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post #11 of 52
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Originally Posted by ZTempo;12307268 
This just in: Value is subjective ..

Logical reasoning has no place here son, move along:D.
post #12 of 52
I loved building with water. I did it on my last build not because I needed to, I mean it was a PhII x3 720 for crying out loud! No, I did it because I wanted to learn, to experience and to enjoy. I did all of those things, and don't feel I wasted my time at all. I bought all my parts used, and I will eventually get around to selling them all used. I'll have been out very little in the end I bet.

It's all in what you make of it, if you're doing it because the masses told you to, then yes, you wasted your time, if you did it for your own enjoyment and to add to your experiences, then you prospered.
     
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post #13 of 52
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Originally Posted by ZTempo;12307268 
This just in: Value is subjective ..

WhAt!?!?!?!!? *head asplodes* i WC because i loved it, i love seeing my temps below 40 on gpu and cpu on full load and my heat being dumped out of the case... i WC because i love the experience and the beauty of it all! and their is very little maintenance if you do it right, you can easily go a year without doing anything to your rig (other than blowing the dust out but you have to do that if you air cool as well) the only reason i havent made it a year with 1 loop is because i keep adding stuff/rerunning the tubes... which is a big part of the fun!
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post #14 of 52
I thought that when i had my old processor. But now i wish i still had water.

Nobody watercools because they think it will be quieter.
post #15 of 52
OP has valid points; however, you forget that this is an enthusiast site, not a 'if I don't need it, I won't get it' site. Some people get a lot of enjoyment out of watercooling their systems, not just for squeezing extra life out of their systems, but for personal reasons as well.

Do I really need the Ferrari 308 GTB, Porsche 944 S, and BMW E30 in my garage? No, my Grand Marquis is sufficient for any transportation needs I have; however, nobody uses a Ferrari for just mere transportation wink.gif. Same logic can be applied to people that watercool.
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post #16 of 52
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Originally Posted by Primus;12307424 
OP has valid points; however, you forget that this is an enthusiast site, not a 'if I don't need it, I won't get it' site. Some people get a lot of enjoyment out of watercooling their systems, not just for squeezing extra life out of their systems, but for personal reasons as well.

Do I really need the Ferrari 308 GTB, Porsche 944 S, and BMW E30 in my garage? No, my Grand Marquis is sufficient for any transportation needs I have; however, nobody uses a Ferrari for just mere transportation wink.gif. Same logic can be applied to people that watercool.

This.

I know my watercooling at full blast is louder than my CPU cooler due to having 4 HS Yate Loons to cool the rads, but when I use my fan controller,the only thing I can hear is the slight buzzing of my pump.

I also get much better temps than with my D14, and yes, I do think thattubes look better than "a giant 4lb block stressing the mobo to breaking point"

Also, I don't need to do any real maintinence with my loop, besides when I get bored and want to change the tubing.
    
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post #17 of 52
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Originally Posted by Morizuno;12307183 
Hello OCN, I've been a watercooler for a couple of months and I got to say that it is definitely not worth the time and money to do. Air coolers take 5 minutes to set up and are just as silent, if not more silent than water cooling.

People appear to be getting into water cooling for a few reasons

1. High overclocks
2. Looks
3. E-peen
4. Silence


High overclocking... Hm, well 4Ghz is easy to achieve with air cooling. H50s with good fans can do that easily as well as D14s and Silver arrows.

But then you have to ask yourself "Do I really need 4ghz?". If you are a gamer with a 60hz monitor, then running games with a little push to 3.7 will be more than enough with a good GPU. I personally barely noticed a difference in games such as BFBC2/Dirt 2/BO simply because my system can already run those games at 1080p on everything set to high except AA with ease.




Looks. hm... Bunch of tubing appears to be the cool thing now? Sleeve your cables in water cooling tubing then if you'd want the look. There are many ways to get the "look" without spending a lot if you be creative



E-peen... Honestly, I doubt people will care if you spent 3x the amount they did for similar performance



Silence... If you're air cooling right now and are thinking to do water for silence, then invest in quieter fans and sound dampening foam


I'm glad that I'm going back to air. My rig will be lighter and easier to maintain.

For GPUs like the 480 or something, then you should look at buying this

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835118066&cm_re=zalman_gpu_cooler-_-35-118-066-_-Product

Of course you are entitled to your opinion but when you recommend none-watercooling setups, dont recommend an Corsair H50/H70 or similar! they are water coolers too.

Of course if its the custom WC stuff you have a gripe with then thats different.

Also as this is OCN - its all about modding and OCing your systems.
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post #18 of 52
I big feck off Slab of copper on your CPU is all well and good but as mentioned does place alot of stress on mobo pcb.

Watercooling for me is ideal as i have the radiators in the attic. Keeps me room nice and cool. Before watercooling mr room was always boiling hot.

And it is cool! Its something I enjoy and keeps my temps well in check. It is defo more recommended for taming GPUs.
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post #19 of 52
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Originally Posted by YerMother;12307540 
I big feck off Slab of copper on your CPU is all well and good but as mentioned does place alot of stress on mobo pcb.

Watercooling for me is ideal as i have the radiators in the attic. Keeps me room nice and cool. Before watercooling mr room was always boiling hot.

And it is cool! Its something I enjoy and keeps my temps well in check. It is defo more recommended for taming GPUs.

Are you saying your radiators are in a different room to your PC? Because that's awesome biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by Boyboyd;12307563 
Are you saying your radiators are in a different room to your PC? Because that's awesome biggrin.gif

Yes mate they are in the roof! biggrin.gif
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