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Windows 7: Watercooling

10 Nov 2010   #1
YTBOY83

Windows 7 64Bit Ultimate Edition SP1
 
 
Watercooling

Hey, what parts of your pc can get watercooled????? I am new to it.

How would you install this product??????


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10 Nov 2010   #2
Luckystar

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 RTM + SP1
 
 

You can water cool almost everything in a PC.

CPU
GPU
North Bridge and South Bridge
Mosfets
HDD/SDD
And (For about 300 odd) power supply (Koolance makes the only one)

To install is easy, just make sure you have Thermal Paste Remover and some new Thermal Paste (I use Arctic Cooling Ceramique)

Not mention Piping and nozzles

Your best bet is get a ready made drop-in system, its cheaper and easier to install.

Zalman do some good ones as i will be having one going in my system in the next couple of months.

Best thing is get on Google and look for water cooling systems.

Lucky
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10 Nov 2010   #3
YTBOY83

Windows 7 64Bit Ultimate Edition SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Luckystar View Post
You can water cool almost everything in a PC.

CPU
GPU
North Bridge and South Bridge
Mosfets
HDD/SDD
And (For about 300 odd) power supply (Koolance makes the only one)

To install is easy, just make sure you have Thermal Paste Remover and some new Thermal Paste (I use Arctic Cooling Ceramique)

Not mention Piping and nozzles

Your best bet is get a ready made drop-in system, its cheaper and easier to install.

Zalman do some good ones as i will be having one going in my system in the next couple of months.

Best thing is get on Google and look for water cooling systems.

Lucky
Could you drop me a few links pls.
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10 Nov 2010   #4
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

IMHO, Water Cooling is only needed if your going to be doing some very extreme Overclocking.

For light - moderate overclocking, air cooling is fine.

In fact, most higher end air coolers can do just as good or nearly as good as some of the lower end water cooling setups, and much cheaper.

A good Water Cooling set-up (thats worth getting) will be a bit pricey.


Its your call obviously, and getting good advice from Luckystar, but just something to consider.
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10 Nov 2010   #5
YTBOY83

Windows 7 64Bit Ultimate Edition SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wishmaster View Post
IMHO, Water Cooling is only needed if your going to be doing some very extreme Overclocking.

For light - moderate overclocking, air cooling is fine.

In fact, most higher end air coolers can do just as good or nearly as good as some of the lower end water cooling setups, and much cheaper.

A good Water Cooling set-up (thats worth getting) will be a bit pricey.


Its your call obviously, and getting good advice from Luckystar, but just something to consider.

Do you think a CPU WaterCooler would be good or is there just as good CPU Fan coolers out there????
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10 Nov 2010   #6
Luckystar

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 RTM + SP1
 
 

Ok, first off.

Should have asked this in the first place.

What do you do on your PC?

Gaming, Overclocking, Photo/video editing, general surfing and productivity.

This may help in finding the best cooling for your needs.

Lucky
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10 Nov 2010   #7
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

I water cool for a couple of reasons and it has nothing to do with overclocking...

1) Watercooled systems are generally a lot quieter.
2) MUCH easier to control the heat flow. This is especially imporant for me in my small office where during the summer it can raise the temp by 5 degrees! With the PSU, GPU and CPU heat all pumped directly out the back, I have the back of my machine plenemed to a bathroom ceiling fan which pulls all the waste heat up into the attic.

They ARE considerably more "dangerous" though. If the fluid levels drop you lose nearly all cooling instantly possibly causing things to burn out, and if it leaks, it destroys electronics the fluid leaks onto. So it's not to be taken on lightly...
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10 Nov 2010   #8
madtownidiot

 

Never use water in a liquid cooling system. Use a dielectric coolant. Even vegetable oil, while messy, won't wreck your system if it leaks onto the motherboard.
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10 Nov 2010   #9
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

No one uses just water, it's a misnomer. Some people get into mixing their own exotic coolant using water as a base but 99% of the time you should just use a premade coolant, and more smartly one by the cooler manufacturer so you don't run into viscosity issues with the pipe size and pump capacity that were not designed into the system. I... can't imagine using vegitable oul as you could kill your flow rate and it will foster the development of organisms that can clog the radiator...

But for as many people that say that those coolants are non conductive, there are as many others with leaks that caused permanent damage so... the bottom ine is that it is far riskier than air cooling, but it is uber quiet, and uber efficient and more controllable. I chose to take the chance for the benefits and so far have had no problems. But anyone new to it should know the risks.
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10 Nov 2010   #10
madtownidiot

 

This is no different than an argument about air cooled vs. liquid cooled engines would be.

You can pack more wattage (and thus more capacity to generate heat) in a tighter space with liquid cooling than with air cooling. Beyond a certain level of performance, air cooling is no longer a viable option. However, for the time being, air cooling is more than sufficient for most people.
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