR5 Corsair Dominator Platinum RGB 6000MT/s CL36 / 8GB DDR4 HyperX CL13
Video Card(s) MSI RTX 2070 Super Gaming X Trio / Intel HD620
Storage Samsung 980 Pro 1TB + 970 Evo 500GB + 850 Pro 512GB + 860 Evo 1TB x2 / Samsung 256GB M.2 SSD
Display(s) 23.8" Dell S2417DG 165Hz G-Sync 1440p / 14" 1080p IPS Glossy
Case Be quiet! Silent Base 600 - Window / HP Pavilion
Audio Device(s) Panasonic SA-PMX94 / Realtek onboard + B&O speaker system / Harman Kardon Go + Play / Logitech G533
Power Supply Seasonic Focus Plus Gold 750W / Powerbrick
Mouse Logitech MX Anywhere 2 Laser wireless / Logitech M330 wireless
Keyboard RAPOO E9270P Black 5GHz wireless / HP backlit
Software Windows 11 / Windows 10
Benchmark Scores Cinebench R23 (Single Core) 1936 @ stock Cinebench R23 (Multi Core) 23006 @ stock
I went air cooling, 76 degrees max for a i7 12700K during summer isn't bad, no need for other CPU cooling options.
 
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System Name Ghetto Rigs z490|x99|Acer 17 Nitro 7840hs/ 5600c40-2x16/ 4060/ 1tb acer stock m.2/ 4tb sn850x
Processor 10900k w/Optimus Foundation | 5930k w/Black Noctua D15
Motherboard z490 Maximus XII Apex | x99 Sabertooth
Cooling oCool D5 res-combo/280 GTX/ Optimus Foundation/ gpu water block | Blk D15
Memory Trident-Z Royal 4000c16 2x16gb | Trident-Z 3200c14 4x8gb
Video Card(s) Titan Xp-water | evga 980ti gaming-w/ air
Storage 970evo+500gb & sn850x 4tb | 860 pro 256gb | Acer m.2 1tb/ sn850x 4tb| Many2.5" sata's ssd 3.5hdd's
Display(s) 1-AOC G2460PG 24"G-Sync 144Hz/ 2nd 1-ASUS VG248QE 24"/ 3rd LG 43" series
Case D450 | Cherry Entertainment center on Test bench
Audio Device(s) Built in Realtek x2 with 2-Insignia 2.0 sound bars & 1-LG sound bar
Power Supply EVGA 1000P2 with APC AX1500 | 850P2 with CyberPower-GX1325U
Mouse Redragon 901 Perdition x3
Keyboard G710+x3
Software Win-7 pro x3 and win-10 & 11pro x3
Benchmark Scores Are in the benchmark section
I can't give benchmark details-
But was benching around -25c

Hardware-
Socket 939 cpu
DFI Lanpart SLI-DR
Corsair XMS expert ( the rare stuff )
ATI Radeon X600 with bios mod 450mhz.
Antec continuous power series 1000w of powa!
Hi,
Teaser :p
 
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System Name Ghetto Rigs z490|x99|Acer 17 Nitro 7840hs/ 5600c40-2x16/ 4060/ 1tb acer stock m.2/ 4tb sn850x
Processor 10900k w/Optimus Foundation | 5930k w/Black Noctua D15
Motherboard z490 Maximus XII Apex | x99 Sabertooth
Cooling oCool D5 res-combo/280 GTX/ Optimus Foundation/ gpu water block | Blk D15
Memory Trident-Z Royal 4000c16 2x16gb | Trident-Z 3200c14 4x8gb
Video Card(s) Titan Xp-water | evga 980ti gaming-w/ air
Storage 970evo+500gb & sn850x 4tb | 860 pro 256gb | Acer m.2 1tb/ sn850x 4tb| Many2.5" sata's ssd 3.5hdd's
Display(s) 1-AOC G2460PG 24"G-Sync 144Hz/ 2nd 1-ASUS VG248QE 24"/ 3rd LG 43" series
Case D450 | Cherry Entertainment center on Test bench
Audio Device(s) Built in Realtek x2 with 2-Insignia 2.0 sound bars & 1-LG sound bar
Power Supply EVGA 1000P2 with APC AX1500 | 850P2 with CyberPower-GX1325U
Mouse Redragon 901 Perdition x3
Keyboard G710+x3
Software Win-7 pro x3 and win-10 & 11pro x3
Benchmark Scores Are in the benchmark section
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