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post #1 of 9
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I under stand why you want to water cool
but the tech behind it seems a little dense in my opinion.
all these water cooling solutions on the market yet not one of them seems to really come up with a truly unique design that work phenomenally well.

I guess my question is do you have better results making your own or better results buying one using as is or buying one and modding to desired affect?

I am thinking of designing a system for the purpose just wondering what most people prefer to do.
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post #2 of 9
piece together your own loop from individual pieces. the result will be phenomenal if you have the money and put a lot of thought into it.

be sure to read up in the water cooling section, and look at other people's loops.
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post #3 of 9
Difficulty level & cost (descending):

-Full custom loop (ie, all separate pieces combined to form a loop)
-Custom pieced loop (ie, kits such as the XSPC Rasa kit, EK H30, & Swiftech H20)
-Closed loop (Antec Kuhler, Corsair H-series, etc.)
post #4 of 9
That is the beauty of WC. You can mix and match a lot of different components to get whatever you want out of it. I always had this idea to make an industrial sized one out of a car radiator or something. I've seen pics of some crazy ideas. Sky is the limit.
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water boils at 212 degrees f. at sea lvl

the thought in my mind would be to remove atmosphere and make the water boil at a lower temp, lets say i want it to boil at 80 degrees f.
I could be fruity in the head but the reasoning is this if i can bring the water to near flash boil temp(steam) I could there fore gain extra cooling from the condensing of the steam back to water.
instead of a radiator it would need a condensing unit.
(similarities but different)

this would also bring a max reachable temparature of the water which in turn would limit the temp of a cpu to that temp.

if this works in reality and could dissipate the heat the way I am thinking it could.
just looking for input into the idea as it has been in my head a couple yrs.
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in physics this is true, but you have to constantly boil and cool water... the energy required to do this, IMHO, isn't less than that required to run a couple fans on rads. Not to mention a truly custome and extreme setup like that would take significant maintenance and you'd spend more time on trouble shooting and maintaining it than you would computing. That being said, it would be badass, but it all depends on you what defines worth it to you.

To begin with, I'd go with a RASA kit. It gives you the opportunity to get you feet wet (as well as your computer ) and also plenty of room to expand your system in the future (to the MOBO, GPU, ram and anywhere else).
    
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Originally Posted by JUGGERNAUTXTR View Post
water boils at 212 degrees f. at sea lvl

the thought in my mind would be to remove atmosphere and make the water boil at a lower temp, lets say i want it to boil at 80 degrees f.
I could be fruity in the head but the reasoning is this if i can bring the water to near flash boil temp(steam) I could there fore gain extra cooling from the condensing of the steam back to water.
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(similarities but different)

this would also bring a max reachable temparature of the water which in turn would limit the temp of a cpu to that temp.

if this works in reality and could dissipate the heat the way I am thinking it could.
just looking for input into the idea as it has been in my head a couple yrs.
There's something similar that works using a compressor which is phase change. It cools to temperatures below/near 0C but it's VERY expensive and you can't do the maintenance yourself (legaly).
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There's something similar that works using a compressor which is phase change. It cools to temperatures below/near 0C but it's VERY expensive and you can't do the maintenance yourself (legaly).
and the maintenance thing, well smoke!

thats why i been thinking about this, it would still be cheaper, and maintenance could be done quite easily on your own.
really the only specialty items would be a way to hook up a vacuum pump.
and tubing that could hold up on a vacuum. condensers are no more expensive than a radiator and of course a couple fans and the water.
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post #9 of 9
Get a rasa kit if you want to water cool, it comes with some of best WC parts, combined into a single kit. The rasa block is suppose to be the second best block on the market, and the RS rads are suppose to be in the top of its class.

I love my kit.

The main point of custom water cooling is to be able to place your heat dissipation source any where that is needed, and add as much dissipation as needed to the system.
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