Hello, I would like to buy this Gaming PC http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-CA/product/hewlett-packard-hp-gaming-pc-intel-core-i7-6700-2tb-hdd128gb-ssd... but I read that it has water cooling instead of air cooling and I am not sure if I need to do maintenance for water cooling . I have PC with air cooling now and every month I need to clean the inside of PC from dust.http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/Require-HP-Envy-Phoenix-860-water-cooling-any-kind-of/td-p/5679383
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I'm planning on overclocking my core 2 duo, which is 2.4 Ghz.
How high could I get it without needing water cooling?
Already got 3 fans, and pretty good air flow. Comp stays fairly cool.
Read: Simple Overclocking FAQ
That sticky was found at the top of the Overclocking, Cooling and Modding forum :rolleyes:
So i just cam back form Best Buy a few hours ago and set up my NEW Envy Phoenix, and i noticed the LEDs didnt turn on "oh well" i thought a few hours and a few restarts later the LEDs wont turn on and HP Phoenix Control is not doing anything Please Help other wise no other probs with the computer
Hi @JakeRaines, I have brought your issue to the attention of an appropriate team within HP. They will likely request information from you in order to look up your case details or product serial number. Please look for a private message from an identified HP contact. Additionally, keep in mind not to publicly post serial numbers and case details.If you are unfamiliar with how the Forum's private message capability works, this post has instructions.http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Software-and-How-To-Questions/HP-Envy-Phoenix-860-019-LEDs-wont-turn-on-and-HP-Phoenix/td-p/5549050
So i have heard that some water cooling systems do need new water in them every 6 months, and i have also heard that some never need to have the water replaced, so i have no idea of what brand/kind of water cooling system i have because it has no branding or anything, i got my computer custom built from ibuypower so it was professionally installed and stuff, so anyway here is a picture of it and maybe you guys can tell what i need to do, http://i.imgur.com/qxlPpCR.jpg
It looks like even if i wanted to replace the water its not built to open up, so yeah can any of you guys tell me what kind it is.
Thanks for reading this~
Your system should of come with some kind of manual from ibuypower. If not I would contact them and find out what they recommend to use to replace the fluid and how often.http://www.sevenforums.com/pc-custom-builds-overclocking/287813-do-i-need-put-new-water-my-water-cooling-system.html
Sorry if this is a duplicate post I though I posted it an hour ago but it seems to be missing I have a definite problem with missing Update History and possibly some missing maintenance On PCs I've used gpedit to supposedly allow me to control download and installation of maintenance - set to quot Notify for download and notify history and maint Missing maint for install quot It works fine on an old test PC but doesn't seem to be working on my regularly used PC In fact my update history says I applied no maintenance at all although the quot Uninstall updates quot shows some up to quot Check for updates quot says I'm up to date The Reliability History shows fixes being installed even though I have not been notified of any and so haven't requested any be installed but they are for things like quot Advertising SDK Libraries for XAML quot and for Missing maint and maint history NET No security updates etc Windows Troubleshooting reports no problem with maintenance That date of in the Uninstall list worries me a bit because a couple days ago I restored the PC with an Acronis backup taken on Everything except maintenance seems to be working fine but could the restore have hosed over the update function Also I did a clean reinstall on I cannot guarantee that the user control of updates has actually worked since then I don't remember when I did the gpedit hack but I'm pretty sure it was prior to the backup So - finally - two questions Is there any way to get the Update History working again Is it possible there has been no real Windows maint sincehttp://www.tenforums.com/performance-maintenance/51192-missing-maint-maint-history.html
These are the items Im going to buy in a few months I m still in the planing stage What would you change X EK-Supremacy Clean CSQ - Full Copper - http www performance-pcs com cata t info amp cPath amp products id X Danger Den Delrin Fillport - http www performance-pcs com cata oduct info amp cPath amp products id X EK-PSC Fitting mm - G - Black - http www performance-pcs com cata oduct info amp cPath amp products id X EK EKoolant Premium Liquid Cooling Premix Coolant - ml - Blood Red - http cooling help Haf water 932 www performance-pcs com cata duct info amp cPath amp products id X EK-CoolStream RAD XTX - http www performance-pcs com cata t info amp cPath amp products id X EK-DCP V DC Water Pump - http www performance-pcs com cata cts id b e bc abc c fa b X EK-RES X Reservoir - http www performance-pcs com cata oduct info amp cPath amp products id X Bitspower Matt Black quot T quot Fitting - http www performance-pcs com cata t info amp cPath amp products id X Masterkleer Tubing PVC mm quot ID UV-reactive Dark Red m ft - http www performance-pcs com cata t info amp cPath amp products id X Corsair Air Series AF Performance Edition High Airflow mm Fan - http www performance-pcs com cata info amp cPath amp products id nbsp
I would have a look at a different fan model than you have there with the Corsair. The reason is illustrated in Martins Liquid lab tests.
