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My problems with water (custom loops):
1) Expensive
2) I still feel scared when redoing my loop and a few weeks after I find myself still worrying.
3) Every time I work on my computer, I always hate messing around in there, because I feel I could accidentally cause a tiny leak.
4) Triples my time to build a computer. Definitely the hardest and most time consuming thing about building it.
5) Maintenance should be done every 6-12 months, replacing the tubing and water. This is 1-3 hours of work for me, and it scares me every time I do it. I personally do it every 12-18 months because if the water's clear and temps are still the same? Why bother.

I still have water even with those issues. Do I wish I just grabbed a H100 and never had to worry about this stuff? Sorta. I haven't leaked yet (knock on wood). Temps are still about 15C better than my Noctua D14 (and H100) with the same processor/volts.

Honestly, it also just looks great and has a definite e-peen factor over air
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Murlocke, I really wondering why do you still scare watercooling, & worrying about tiny leak possibly?

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Every 12-18 months need to replacing the tubing and water if necessary, but It does still scare YOU, then tell me WHY!?


Apparently it's not YOUR genuinely hobby & cooling option .. MMMM
Edited by GAMERIG - 5/1/12 at 12:46am
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post #2 of 25
sounds like someone is in serious need of valium or lorazepam lol
post #3 of 25
He has a genuine worry about it since older loops were notorious for having small leaks every so often. But now with better hardware and blocks this is a thing of the past.

I am wondering why you are flaming him so hard over this? And why you made a new post with a quote. If he has a worry, the best thing you can do is alleviate it with facts on why his worries are somewhat odd.

Leaks can be mitigated by different types of clamps, and preciseness when building the rig. Yes it takes more time, but the cooling benefits are amazing when you think of how much noise is generated.

Aside from this, its understandable, but this is a hobby. Nothing requires him or you to do it, or flame each other about it.
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I don't understand why you are bringing it up?

So he has some worries?


I don't really see the need to make this a big deal
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Am I the only one who sees this as a troll?
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I don't see much point in water cooling if you do not take pleasure in making changes to the loop, maintenance etc. With today's technology you can get low noise and nice temperatures on air.
    
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sounds like someone is in serious need of valium or lorazepam lol
typical canadian... using drugs... xanax is much better though wink.gif
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I don't see much point in water cooling if you do not take pleasure in making changes to the loop, maintenance etc. With today's technology you can get low noise and nice temperatures on air.

You cant get almost silent on air like water i can turn all my fans to like 100rpms and it still keeps stuff cool while gaming or just surfing thats with 3 gpus and a cpu being cooled. And really if you want to get some very high clocks and do more then just short benchmarks you need water to keep it at a decent temp.
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You cant get almost silent on air like water i can turn all my fans to like 100rpms and it still keeps stuff cool while gaming or just surfing thats with 3 gpus and a cpu being cooled. And really if you want to get some very high clocks and do more then just short benchmarks you need water to keep it at a decent temp.

Ummm how do you do that? unless you meant 1000...
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I ment 100 but its probly closer to 100-500 thiers no speed readout i just know the fans are silent when i put it on low only thing i hear is my psu fan and hardrives i use my fan controller to adjust them and it will completely turn them off if i turn the knob all the way to the left so i figure with it just turned enugh to power them has to be some really low rpms. I did it last weekend when i left i forgot to turn them up and was folding on my 2600k and boincing on my amd cards and the temps for cpu was around 70-78c at 4800 and gpus were at 48-50c. I dont normaly leave the fans on low unless im going to be just surfing the net or gaming when i boinc or fold i turn them up to get better temps i do have 6 fans on the rx360 and 4 on the rx240 so i can get away with less rpms and the rx rads work good on low rpm fans so thats probly how i can do this.
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