Watercooling worth it? 11 replies

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General Rommel

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#1 11 years ago

Is it really worth the 25 extra dollars? Will it leak out or do I have to change the water?




sendot

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#2 11 years ago

I'm not sure about changing the water, but I personally think it's worth it, and I highly doubt it would leak unless it got torn up in a CPU fan... just be careful where you place the tubes.




Bs|Archaon

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#3 11 years ago

If you need it, yes. If you don't, no. So since you had to ask the question (meaning you don't need it, but want it), that would be a no mate.




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#4 11 years ago

If you live in a hot area, yeah, Personally, default fans work for me, one in the back one mounted on the side and top keep my computer cool.




rob.

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#5 11 years ago

There's been cases where water cooling offers little to no benefit over fan cooling (besides noise cancellation). I'm going to go with no, unless you think you need it, and/or sound is becoming an issue.




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#6 11 years ago

The only time I have EVER found a use for it is in my server. For just a personal computer, I doubt you would need it. But for something very high performance, and that is always going to be running, that is a very good investment.




Oblivious

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#7 11 years ago
General Rommel;3539164Is it really worth the 25 extra dollars?[/QUOTE]No
General Rommel;3539164Will it leak out...?
Rarely happens, and the liquid should be non-conductive. [QUOTE=General Rommel;3539164]do I have to change the water?

Only if it leaks.

It's only really needed with extreme overclocks. It can quiet down your pc a little bit.

btw - for $25? That doesn't sound like one of the better water setups anyways.




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#8 11 years ago

We have a water cooling at my Info Tech. It's a lot quieter, and gets about 20 degrees less. But considering a good one is at least 100 dollars (25? Are you kidding? That probably leaks water everywhere...) it's not really worth it unless you're making a furnace. Most stock fans I've had can keep the CPU to about 75, provided you're not overclocking and have some decent case fans. And if you want to overclock, you can probably get away with a larger cpu fan. I definatley wouldn't spend a lot on cooling, though, since you can usually get away with the standard stuff.




marvinmatthew

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#9 11 years ago

Yup, $25 isn't much for a water cooling solution.

And not to mention that unless you're decent with computer design and construction, it isn't such a hot idea to self-install a water cooling system.




UNDIESRULES

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#10 11 years ago

He didnt say $25 he said $25 extra.

I use watercooling. I was very sceptical for years about it but its the best move i have made. I use an x2 3800 running sweetly at 2.4 and the temperature never rises above 33 degrees. I would like to push it further but the cheap ram i bought lets me down.




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