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Old 03-10-2006, 07:56 AM   #1
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I am going to build my first pc soon and i am wondering if i should get watercooling or not. I don't really undertsand how it works or how much maintanence it needs if any.

Basically what im asking is should i get watercooling if so how hard is it to maintain?

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It mostly depends on what your using the Comp for are you going to be playing alot of games and doing lots of design cause if you are your comp is going to heat up more then if you are just using it for homework or internet surfing.

As for the maintence i've never had it so i don't know what the maintence is like but if you are going to be taxing your computer at all i think i'd go with the water cooling.
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Old 03-10-2006, 11:29 AM   #3
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I've never had it either, it depends if ur going to overclock or not. It sounds like ur not going to be overclocking! if not just go with a artic cooling fan for ur gpu and a artic cooling freezer pro for ur cpu. this will suffice and is alot cheaper. and also get a case with a few fans.

but if u have lots of money to spend it a wise investment!
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Watercooling is a very efficent way of cooling your cpu, and will keep it cool under very strenuous situations. It works with two fans (usually) blowing air onto a radiator that is pumping cold air to the cpu and taking hot air in and cooling. The process repeats many times. It's not hard to maintain at all. just fill it with water, the solvent the company provides you with, and you're good to go. Some companies make you refill the pump every year, but I don't see that a lot. Are you going to be overclocking?
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id only recomend it for expericened builders and machines that will be oced
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Old 03-10-2006, 02:52 PM   #6
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I don't intend to overclock till the guarantee runs out on the parts which is about a year or two. It will be playing games and doing some design work. Also video and sound editing. Basically a whole mixture of things
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I think you would be fine with air cooling. The only time I suggest water is if you are going to be doing a lot of overclocking or you want an absolutey silent computer.
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Well What specs are going in to the system?
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Yeah, water cooling is only good for people who DEMAND silence or those who want to over clock thier system violently.
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Old 03-10-2006, 05:56 PM   #10
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If you dont go with water cooling, i would recomend you get the Zalman heatink/fan they work amazingly well from what i hear. Will keep your computer cold
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Old 03-10-2006, 07:18 PM   #11
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Watercooling is the best way to cool your system if your knowledgable with computers and you dont mind getting your hands wet a bit (hopefully). I myself have watercooling and ive only changed the fluid once in about the 5 months ive had my watercooling system. I bought this one just because its easy and cheap and Thermaltake is a very good quality compay.

this is the setup i have in my comp, with the addidition of the Aquarious GPU block.

http://www.thermaltakeusa.com/produc...l-w0005-01.asp
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i have that kit to and i like it, slayer how do u have yours setup? does it go to the gpu first or the cpu and what temps are u getting? as for Grundig getting it i dont think u need to, just get some nice air cooling and u'll be fine and since you'll be saving money u can get more expensive parts
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i have mine setup so it goes from the pump ->resevoir->cpu->video card->radiator--pump
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ya thats how they tell u to do it in the book but since i wanted my vid card more cooled than my cpu i have it going to that first, what temps do u get?
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If you decide not to go with watercooling, then i heard these are really good at keeping the cpu temps down . The Zalman 9500 pricy but i think well worth it thing is HUGE!

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On my hardcano 13 it tells me at idle, my cpu is 33 c, vid is 40 c and mem is about 50 c
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thats pretty good, my cpu idles at 36C and my graphics card idles at 46C
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