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Wow all this phase change stuff looks like something I will eventually do...
But before I try anything, I was wondering about a few things:

1. Reliability, is it something that lasts even if not watched 24/7?

2. Practical, is it something that is cost Vs. effect efficient?

3. um, I can't remember the rest, but let me know your opinions.
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Wow all this phase change stuff looks like something I will eventually do...
But before I try anything, I was wondering about a few things:

1. Reliability, is it something that lasts even if not watched 24/7?

2. Practical, is it something that is cost Vs. effect efficient?

3. um, I can't remember the rest, but let me know your opinions.
.
To my understanding, phase change is fine for 24/7 operation. I wouldn't say it's practical, that is, unless you want the best possible overclocks on 24/7 cooling, then it is. It's an "exotic" cooling method for the real overclocking enthusiast, I'm not sure practical really fits..? Practical is the stock cooler, but hardcore overclockers want the best cooling money can buy .

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post #3 of 22
Practical... no
Expensive... yes
Hard to set up... yes (at least, you gotta be very careful)
exotic.. for sure.

Worth it... depends. Generally, really really good results can be had on water, and phase might add some, but often not too much. (some exceptions apply, and for those who need the last GHz, phase is the way to go)
    
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sounds perfect for me! I do a lot with experimental cooling.... anyway, it looks like the project after i finish my oil immersion project
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did you check sdumper's thread?
    
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not yet. I did see most of his buildlog on that 6700. Ill check it out because i have some cool ideas already about phase change cooling. Also, gonna try to find a way to make it smaller than it is currently.
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Ok

Good luck with that

Oh...when you're tired of phase... here's an idea for yuor next project:
http://overclockingpin.com/cooling.html
    
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Phase change isnt something to get into if your lazy. Its rather easy to setup but requires maintenece. Such as taking the head off everyso often to check for condensation. Its bulky and realy heavy (around 50-60lbs). Itll create alot of heat in the room, and youll have to find ways to cool motherboard compnents that otherwise would rely on an air cooler. Read up on it some more before you delve into the extreme cooling arena. If you have any questions PM me or email me i can answer them
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Ok

Good luck with that

Oh...when you're tired of phase... here's an idea for yuor next project:
http://overclockingpin.com/cooling.html
I wish I knew about LN2 when I was still in my metals class, I could have made those. But LN2 is just for benching anyways. Phase works 24/7 if done right, sealing everything off to prevent condensation and pin rot and all that good stuff. When installing mine I think I will make a worklog to show all of the steps involved and take pictures and everything. Hopefully I can shine some light on this mysterious cooling method.
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Phase change isnt something to get into if your lazy. Its rather easy to setup but requires maintenece. Such as taking the head off everyso often to check for condensation. Its bulky and realy heavy (around 50-60lbs). Itll create alot of heat in the room, and youll have to find ways to cool motherboard compnents that otherwise would rely on an air cooler. Read up on it some more before you delve into the extreme cooling arena. If you have any questions PM me or email me i can answer them
Thanks for the warnings. I won't be lazy with this one.

and i think its too late to dive into extreme cooling Im swimmin it it (or rather my computer is =))
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