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i am going to be building a computer with the components below i was just wondering if a water cooling system would be worth buying and if so which one? i have not down water cooling before so any tips/advice would be great. Thanks

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post #2 of 12
I would only recommend water cooling if you are willing to invest some money into it. It would be about $200 - $250 for a mid level setup (again this is my own opinion).

I can tell you that a lapped Thermalright Ultra 120 (T.R.U.E.) will handle a Q6700 at 1.48v vcore. So with a $75 investment between it and a quality fan, it might be the better choice if you are not wanting to spend a few hundred.
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do it
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i went through a water phase, then a peltier phase
good fun , interesting , but was a bit too much of an expensive hastle in the end
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post #5 of 12
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Cost is not much of an issue i just dont want my computer being too loud so i was considering the water cooling to quiet things down.
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Cost is not much of an issue i just dont want my computer being too loud so i was considering the water cooling to quiet things down.

If that's your goal, then water is worth it. You can have a mildly overclocked system and still get away with a rather silent cooling setup, but I recommend you build your own instead of getting on of those pre-made WC kits.

Something like this:

Radiator
Pump
CPU Block or this
GPU Block or this
Tubing

I would go with a T-line instead of a reservoir. Put some low speed 12cm fans on the radiator and you will have a rather quiet system. Check out the guides on how to build a WC unit on this section (the stickies on the top). It's not that hard, just a little time consuming.
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I'll make you a deal. If you are absolutely positive that you want to go water cooling, send me proof that you have ordered everything but a CPU block and I will give you my Apogee GT. I just removed the base, lapped it with 2000 grit wet/dry, and have all the mounting hardware (I was going to use it, but got a D-Tek Fuzion v2 instead). I'll even pay for shipping!
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post #8 of 12
If you're asking in the WC section then I'm guessing you've already made up your mind to buy it.

Not sure where you're located but over here in the summertime I kind of need water cooling if I wanna keep my current overclock. Ambient temps get pretty high without having a/c in my house so unless I wanna go back to stock voltage I just use better cooling (water). If you're only cooling your CPU the price won't be too bad. You can easily build a nice loop for under $200.
    
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post #9 of 12
Do it only if you want to see cooler temps than ever, you want you PC to be whisper quiet, and make it look bad ass to boot!

Is there any reason not to?
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Originally Posted by PhillyOverclocker View Post
Do it only if you want to see cooler temps than ever, you want you PC to be whisper quiet, and make it look bad ass to boot!

Is there any reason not to?

Just becasue you are on water doesnt mean it will be quiet. I have more fans now that I am on water then I did when I was air cooling.
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