63mm is a relatively thick rad and has a FPI of 11 compared to the Alphacool of 10FPI. The Corasairs have a static pressure of 1.2mmH2O at their max RPM of 1650 while a fan like the Evercool Titan TFD-12025H12ZP Kukri has a static pressure of nearly 3.0mmH2O at the same RPM.
In short, for a rad of that thickness I think you are going to want a fan with much higher static pressure.
I noticed you have three fans listed so I assume you are going to be having a 'push' setup so it makes it even more important to have fans that have a SP of at least in the 2-2.5mmH2O range. Better still in the 3.0-3.5 range if you are going to be doing any OC'ing. And of course your ambient temp situation should be taken into account as well. I am using the Alpha cool XT and UT series listed on the MLL charts you can see in the link below and tried a great many fans before settling on the CM Excalibur 120mm fans (3.53mmH2O) and can tell you that even going from the Cougar COUGAR CF-V12HP (2.2mmH2O) to the Excaliburs made a discernible difference in cooling performance.
My 2 cents worth
what is the best water cooling??? Right now im thinking about gettting a corsair hydrocool 200ex. do you guys reccommend a diffrent one? also what thermal paste should i get with it? artic silver creamique? thx
I heard from one of the members of Techspot about the term Watercooling, and when I asked a technican, he told me that in our country it is not available.I have a lot of questions:
1-What is watercooling?
2-How much effective it is (more or less than the fans)?
3-Where (in a case) do we place the watercooling?
4-How much $$ it costs?
Thanks for the help!
The question "What is watercooling?" still has me stumped for the moment, I just don't know exactly how to answer it. I'll read more. As for "How much more effective is it than air cooling?" It usually manages to keep your parts about 10 degrees celcius lower than air cooling. Water cooling units can be inside or sometimes outside the pc, and they usually cost about ?100-150 to the best of my (limited) knowledge.
I found this, though, and it'll definitely be of more help than me.
The music is good too.
what is the best water cooling system i could get for around $200? it can be a stock system or accumulated parts..but i really need help deciding-thanks for all help
This is a pretty good system:
I use this because it's internal, works well, and extremely easy to install:
Hi, im probly a medium-well overclocker and i think its about time to upgrade my chip and my cooling system. I was thinking about going with the P4 3.4 and the WaterChill by Asetek. Im a heavy gamer, and i dont overclock my video card much. Is there anything better than the waterchill in that price range?
Hmm, are you sure you want watercooling? There are many danger that come with that. Go to www.thepcelement.com for reviews on good heatsinks. My friend OC'ed his P4 up like 800 MHz with a HSF.... check out the review on it. It's a swiftek.
I am new to this but i am wanting to get a water cooling kit for my pc but im not too sure what is the best. I am looking to spend up to £130.
Also would it be better to buy a kit or get seperate parts.
Thanks in advance.
Hey everyone, Im about 80% sure im going with water cooling for my new pc im building. Since I've never used water cooling I was hoping to hear some suggestions on water systems that get the job done for a reasonable price. I plan to run my qaud-core I orderd a few days ago on the ASUS P5N-E 650i, and plan to overclock it. Should I cool my graphics and ram as well with liquid? Going to be runing 8800gts 640mb and not completely possitive if im going with OCZ Flex XLC 6400 for ram.
any suggestions for a system and water blocks?
thanks in advance
I dont know much about wc. As I'm about to get my first system as well, looking at the h20 120 TEC from swiftec, but its a TEC cooler as well as wc.
