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Is it really worth going nuts with water-cooling. I was going to water the CPU, and two video cards but is it oath water-cooling the mobo z68 chip and the ram?
     
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motherboard and ram is more for bling then function on a 1155
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I wouldn't think it's worth cooling the chipset and the RAM. I mean if you have piles of cash just lying around in your house then go for it thumb.gif
And as for the other components: I know you didn't ask for this but I'll give my opinion on water cooling in general.

I think watercooling is good for if you want to heavily overclock your components or if you prefer a quieter PC, but the only thing I would ever personally watercool would be the CPU. And since that would be a one-component loop I would probably opt for a corsair h80/h100, they might not be as efficient or cost-effective but they are easy to install and worry-free. I'm not a fan of maintenance (even if it's only once a month). I just like to turn on my computer and go. However, I don't overclock like crazy so if you do then watercooling certainly is the better option.

I hate exhausted heat from my computer and watercooling does not eliminate that, so I'm fine with overclocking less and getting the less expensive air cooling or closed loop coolers.
    
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Only the cards and CPU are worth it, I might WC my 590 around christmas.
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I wouldn't think it's worth cooling the chipset and the RAM. I mean if you have piles of cash just lying around in your house then go for it thumb.gif
And as for the other components: I know you didn't ask for this but I'll give my opinion on water cooling in general.
I think watercooling is good for if you want to heavily overclock your components or if you prefer a quieter PC, but the only thing I would ever personally watercool would be the CPU. And since that would be a one-component loop I would probably opt for a corsair h80/h100, they might not be as efficient or cost-effective but they are easy to install and worry-free. I'm not a fan of maintenance (even if it's only once a month). I just like to turn on my computer and go. However, I don't overclock like crazy so if you do then watercooling certainly is the better option.
I hate exhausted heat from my computer and watercooling does not eliminate that, so I'm fine with overclocking less and getting the less expensive air cooling or closed loop coolers.

where do people who aircool get this monthly crap from I see it stated so often is this stated in the air cooling section under the FAQ
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where do people who aircool get this monthly crap from I see it stated so often is this stated in the air cooling section under the FAQ

I was going to say something too, but I held back. smile.gif
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If he only knew the dark addiction called watercooling bigeyedsmiley.png
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RE: .Is it worth water-cooling most of your hardware.

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where do people who aircool get this monthly crap from I see it stated so often is this stated in the air cooling section under the FAQ

I was going to say something too, but I held back. smile.gif

Lol, yeah I have dealt with water and will do again when I have the time to do it. I personally just do the CPU and maintenance is not as often a once a month at all.

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I don't want to sound like a snob but I will never use one of those water cooling kits. IMO that's not real water cooling and it seems they do little in performance over high end air cooling. I think I'll stick with my original plan of the cooling the CPU and dual video cards. If water cooling the RAM and chip do little to nothing for performance then it doesn't seem worth spending 200-300 dollars on water blocks for each hardware part.
     
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Custom water cooling may be a different choice for heavy overclockers, or some just do it for fun because it does simply beat air in someways because it takes heat away faster and less mess to clean dust. Well you have more maintenance! However if you're more into just simple water cooling, you can always go for Sealed water coolers by Corsair since their warranty is amazing. one mistake and a leak. *knocks on wood* they will cover EVERYTHING in your computer free of charge!
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