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Hey guys
I wanna set up a water cooling system for my rig a df85 case do I connect it to a hose or something like that or do I fill it up with water every few days?

Will it decrease my temperatures drastically or should I just get another fan?
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post #2 of 17
Read this guide: http://www.overclock.net/t/913181/water-cooling-guide-for-noobs/0_20#post11984918
post #3 of 17
You just put a hose over your top intake hole and it cools your computer!
I kid, please don't try that. Read the above post.
    
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You just put a hose over your top intake hole and it cools your computer!
I kid, please don't try that. Read the above post.

I like how you made the crucial part of that post really tiny. wink.gif

Tho, I would like to hope natural selection works in the tech world, too. If I thought putting a hose into my computer for cooling was a good idea, I'd immediately think "I don't deserve to own anything computer related ever"
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are you wanting to do some heavy OC on the CPU or GPU? what are your temps currently? if you dont plan on massive overclocking then I would just stick with air cooling. Water cooling can be expensive and if you do a custom loop then you are SOL if it leaks and ruins some parts. I know if you have a corsair CPU water cooler they will replace parts if the damage is caused due to their part failing.

Cheap good cpu cooling solution would be a hyper 212+ wink.gif it dropped my temps alot even though im not OCed.
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post #6 of 17
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Hey guys
I wanna set up a water cooling system for my rig a df85 case do I connect it to a hose or something like that or do I fill it up with water every few days?
Will it decrease my temperatures drastically or should I just get another fan?

It works on the simple principal that water can absorb higher amounts of heat before rising in temperature in comparison to air; 4 times as much heat to be exact. Or in other words water will remain cooler for longer periods and hence it is a much better coolant than air.

With this in mind you design a closed-loop in which you need: a pump to circulate the water, a radiator with fans to eliminate the heat, water blocks on your components to transfer the heat to the water and a reservoir is optional.

To answer your question; a true water cooling system will beat any air cooled system, all day and everyday. The question to you is do you want to pay for it?
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post #7 of 17
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Originally Posted by Raul-7 View Post

It works on the simple principal that water can absorb higher amounts of heat before rising in temperature in comparison to air; 4 times as much heat to be exact. Or in other words water will remain cooler for longer periods and hence it is a much better coolant than air.
With this in mind you design a closed-loop in which you need: a pump to circulate the water, a radiator with fans to eliminate the heat, water blocks on your components to transfer the heat to the water and a reservoir is optional.
To answer your question; a true water cooling system will beat any air cooled system, all day and everyday. The question to you is do you want to pay for it?

WORD....

I did it because I live in a tropical island and all year everyday it's hot... I don't have the luxury to have the 4 season and such.
This in turns keeps my hardware cool and maybe last a little bit longer..
This is WHY I did it...
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post #8 of 17
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are you wanting to do some heavy OC on the CPU or GPU? what are your temps currently? if you dont plan on massive overclocking then I would just stick with air cooling. Water cooling can be expensive and if you do a custom loop then you are SOL if it leaks and ruins some parts. I know if you have a corsair CPU water cooler they will replace parts if the damage is caused due to their part failing.

Cheap good cpu cooling solution would be a hyper 212+ wink.gif it dropped my temps alot even though im not OCed.


The CPU temps seem to be at about 55-60c gpu is about 65-70 c i think not next to it ATM
And I want to oc my CPU
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post #9 of 17
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Originally Posted by manu97416 View Post

Hey guys
I wanna set up a water cooling system for my rig a df85 case do I connect it to a hose or something like that or do I fill it up with water every few days?
Will it decrease my temperatures drastically or should I just get another fan?

It works on the simple principal that water can absorb higher amounts of heat before rising in temperature in comparison to air; 4 times as much heat to be exact. Or in other words water will remain cooler for longer periods and hence it is a much better coolant than air.

With this in mind you design a closed-loop in which you need: a pump to circulate the water, a radiator with fans to eliminate the heat, water blocks on your components to transfer the heat to the water and a reservoir is optional.

To answer your question; a true water cooling system will beat any air cooled system, all day and everyday. The question to you is do you want to pay for it?
How does it work without the res isn't that where the water is ?
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How does it work without the res isn't that where the water is ?

That's where the extra water resides - a res is mostly for keeping bubles at bay and ease of filling and draining the loop. You can easily use a T-line instead.
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