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Other then noise what are the key water cooling advantages when compared to a properly air cooled system in a Thermaltake Armor (with the side 120cm fan) http://www.thermaltake.com/product/C.../va8003bws.asp
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Water has a higher thermal capacedence then air so therefore it retains heat better and also draws the heat away from the devices faster, this allows for better temperatures leaving more overhead for overclocking. There is also the option to add a peltier to water cooling systems which in certain cases can obtain subtemperate readings...
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For a high heat system water cooling is defiantly more recommended right?

Such as qx6800 cpu, 2 x 8800 cards, 4 hard drives, etc..
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post #4 of 26
I have that case, and the fan is good yes, but what i hate alot is the dust!
It just pilles up everywhere with fans.
Plus that fan doesnt cover all the mobo and also does not push that much air through.
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right, would water cooling make a big difference then fans? (temperature wise, not worried about the dust, i vacuum often).

also is there water cooling for hard drives?
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post #6 of 26
if you aren't overclocking, water cooling is just one more thing to break. just my opinion. i'm sure i'll get flamed for that.
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post #7 of 26
hard drives do not need watercooling, and there are HD water coolers, I also have the armor with the 25cm side fan... your HDs will be fine being passively cooled. And water will give you temps around 15-20 degrees lower then high end air cooling... but thats ina good water cooling setup...
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post #8 of 26
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Originally Posted by MrBungle View Post
if you aren't overclocking, water cooling is just one more thing to break. just my opinion. i'm sure i'll get flamed for that.
I agree... without overclocking it is rather pointless unless your parts are EXTREMELY hot for one reason or another. If you want a silent PC it is also good I guess..
    
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post #9 of 26
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Originally Posted by H3||scr3am View Post
hard drives do not need watercooling, and there are HD water coolers, I also have the armor with the 25cm side fan... your HDs will be fine being passively cooled. And water will give you temps around 15-20 degrees lower then high end air cooling... but thats ina good water cooling setup...
By good, what amount of money are we talking here to be spent on it?

Edit: My apologies for the double post.
    
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post #10 of 26
not to mention watercooling gives you much less deltas (difference) in temps between your idles and loads, than air does.
With a good watercooling loop you can get deltas as low as 6-9C
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