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Water coolers who are saying that W/C will still be needed as long as GPU's, chipsets etc are used, are forgetting that these parts undergo the miniaturization process as cpu's, and will therefore need less cooling also.

Air cooling will ALWAYS be here, as that is the medium we live in. Whether cpus will only require passive cooling, or small heatsinks with fans is the only question.

Water cooling will die first.
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post #52 of 65
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Watercooling won't die as long as graphics cards are producing ridiculous amounts of heat with loud stock coolers?
Even graphics cards are improving. Look at how the GTX 580 is more powerful and cooler than the GTX 480. It is still hot but it isn't the space heater that the 480 was.
    
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post #53 of 65
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I like the heatpipe VRM coolers for GPUs that thermalright makes. I'm still waiting for them to come out with ones for the HD6000 series.
True, I forgot about those.
post #54 of 65
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As long as you have reasonable ambient temps, and a couple PCIe slots to spare, you can usually do better with high end air (at least for noise). Just ask the guys at silentpcreivew.com, who tend to prefer air over water if possible.
you just need to choose the correct parts...
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I don't like change.
    
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you just need to choose the correct parts...
Yes, and you really need to plan your build, particularly if you are attempting a silent SLI/CFX setup. You have to buy a motherboard with the correct spacing to fit a pair of triple slot coolers + whatever other cards you with to run, an appropriate case etc. The same can be said for watercooling as well though, planning is important in both cases.
post #57 of 65
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As long as you have reasonable ambient temps, and a couple PCIe slots to spare, you can usually do better with high end air (at least for noise). Just ask the guys at silentpcreivew.com, who tend to prefer air over water if possible.



High end coolers such as the Accelero Xtreme can effectively silence a high end GPU without any pump noise, however I would like to see VRM cooling on these types of coolers improve.
yeah, you're right but i acutally was talking about water. You dont't need a laing ddc+ for example to get good results....
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yeah, you're right but i acutally was talking about water. You dont't need a laing ddc+ for example to get good results....
lmao ah gotcha . True about the pump, but don't most quiet pumps cost a bit more? I've heard the new Swiftech pump is pretty quiet on its lowest rpm. Also there is an Eheim pump that is pretty good for silence, right? Granted, a pair of Accelero Xtremes and a high end air cooler is going to cost $150+ so I don't know if cost comparisons even matter at this point lol.
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GPUs = in need of some serious air cooling
    
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lmao ah gotcha . True about the pump, but don't most quiet pumps cost a bit more? I've heard the new Swiftech pump is pretty quiet on its lowest rpm. Also there is an Eheim pump that is pretty good for silence, right? Granted, a pair of Accelero Xtremes and a high end air cooler is going to cost $150+ so I don't know if cost comparisons even matter at this point lol.
there are also silent boxes, wich are pretty effective in dampening the noise.
i'm an aircooling guy myself, but i know a few guys who are into quiet watercooling, and it is more silent at the same OC, but you need to put even more thought, work and money into it than with air
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