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Old 04-19-2006, 06:09 PM   #1
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Default Which one would you prefer and why, Fan or Water cooling?

Ok i have a question, im building a new computer and i was wondering, which one would you go with, fan or water cooling?
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Default Re: Which one would you prefer and why, Fan or Water cooling?

depends on the environment, what system you have, how cool you want it, if you want to overclock the cpu or vid card, we need more specs dude!
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Old 04-19-2006, 06:35 PM   #3
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depends on the environment, what system you have, how cool you want it, if you want to overclock the cpu or vid card, we need more specs dude!
Well the one im building is almost exact to the one i have right now, but just a few major changes, like the processor will b a intel extreme edition instead of a amd, and the video card is going to b a ATi X1800XT.
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Old 04-19-2006, 06:40 PM   #4
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Well the one im building is almost exact to the one i have right now, but just a few major changes, like the processor will b a intel extreme edition instead of a amd, and the video card is going to b a ATi X1800XT.
I don't think water cooling would be necessary then. If you have a good case with powerful fans, I don't think you would have any problem at all.
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Old 04-19-2006, 06:41 PM   #5
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Default Re: Which one would you prefer and why, Fan or Water cooling?

And yes i want to make mine look cool, the one i have right now is filled with ultra bright blue LED lights, i want to oc my pentium exteme edition, Operating Frequency: 3.46GHz and i want to tweak that up to 3.8GHz. I wont have any problems with the video card since the memory speed is 1.5GHz and a core clock of 625MHz.
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Well the one im building is almost exact to the one i have right now, but just a few major changes, like the processor will b a intel extreme edition instead of a amd, and the video card is going to b a ATi X1800XT.

if your gonna use an intel there probably wont be no need for water cooling. not enough power there to get hot
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Default Re: Which one would you prefer and why, Fan or Water cooling?

But, fans are loud..ish..water cooling isant..

Intels get hell of alot hotter than AMD's, Intel's need water cooling more than AMD's
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But, fans are loud..ish..water cooling isant..

Intels get hell of alot hotter than AMD's, Intel's need water cooling more than AMD's
yeah some fans are really noisey, and since im pumping up the cpu from a 3.4 to a 3.8 i guess i could try water cooling this time. After i get everything all matched up and done i want to test out which computer could run F.E.A.R. better with two dual monitors that are 20-inches each with everything on maximum detail. Happy PC gaming eveyone! and thanks to all for the quick replies~!
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But, fans are loud..ish..water cooling isant..

Intels get hell of alot hotter than AMD's, Intel's need water cooling more than AMD's
Yea i know, its from them trying to hard to run notepad, it puts alot of load on them
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Default Re: Which one would you prefer and why, Fan or Water cooling?

but im a AMD fan and i cant wait till AM2 comes out!!! DDR2!!
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Default Re: Which one would you prefer and why, Fan or Water cooling?

I think in an ideal world we would all like watercooling but, theoretically, the added cooling benefit is non-essential and somewhat conditional to various applications. In other words, if you think less noise, and added cooling would be beneficial to your...sit-u-a-shone, then water cooling is the way to go, otherwise, because air/fan cooling is just so much cheaper and less of a hassel AND tends to still do a reasonable job at cooling your hardware components a person could be better off with just fan cooling.
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Personally if you have the cash go with water. But this is my opinion. Good air cooling can keep idle temps down but when you put a load on your processor water will keep it much cooler, ecspecialy while overclocked. Plus it just looks really cool if you use 1/2" tubing.
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Yea i know, its from them trying to hard to run notepad, it puts alot of load on them
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Default Re: Which one would you prefer and why, Fan or Water cooling?

yeah i guess water cooling seems perfect for the job of maintaining a cooler temperature against overclocked cpus and video cards. Thanks for the *cough* simple explanation and feedback. Happy PC Gaming everyone! Cant wait till AM2 comes out! AMD ownes INTEL.
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its a general assumption that water cooling is "silent" I gurantee you that it isnt. You still need airflow going through your case to cool the HDDs, MOSFETS, and other components. You also need fan(s) for the radiator, there are radiators that like CFM >80 and others with CFM <80. Its not entirely silent. There is also noise from the pump
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