Watercooling..

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  1. DatacomGuy

    DatacomGuy is moving to Canada

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    Tell me about watercooling.. Is it overkill for a non-overclocked PC?

    Recommend some good brands and/or kits to look into..
     
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    it's overkill for most overclocked PCs... Let alone a stock one.

    why would you introduce a messy conductor such as water into a system without proper cause?

    If you don't NEED it, don't do it!
     
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    Yes, it is overkill. A properly ventilated PC will not overheat. Remember that the heat from the watercooler still has to dissipate into the air; if you can dissipate that heat directly into the air, instead of using a watercooler, then your machine will be the same temperature AND it will be more efficient AND it will be less complicated.

    Swiftech and Danger Den are good brands.
     
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    Good enough. Thanks all.
     
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    if you value silence its worth it
     
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    it goes beyond cooling.
     
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    Not forgetting the geek factor :big grin:
     
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    not rly. With few exceptions, water cooling is at least as noisy, if not LOUDER than air cooling. Watercooling uses water blocks to take heat away from components, but this then goes to a radiator, where active fans must then transfer the heat to ambient air. So with few exceptions, it's at least as loud as. And most watercooling users wish to have better performance than air cooling, which requires some beefy work at the radiator, so there's that problem. And you have the additional complexity of the pump -- which generates noise. And additional power requirements that either stresses the main PSU more, which generates more heat and requires the PSU fan to work more, or it requires it's own PSU, which adds to heat and fan noise.
     
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    Saved me having to explain it again. :big grin:
     

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