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post #11 of 51
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Originally Posted by Nw0rb View Post
Hate to be the degree nazi but comp temps are 70 F is like 22 C
I'm not sure I get your post. Has there been any confusion about this in this thread?
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post #12 of 51
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Originally Posted by B!0HaZard View Post
I'm not sure I get your post. Has there been any confusion about this in this thread?
Maybe not but in overall when talking in computer terms we usually use C not F thats all that was supposed to mean
post #13 of 51
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Originally Posted by Versa View Post
Open a window(s), natural wind will solve everything
Edit: People beat me to it
In the summer, a window will only make it hotter.

So I'm getting that it will be easier to SPREAD the heat out with WC?
post #14 of 51
uhm I believe they are tryin to say Both are going to make your room about the same.. water cooling maybe a couple degrees warmer than air. and what they are saying is the radiator disapates heat better then air thats all doesnt mean anyting crazy
post #15 of 51
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Originally Posted by AMD20x6 View Post
Depends on the dissipation of power (in watts) of the pump vs. the cooling fan that's being replaced. So yes, it is entirely possible that OP would end up very slightly increasing the room temp over air cooling.
I haven't seen to many WC setups that actually reduce the number of fans vs air cooling.
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post #16 of 51
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I haven't seen to many WC setups that actually reduce the number of fans vs air cooling.
Ya but your load temps are higher. honestly its all pref if you wanna change the water out every 3 months n stuff be my guest but air cooling is almost on par with water temps. except some exceptional water coolers
post #17 of 51
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Originally Posted by Nw0rb View Post
Ya but your load temps are higher. honestly its all pref if you wanna change the water out every 3 months n stuff be my guest but air cooling is almost on par with water temps. except some exceptional water coolers
What are you talking about?

A) Temps are not on par air vs. water...unless you're dealing with low-power CPUs that barely need anything more than the stock CPU cooler.

B) Water does not need changed out every 3 months.
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post #18 of 51
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I haven't seen to many WC setups that actually reduce the number of fans vs air cooling.
Ah, yes. That's quite an oversight.
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post #19 of 51
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What are you talking about?

A) Temps are not on par air vs. water...unless you're dealing with low-power CPUs that barely need anything more than the stock CPU cooler.

B) Water does not need changed out every 3 months.
A) Ha show me were a h70 beats any air cooled system done right crazy man

and B) it does if you want to keep **** nice and temps low
post #20 of 51
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In the summer, a window will only make it hotter.

So I'm getting that it will be easier to SPREAD the heat out with WC?
Thats the gimmick, as it were. Think of it this way, turn on the stove and touch it... its hot. Put a large pot of water on the stove and touch the water... not as hot. Water being about 800x more dense than air absorbs far more caloric energy to express a temperature rise, the wattage is still there, it just takes lots more of it to excite all those molecules.

To answer the original question, adding that pot of water really has no effect on the very fact that the stove, is still on, and thus radiating a given amount of heat from it.

If we consider that a 360 mil rad with 6 fans as opposed the a stock HS 70 mil fan, it becomes pretty clear that the air mass being applied to carry the heat off is significantly more than just what a poorly placed 70 mil is doing for you. So the efficiency comes from using more "not heated" air to pass over the radiator fins. Theres limits to this though, due to heat transfer being more apparent from both mass, a small mass conducting to a larger mass... ie. touch a counter top, and it seems cool. Thus the greater the mass the faster the conduction, but also the Delta T, or difference between the two surfaces. If there are only 1~2 C differences between the surfaces the temperature interaction will be slower, than if it where 10 C or more apart. Hence the use of water chillers and phase change.

Hope that kinda splains' it as it where.
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