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Water Cooling: Worth the risk?

By Vehementi
Aug 22, 2002
  1. I would be a huge advocate of water cooling if it wasn't for one issue.

    Why run the risk of having all that conductive liquid circulating around your computer? I mean one drop leaks...*pop* and blue smoke, because you bridged two connections and fried your entire system. Doesn't sound like a good thought to me...
     
  2. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,916   +9

    Ever thought about the liquids circulating in electronic machines in the kitchen?
     
  3. Vehementi

    Vehementi TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 3,199

    Like what? :confused:
     
  4. young&wild

    young&wild TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,268

    A Blender.
     
  5. Vehementi

    Vehementi TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 3,199

    :haha:

    I was thinking more along the lines of electronic, not electric ;)

    I didn't know water circulated inside a blender. Thanks for that little factoid, Y&W.
     
  6. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,581   +103

    Fridge freezer unit is what I think Mict is trying to point out. Or an AC unit. If the water cooling system is professionally made then I don't see that the possibility of leakage would be that off putting. A home made system on the other hand means you would have to be very careful with seals and tubing connections...
     
  7. Per Hansson

    Per Hansson TS Server Guru Posts: 1,932   +126 Staff Member

    As long as you use distilled water it's no cause of concern (hint non-conductive)

    I've filled my PSU with distilled water when the comp was on but nothing happened...

    It was when I saw that a hose had got bent, I removed it and went to get a new one, then my sister went up and started the comp...
     
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