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Tell me what your thoughts are about water cooling? Is it worth it? How do you know it you need it?
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I wouldn't really say anyone needs it. It's more of a hobby than a need. I mean, anyone who is overclocking for competitive reasons is most likely gonna go with something like liquid nitrogen. It's more of a "I think it looks cool and I'd enjoy spending the time installing and maintaining it" kinda thing. Similar to overclocking. You don't need to do it, but people do it because they enjoy doing it and it's something there's a community for. If you are thinking of doing it, think of whether or not you want to spend the time, money, and effort doing it.
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It's a love. Don't get me wrong, lower temps and stronger OCs are nice and doing it all a bit quieter. However, it's the ability to truly design a custom system that is yours. To cut a little big of case to fit that slightly larger rad. It's that real step into modding. If you're looking for extreme OCs, go Liquid nitrogen. If you you just want a computer to use for games and whatnot, but just want the feeling of sitting down and using and going away then stick to air. If you don't mind taking the time to design, build, then maintain...then watercooling is for you.
    
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Do you guys water cool?
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I just recently set up a watercooling loop.
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Yes we do and it can become an expensive hobby, however it is a great deal of fun.
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post #7 of 36
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Haha yeah it looks awesome what are your water-cooling parts?
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post #8 of 36
I <3 my loop...about to change it up soon.

It gets expensive, but remember: water had 4x the heat loading capacity of air.
More OC headroom.
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What do you mean?
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post #10 of 36
Water transfers heat better than air.
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