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kow_ciller

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#1 8 years ago

So, I got my water loop installed and chugging along. Let me say, this loop completely blows high-end air out of the water (literally). So far idle temps are around a 10*C drop, and load is a 20+*C drop. Noise-wise this rad is crazy, using all my fans at 7v equals a 20*C drop in temps under load compared to a VX using a San Ace at full speed. If you have the money, dont even bother with high-end air or wanna-be water (H50/H70). I cant wait to see my 5870 on water too (pseudo-water).

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Mr. Pedantic

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#2 8 years ago

Looks good!

I'm leaning more and more towards water for my next build. Air just doesn't seem very fun anymore... :p




*Daedalus

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#3 8 years ago

Nice! What CPU block have you got?




C38368

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#4 8 years ago

What rad is that?




kow_ciller

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#5 8 years ago

C38368;5414839What rad is that?[/QUOTE]

Thermochill PA 120.3, outside on it is painted so I got it really cheap.

[QUOTE=The_Daedalus;5414812]Nice! What CPU block have you got?

EK Supreme LT.




*The.Doctor

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#6 8 years ago

Looks good. I'll be joining you in the water club at some point, not sure how soon though.




*Daedalus

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#7 8 years ago
*The.Doctor;5414910Looks good. I'll be joining you in the water club at some point, not sure how soon though.

Seconded. :)




ikyojo

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#8 8 years ago

Very Very nice and with my next build i'm going water for sure. Just out of curiosity how much did that all cost? (For the water loop that is)




kow_ciller

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#9 8 years ago

Complete loop was around $130, if I didn't shop around and bought everything new it would have been around $250 or so.

If you play your cards right you can get a similar loop for around $120 (with a slightly lesser rad) that will cool any CPU you throw at it. Its a bit of a price premium over air, but compared to a high-end air setup its just so much better. Even the H50/H70 cant touch it with a 10-foot pole (maybe if you throw a 120.3 rad onto one it could). I really want to get a GPU-block now, but my 5870 doesn't exactly get steaming hot when it runs.




ikyojo

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#10 8 years ago

That's a sweet deal you got on that setup. I hope that i can get such a swet deal when i go and purchase mine.