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I just water cool so the darn computer don't make a whole lot of racket while folding since the computers are stuck in the living room. Plus, not have to worry about them over heating in Alabama Summer heat (lovely 115F+ with humidity cranking over 90%).
     
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I used to watercool in the Nehalem era, but now that Intel only cares about power efficiency, and all these really good air coolers exists, there is no longer a need for such a pain in the ass and overkill method of cooling.

GFX cards benefit from water a lot more than CPU's do. Predominantly in noise section ofc but approx 30C lower core temperature is also nice.
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post #13 of 113
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I just water cool so the darn computer don't make a whole lot of racket while folding since the computers are stuck in the living room. Plus, not have to worry about them over heating in Alabama Summer heat (lovely 115F+ with humidity cranking over 90%).

I can't imagine your power bill.

I did some Bitcoin mining back when I had a crossfire setup, and it certainly wasn't profitable in the central Texas summer.
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Just buy a corsair kit and be done with it. Great warranty and products. No need for this. Just my 0.02
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Just buy a corsair kit and be done with it. Great warranty and products. No need for this. Just my 0.02
Unless this kit offers a huge discount on all these parts together instead of sold separately then I agree with you. Imo buying a pre-assembled "custom" water cooling kit defeats the purpose of customizing it yourself rolleyes.gif
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Just buy a corsair kit and be done with it. Great warranty and products. No need for this. Just my 0.02

If people wanted a CLC I'm sure they would've went out and bought one already.

The monetary investment in a CLC vs custom loop is a night and day difference (all the parts in my loop add up to a little over $1100, yes I'm definitely on the overkill side but you get the idea), not to mention the extra time and effort you have to spend on researching and maintaining your loop. I'm gonna go out on a limb and say those looking into a custom loop more likely than not either don't care about CLCs, or want something that performs/looks better.
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If people wanted a CLC I'm sure they would've went out and bought one already.

The monetary investment in a CLC vs custom loop is a night and day difference, not to mention the extra time and effort you have to spend on researching and maintaining your loop. I'm gonna go out on a limb and say those looking into a custom loop more likely than not either don't care about CLCs, or want something that performs/looks better.

This this and so much this. I miss my loop, h100i doesn't even come remotely close, in fact the air cooler (NH-D15) we used on my fathers 5820k performs about the same if not a tad better and is QUIETER under load. You get what you pay for with cooling.

I like it, anybody who got into water cooling years ago is envious.. I remember have to go through plumbing hardware to find fittings, spending lots of cash and having constant problems sad-smiley-002.gif

In my day you had to make your own dang loop kids! teaching.gif
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Not gonna lie, I'm glad when I got into watercooling, the bad good ol' days of using motorcycle rads, plumbing fittings, aquarium pumps, and ghetto plastic bottle converted reservoirs have long become the stuff of legend that old geezers respected old-timers rave about. biggrin.gif

And yeah watercooling is a serious money pit, once you get hooked to that damned delta T you just want to keep pushing it lower and lower!
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Not gonna lie, I'm glad when I got into watercooling, the bad good ol' days of using motorcycle rads, plumbing fittings, aquarium pumps, and ghetto plastic bottle converted reservoirs have long become the stuff of legend that old geezers respected old-timers rave about. biggrin.gif .

And yeah watercooling is a serious money pit, once you get hooked to that damned delta T you just want to keep pushing it lower and lower!

At least we all have PhDs in corrosion. I'll never forget the first time I took my loop down for cleaning and found what looked like a lab petri dish full of miscellaneous bacteria/parasites/a few boots and possibly a live dinosaur.
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Could be worse, at least you didn't have alien lifeform growing in your loop:

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Then again it's an Alienware machine, so I guess it's only fitting.
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