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Oh, I am saying I just graduated college and am looking to use some graduation money to watercool.
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You could just buy it, or start a poll asking how many people use water cooling!
Graphs and stuff always make people see your side.
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Wall Socket,

I have dealt with these issues before, my family is almost totally ignorant when it comes to PCs in general (even though half my family works in a technical field, they usually use sun machines).

The way I have dealt with these situations is to show them cold hard facts and reviews from professionals. Get reviews on watercooling from Anandtech, Zdnet, etc. and show them their findings on the safety and benefits of watercooling. Also you could politely inform your parents that distilled water is non-conductive and unlikely to cause serious injury to your or your components.

For your parents they are probably worried about 2 things, 1) you are wasting money on a computer rather than saving up for a house or investing, and 2) you are pouring your money into a venture with depreciable returns. For your parents you can show them how working with overclocking, cooling, etc. will vastly improve your knowledge of electronics and computing and prepare you for the future where water cooling will become the norm. Also gently remind them that having a hobby that involves watercooling small electronics for computing purposes is far less dangerous than spending that money on buying aftermarket parts for a ricemobile or motorcycle which could actually cause bodily injury or trouble with law enforcement.

For your girlfriend, simply let her know that spending your time with your watercooling hobby is keeping you from spending time out at clubs with other hot chicks. Also gaining this useful knowledge could enhance your career in the future meaning more money (this could be a bonus reason for the parents as well).
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If I were you I would get a job and buy whatever I wanted with out having to explain it to anyone...
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post #15 of 30
Non-conductive coolant will not damage components
Worthwhile learning experience
Performance Boost (if you overclock too)
If you don't overclock, longer lifespan for hardware (it will be opterating cooler)
It's fun
looks damn cool with some UV lights@
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I agree with DuckieHo, just get the most annoying squealy fans you can, up the voltage on them so they go faster, Also if none of them are very computer literate, make a program that beeps at you really often, and tell them the fans are causing it.
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post #17 of 30
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Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post
Bring the PC home and get some Delta fans... Your family will beg for you to get watercooling.
LOL

Better yet get a long power cord, hook up your delta, and then throw it at your loved ones.
Show them the dangers of air cooling.

Like that guy that posted about getting cut up by a delta, it was pretty bad.

But seriously it's your money, to quote Cartman...

"What eva, what eva, i do what i want!"
post #18 of 30
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Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post
Bring the PC home and get some Delta fans... Your family will beg for you to get watercooling.
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I agree. Make the thing as loud as possible so they can't stand it. Maybe even make one of the fans squeal extra loud so that when they complain you can say "If I had watercooling you wouldn't even be able to hear it!"
Afterwards, use the same Delta Fans to cool you radiator. You would not want to waste such expensive equipment when they can be put to better use would you?
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post #19 of 30
Dude, I'm in the same boat as you, but it comes from my wife. Normally when you buy parts, you can install them in your box and nobody is the wiser. Well you can't go from a 17" monitor to a 22" and not be noticed. My wife was like, "This thing his huge, I don't like it. I have to move the cursor way over here, how much did it cost, blah blah blah." Then if your fans on new parts are louder, forget about it. Uggghhh!!! It's really a tough business we are in.
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wow almost as bad as my moms bf i get kicked out and yelled at for hours every time a box shows up with my name on it
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