hey i was thinking about setting my rig up with liquad cooling. i have no idea on this subject and would aprectaite any advise you can give me. i only want to start of by cooling the cpu. but eventualy add in my V-card and possable if i end up geting a 10,000 rpm raptor encasing that in a water jacet as well... what is out there that is up to this job? thx
26th September 2004
Well if you want a external water cooling i suggest the Asetek WaterChill Xternal, the prices is kinda big but you get everything you need and a relly relly good water cooler. CPU, GPU and Chipset cooler everything is included. But if you want a internal water cooler you can get a cheaper one but its harder to mount inside tha case. that what i think anyway...
i would prefer an internal one. nounting internal shouldnt be a problem with a thermaltake kandalf (the black :P) and i dont really want to do chipset... pulling apart and expensive board frightens me :S
Trust me, I'm a Doctor
25th November 2003
Is your system overheating now? You might consider a better air cooled system, unless you want it to be completely silent. In some cases a good air system can cool just as good as a cheap water setup, but it will make more noise.
I'm not the person to tell you about water setups though, i don't like them, too much stuff that can go wrong in my opinion.
It's Not Easy Being Green
10th November 2003
well there easy to install if you get one a with instructions
atm cpu is overclocked 25% and idles at 42* celcious. allthough i woul like my rig to be as silant as i can get it as it is only about 2 meters away from my bed. i dont mind spending up to about $250ish australian.. but at the moment just looking at options
...burning angel wings to dust
14th February 2004
rusty208i would prefer an internal one. nounting internal shouldnt be a problem with a thermaltake kandalf (the black :P) and i dont really want to do chipset... pulling apart and expensive board frightens me :S
Oh, the irony of that statement.
You're afraid to pull the heatsink off the chipset, but want to not only move to watercooling, but internal watercooling.
If changing the cooler on the chipset really frightens you, then you should most certainly not even be considering watercooling. And as a practical point, you aren't going to get squat that's worth getting for A$250.
Oh, and routing internal watercooling is much more difficult than you think. Even in a large case.
I tawt I taw a puddy tat...
30th December 2002
-StaticX- I'm not the person to tell you about water setups though, i don't like them, too much stuff that can go wrong in my opinion.
That's how I feel. Plus, running water near all those expensive parts and me being a klutz is just a recipe for disaster.
I didn't make it!
i say the asetec waterchill xternal aswell...but if u dont mind the sound then get air.. i use water.