Hi everyone I built my own pc this holiday season and it s running nice and cool with the fans in it However safe and steady is never fun so i want to overclock this beast I know it probably could work on air but i really want to put in a water cooling system to look cool and help with the temps genereated from oc ing I have no prior watercooling experience but have been reasearching it a bit I m wondering if I have all of the parts to make a working watercooling system for just my CPU and VGA Also do i need spliters and such so the VGA doesnt heat the water up before it reaches the CPU Here are Cooling Water the parts radiator http www crazypc com products html pump http www crazypc com products mcp - html resevourhttp www crazypc com products html Plus distilled plain water or colored green respective waterblocks for my AM CPU and nVidia card and thermal paste Thanks in advance nbsp
For less than the price of the parts you listed, you can buy a kit from thermaltake that comes with everything including the cpu water block [which you have not listed] They also make a kit for gpus as well. With the gpu kit and the warter cooling kit, it is about the same as the parts you listed.
Hello I am thinking about installing a water cooling system to my PC water cooling PC Since I rarely PC water cooling turn it off the PC water cooling temperature levels are borderline to overheating most of the time I might be exaggerating a bit not really sure but it gets quite hot especially the power supply unit so the cooling system i e ventilators work very hard and loud to manage the given situation This also results in slower functionality of the PC as a whole OS lags a bit and some games become not so much enjoyable although this might also be due to the fact that my video card is already a bit outdated but still I am using an INTEL D GGC motherboard with dual core Pentium D GHz Ati Radeon Xpress chipset GB of ram NVIDIA GeForce GT I would like to get the most out of my PC the very upper limit and the water cooling seems to be a good way to achieve this so any thoughts suggestions tips and beginners guides on the subject would be very appreciated nbsp
My question here is, would water cooling without a chiller, make enough of a difference to make it worthwhile? I have a P4 3.0c and an Asus P4P800 mobo, and I OC to the max. I seem to have reached the limits with air, and thought I would like to try something more exotic. Probably would start with the GPU and NB, then do the CPU later...
Thanks for any input...
i'd do CPU first if I were you..many good kits out there for around 120 bucks or so...start small..always can get new bigger radiator (with nice 120mm fans)
hi im looking into getting watercooling for my Antec 1200 case but im kinda new to it so im wondering what would be better to buy a kit or buy the parts seperatly and what kit/parts i should get my limit for this would be $300 any help would be great thanks
what are you looking to cool? just the cpu or cpu + vids + more bells n whissles?
new to water cooling what would i need to get me started if was to change system to water cooled
spec are Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
Intel® Core? i7-950 Processor the Corsair Hydro Series? H70 for cpu
Chipset Intel X58 ICH10R chips NVIDIA GeForce 480 GTX
Directx 11 Asus P6T SE
Realtek® ALC1200 8 -Channel High Definition Audio
Optical Drive ATAPI DVD A DH20A4P SCS
Optical Drive PIONEER BD-ROM BDC-202 ATA Device
Printer Brother MFC-490CW
power supply Corsair Professional Series HX1000W
Obsidian Series? 800D Full-Tower Case
any ideas and thanks
where is the video card?
have you done water cooling before?
are you looking to build from the ground up or get a kit?
I just ran into a good deal and I am wondering if I should mess with this water cooling deal.
I am running a Gigabyte mobo with a Q6600 NO OC, 4 gigs ram, dual video cards. Anyways on air I am 24c idle after some rounds of everest it "might" hit 30c, all four cores are within a few degrees of each other. My video cards run at 36c. This is in an Antec 900 case using the sunbeam cooler massive thing it is too. I have two additional fans rigged to the heat pipes and two box fans on the video cards 'moving air' and of course two in the front of the case, side and top with a rear, the hard drives have there own fans too.
If I OC is that where the water cooling would make a difference Vs. air given my temps right now? Thanx
I've often seen pics of machines that use water cooling to keep
those babies chilled. My questions are however:
1. When does it become necessary to use water cooling?
2. What different types are there.
3. How much do they run.
4. Are they hard to put in?
As a PC guy I like tp put em together but I've never really stepped into this grey area of building. I think maybe one day I'd like to Mod my own PC from scratch...maybe some red lights and a nice case to boot....but I've always been interested in water cooling..
