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Windows 7: Water vs Oil

10 Nov 2014   #21
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

Some says (retailers most) that for an average use once a year is sufficient to drain and change the liquid, past average to mild/heavy use better change the liquid 2 times/year and for extreme using 3 times/year.

I'm between average and mild using so i'll do it twice a year to be sure having a fresh coolant not contaminated. Since the price of coolant is still attractive in 1liter (most needs 500ml) it can serves twice a year.

I've custom made loop, so for pre-filled ones i do not know the real cycle, i guess replacing is when the pump died.

Edited typo on my post above from "Useless" to "Unless", sorry for that little mistake.


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10 Nov 2014   #22
Shimshom

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks. Would probably always be better to use a custom one as one has more control on the quality and therefore longevity of the system and since dust would still be an issue regardless of cooling system (Unless of course it's submerged in oil) the time needed for maintenance isn't going to change that much
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10 Nov 2014   #23
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

Indeed, it does takes an amount of time concerning only the dust part by unscrewing fans & cleaning them, radiators too to gently blow dust out of it. Could be even longer than just draining and filling back twice/year, the Reservoir Tank, if you have some dust filters all around your PC Case to pack the dust...
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10 Nov 2014   #24
MrNeeds

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

if anyone is interested in a oil based PC, you can follow these guys on youtube, the tall chap has an oil cooled PC already and it's still running today, however this is more of a "wet dream" PC so to speak.

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10 Nov 2014   #25
Shimshom

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I have dust filters wherever they fit and keep my air cooled system at a slightly positive pressure as the dust in Melbourne is impossible to stop short of building a dust proof lab and I clean the system once a month at least but rather then keep buying compressed air I use a double action pump normally used to blow up air mattresses and such which achieves the same thing but for free and I just leave the system for 10 -15 minutes after just in case there is any moisture in the pump but so far so good. I will upgrade my system this coming year and intend to go to a fully water cooled system hence all the questions and I appreciate the ideas and knowledge
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10 Nov 2014   #26
Shimshom

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks MrNeeds I have watched a few of those and it's amazing the length to which people will go to be different but it's also a testament to the spirit of curiosity and the thirst for knowledge which to me also separates the Apple from the Windows since I can buy a bunch of bits and make a computer using whatever means to house it against having to buy a complete system with very little possibility to upgrade or change or anything else for that matter and paying 2 to 3 times more for the pleasure
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10 Nov 2014   #27
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Shimshom View Post
I have dust filters wherever they fit and keep my air cooled system at a slightly positive pressure as the dust in Melbourne is impossible to stop short of building a dust proof lab and I clean the system once a month at least but rather then keep buying compressed air I use a double action pump normally used to blow up air mattresses and such which achieves the same thing but for free and I just leave the system for 10 -15 minutes after just in case there is any moisture in the pump but so far so good. I will upgrade my system this coming year and intend to go to a fully water cooled system hence all the questions and I appreciate the ideas and knowledge
Custom loop can be as easy as pre-filled ones, but for the convenience of pricing some might prefer pre-filled...

But Custom made is also a matter of choosing the parts the CPU and GPU heat transfert need.

You can have an approach of the hardware components needed here: Tom's HW Watercooling Sticky v2.0
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10 Nov 2014   #28
Shimshom

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks for the link above. I always prefer to make my own stuff where possible so will go for a custom loop as have better control on what components to use and how to mount it and luckily there are many suppliers here of such components at a very reasonable prices
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10 Nov 2014   #29
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Shimshom I'm thinking you are starting off in the right fashion. Research and homework.

Planning your system and researching the possibilities and hardware takes a lot of time but does pay off in the long run. I believe the first step is choosing your case. Big is better and easier. Big is not the only thing to consider. Versatility is very important; where you can put or move things to and the routing of tubes or hoses. How to achieve proper air flow is sometimes forgot when building a water cooling system. It's still very important.

Just take your time and do your home work.
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10 Nov 2014   #30
RoasterMen

Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
 
 

I'm up for Oil cooling if I don't want any tubes leaking on water cooling. Oil's particle (idk the name) is not aggresive.

You can even remove the GPU's heatsink if you want to but that won't make difference.
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