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post #21 of 31
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Originally Posted by Usario;14492276 
Anyone who has experienced a leak is of course going to be biased. People who lose limbs in war are going to be more anti-war than soldiers who returned safely.

A leak is very unlikely if you do good testing before you install and check your loop often.

Wrong on so many levels. OCN members really need to think before they throw our their half baked, poorly thought out, analogies.
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Only reason closed loops is better is its more newb proof lol and mistake proof. Most leaks from custom setups come in the first time setups when your new and dont know how to get it all setup just right you might leave a barb to loose or didnt get the tubing on good or cut it at a angle and its leaking a little. A h50/60/70/100 wont come close to what a custom loop can do and you can add your gpus to it if you want a true slient build.

Take my loop i built it at first for great cooling but now iv slowed my fans down to like 500rpms so my pc is near silent only thing i hear is my hardrives and my gpus overclocked dont pass 50c at full load and heavy overclocks cpu right now is downclocked to 3100 and it never passes 50c either at 4ghz it might hit around 60c.

The closed loop ones do have their place tho they are replacing the big heatsinks with alot of high rpm fans and dont put as much stress on the boards.
Edited by Bal3Wolf - 8/7/11 at 12:08am
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post #23 of 31
You could probably get the same performance of a H100 with a Venomous-X. Venomous-X is $40-50 cheaper including fans. If the H100's rad was as thick as the H80, it would have performed a lot better.
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You could probably get the same performance of a H100 with a Venomous-X. Venomous-X is $40-50 cheaper including fans. If the H100's rad was as thick as the H80, it would have performed a lot better.
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You could probably get the same performance of a H100 with a Venomous-X. Venomous-X is $40-50 cheaper including fans. If the H100's rad was as thick as the H80, it would have performed a lot better.
I wouldn't use an air cooler with warm ambients tho.
post #26 of 31
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You could probably get the same performance of a H100 with a Venomous-X. Venomous-X is $40-50 cheaper including fans. If the H100's rad was as thick as the H80, it would have performed a lot better.
Most people buy something like the H100 so they don't HAVE to have a giant hunk of metal and copper hanging off their motherboard. It doesn't look appealing, and it tends to make some people nervous. So, your suggestion really isn't helping.
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post #27 of 31
I personally love my custom loop, but I put a H70 in my little brothers computer; now I don't have to worry about it leaking on his parts.

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post #28 of 31
If you don't half ass a custom loop I don't see a serious leak potential at all.

If you're really paranoid with it you can just get 1/2" barbs with 7/16" tubing and throw hose clamps on there and you basically have a leak proof seal.

Yeah I guess you could say they are near impervious to leaks but you like all things there can be faults. Atleast with Corsair they cover your parts if their product leaks from what I understand.
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Why would you do that?
Why wouldn't you There have been times when I was handling it and I would just swing it to the side to get it out of the way. Somewhat careless, but things are fine.
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post #30 of 31
All water cooled loops can leak.
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