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I might change how my build is with watercooling, depending on how people persuade me.

Please give your PLUS and MINUS about it. I read about the Water Cooling - In English thread, and I guess I have a fundamental of what is needed and not.

I just want to know are there any cons to it. Do we have to go through troublesome actions like checking up on the tube? And can we make a switch for the pump? Unless it already looks nice.

And fans, are not needed as it seems. But would it actually help to have good fans anyways?
    
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for best proformance yes but there are fanless designs aswell

i perfer the designs with them due to they can disapate the heat quicker
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you could stick your radiator outside durring the winter
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I will draw a picture to show what I am thinking about. Will edit later.
    
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Fans are generally needed. However, you get better performance with quieter fans than aircooling.
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Originally Posted by 1 g0t 0wn3d View Post
you could stick your radiator outside durring the winter
Pleeeeeeeeease stop it people! Uneducated assumptions suck.

That will cause your coolant to be sub ambient. Sub ambient = condensation. So unless you condensation proof your board, don't do that.

With a decent rad you can run passive, sure. You wouldn't get the best performance but you can do it no problem.
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Pleeeeeeeeease stop it people! Uneducated assumptions suck.

That will cause your coolant to be sub ambient. Sub ambient = condensation. So unless you condensation proof your board, don't do that.

With a decent rad you can run passive, sure. You wouldn't get the best performance but you can do it no problem.
what about a freezer

lol j/k i know it will fry the freezer pump
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Maybe if you use a bathtub sized res?

You can do it, but you aren't going to get much better performance than stock cooling without a really good rad, do this if you're looking for something silent.
    
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post #9 of 33
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The case I am thinking about getting is the Cosmos 1000. It already has two holes for Watercooled.

I am planning to putting it SIDE ways. So that I can lay my monitor on it, and then have the radiator behind the monitor but on the side panel. I do not want the radiator to be too big though. I will put fans on the radiator, but I was asking, if the case itself should have good fans anyways. That was my question. I apologize for no making it clear.
    
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