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Ok so in the next few months I want to switch to water cooling for my cpu ok but how does it work I want to get a CoolIT Systems ECO-R ECO A.L.C CPU Cooler or a
Corsair CWCH70 Hydro Series H70 CPU Liquid Cooler but how does it do it theres like a radiator or something does that just sit on the outside and do I have to refill these things if so does water work or do I have buy coolant and if so how often do they have to be refilled I'm 14 so keep as simple as possible then again I built my own pc
    
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post #2 of 9
No, you don't have to fill those. They are self-contained systems with the coolant already installed.
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the all in one kits you just mentioned are self contained... you shouldn't have to refill them and shouldn't be required to maintain it at all... honestly can't say cuz i've never owned them... there is a H50 club on the forum...

how does it work?

you mount the radiator somewhere on a 120mm fan hole...
there is a pump in the kit that pushes water through the loop...
the cpu gets cooled by the water block...
the water block gets cooled by the water...
the water gets cooled by the radiator...
the radiator gets cooled by air that the fan is pushing/pulling through it...
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post #4 of 9
I used to own the H50. Decent little cooler. Just mount the rad at the back exhaust of the case - having air from the outside being sucked in through the rad, then hook the pump/block onto the cpu like you would do any other cooler.

The only maintenance you need to do is occasionally get the dust bunnies out of the rad
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post #5 of 9
No refilling necessary, just install and enjoy. The pump pushes water across the copper contact plate removing heat from it the CPU generates lowering temperatures. The hot water is pushed through the radiator where fans remove the heat from the water and it is circulated again. It is just highly efficient indirect air cooling with more surface area and thermal conductivity.

Should this confuse you or not adequately answer your questions: Boingo boingo whoopsy knickers.
 
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post #6 of 9
it works through the magical power of JESUS (or thermodynamics rather). You see... the magical energy created by the sun is absorbed by plants and over thousands and or millions of years it is turned into coal. That coal is then later mined and converted at a power plant into electricity where it is used to power the psu in ur rig which is then used to power the pump in ur rig that pushes the water in the waterloop through a radiator (that has air blowing through it) and then a waterblock AND THEN back to the pump (whether or not u use a reservoir is up to u).
 
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post #7 of 9
All the systems you mention are pre-filled no maintenance systems, and include all you need. Just fit the combined pump/block to your CPU and fit the radiator to a nearby 120mm fan position. Plug in the block and the fan, and you're done!
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post #8 of 9
Like already said they are prefilled heatsinks.

I say heatsinks instead of loops because imo they are not watercooling and should be more in the air cooling section instead.
    
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Originally Posted by Somenamehere View Post
Like already said they are prefilled heatsinks.

I say heatsinks instead of loops because imo they are not watercooling and should be more in the air cooling section instead.


Just because they're sealed they're not considered water cooling? They've got a water block, pump, tubing, a radiator, WATER... of course they're "water cooling."
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