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Windows 7: NEW CASE + Water cooling system

07 Sep 2010   #1
r5r4y

Windows 7
 
 
NEW CASE + Water cooling system

Hello...

Some weaks ago I've opened a thread about my games crashing, the result was that my PSU was broken and my CPU and GPU temperature are heating too fast: http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...ck-screen.html

Also my case is too small there is no room for air circulation, I've been thinking on buying a a new case, PSU and a water cooling system.

I want you to verify some things for me and give some recommendations...

If I understand correctly water cooling system can cool multiple components and just my CPU, Can it cool the PSU? Graphic card?

Anti-corrosion Coolant, Is this something I need to do one time only? or change frequency?

Hmm... This is my specs:
AMD Phenom 9950 x4 Black edition Socket AM2+
MSI K9A2 CF - MSI Global €“ Computer, Laptop, Notebook, Desktop, Mainboard, Graphics and more

Please help, I'm tired of heating problems.
Thanks for the help.


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07 Sep 2010   #2
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

It can cool CPU, GPU, northbride, and southbridge. Some can even do harddrives. Never heard of a PSU one.

Also, don't bother with anti-corrosive, you want non conductive and bacteria killing.

~Lordbob
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08 Sep 2010   #3
r5r4y

Windows 7
 
 

Wait. But don't I need it for the water cooling it self? isn't it some kind of liquid?

Any good recommendation for water cooling system? Case? PSU?
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08 Sep 2010   #4
smarteyeball

 
 

It depends on your budget.

The best water cooling kits are those where you select individual components instead of buying a 'complete kit' - but this can be a lot more expensive. Low end water cooling kits can be less effective than air cooling.

A simpler and cheaper alternative would be a good high airflow case case with a good air cooler.

Cases - Coolermaster HAF 922, 932/HAF X, CM690II Advanced, Antec 902, Lian Li Lancool K60/K62, Corsair 600T,700D,800D etc

Without knowing what GPU you have, it's hard to recommend a PSU.

But just a few of the better brands are Corsair/Seasonic/Antec/Silverstone/Enermax etc
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08 Sep 2010   #5
r5r4y

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
It depends on your budget.

The best water cooling kits are those where you select individual components instead of buying a 'complete kit' - but this can be a lot more expensive. Low end water cooling kits can be less effective than air cooling.

A simpler and cheaper alternative would be a good high airflow case case with a good air cooler.

Cases - Coolermaster HAF 922, 932/HAF X, CM690II Advanced, Antec 902, Lian Li Lancool K60/K62, Corsair 600T,700D,800D etc

Without knowing what GPU you have, it's hard to recommend a PSU.

But just a few of the better brands are Corsair/Seasonic/Antec/Silverstone/Enermax etc
My GPU is GIGABYTE HD4890 1GB and my PSU right now is ASPIRE 550W, And it already faild me 3 times over the past 2 years.

I've brought a good air cooling when I purchase this computer, I was very disappointed with it But I'm still open to new suggestions.

I've thought on Coolermaster HAF 922 too... Isn't there a different version for AMD processors?

I still want a water cooling system, my budget is 1500 ILS which is something like 400 USD. But I can exceed that if the system is proved to be good.
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08 Sep 2010   #6
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by r5r4y View Post
Wait. But don't I need it for the water cooling it self? isn't it some kind of liquid?

Any good recommendation for water cooling system? Case? PSU?
I mean that you should use a non conductive liquid in the water cooling. Mineral oil is non conductive (you can run your computer IN it), but won't work (too thick) in this case.

You can buy special "water" for water cooling that is non conductive, prevents bacterial growth, and is non corrosive.

Distilled water will work as well (cheaper).

~Lordbob
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08 Sep 2010   #7
Solarstarshines

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

@LordBob isn't water cooling a lot of hard work and keeping up with changing the water and making sure leaks aren't presenT

I figure it is like any other device or tool that can possibly cause alot of damaged if defective I would be worried about leaky hoses and water spilling inside the case

I know it has been tested many times but I feel that is kinda dangerous pro or not

I would like to know your stand on that LordBob cause you yourself have came through with some spectacular views on what should and shouldn't be

Thanks for the reply and knowledge on the subject because this is foriegn to me
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08 Sep 2010   #8
sygnus21

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by r5r4y View Post
and my PSU right now is ASPIRE 550W, And it already faild me 3 times over the past 2 years.
You might want to look into a quality power supply

Info on power supplies

- Recommended Power Supplies | silentpcreview.com
- Everything You Need to Know About Power Supplies | Hardware Secrets
- How to Buy a Power Supply - wikiHow

I'd fix that before even thinking about water cooling anything.

As for water cooling, I hate to say it, but some of the questions you're asking, says you need to read up on it. Example - you can't/don't need to water cool a power supply.

- Guide To WaterCooling and Leak Testing - ALL New WaterCooler's Read Before Posting! - XtremeSystems Forums
- Liquid Cooling Basics : A Beginner's Guide For WaterCooling Your PC
- Water Cooling Basics

Again, fix your power supply first!!!

Good luck.
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08 Sep 2010   #9
r5r4y

Windows 7
 
 

[QUOTE=sygnus21;946472]
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by r5r4y View Post
and my PSU right now is ASPIRE
550W, And it already faild me 3 times over the past 2 years.

You might want to look into a quality power supply
Yeah, I've fixed it 3 times over the years but I think what causing it to fail is only the heating problem In my case... where there is almost no room for air circulation.

But I'm still going to replace it and didn't heard of good recommendation yet...

Anyway... As I said... I think I'm going to bring Coolermaster HAF 922, Is it even AMD compatible?

I saw HAF 922 has a room for a lot of fans, And would like now to hear some good air cooling system, for the CPU and the case itself. And what fans should flow air in and what should flow it out.
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08 Sep 2010   #10
sygnus21

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by r5r4y View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
and my PSU right now is ASPIRE
550W, And it already faild me 3 times over the past 2 years.

You might want to look into a quality power supply
Yeah, I've fixed it 3 times over the years but I think what causing it to fail is only the heating problem In my case... where there is almost no room for air circulation.

But I'm still going to replace it and didn't heard of good recommendation yet...
That's what those links (Info on power supplies ) were for

Anyways Antec & Corsair are but just two of the most popular power suplies around. A good 650 - 700 watt PS should do you just fine. You shouldn't need anything over 850watts at the most.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by r5r4y View Post
Anyway... As I said... I think I'm going to bring Coolermaster HAF 922, Is it even AMD compatible?
It's just a PC case, so yes, it's compatible.

Good luck.
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