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Ok i thought that i would look into water cooling and instead of buying just a cpu cooler, running it through my whole system, NB, CPU and graphics.

Im not going to doing any insane overclocking so how much would it cost me, just a few waterblocks e.t.c. Also is it worth the money/is it very effective? Or would it be better to go with a good watercooling cpu cooler instead?
post #2 of 22
Since you wont be "doing any insane overclocking" you wont need watercooling. It's meant for insane overclocking.

Otherwise fans are quiet and cool enough to do the job.

Besides, the performance difference when doing insane overclocking is only an extra .3 or so ghz or less which doesnt really affect performance much.
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watercooling the NB is really just for looks, no practical purpose unless you are doing insane overclocking. It's definitely not worth the money vs performance increase, but it is something fun to do. It's extremely effective as a cooling method. I have everything in my rig wced except for the hdds and ssd. Works like a dream.
 
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No it is not worth it. I will not be water cooling my next computer. Just get a case with good ventilation and a good cpu cooler then spend the money you saved on games or a few bad@ss monitors.
    
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post #5 of 22
Like wht max said it will only be worth it if you overclock a lot and want lower temps
Edited by Snips - 12/30/10 at 10:54pm
post #6 of 22
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Originally Posted by cbabe001 View Post
No it is not worth it. I will not be water cooling my next computer. Just get a case with good ventilation and a good cpu cooler then spend the money you saved on games or a few bad@ss monitors.
why wouldn't you if you already have the parts for a cpu loop?
 
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post #7 of 22
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But what costs are we talking about, if its home made, how much will it cost?
post #8 of 22
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wowww, ok i looked it up, it would cost about $500-$1000 hahaha, not worth i think
post #9 of 22
cost all depends on how elaborate you get. I'm about $1600 in the hole. Not worth it performance wise, but worth it fun wise.
 
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post #10 of 22
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Originally Posted by fat_italian_stallion View Post
cost all depends on how elaborate you get. I'm about $1600 in the hole. Not worth it performance wise, but worth it fun wise.
I agree on this. Definitely worth the fun you get out of building your loop XD
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