Ok, I've seen on Tiger Direct some Water Cooling systems for $100 and less, and I'm curious to know, are Water cooling systems any good? I know regular liquid cooling setups use some special liquid and they cost more like $500 or more. Do they have anything special on the more expensive ones that a cheap one would not have? Also, would these water cooling systems be better than a fan cooling system and how much worse than a specialized liquid cooling system would they be?
Well I dont got much exspirence on watercooling yett. But one thing I know for sure is that you never want to buy a cheap watercooling kit. If you are intrested in watercooling I sugest you look at some swiftech products, they will cost you but they got alot of quality.
It all depends, a good air cooling setup can keep your temps lower than a cheapo water system.
Unless your doing a good bit of overclocking, i would just get a good air setup, much less of a hassle and safer than water is.
I recomend avoiding liquid cooling all together.... you have the risks of leaks... and that is not good to say the least. I recomendmaking sure you got thermal paste in between your HSF and CPU I case fan to suck hot air out is good too. I personally recomend (if possible) a fan above you HSF on the roof of your case, especally if the fins on your heat sync go up and down like they should to allow the most heat to be disipated.
DragokatzovI recomendmaking sure you got thermal paste in between your HSF and CPU I case fan to suck hot air out is good too.
Or replace the stock paste with some Arctic Silver or something better like that.
IMO having intake fans in your case is a good idea as well, having a fan or two sucking air into your case, and one or two blowing it out the back will create much better air flow than just having a fan in back.
Dragokatzov;3410721I recomendmaking sure you got thermal paste in between your HSF and CPU
Uhhh... you'll know pretty bloody fast if you haven't got thermal paste in there...
ok i can help u with liquid cooling i have a system set up that gose down to room temp (my room temo is 67 and the cpu gets 70) i have this one (my own Mod i added to it a extra 12vold pump and i build a 2 gallon tank hooked up to it with a second Radiator hoked in to it all http://www.kingwin.com/products/LiquidCooling/awc1-7big.jpg
Liquid cooling is good but only if you get a decent setup. Buying a shitty $100 unit isn't reccommended.
C, I think he meant make sure there's thermal paste instead of a cheapy thermal pad. :p
Bs|Archaon;3411813Liquid cooling is good but only if you get a decent setup. Buying a shitty $100 unit isn't reccommended. C, I think he meant make sure there's thermal paste instead of a cheapy thermal pad. :p
hehe if u are looking to keep it "inexpancive" the one i showed u gose for aobut 130 it is ok not the best our of the box the pimp is weak and dose nto have a good water suply so upgrade/make ur own, but if u are " noobish" dont try.
That's the thing though, if you're 'noobish' and want a cheap system the best idea is to stick with air lol.