liquid cooling

By ripken204 · 34 replies
Mar 8, 2005
  1. 1000cc

    1000cc TS Rookie Posts: 70

    No the pictures were pirated off the web. My idea of water cooled is to use a small "in this case my old compaq pressario case to house radiator ,pump, fans, plus the old pressario psu would power them, then run 2 water line into my custom pc case but im leaning over a 3800+ as my next project the chip might cost a bit more but it dont need water cooled "is fast enough" just buy the best Aircooled CPU heatsink money can buy. you can easy spend $200.00 on a decent watercooled kit a AMD Athlon 64 3800+ is only $380.00 in a game benchmark is only a hair away from the FX. to me the aircooled 3800+ makes more sense.
  2. ripken204

    ripken204 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 139

    ya but that will make soo much noist and i want it 2 be quiet
  3. nellakita

    nellakita TS Rookie Posts: 45

    you should do the reseach on it it quiet as i wrote in my last message there are no fan its quieter than a system with silent fans at idel
  4. Littlejim

    Littlejim TS Rookie

    Erm let's get one thing right people. ELECTRICITY KILLS, get you facts straight. A little knowledge is a dangerous on...

    For DC systems it is the combination of current AND voltage that kills people. You could quite safely touch a 5V or 12V power rail (or phone line) and not get a shock because the resistance of your body inline with the nearest conductor will most likely render the potential difference insubstantial. NOTE, it is doubtful you could ever get electrocuted by a phone line (it is probably impossible). The moment you short-circuit a phone line power rail you get a voltage drop to almost 0V and the current dies respectively, therefore it is insufficient to cause any damage. Hence why no-one tries to cheat the phone companies by running their house off the 'free' electricity in the phone line. There just isn't enough power there!

    In AC systems (the UK uses 240V at 50Hz and 13A) it is proven to be the combination of voltage, frequency and current that kills. Unfortuanetly it also so happens that the combination of UK electricity specifications are one of the most dangerous in the world. Brilliant!

    In conclsuion: Be careful guys and girls. Ensure your PC is earthed securely!
  5. ripken204

    ripken204 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 139

    ya but im gunna get fluid xp! it is non conductive
  6. 1000cc

    1000cc TS Rookie Posts: 70

    i only wish i had 240volts A.C all over when i used too play with big R.F Ham radio Amps with 115 Lights woud dim around the house and Amps never really put out the full potential we would use a long extension cord to the few 220 vOLTS for runing our A.C unit "Florida USA" in older homes is almost imposible to find a 220 outlet unless it was upgraded by a electrician.
  7. Littlejim

    Littlejim TS Rookie

    Just read up on Fluid XP+. yeah it looks good but expensive. A note of caution... even though the fluid has a microbicide in it and corrosion inhibitors, it will eventually lose these properties and will cause corrosion and possibly foster growth. At that point it will definitely conduct electricity! So when you change the fluid after several 'years', don't spill it!

    On the whole though I think you have found a winner! I agree with an article I have just read that the price of this liquid is justified by the risk reduction of a liquid cooling system leaking. Oh one note though, it DOES conduct, a little bit. I would not try testing it by flooding your mains power supply!
  8. ripken204

    ripken204 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 139

    ya i was watching a nice vid on it, the guy poared it on the gfx card, literaly soaked the fans completely in it, and it still worked, put ya there is some conductivity but very very little. also it is about 1-2 degrees less efficient than water but thats not too much of a difference for what it gives u.
  9. Dr_Seuss

    Dr_Seuss TS Rookie Posts: 66

    Waterchill are the best company for it ( and it cost about £200 for a full set. a full set covers your CPU, VGA and Chipset and it contains everything you need. there are over companies and sets but i'd stick with waterchill (i will be, i'm ordering mine very soon)
  10. 1000cc

    1000cc TS Rookie Posts: 70

    yay 200 pound is roughly $400 us dollars
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