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water cooling temps are based off your ambient room temps, water cant be cooler than ambient, with out a chiller. also the biggest advantage over air is the smaller delta to max temp under load. also water cooling i would say is for enthusiast more than average computer users, example would be people who like to have decent - high overclocks and try to get the most out of their CPU for 24/7 use.

Side note: i paid about 380$ for mine. It could of been cheaper but i had to buy 6 fans that were like 10$ each. I have had it for about 4 months now and i well never go back to air cooling.
Edited by DripDoom - 12/22/08 at 5:42pm
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Originally Posted by Toonshorty View Post
Could anyone tell me how much they paid for there water cooling system?

Ah, thanks TnB, is that I good water cooling system. Here are my priorities:

1) Reliability - well who wants it too explode in your case?!
2) Performance - must bring temperatures nice and low, nothing extreme but something good at least.
3) Noise - would be nice to have an almost silent cooling system although forget it if it compromises on the above.
The system I linked above will do an amazing job. For silence, you will have to spend a bit more money. Otherwise it'll be just about equal to a TRUE.
post #13 of 22
TbN= Gir, that shopping list you posted has a reservoir top for the pump. He could just use a Tee line to fill and lower his prices quite a bit right? Or go with a cheaper reservoir? If he is only doing a cpu loop that stuff you listed should give him great temps.
Of course if he wants temps that are above and beyond great he could build a bong....
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TbN= Gir, that shopping list you posted has a reservoir top for the pump. He could just use a Tee line to fill and lower his prices quite a bit right? Or go with a cheaper reservoir? If he is only doing a cpu loop that stuff you listed should give him great temps.
Of course if he wants temps that are above and beyond great he could build a bong....


I wasn't even thinking lol. Yea the t-line can be removed since I added the res top in.

But you could still use it as a drain line if you wanted to. Thanks for pointing that out nub.
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I wasn't even thinking lol. Yea the t-line can be removed since I added the res top in.

But you could still use it as a drain line if you wanted to. Thanks for pointing that out nub.
edit: That includes the pump with it. I need to get new glasses....

To the OP, that shopping list Gir gave you will give you better temps than a TRUE. Especially under load.
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a good watercooling loop will give you much better temperatures. besides, its very fun and looks awesome.
    
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Actually I was thinking more along the lines of why not just use a nice brass Tee and skip the reservoir top? I mean it looks great (ie. I wish I had one myself) but at over 60 pounds that is pretty expensive no? (or did I read that price wrong, going back to check)
Without the pump top, the pump is restricted to 3/8" plastic barbs only. Using the tops allows you to use whatever barbs you want, along with significantly increasing performance.
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Also fans, does the radiator come with fans built in or do I need to buy a specific size and put them on the top of the radiator or something?
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Also fans, does the radiator come with fans built in or do I need to buy a specific size and put them on the top of the radiator or something?
Radiators only come with fans if you buy a kit, but imho the number of kits worth purchasing can be counted on 1 hand (with 4 fingers missing).

Some factors to consider:

cfm ~ cubic feet per minute
dba ~ sound rating
depth ~ 120mm fans are available in 25 and 38mm thicknesses. The 38mm fans provide greater static pressure, but may be louder than the the 25mm size.

The airflow does effect performance, but the sound-rating is purely subjective.

Also, perhaps read about the benefits of a shroud, these move the face of the fan away from the radiator surface and eliminate the "dead spot" that is caused by the fans hub.
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Of the Kits worth consideration that could be counted on one hand, this one if worth considering for a cpu only loop:

http://www.jab-tech.com/Swiftech-H20...t-pr-4324.html

That sale price is outstanding. It would out perform the TRUE, but of course it cost more. Still, this about the entry price in any WC'ing worth having. Blow this, stick with good air.
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