Originally Posted by Ithanul
I'm not saying my room is cooler. I am only saying my GPUs stay cooler considering my temps inside the house are higher.
This is the major reason I use water cooling. Otherwise, the temps for my computer hardware would be way higher.
Apologizes for the wrong adjective. Probably a 99% I would have been right.
I must have misread then, sorry. I thought you were saying your room temps got too high with air and you had to switch to water.
I agree that the components themselves run cooler with water. I might switch to AIO one day, but unlikely. Even with my 5820K OC'd @ 4.5 Ghz its pretty quiet with my massive 3-fan cooler, even when I was stress testing. I considered water for the graphics, but it seems like extra care/cost is needed to keep the memory chips cool and I'm not sure I care enough as the only time I'm working that component is when gaming...which has sound to mask.
I'm also not willing to risk a leak.
I'm trying to figure out how to get my rig quieter. I know pretty much anyone would consider it silent/near silent, but I can slightly hear it from my seat and I want to hear nothing. My last system was a laptop with one tiny fan that ran 'occasionally' and I could hear my CCFL bulbs in my monitors humming (which was louder from my seat than my PC). Now I have LED 4K panels and can faintly hear my PC. I'm okay hearing the HDD noise, but theres a slight wind noise, even at slow speeds. It could be case related, I know when my side fan turns on I can hear a buffeting sound, probably from the honeycomb. Arg.