building new comp

By ripken204
Jun 5, 2005
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  1. zephead

    zephead TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,483

    you'd better have a damn good reason for going through the trouble of water cooling. you'll only need it for an a64-based box if you're doing major overclocking.
  2. ripken204

    ripken204 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 315

    umm.. why not? i will be overclocking a little and i want it rly queit
  3. AtK SpAdE

    AtK SpAdE TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,846

  4. ripken204

    ripken204 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 315

    thats another comp
  5. zephead

    zephead TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,483

    get a zalman 7700cu, they are quiet and do a bang-up job in the cooling department. you said a 'little' overclocking, so we're not talking about much higher temps anyways.
  6. ripken204

    ripken204 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 315

    i want the comp queit tho
  7. zephead

    zephead TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,483

    the zalman 7700 is quiet, read the review on thg.
  8. bayouboy

    bayouboy Newcomer, in training

    WOW, that is one expensive PC, but I am a poor college student. I think you may be paying to much for your liquid cooling setup though. I put mine together for under $100 using a Danger Den radiator, reservoir and CPU cooler, I bought the water pump and tubing from Lowes for $15 and some water wetter from Napa (I think). Granted, this was over 2 years ago, but to me, $300 sounds like alot. Anyways, if I have one word of wisdom, buy Water Wetter! It will not breakdown like anti-freeze and it keeps all the coolers and tubing looking like new. I had to replace my coolant 2 months after I got my liquid cooling setup because I used anti-freeze and it broke down (turned into a milky-white goo, it was gross). Just water will discolor your coolers from oxidization and lowers thermal efficentcy. I've been using the water wetter stuff for over 1.5 years now and everything looks like new. Uhhh yeah, I'm rambling, looks like a fun machine! Good luck.
  9. ripken204

    ripken204 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 315

    u prolly got just average stuff tho, im getting evrything top of the line
  10. zephead

    zephead TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,483

    water cooling isn't silent on account of the pump and the other devices nessesary. the motor and whatnot usually hums and/or vibrates, making far more noise than a quailty air cooler. you said your concerns were with sound and not with heat from overclocking. trust me, that zalman is truly quiet and you probably won't hear it at all.
  11. ripken204

    ripken204 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 315

    well ive never overclocked before, i know that eventually i will, what would u think about getting the zalman reserator-would it take out the noises of the rad fans, but i still would need that pump
  12. zephead

    zephead TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,483

    the zalman 7700 is the quietest motor-driven cooler you can buy (its virtually silent, you won't hear it with the case closed). water cooling won't help you reach your goal of silence. get the zalman 7700 already, this shouldn't be a hard decision...
     
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