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Is dielectric grease necessary in watercooled setups?

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Or is this only necessary in a pelt setup + water setup as well as phase change cooling?

http://nexushardware.com/articles/in...&page_number=0

Just curious after reading the above link.
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post #2 of 7
no, only in sub freezing temps.... so condensations doesnt short anything out.
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Watercooling doesn't get it cold enough so no need for grease
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Thanks guys! I should have finished reading the article before asking.
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lol no problem
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post #6 of 7
As stated above, no, watercooling doesn't need dielectric grease.

But it doesn't have to go "below freezing" it just has to be below ambient to cause condensation. Or more specifically below the dew point.
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post #7 of 7
Yeah, in simple watercooling system, the temp of water will be always greater than ambient so nothing to worry about.
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