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Liquid Cooling

By F1N3ST
Oct 12, 2006
  1. Jesse_hz

    Jesse_hz TS Maniac Posts: 638

    WARNING: Over-simplified watercooling may cause your (if not then my) head to explode.
    --
    If you're gonna overclock just get the E6300. If not then aim for the E6600.
     
  2. F1N3ST

    F1N3ST TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 1,088

    So...Get it, or get a better cooler, newegg link me please :D
     
  3. NFSFAN

    NFSFAN TS Rookie Posts: 340

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16835124007


    I reccomend this. I use it and have no problems. Oc'ed my Northy from 3.4 GHZ to 3.91 GHZ and the load temp is max of 40 Celsius after 16 hours of intense gaming. The idle is 30 Celsius. GPU also idles at 34 Celsius and Load at 46 Celsius. Amazing product if you know how to install it and use it properly
     
  4. CrossFire851

    CrossFire851 TS Rookie Posts: 1,058

    Your going to want kingcody answer all of your qestions on watercooling.

    :wave:
     
  5. F1N3ST

    F1N3ST TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 1,088

    Will I be able to install it lol, i never installed one before. And is it AIO with block and all?
     
  6. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,605   +9

    I'll second that. He even built his home-made watercooling system, for less $$$.
     
  7. F1N3ST

    F1N3ST TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 1,088

    Someone PM him :)
     
  8. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,605   +9

    YOU lol :haha: You're interested on liquid cooling, ain't ya? :)
     
  9. F1N3ST

    F1N3ST TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 1,088

    I forgot ;)
     
  10. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,605   +9

    LOL F1N3ST :haha:

    I'm pretty sure that if we continue like this (posting useless stuff), Howard or other mod will close this thread.... :knock:
     
     
  11. F1N3ST

    F1N3ST TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 1,088

    Bump. im calling you out kingcody!
     
  12. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,605   +9

    He was around here yesterday. Did you PM him?
     
  13. F1N3ST

    F1N3ST TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 1,088

    Yeah, i PM'ed him, no response. I want to homebuild one, i heard him yap about it before ;P
     
  14. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,605   +9

    Maybe Howard needs to change the thread's title to:
    "A question to KingCody" hehe :p
     
  15. Jesse_hz

    Jesse_hz TS Maniac Posts: 638

    Look, if you guys are talking about building watercooling parts from scratch, like homemade waterblocks, that stuff takes patience and skill and might be too hard for someone that has never done anything similar before.
    Now if you're just talking about buying pre-built parts and putting them together, that's so easy even a monkey with a pair of scissors could do it. List of stuff that's needed:

    1. Reservoir to contain the water, preferably big.
    2. One or more waterpumps and preferably something that can push at least 500litres/hour. Laing 12V pumps should be ok.
    3. Radiator to transfer the heat from the water to the air.
    4. Waterblock for the CPU and maybe also GPU, NB, SB, MOSFET
    5. Fittings for the pump, waterblocks, reservoir, radiator (should be cheap)
    6. Hoses to connect everything (Nothing smaller than 10mm OD / 7mm ID)
    7. Distilled water or (only if you really can't get distilled) demineralised water.
    8. Fans to improve the heat transfer. You can use low-speed (900RPM) fans if you get a big radiator.

    Make sure that the radiator and waterblocks are made of the same type metal (copper or aluminium) or you could face serious problems with corrosion. There are anti-corrosion agents that you can mix into the water, but it's better to be on the safe side. :)
    When mixing the water use 30ml anti-algae fluid and one teaspoon of rinse-aid to help break the surface tension of the water.
     
  16. F1N3ST

    F1N3ST TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 1,088

    Yeah, i read that one thing on making them, and its too hard for me haha.
     
  17. KingCody

    KingCody TS Guru Posts: 1,568   +7

    hi guys...

    I'm flattered by crossfire and wolfram's posts :blush: but I really can't tell you whether or not those systems are any good, because I have never used them.

    personally, I would never buy any pre-made water cooling system mainly because I love to making them myself ;)

    [begin_history]When I started watercooling, you had to make it yourself because there were no commercial systems available (you could buy waterblocks, but they were very expensive). when commercial systems began to surface they were cheap quality, inefficient, and very overpriced[/end_history]

    It would appear that I am a bit behind the times though in the current world of watercooling. do to increased demand and competition in this new(er) market, in the last couple years the quality of pre-made kits have greatly improved, and the prices have gone way down. so perhaps now pre-made systems are not a bad option for somebody just starting out in watercooling.

    that being said, I would still recommend building your own because a.) it's easy, b.) you can save money, and c.) you will get the satisfaction of knowing that you built it yourself

    :wave:
     
  18. F1N3ST

    F1N3ST TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 1,088

    Do you have MSN or AIM? We can talk on there. I have questions about if i were to build my own, thanks.
     
  19. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,605   +9

    We told you F1N3ST, he's an expert on watercooling. Maybe someday, I'll ask him how to build my water cooling system... ;)
     
  20. F1N3ST

    F1N3ST TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 1,088

  21. stargalaqtic

    stargalaqtic TS Rookie

    I am also in the process of trying to water cool. I see the list of item I am going to need, but can some one point me to a couple of websites that sell these items? All newegg has is water blocks, no pumps hoses or anything. Please help
     
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