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There is something about Water and $2,000 worth of electronics that does not sit well with my mind. That is also why I do not do suicide runs or overclock very high. Even with my Xeon 3060 Conroe, and it's amazing overclocking capabilities, I keep it at stock. I have a Tuniq Tower 120 with a Scythe SFF21D Fan cooling my Processor and Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound. It runs cool and the voltage is stock; if it was any other way I would worry, too.

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Not a fan of water cooling ...

But I'd suggest you go for a bit over stock voltages.

5 months, now and I'm still going strong with an E6400 at 3.6ghz ... with 1.47v's.

But, then again, this is sort of an experiment.

I'm keeping this CPU until it burns out.

So maybe I'll upgrade in a year. Maybe the next six months ... or maybe I'll be buying quin-core three years from now!

    
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post #12 of 32
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Give up Water-Cooling? Are you crazy?
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post #13 of 32
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I could not sleep last night. All I can think about was liquid dripping unto my Ultras, Motherboard, & CPU. I finally fell asleep due to exhaustion!
i think u need to grow some of my fav drink


really dude, the liquid used is non conductive, its not gonna do anything to ur components rofl

edit: wow that got me thinking, can i do a bawls cooled system LOL, prolly not
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really dude, the liquid used is non conductive, its not gonna do anything to ur components rolf
It is still liquid??? As far as I know, conductive or not any liquid is bad for electronics.

Yeah, I am on the fence again. It is driving me insane that I spent all this $ just to top out at 9th place?

I need water to REALLY compete with the top 5.
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It is still liquid??? As far as I know, conductive or not any liquid is bad for electronics.

Yeah, I am on the fence again. It is driving me insane that I spent all this $ just to top out at 9th place?

I need water to REALLY compete with the top 5.
No, conduction requires free electrons in any material. Yes, there are quite a few non-electrically conductive liquids.

Pure water is non-conductive since there are no free ions to move.
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No, conduction requires free electrons in any material. Yes, there are quite a few non-electrically conductive liquids.

Pure water is non-conductive since there are no free ions to move.
So if there is a Catastrophic leak/burst in my rig, all I have to do is dry the components out and I am good to go?
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as long as you use deionized(i think you can pick some up at kroger/marsh/pigley wigley (local grocery store).
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So if there is a Catastrophic leak/burst in my rig, all I have to do is dry the components out and I am good to go?
With non-conductive fluid... generally, yes. It is still possible that it can pick up a charge.

Catastrophic leak/burst are very rare. It usually is just a drip. In most cases even with plain conductive water, you will be fine if your system isn't on and you let your components dry out.

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as long as you use deionized(i think you can pick some up at kroger/marsh/pigley wigley (local grocery store).
Deionized/Distilled/Reverse Osmosis water will become conductive over time. Ions are leaked in through the air and copper.
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I never had a leak, but pulled my wc setup after my second dd pump failed in 1 year. I now use air and only gained 2deg. not a problem for me, I just find air more stable.
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Is this setup possible?
Edit: Thats a dual Rad box at the rear
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