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post #11 of 31
Quote:
Originally Posted by blackbalt89;14492248 
You say that now.

But when a leak ruins your computer I'd bet you'd denounce every wanting a custom loop.

You realize if you go swimming, you're gonna get wet right?
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post #12 of 31
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Originally Posted by Usario;14492192 
They're somewhat less likely to leak, but it's still a possibility.

IMO the performance of a custom loop justifies the added risk.

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post #13 of 31
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Originally Posted by Majin SSJ Eric;14492382 
I love my closed loop setup! No maintenance and no worries. Just a perfect solution for those of us that want the advantages of liquid cooling with none of the hassle....

The performance you get is closer to high end air than actual custom loops, dont try and fool the OP with biased info. biggrin.gif

I had an H70 it did ok,was a bit loud, never leaked on me, the things are built quite well.
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Love my H70.

Will probably never use a custom water cooler setup now. H70 - To easy.
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I put my 6400 back in to see if I could access the CPU multiplier and it won't even let me change the 6400 from nvida monitor. So it's not the CPU/BIOS, it's definitely some minscule setting or something small.
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post #16 of 31
These all-in one loops are much less likely to leak, if anything because all they really have are 4 connections since the pump and block are one unit. So 2 connections to the pump-block and 2 to the rad. Whereas most loops have 2 to the cpu, 2 to the rad, 2 to the pump, 2 to the reservoir or 3 to a t-line, etc
    
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There are a few reports of the Corsair H series loops leaking and in all cases corsair has replaced all damaged hardware.
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post #18 of 31
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Originally Posted by tehmaggot;14492378 
It's very unlikely. It's definitely possible, but I've basically swung my H50 around by the tubing and things are fine.

Why would you do that?
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Here's the thing:

Closed loops (Corsair - not sure about other brands) offer a guarantee that says you'll get replacements of all ruined parts should the unit spring a leak. The trade off is, you won't get quite the performance of a custom loop or a RASA kit; HOWEVER, you don't get any guarantees or warranty with the custom loops or RASA kits. If it leaks (which is more likely than a H100 springing a leak), and ruins parts, it's your dollar.

With processor manufacturing processes getting smaller and smaller, things become easier to overclock without the need of a ridiculous water cooling setup to cool it, unless of course its a hobby.
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Originally Posted by Majin SSJ Eric;14492382 
I love my closed loop setup! No maintenance and no worries. Just a perfect solution for those of us that want the advantages of liquid cooling with none of the hassle....

This isn't completely accurate.

There isn't a single closed-loop liquid cooling solution that will come close to the performance of what even some of the most basic custom-loop kits can provide.

And having been one of those "i'll never go with a custom loop and stick to my H50 (and improved/superior versions that will come out later on)" people who decided to try out a custom loop, there's no way i'd ever go back to a closed-loop solution.

Unless you do absolutely NO TESTING on a custom loop, you'd have to be pretty inept to have a leak spring up and destroy your components. Heck, I had to literally use an X-Acto knife to cut the tubing (which were even more secure with clamps) from my barbs after I changed out my tubing on my previous loops cause they were on there so tight that a leak seemed just as impossible as with a closed-loop cooler.

Is a leak less likely on a closed-loop system like an H100? Sure, but i'd put only something like a 2-3% higher chance of a leak on any properly tested custom-loop setup (but the cooling gains are anywhere from 40-100% better it seems like depending on the hardware used with the custom loop).

If the issue of a leak is the only thing stopping anyone from going with a custom-loop as opposed to a closed-loop (I mean, they're both closed-loop if the custom one is properly done...) then I would say that a custom-loop is the absolute better choice.
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