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Wouldn't the water being the same temp as the room be just as useful as using air cooling at that point? I'm being serious, not trolling.
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post #32 of 37
Water is a far better heat conductor than air.
So water absorbs the CPU's heat better.

Just think of it this way.
You can live for a long time naked in 2° air.
But you will die of hypothermia within a few minutes if in 2° water.

I hope this makes sense.

And btw, your water will never be as cool as your room air.
Usually, most loops will have water 5 to 15° warmer than ambiant air.
And even thought it's warmer than air, it still cools your CPU better.
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post #33 of 37
Quote:
Originally Posted by JTHMfreak View Post

Wouldn't the water being the same temp as the room be just as useful as using air cooling at that point? I'm being serious, not trolling.

yeah when water cooling, the lowest temp that you can go is ambient. same thing with air cooling haha so any effort to reduce ambient would help any conventional cooling solution.
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post #34 of 37
one word answer


YES


two word answer

Why not!
 
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post #35 of 37
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Wouldn't the water being the same temp as the room be just as useful as using air cooling at that point? I'm being serious, not trolling.

It is all about efficiency. Your CPU puts out a lot of heat just at idle. When it is used it goes way up. The better you dissipate the heat from the die the better your temps will be. The best air cooler will not cool as efficiently as your standard enthusiasts water loop. Air cooling uses heat sinks to draw the heat away and a fan to wash away that heat. You can only do so much with an air cooler. The sky is the limit on how you want your water setup. Multiple radiators, GPU's cooled as well, multiple loops, etc. You can even put all of your radiators in a separate case and run the tubing to your system.

I used to live in Phoenix. It gets ungodly hot. Fortunately it is well known and most places have air conditioning/ If your home does not get too hot and you are not seeing very high temps you will be fine on either a quality iar cooler or start off with a water cooling kit. Be warned though, water cooling and modding can be very addictive.
post #36 of 37
Water-cool = yes
Will heat go away = no
A/C = yes if you can
More performance = yes

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Originally Posted by PepeLapiu View Post

I used to grow hydroponic 'tomatoes' in my basement.
To reflect heat, mylar might be better, but to reflect heat carrying light, flat white is better.

Noob 'tomato' growers use mylar, which is more expensive. But hard core farmers know a flat white paint works better to reflect that precious light.

In fact, this might surprise you, but flat white reflects more light than a mirror.
I suppose there's a pretty big range to what is covered by the terms "mylar" and "white" so it probably makes a difference what specific materials you compare. Also, the particularities of different applications can make one more preferable than the other, so we are probably both right depending on how you look at it. But speaking generally, lumen-for-lumen, I still have to disagree on this. I do lighting for TV and movies for a living, and we use both white and specular reflective surfaces to control and shape light every day. Part of the job is also measuring how much light comes off a given surface in order to know how to properly expose the image. There's no doubt in my mind, based on both practical experience and hard data, that a mirror reflects more light than a white surface. White does scatter the light so it spreads out more than it would from a mirror, and I can see that could be more beneficial in a grow box than the 10 or 15% more pure reflectance you might get from something silver.
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