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april 1st i get a new computer april 29 on my bday i order a msi p55-gd65 board and a xion lan party 1000w psu and about to order my first water cooling kit till youtube started recommending video of people water cooling leaking and killing there hardware and stuff. so im on the ropes bout this!!!!
convince me to stay with water cooling and that its just dumb people setting there rigs up wrongand what the adavantages are of water cooling to air as im really new to this whole process thanks
    
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april 1st i get a new computer april 29 on my bday i order a msi p55-gd65 board and a xion lan party 1000w psu and about to order my first water cooling kit till youtube started recommending video of people water cooling leaking and killing there hardware and stuff. so im on the ropes bout this!!!!
convince me to stay with water cooling and that its just dumb people setting there rigs up wrongand what the adavantages are of water cooling to air as im really new to this whole process thanks
cooler temps, looks amazing, and honestly easy to set up.

if you are careful setting it up, it wont leak, even if it does, i've yet to see water damage kill a component (rain ive never had a coolant leak)
    
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i know but i still think im going to leave my gpu out of water cooling as that **** is way to much much for a block and hooking up and then refilling ill pass want to do cpu and maybe ram thats its
    
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Just don't be one of those stupid people on youtube that didn't follow instructions, and this why you leak test your set it up for 24/48 hours before installing it. if it passes then most likely you won't leak.
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Why do you want to watercool your i3-550?

i3-550 is not a hot cpu. My i3-530 @4.15GHz never exceeds 65C in games on a $30 air cooler.

To me, it makes more sense to watercool the gpu.
You could buy a Corsair H50. H50 is overkill cooling for a i3-550.
     
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Why do you want to watercool your i3-550?

i3-550 is not a hot cpu. My i3-530 @4.15GHz never exceeds 65C in games on a $30 air cooler.

To me, it makes more sense to watercool the gpu.
You could buy a Corsair H50. H50 is overkill cooling for a i3-550.
And this OCN where nothing is overkill. And eww don't get those pre-loopped water cooling your better off with air instead of getting those pre-looped systems
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And this OCN where nothing is overkill. And eww don't get those pre-loopped water cooling your better off with air instead of getting those pre-looped systems
A non-leaky H50 is better than a leaky do-it-yourself loop. No?
     
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but still its an H50, you can get better temps on an air cooler. And not all water cooling leaks you just need to follow instructions, and test it out and if there is any leaks fix it if unfixable then RMA.
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Yeah also don't drive a vehicle cause people get into wreaks in them.
Edited by Mongo - 5/5/11 at 2:56am
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Thing is though, I've never leak tested, never had to use any tape to seal the threads, and never had a leak in one of my systems in 4-5 years.


On top of that, even if you did have a leak it's unlikely to cause any issues, the maintenance on liquid cooling is exactly the same amount as any air system imo. Just takes a bit longer when you do need to change something...
    
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