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Originally Posted by Taylorsci View Post
I don't see why people make this into a big deal, it's really easy to change the water every six months.
I dunno my buddy puts 2 drops of bleach in his and 2 years later hasn't changed his water or lines. So far it seems to be good and his previous blocks show no signs of corrosion either. He claims it works as good today as it did when he first set it up. Not sure if he is wrong or just damn lucky but might be worth looking into doing
    
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I don't see why people make this into a big deal, it's really easy to change the water every six months.
I'm not trying to make it sound like it's labor intensive. It takes me longer to go to the store and buy the distilled water than it does to do the water change. How ever the op made it sound like he didn't even like reseating a heat sink which is something that takes less time and no trip to the store.
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Yeah..

I'm getting WC.

I forgot to mention that the temps above are with my GPU's in the loop. The cpu only with the RS360 rad, on full load with no filters, I was getting 43c/44c running prim95/IntelBurn.
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if you are considering water cooling for temps...it depends.

i don't believe water cooling is needed for CPU any more. i am running my i7 at 4GHz on water. If i was on air cooling I would still be at 4GHz, but my CPU temp would probably be about 20° warmer. However that would still be a good temp. If you factor in noise though...my water cooling is about as close to silent as I can get. I can turn my fans up higher and get about 5° temp drop, but the silience is worth 5°

GPUs are different story. They still get rather warm. My 5850's I use to have were limited in OC by temp and not stability. Now days I refuse to run a GPU that isn't water cooled...my media PC is an exception to that, but I am planning on fixing that one of these days.
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