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post #11 of 39
If you have to ask which is better then you should be running air.
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post #12 of 39
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Originally Posted by raiseyohands View Post
$30 coolermaster 212+ for air, $60 h50 for water cooling. Both are great. Depends on what you need to do/what you want to do.
you cant count h50 as water cooling... and its performance is mediocre at best
    
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post #13 of 39
Awesome thread.


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Originally Posted by ZixacunX View Post
you cant count h50 as water cooling... and its performance is mediocre at best
Mediocre compared to real water cooling perhaps. But with good fans its better than most air coolers, the only ones that beat it are the huge motherboard bending monstrosities.
post #14 of 39
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Originally Posted by mexer View Post
I would like to know which cooling is better water or air?
Worst. Post. Ever. Be more specific
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Originally Posted by Timechange01 View Post
Air is better. It turns your PC into a mini oven and will keep your room nice and warm
    
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post #16 of 39
Quote:
Originally Posted by mexer View Post
But water colling could harm to pc? Becouse there is water so it can harm pc
Don't forget electricity! Electricity can harm your pc too.

I should turn my computer off now or risk damaging it.



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Originally Posted by ZixacunX View Post
you cant count h50 as water cooling... and its performance is mediocre at best
So it would be classified as? Faux-water cooling? It's water cooling, just not custom water-cooling.
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post #17 of 39
Best compromise between the two is self contained push/pull water coolers like the Corsair H-50/H70 that cost the same as the upper echelon air coolers, that are cheaper then full blown water coolers and safer.

Anyway, no need to overclock anything to any ridiculous hights as no gaming right now needs it or is worth the risk to your hardware.
 
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post #18 of 39
Cost: air > water
Temps: air < water
Fun: air < water
Sexiness: air < water

If money is no concern, water is the way to go. If you can't spend much stick w/ air.
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Originally Posted by wermad View Post
Cost: air > water
Temps: air < water
Reliability: Air > Water
Fun: air < water
E-peen: air < water
Fixed.
post #20 of 39
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Originally Posted by Full_Tilt View Post
Fixed.
Hmmm, why don't we see air cooled cars any more, hmmmm, since they are more reliable. hmmmmmm

edit: not surprised coming from an H50 user
Edited by wermad - 4/21/11 at 8:13pm
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