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I watercool for the sake of it just being quiet, as long as I get the same performance as I do when it was on stock "air".. It's all good thumb.gif

As technology improves and my gear becomes outdated to the point it does not run my apps, games like it use to anymore, I'll consider over clocking it or pass it along to my missus for her to use.. then start considering for viable replacements.

I am guessing a lot of users fit in this category more so then those seeking maximum performance.. I think those that pushes their GPU/CPU clocks to the max tend to have their equipment die faster due to just that, "wear and tear".. It just was not designed to run past specific manufacturer suggested clocks, and those that do push it to the extreme, are after benchmark ranks, folding ranks, or whatever rank they feel like blowing away.. If you have a 3.6Ghz CPu and pushing past 5 ghz, you take a much higher chance of that CPU dieing or start acting funny, then say the next man that's running that CPU at stock... or just a small over clock of say 4 ghz and end up having that CPU lasting for years... but if I just run my CPU on stock (which I do), my gear will last much longer for sure and ummm, since it does everything I need it to do at a acceptable speed for me, why bother over clocking it...? thumb.gif

Just my $0.02

and to stay on topic: I stand by my remark..
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The only reason I can see a water block for a MB is, A) You need high over clocks that will stress the MOSFET, VRM, chipset or B) You are after a absolute silent system.

C) You got the extra cash and you like the "bling" factor.
D) You need to have a bigger epeen then everyone else.

Edited by frank anderson - 4/3/12 at 11:13am
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post #42 of 54
Water cooling can be virtually silent with fans, as long as you choose the right ones. A good fan controller can also eliminate the need for them to spin up much at all, improving things further.

As for the VRM's, they vary from board to board, some really need cooling badly, others don't... and never forget, the Intel heat-sink and fan is designed to drop air past the VRM's. When you remove that facility, you are taking the VRM's out of design spec and need to ensure airflow other ways.

Finally, it wont make any difference to your temps where you pipe the block in, so just pipe it in for convenience and aesthetics, not performance, as it really doesn't make more than 2 degrees of difference..
post #43 of 54
Well if motherboard blocks are needed a good reconsidering before getting them, then I'd say HDD blocks are complete waste of money and time.
The 2nd would be RAM blocks.

But I got both of 'em (VRM + RAM) because I could and I never regret it.thumb.gif
And this is all it counts.

When you come to think of it, do you need to pimp your car or have 5 pairs of jeans and snickers in your closet.NOOOOO tongue.gif
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Originally Posted by ramicio View Post

What if you want a system without any fans? What if you want a system with just a single fan on a single radiator (low power, silent). I am planning on water, to be completely silent. I could care less about overclocking. It's going to be impossible for me to water cool a south bridge on a µATX board, though.
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Originally Posted by ramicio View Post

Even slow fans are not quiet enough for my tastes. What do you need fans for if you water cool the GPU, CPU, chipset, voltage regulators, and the PSU?
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Originally Posted by ramicio View Post

Have you ever heard of passive cooling? I never said the thing radiating the heat had to be in the case, nor even the pump for that matter. They don't even have to be in the same room.
Your last line is completely subjective.

I sorry you don't make any sense

1. Complete unrelated to the OP except for the fact that you want to WC your MB.

2. Whats the question? first you say you want no fans, then you say you want one fan as well as asking whether you can wc your south bridge without specifying the board....... The simple answer is YES but without more info no one can really give you muc help...

3. There is a large difference between a 'silent' wc system and having half your system in another room which one do you want? Ones 'silent' the other is NOT........

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Originally Posted by Bitemarks and bloodstains View Post

Not at all I ran my loop fanless for about 6 months, yes it was hotter than running with fans and I couldn't run an overclock but it was nowhere near boiling.

I'm intrigued what pump did you use, from personal experiences the pumps are always are so much louder than the fans with 'decent flow' that it renders the point of have no fans pointless redface.gif
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Originally Posted by ramicio View Post

What if you want a system without any fans? What if you want a system with just a single fan on a single radiator (low power, silent). I am planning on water, to be completely silent. I could care less about overclocking. It's going to be impossible for me to water cool a south bridge on a µATX board, though.

If you want a completely dead silent computer setup locate your computer in another room and just run some extra cabling for the monitor, mouse and keyboard this way you'll never hear anything except for the sound of your fingers while typing. This will save you the cost of buying a water cooling system, more money for computer components.
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Originally Posted by 4514kaiser View Post

I sorry you don't make any sense
1. Complete unrelated to the OP except for the fact that you want to WC your MB.
2. Whats the question? first you say you want no fans, then you say you want one fan as well as asking whether you can wc your south bridge without specifying the board....... The simple answer is YES but without more info no one can really give you muc help...
3. There is a large difference between a 'silent' wc system and having half your system in another room which one do you want? Ones 'silent' the other is NOT........
I'm intrigued what pump did you use, from personal experiences the pumps are always are so much louder than the fans with 'decent flow' that it renders the point of have no fans pointless redface.gif

1. He just wanted to know if they were pointless. A subjective opinion.
2. I wasn't asking for help. I was playing devil's advocate.
3. If you have passive radiators in the same room, or fanned radiators in another room, both are silent from the user's standpoint.
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If you want a completely dead silent computer setup locate your computer in another room and just run some extra cabling for the monitor, mouse and keyboard this way you'll never hear anything except for the sound of your fingers while typing. This will save you the cost of buying a water cooling system, more money for computer components.

That's less feasible in my eyes than trying to get a completely fanless water cooling setup.
 
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I'm intrigued what pump did you use, from personal experiences the pumps are always are so much louder than the fans with 'decent flow' that it renders the point of have no fans pointless redface.gif

I solved this one by using a D5 pump inside an XSPC reservoir = silent. smile.gif
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Originally Posted by Bitemarks and bloodstains View Post

Not at all I ran my loop fanless for about 6 months, yes it was hotter than running with fans and I couldn't run an overclock but it was nowhere near boiling.

I'm intrigued what pump did you use, from personal experiences the pumps are always are so much louder than the fans with 'decent flow' that it renders the point of have no fans pointless redface.gif
I used a MCP355 with a XSPC top.
Running a pump inside a well made case with a dampening layer such as PT gel stuff, a sponge or even a cut up mouse mat will be almost silent.
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Originally Posted by lowfat View Post

Maybe to you, but not to most.

Really because most of the water cooling setups I see have push/pull configurations on their radiators, which means 6 fans on a single 360 radiator. You can opt for low rpm fans but there's gonna be noise. Don't include H80s and other self contained units because you don't cool the mosfets, north bridge and south bridge with those units. This topic is about custom loop water cooling.
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post #50 of 54
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He's looking for the Asus Rampage Extreme IV kit. EK sells them...

http://www.coolingconfigurator.com/upload/pictures/EK-FB-KIT-RE4---NP-2_800.jpg

Do you see any fins in there?

I had one of these on my RP4E and the crap EK Nickel plating corroded. Koolance stopped making their RP4E blocks so I was forced to buy another EK block, except this time I bought a pure copper CSQ block. Now I'm getting copper oxide in the loop. Thank Christ I have filters to catch it. I normally only use Watercool blocks but they never made a RP4E mobo block.
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