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Water Cooling

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Pitsta Level 159 Khaini Bishop
Hey everyone, so i was wondering if anyone has put together a water cooling system for their comp? if so, was it because your comp was overheating or because you wanted to and do you notice a difference? I haven't had any problems but I've seen people claiming it makes a massive difference but i somewhat doubt it. Also if you put one together how much did it cost?
Posted: May 2014 Permalink

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Pitsta Level 159 Khaini Bishop
Its pointless... itll probably let you open one more pron tab[/quote]

i think its pretty pointless too unless your comp is like a nuclear reactor and needs to be cooled but i want to see if anyone has done it & how much they spent cause it doesnt look cheap what so ever.
May 04 2014
Guardians Level 35 Scania Blade Acolyte
As far as my limited experience goes, it's often slightly quieter but not by much and there was a few times that it was beyond noisy and replaced it with bigger heatsinks instead.
Don't think the average gamer needs one. It shows when you start overclocking but over than that, good ventilation, airflow and quiet fans are better.
May 04 2014
Ipodninja Level 193 Khaini Wind Archer 4
I recently made my computer and installed water cooling and 3 fans because i like to overclock the crap out of my graphics and processor + i got a warranty on them in case anything happens to either when overclocking so i kind of push it as hard as possible. Unless you want to do that, all you really need is fans. Liquid is for overclocking.
May 04 2014
Burning Level 200 Khaini F/P Arch Mage
...so i was wondering...
...I haven't had any problems...
...how much did it cost?[/quote]

You are asking about a custom loop right? Pump, radiator, water block, tubes, fittings, and coolant. Not one of those sealed retail coolers like the likes of the Corsair H105, NZXT Kraken X60, and others.
May 04 2014
arkrana Level 200 Windia Shadower
Custom watercooling is an enthusiast only thing. It's for silence, cooling obviously, but mostly looks. The average person should never do it.
As for AIOs like the H110, there are better options like the NH D15.
May 04 2014
iDrinkOJ Level 127 Windia Phantom 4
it looks complicated. i'm thinking getting close loop liquid cooling to overclock a CPU.
May 04 2014
SoulXIV Level 18 Bera Blade Recruit
Custom watercooling is an enthusiast only thing. It's for silence, cooling obviously, but mostly looks. The average person should never do it.
As for AIOs like the H110, there are better options like the NH D15.[/quote]

Actually there's a lot of valid points for those that argue that air cooling is quieter than water cooling.
May 04 2014
Pitsta Level 159 Khaini Bishop
@Burning: yes a custom build is what im asking about
May 05 2014
Burning Level 200 Khaini F/P Arch Mage
was it because your comp was overheating or because you wanted to and do you notice a difference?[/quote]

Much lower load temperatures on enthusiast GPUs. They usually run 70-90*C with their factory air cooler. I get 40*C from the loop. This was something I wanted to do when I had the money for it.

...I've seen people claiming it makes a massive difference but i somewhat doubt it...[/quote]

Also depends on the luck with how much of an overclock the GPU can take. Not all chips are made equal. Water cooling is mostly for show or if you are using a high-performance computer in some hot environment.

Also if you put one together how much did it cost?[/quote]

About $500 for an entire Koolance loop for one CPU and one GPU. I sunk money into other modding materials as well such as lights, fans, and acrylic sheets.
May 05 2014
Pitsta Level 159 Khaini Bishop
@Burning: thanks, i believe i bought my 780Ti already oc but i don't have any heat issues or anything so i think ill hang onto my money. Can i ask what the acrylic sheets are for?
May 05 2014
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