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1. Does incorporating a liquid cooler system eliminate the need for case fans? Case fans bring in alot of dust. I'd like to eliminate that.

2. What brand of water cooling systems should I look into? I want the most bang for my buck. I'm trying not to break the bank on this one. I'm new so I don't know what a complete liquid cooling kits estimated cost is.
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post #2 of 6
You'll still want to have some case fans, even if you mount the radiator externally you'll want to make sure the rest of your components have some air.

XSPC kits are great priced and come with everything you needs except the water and a kill coil/pt nuke.
http://www.frozencpu.com/cat/l3/g30/...ml?id=TVxLyHaN

Been eying the 360 kit myself for a while, the kits are great for beginners and easy to add on to.
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post #3 of 6
1.) No, you will still need fans to push air through your radiator, as well as past your other components. Granted, if you have your radiator outside of your case you dont need nearly as much air flow through the actual case because a good portion of your heat load has been moved external. The only time you can remove all airflow from your case is if you have everything watercooled and have the radiators outside of the case. If you really want to reduce the amount of dust in your case, get some fan dust filters, its as easy as that.

2.) If you are looking for a good beginner kit that is actual water cooling (not h50...) I recommend the XSPC Rasa kit. It is a great price for what you get and is easy to assemble.
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post #4 of 6
Entry level into the game is XSPC Rasa, which starts at $130 for a 240mm rad and comes with hose, fittings, a great water block, and a res/pump. Only additional thing you need is biocide.

Unless you watercool EVERYTHING, you're still going to need/want airflow. MOSFET sinks especially need flow as do IOH/NB/etc RAM also. Once you start trying to watercool everything the sky is the limit on pricing, as blocks tend to be specific to the components they attach to.
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post #5 of 6
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Alright then, I'll look in this XSPC thing and see what it's all about. And I didn't know the sold fan screens to protect from dust. I'll look into that as well.
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post #6 of 6
technically if you have external radiators and watercool every component (cpu, gpu, nb, sb, mosfets, ram, hdds) you don't need case fans, just fans on those external radiators.
 
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