[poll] Water Cooling

You will not need a water cooling. It runs off of the a fan power connector, so that will not change. If you do decide to get one, make sure you get a drain valve for the system, and test it for atleast an hour before adding parts to it.
 

Death

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lol i voted for the last one hehehe
 
1) If you really really want to watercool, do NOT get a kit. Buy the individual parts and build the cooling loop by hand. For one thing, kits are almost never perform well enough to provide any tangible benefits in terms of cooling or noise over a decent air cooling solution. For another thing, a "kit" will almost never fit your case, and modifying the kit in any way will most likely void any warranty the manufacturer might provide.

2) If you do watercool, whether or not you need a better power supply depends on how much system you have compared to how much power your current PSU provides. I strongly suggest that you go here - http:75.11.01.57/watercooling - and read the first page. It also contains a link to another website where all they do/talk about is cooling stuff.

3) I personally don't feel that watercooling is worth the time, the money, the hassle, or the worry. I've been there, and this is a great opportunity for you to learn from someone else.

4) Of course, you could just ignore me and do what you want. :)
 

Redshift

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This is not the best forum to talk about this. Google the subject and you will probably find an online community that specializes in this stuff.
 

DyeMatrix

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[quote1180559022=Redshift]
This is not the best forum to talk about this. Google the subject and you will probably find an online community that specializes in this stuff.
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Yeah, i googled for about 2 hours in school today learning all about it.

And i put it in this forum because not too many people go to the Tech Help forum, and i needed some immidiate answers

But, either way. I got my help, thanks alot guys

†Matrix†
 

=(eGO)= Lex -=KK=-

Active Member
Really depends on what your future upgrading options are and how much you want to spend. 550w will not be suitable for gaming rigs that what to employ SLI/xfire/lots of add ons/and future high end vid cards.

So--upgrading just for water cooling? Probably not, depending on what else your running.

Upgrading for future--sure, if you're planning on a modern vid card (or 2), sound card, new poc, etc.

700-800w is what I'd aim for if a duel vid card setup is in your future. 1000w if you're waiting on intel's x38 chipset w/pci-e 2.0 (2-3months?), high end memory, and nvidia's 9800 line (coming around xmas).


my 2 cents....i'm partial to new gear.
 

Redshift

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[quote1180572102=DyeMatrix]
And i put it in this forum because not too many people go to the Tech Help forum, and i needed some immidiate answers
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You should really post in the proper forum and not short circuit the intent and design of the forums.

Whenever someone clicks "show new posts", it selects new messages from all forums and your "Water Cooling" title would have shown up and been replied to by anyone interested, thus ppl don't have to specifically go to that forum, the subject line always shows up.
 

JMAN

EGO Zealot
why would u put water in a computer..... they are don't get thirsty to much.... every now and then have to give them a splash of water
 

Rogue Sniper

EGO Is My Life!
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I dont know much bout water cooling i have a total of 6 fans (cpu , gpu , psu , 3 added fans ) and its quieter than my other two comps that have less fans and dont put out much heat ... should i worry that new comps can run cooler even when they should be getting hot when im gaming on DoD S and such but its really cool and super quiet?
 

Redshift

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.... every now and then have to give them a splash of water
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LOL, true. Then a good spray and a vigorous brushing with water and soap. Some motherboards are even dishwasher safe ! :p

Kidding ! I had to add this just in case....one can never tell who's reading this :D
 

JMAN

EGO Zealot
lol Redshift :)
 
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