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I just build a new comp with a friend of mine and i was wondering how, aside from obvious differences, a water cooling system differs from a normal heatsink.
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I think air has a diminishing return effect. You could blow air at 300mph, but the small sink will only get but so cool.
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Well, aside from the obvious differences, it doesn't differ at all. The principles remain the same, taking heat from a small area, and then transporting it to a large area, where it can be dissapated effectively.

Of course, watercooling is a fair amount mor complicated than air cooling, but i think that's pretty obvious.
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Well, aside from the obvious differences, it doesn't differ at all. The principles remain the same, taking heat from a small area, and then transporting it to a large area, where it can be dissapated effectively.

Of course, watercooling is a fair amount mor complicated than air cooling, but i think that's pretty obvious.
Yes, that's it as well. Water cooling is still air cooling, but there is an intermediary helping to store the heat long enough and better to get it out of the system.
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post ur specs in user cp. w/c is so mainstream now that it's just like air nowdays. yeah there's more parts and it can get expensive and u may not even get a high OC to warrant w/c. it's just entirely up to ur "budget" i mean i gave my buddy a bunch of spare parts to get him started and he's happy but he's not pushing his system to max, neither am i but i do like w/c over air just cause it's more of a build and i liketo tinker with stuff. i do have a limit though and i spend my $$ wisely in the end it's really what ur trying to accomplish.

back to topic: water dissipates heat better than air and it looks alot cooler than a regular hs system
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Water will conduct heat better then air, air is a insulator...They both basically use conduction/convection to remove the heat from your chip, one with air and one with water...

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the different is
a good air cool with help you overclock but might not be able to keep it 24/7
a good water cool with help you overclock and keep it to run 24/7

sometime the lowest temp that you could get from air cool and water cool is not that much different, but for sure water cool can handle more heat and keep you cpu or other stuff cooler!
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