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Should i go with watercooling?

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Been awhile since I've posted on overclock.net and I know this thread has probably been here hundreds of times... But I;m still not sure if WCing is for me.

I understand i have to change the coolant from every 4-6 months and clean the whole system... But I'm not sure if im up for it.
I still have the stock i5 2500k CPU cooler... Im looking at buying a RX240 radiator just for my CPU with blue UV gelid wings as rad fans... probably a push/pull setup. Do you think im ready for WCing? Its my first build, Im 13 almost 14... And im into maintaining my system ALOT. I never let any part of hardware dusty.

So keeping that in mind do you think Im ready?

If not WCing i would be going towards a 212+ or Noctua or Corsair H60.
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Honestly, it depends on your budget since watercooling is expensive and a hobby in of itself. For maintenance you only need clean the radiator every couple of months. The water need not be replaced [it will not degrade] unless you start to see build-up in the loop.
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Well a good air cooler can easily handle an OC'd 2500k no problem.

It's up to you if you want cooler temps. I started watercooling last March and was also thinking the thing as you. But now that I've done it, it seems so easy. Maintenance is no problem at all neither and the whole omg what if it leaks thing, I don't even think about that.

I could never go back to aircooling. I think you're ready!thumb.gif
    
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We'll im pretty dam sure im ready also... And I dont worry about it leaking, Also since I'll be buying Black Ice Coolant (Non Conductive). And WILL NOT be using any dye just blue UV tubing.
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Well I just went to WC myself mainly because of the temps at Sydney.. Perth would be little higher and the change has been very positive for me. Lot of reading had to be done by my part as I'd never entertained the thought before but with the ambient temps nowadays it had to be done.

Of course you're going to save a lot of money if you go with 212+...
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Originally Posted by Gawdz View Post

We'll im pretty dam sure im ready also... And I dont worry about it leaking, Also since I'll be buying Black Ice Coolant (Non Conductive). And WILL NOT be using any dye just blue UV tubing.

no coolant , use distilled water and silver coils .

Coolant needs to be replace every 4-6 month distilled water no need to replace.

and i also think u will be ready , just remember to clean rad every so often
Edited by azcrazy - 1/22/12 at 3:29am
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I just did my first water cooling a month ago and am really happy with it so far. I went with the XSPC 750 RS240 for my FX-8120 in a push pull and even with running 4 fans on the rad it is still quieter than when the stock fan would ramp up plus temps are a lot lower. I liked the XSPC kit because it does come with everything you need minus the coolant and works with most all sockets.

If you are ready for water cooling you can't go wrong with this kit if you take your time and install correctly you will be very happy. If I had the money I would have gone with the kit with a thicker rad but no regrets it does everything I needed.
 
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