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Old 02-20-2007, 12:02 AM   #1
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Default thinking about liquid cooling.

Is it really worth all the trouble?

My new computer is on the way, e6600 cpu. I already ordered the ZALMAN 9700 LED 110mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler but I am debating on returning that and going with some liquid cooling.

How much better is it?
I've never installed it or messed with liquid cooling before, how hard is it?

i was lookin at either Thermaltake Big Water SE 120mm

KINGWIN AS-3000 AquaStar

ZALMAN RESERATOR 1 Fanless

I like the idea of the 5.25" Driver Bay Tank but if the zalman is a lot better i would go with the external. Im leanin towards the thermaltake big water though.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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Old 02-20-2007, 12:05 AM   #2
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I'd stick with the Zalman, but that's just me.
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Old 02-20-2007, 12:06 AM   #3
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Default Re: thinking about liquid cooling.

i would be close to impossible to move my comp to a friends house though right?

the thermaltake received some good reviews here:
http://www.bigbruin.com/reviews/ttbigwater/index.php
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Old 02-20-2007, 12:34 AM   #4
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Default Re: thinking about liquid cooling.

neither. All of those kits suck, you will be better off sticking with air.
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Old 02-20-2007, 01:21 AM   #5
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Default Re: thinking about liquid cooling.

The thermaltake big water is gettin great reviews. But i guess you are all saying to just stick to my ZALMAN 9700 LED 110mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler
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Old 02-20-2007, 01:22 AM   #6
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It's either custom or nothing for me.
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Old 02-20-2007, 03:57 AM   #7
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The thermaltake big water is gettin great reviews. But i guess you are all saying to just stick to my ZALMAN 9700 LED 110mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler

Yeah pretty much...
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Default Re: thinking about liquid cooling.

Only go watercooling if your really trying to push your system. Don't go Thermaltake for liquid cooling, and the Zalman is if you really want it quiet, it's not the best performer. Custom build your own or go with a high quality name brand kit like Swiftech or something.
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Default Re: thinking about liquid cooling.

Thermaltake is a name brand. So is Zalman. I have never heard of Swiftech.
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Old 02-20-2007, 09:40 PM   #10
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... have fun ocing ur intel core 2 duo...i would go for cooling to get more overclock. but its not really neccessary
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