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WELL, I am bored, and I have some ideas running through my head. I am NOT even UPGRADING for 2 years, when I am a senior, and ready to go to College... I am going to spend a lot of time on that build.. (Read MODS) and I want it to be the best it can possibly be. (It WILL be at least quad core) I am looking at a black lian-li pc1000, 1200, or 2000. Depends on how much space I need.. (And dont forget mods including handles and a window and possibly a rad exhaust..)<br />
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Anyway, first question. Since this case will be moves around alot, (Even gonna mod in handles) AND needs to last a long time, (Going to be my rig for at least 4 straight years) Plus I fold, so it needs to run 24/7. Quietly. So would Air or water be better? Air is HEAVY (Read- I dont want a broken mobo) but reliable. Water is lighter.. But how well does it travel? and how long does water last/ how much maintenence does water need?<br />
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Water will be quieter, the pump will make some noise but not a lot. Water doesnt need much maintenence, a lot of leak testing in the begining though.
 

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Who says that ????
 

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Yes, but I will probably use this as my ONLY real rig for all the time I am in college.. And how does water like long car drives?<br><br>
(Only real rig = I will probably get a tablet pc or a apple notebook or something..)<br><br>
3xtr3m3- How much does it need?<br><br><br>
Note- Maintenence is NOT a problem- But reliability IS..
 

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I change the water and clean the radiator every 1-2 months. And it's a lot of work in my case. If you don't take care of your w/c setup you will see some performance drop in time and you will shorten your components life span.
 

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If you're going to be moving the case around I'd definately go air. The only reason I don't have water is because I haul my computer to another city every weekend and who wants to carry all that extra weight.<br />
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The newer chips, even Intel's, are getting better with their heat output so unless you plan on some drastic overclocking air will be better.
 
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