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IS watercooling really quieter than Air??

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Considering it still uses lots of fans on the radiators an the noise of the pumps etc...
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post #2 of 18
ya, a rad allows for multiple low speed fans. low speed fans = quiet.
post #3 of 18
Yes, just depends on your components.

More surface area on radiator compared to heatsink = slower speed fans for same heat disspiation
post #4 of 18
Yep. An air cooled heatsink only has so much surface area for a fan to cool. There is a limit to how large or heavy a heatsink can be. When a radiator is added into the equation, there is much more to work with in terms of surface area. So, as was said above, you would only need several low speed fans to dissipate the same amount of heat as with an air cooled heatsink.
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Not if you're like me and throw High Speed Silents on your Rad. Of course I won't be doing that when I go full loop. I just made that more mandatory today. biggrin.gif

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My pump is noticeably louder than some air coolers.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by nelson;12954199 
Yes, just depends on your components.

More surface area on radiator compared to heatsink = slower speed fans for same heat disspiation

Exactly. It does largely depend on the pump, though, and how it's mounted (possible vibration transfer to the case).
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i'm sure there're passive rads out there...
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ahahah, it all depends, its funny to see this kind of posts,
yes it can be quite, but usually not here on OCN, here we have 2 or 3 360mm radiatords, if you count thats 18 fans just on those 3 rads, so there no way that could be quite, but if you just a XSPC kit for example, yes its much quiter then havinga zalman 9700 cpu cooler at full blast
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Quote:
Originally Posted by rubicsphere;12954433 
My pump is noticeably louder than some air coolers.

Lol and my pump i cant hear past the fill up when its getting bubbles out.
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