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Poll Results: Stay with Water, or go back to Air?

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post #11 of 26
Can you not get the HDDs about the water cooling equipment just for extra piece of mind?
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As stated, it doesn't matter if you have water or air. The chance of data loss is just as great with a HDD failing as it is with a water leak (if you leak tested and installed your loop correctly).

Also, what are the chances that such a bad leak will develop that it will spray onto your HDD's causing data loss? I can't really think of many scenarios where this will occur. If you spring a leak, I would be more worried about your PSU, GPU, and Mobo/CPU more than anything else.
     
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I agree with most people so far... You have water in your case, and your worried about data loss should it fail..
I would be to!! i cant stand the idea of water anywhere near my personal PC.. just freak's me out! I would remove the water loop for a high end cooler, and purchase some hdd for a proper back up plan.. even if data is backed up what about money spent on having to replace anything should the Water loop foul out?? On top of that there are modern high end air coolers that out perform some water systems(most just they hybrids). my 2 cents
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Seriosly, your more of a safety nazi then my brothers :rollseyes:

I don't understand why you are so scared though. The worst that would happen would some of your parts fry, most likely a GPU. And you've spent more on fittings then your GPU!!
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Originally Posted by andrewmchugh View Post
Can you not get the HDDs about the water cooling equipment just for extra piece of mind?
Yeah, like I said in a previous post, I'm going to get a 3TB HDD and a hotswap 5.25 bay for my case so I can just backup my irreplaceable data onto the large HDD and pull it away from the computer in a safe, or my safety deposit box at the bank.

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Originally Posted by c00lkatz View Post
As stated, it doesn't matter if you have water or air. The chance of data loss is just as great with a HDD failing as it is with a water leak (if you leak tested and installed your loop correctly).

Also, what are the chances that such a bad leak will develop that it will spray onto your HDD's causing data loss? I can't really think of many scenarios where this will occur. If you spring a leak, I would be more worried about your PSU, GPU, and Mobo/CPU more than anything else.
Actually, the least of my worries are my hardware components, because I can replace them. I can't replace my tens of thousands of photos and my tens of thousands tracks of music.

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Originally Posted by KhaoticKomputing View Post
I agree with most people so far... You have water in your case, and your worried about data loss should it fail..
I would be to!! i cant stand the idea of water anywhere near my personal PC.. just freak's me out! I would remove the water loop for a high end cooler, and purchase some hdd for a proper back up plan.. even if data is backed up what about money spent on having to replace anything should the Water loop foul out?? On top of that there are modern high end air coolers that out perform some water systems(most just they hybrids). my 2 cents
How does the Megahelams compare to the more recent high end releases? I haven't researched air coolers for a couple years.

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Seriosly, your more of a safety nazi then my brothers :rollseyes:

I don't understand why you are so scared though. The worst that would happen would some of your parts fry, most likely a GPU. And you've spent more on fittings then your GPU!!
When it comes to my photos, yes, I'm a safety freak. That's because I can't retake the photos and relive the memories.

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Instead of spending money to buy a new air cooler, why not just buy another 2TB HDD and just backup a majority of your stuff there, put the HDD in a anti static bag and stow it away in a closet?

Ah nm, looks like Op is going to get a 3TB drive, good for you


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You're worried. You should not worry. You will not stop worrying as long as you have water in your case. Go back to air.

NB/SB - try aftermarket coolers.

Of course you're not going to get that OC with a Megatron unless you get a really loud fan. Get a Silver Arrow for $75 and be done with it. It's just barely compatible with G.Skill Ripjaws RAM, so you're OK.

Or you could get a SA and a triplet of louder fans (the SWiF2-120P's are just an example), or an NH-D14.

If you really need to cool your motherboard, get a Prolimatech Genesis with three fans (here, here, here).

Unlike when you got your Megahalems, you now have a number of excellent heatsinks to choose from. In fact, if you take care to make your case into a quiet wind tunnel, you can most likely retain your current OC.
Thanks for the advice, I'll check those out if I decide to go back to air.
    
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For now, I think I'll just keep the loop and consider going back to air when I upgrade to a LGA 2011 setup...depending on how well the CPU's OC on air
Yes I kept the WC loop when i cameback to AIR COOOLER. whenever I ready go back to the loop, But I think my loop will be more likely selling. I am happy with High ended Air Cooler since 2010.


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You're worried. You should not worry. You will not stop worrying as long as you have water in your case. Go back to air.
^^this^^

I am honest with you, I hadn't worry issues about the loop runs my rig. but you are right if someone who remaining suffer from anxiety factor about the loop runs their rig, and doesn't work it out for owners then go back to air cooler for good.
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If your going Air, there are only two options IMO....Silver Arrow/D-14.
I'm running a Silver arrow with a single san ace 1011 in between the two coolers...let me tell you!!! on stock clocks and voltage i idle at room temp, and can get this thing past 38c no matter what kind of stress test is do. I'm ready to OC now baby!!
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I'm perplexed. I currently have a really nice custom water loop setup, but I'm getting tired of worrying about the potential of a leak (2.2TB of data in the case) and having to constantly think if I need to do any up keep to the loop.
What *exactly* are you worried about? Is there a specific area in your loop that you're worried might leak?
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If your going Air, there are only two options IMO....Silver Arrow/D-14.
I'm running a Silver arrow with a single san ace 1011 in between the two coolers...let me tell you!!! on stock clocks and voltage i idle at room temp, and can get this thing past 38c no matter what kind of stress test is do. I'm ready to OC now baby!!
Since last night, I've looked at quite a few reviews for the Silver Arrow and Noctua D-14. If I do go back to air in the near future, I'm leaning toward the Noctua after watching the OC3D review. Now granted, he only ran into issues with the SA when OC'ing at extreme voltages, otherwise it beat the D-14 at the lower voltages, i.e. <1.45V.

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What *exactly* are you worried about? Is there a specific area in your loop that you're worried might leak?
For some reason, from time to time, my EK full cover block for the Classified gets a bubble in it and it sounds very disturbing. I closely monitor the temps of the system and nothing seems out of the ordinary, it's just a little unnerving when hearing odd noises come from the case. I'm thinking it's probably because I have a Raven case and the motherboard is mounted vertically and the block probably wasn't designed to be in that orientation...at least that's what I tell myself to not to get too worked up over it.

But after really thinking about it, and listening to other people opinions about my situation, it seems I'm more worried about data loss than I am the up keep of the loop. So, that's why I'm going to focus my attention on perfecting my backup process so I can have peace of mind.
    
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Yes, the Silver Arrow falls beind the D-14 in reviews with the stock fan set up's. Give it time for peeps to mess with the Arrow. I'm about to invest in some money for some fan set up's to test, when doing my OC.

But if your going for higher OC with lots of VCORE, then the D-14 is probly the best bet. I chose the Silver Arrow so I can test 120x25mm and 120x38mm fans on it
You love yourself for going d-14. I have seen many posts about peeps going from water to high end air and loving it
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