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post #11 of 33
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Originally Posted by chaosblade02 View Post

Doubt water cooling is for someone with a $2000 budget or under, . May as well go all out with WC.



hmm would not be to sure about that man i dont have anywere near that kinda budget for watercooling stuff and im doing it maybe for the stuff this guy has yeah he will need that kinda budget but not me when im done buying everything for it it will cost about $300-$400 maybe if that and i dont have to cheap out on stuff either found a nice cheap seller on ebay sells good stuff at a bargin i think anyway

p.s im only going to be wc cpu really so probly why maybe
Edited by spiderloser - 8/14/12 at 9:56am
post #12 of 33
eBay sellers aren't stupid for the most part. If they have a decent amount of PC parts, it's safe to assume they know a little bit. If they know a little bit, they wouldn't undersell themselves on a product that usually sells higher.

If it's too good to be true, it usually is. Could be used, refurb, etc. Some of them are even so slick they save the original packaging etc and sell it as "new".
post #13 of 33
ohh sure i argee with that im sure some ppl do pull that trick i have 2 parts cpu block and rad that have been used i knew they were used coz it said on ebay listing that they were but both are in really good condition and both people hade 100% feedback (i only go for 100% ) the good cheap seller i was taking about i got my pump and my res and i just got all my tubing some mayhems uv red and some ek barbs all rather cheap and all brand new its this shop


http://stores.ebay.co.uk/C-C-Central-Ltd?_rdc=1
i also use there website
http://www.candccentral.co.uk/


edit : come to think of it allmost all of my computer stuff i have now i got from ebay part from my case that i got from amazon
Edited by spiderloser - 9/23/12 at 9:35am
post #14 of 33
Performance to dollar not great on gpu's, on CPU it's the best thing since sliced bread. But as u have the best gpu set up u can have water cooling them will squeeze that last little out of them, and price u will be looking at 500 buck for the blocks alone plus 200 in fitting pump and tubing, ( that's new, might be able to get some stuff cheap here on OCN if your lucky )
Just finished leak testing my rig after adding in the gpu to the loop, and for the price I could have a 680 and air cooled gpu and CPU, or my current water cooled pc, and the fun I have had with water oolong is worth every penny to me. So my advice is yes do it, it's fun and with ur hardware it the last place to go performance wise.
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post #15 of 33
It's worth it..build a bong cooler biggrin.gif $170 for cpu-only loop..then you'd need gpu block + 2 Y-splitters to add
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post #16 of 33
It can be as cheap or as expensive as you make it (and trust me it can be expensive) however the cooling is fantastic.
post #17 of 33
Apparently I'm going to have to be the first to ask. What case do you have? That's what really makes the difference, but regardless, with how much you've already spent the extra money for a nice loop is totally worth it.

You'd need at least 5 waterblocks, 1 for the CPU, 1 for each 680, and another for your motherboard if you want to water cool it too. Lots of tubing, several fittings (I suggest compression), a strong pump, at least one reservoir, and at least one large radiator (that's why case is important, so we know what you can fit).

The best place to start is to draw a diagram of how your loop would be setup, and make sure you'll have enough room for everything.
Edited by Mr357 - 10/4/12 at 5:03pm
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post #18 of 33
Honestly saying Watercooling is on a whole different league it's way more efficient then air cooling and is certainly an upgrade from it , Water has a thermal conductivity of 0.6062 W/ (m*K) whereas the thermal conductivity of air is only 0.0262, which means heat / temp etc can be drawn way in a more efficient manner with Water compared to air cooling , Also Water also has higher specific heat capacity than air 1.0 J/ (kg*K) versus 0.24 of the air cooling, what this does is allows the water cooling system to soak up a lot more energy before heating up. One more thing that matters a lot to me that its much much quieter !
post #19 of 33
It's only worth it if you want longevity, are going to overclock, or if you absolutely must have quiet in your dwelling smile.gif
    
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post #20 of 33
I dont even water cool to keep my crap cool.........I water cool because it look so freaking awesome thumb.gif
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