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There is a lot of fail at basic physics on display in this thread...
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water cooling will decrease your room temps for sure. the rise in temperature of the card in not linear. this is an electronic component, the higher the temperature, the higher the power consumption. more power consumption = more heat. if you have a cooler that is capable of maintaining the temp of the component low, the component will consume lesser power and therefore less heat.

and one more thing, your fans will work harder if your pc temp is high, therefore your psu components will heat-up as well because they are producing more current to supply to your fans and to your heated components.

i hope that the above explain it well as i need some more reps, please!
There is some truth to this, when it comes to metals, with semi-conductors not always so, and in this case would require some pretty deep study of the components too see which way is which, part to part.
 
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water cooling will decrease your room temps for sure. the rise in temperature of the card in not linear. this is an electronic component, the higher the temperature, the higher the power consumption. more power consumption = more heat. if you have a cooler that is capable of maintaining the temp of the component low, the component will consume lesser power and therefore less heat.

and one more thing, your fans will work harder if your pc temp is high, therefore your psu components will heat-up as well because they are producing more current to supply to your fans and to your heated components.
is this a fail as well?
    
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There is some truth to this, when it comes to metals, with semi-conductors not always so, and in this case would require some pretty deep study of the components too see which way is which, part to part.
Even then, the increase in efficiency due to running colder, and hence lower power draw...will be fairly small in all likelihood, a handful of Watts at best probably.
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Originally Posted by Soggysilicon View Post
There is some truth to this, when it comes to metals, with semi-conductors not always so, and in this case would require some pretty deep study of the components too see which way is which, part to part.
Now I can see that the Smart Guys are coming out now!
    
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Even then, the increase in efficiency due to running colder, and hence lower power draw...will be fairly small in all likelihood, a handful of Watts at best probably.
Yes, you are right, there will be a small difference but sure there is!
    
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Yes, you are right, there will be a small difference but sure there is!
Your gear runs let us say 5-10W more efficient from running cooler...but your pump pulls 18W (normal for an MCP-35* series pump IIRC), and you have 3 Gentle Typhoons that each pull a few Watts...where'd those watts of increased efficiency go?
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So much fail in this thread.
    
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Some people seem to be confused and equate lower component temperature to lower heat generation.
Heat is not not measured in ºC (or ºF for us backwards Americans.)
Us backwards Americans measure heat in British Thermal Units per hour, aka. btuh.

1 watt generates 3.412 btuh of heat, regardless of if the component is being cooled by air, water, phase change, LN2, cat piss, peanut butter, or unicorn farts.

Water cooling won't reduce the wattage generated by the components, so will not reduce the amount of heat being generated.

Water cooling moves the heat out of the components to the room more efficiently than air cooling, so the temperature of the components will be lower, but the same quantity of heat is being moved from the components to the room air.
Edited by Caleal - 4/2/11 at 10:07am
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all I am going to say is Thermodynamics.
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