So what say you water coolers...
Howz it work.
1. IMO its never really necessary, just when you want your cooling to be quieter, and maybe better at cooling in some cases.
2. For pumps, which are the main part, there is two main types. 1 type needs to be placed in water, and 1 needs a reservoir to hold its water.
3. When you say how much do they run, what do you mean?
4 I do not know, I have never installed one.
two weeks ago I bought corsair cool water to cool my system because I was using air cooling and overclocked my amd x cpu to ghz and the temp shot up to degrees at load so I bought the corsair cool water and now my system is doing OK water please help to New cooling I guess I was able to overclocked the cpu to ghz and at load it hits degrees this time however I got a little problem and I really need your New to water cooling please help help I noticed that the water from New to water cooling please help the reservoir occasionally comes out the opening where you put water into it when cpu is idle it does not spill but when at load i noticed that there are a lot of water bubbles and it comes out the opening where you put water in and in fact two days ago it was really dripping but thank God my system was not fried is there a way out for this problem or do I need a better reservoir or another type of liquid to use in the water cooling system please I need your help nbsp
This really supports my argument on why you shouldn't use reservoirs in watercooling setups in the other thread....
Anyway, that aside, before installing any watercooling system into a computer, you should run the whole water circuit outsside the computer for a couple of days straight to check for leaks. No matter hoe careful you are, leaks are generally bad for the system.
And if you already had your comp dripping with water, I don't think there's going to be permanent damage to your computer. Just put it aside for a week or so to dry, and it should bounce back into working order. Or thats the theory anyway, a few people online said this for their systems, but bear in mind there are some that said their comps are permanently fried too. 50-50 chance.
My opening statement said that you don't really need a reservoir, and I stand by that. There was a whole discussion on this in an earlier thread, read up on that for my reasons why (and links to support it). If you really want to use one, just make sure its watertight, use some sealant to ensure it is, if its not.
alright im lookin for a good water coolin system for my cpu, im lookin to spend $100-$150 can anyone recommend any good systems? thanks in advance!
BUMP cmon guys
I was wondering if tube that has a 3/8 inch inner diameter and 5/8 inch outer diameter would work with 3/8 inch parts, or does the outer diameter have to be 3/8 inch?
well, it depends on the specific "parts" you want to use. It's important to read the specs of the fitting itself.
most fittings use standard hose sizes...
some fittings (like hose barbs) reference only the inside diameter (ID) of the tubing they are designed for. with this type, the hose goes over the fitting, so the OD is irrelevant, only the ID matters.
some fittings (like compressions fittings) reference both the ID and the OD of the tubing they are designed for. with this type, the hose goes inside the fitting so both the ID and the OD are important.
then there are other fittings which are proprietary...
these will often state the physical ID or ID (or both) of the fitting itself, or sometimes just say which "model" of their own branded tubing they are designed for). these fittings may be used as well, but the sizes may not be standard so you'll have to test fit them first.
the bottom line is; there is no simple answer because there is no labeling standard for all "parts" to conform to. read the packaging carefully and if possible test fit the part before purchasing.
hope this helps :wave:
If i was going to do water cooling, should i buy a kit or buy the parts myself?
Buying a good kit can save you some money and get you a decent water cooling system. Buying the wrong kit will be a waste of money if you intend to overclock. I would recommend:
Thermochill PA120.2 radiator
D-Tek Fuzion water block
Laing DDC 3.2 pump w/ Petra'sTech DDCT-01s Top Combo
You may want to substitute a Swiftech Apogee GTX if you have a quad core processor.
The above is about $300.00 with shipping and doesn't include a reservoir, fittings or tubing and various other stuff to make the install pretty if you want to go that route. It will do a great job of cooling even a hot overclocked processor.
22, the avenue that's the place where we all go. You will find it's warm inside, the red lights burning bright tonight.
Im thinking about water cooling my computer by christmas time and was wondering if i should buy a complete kit, or if i should buy parts separately. And whats the best site to buy water cooling parts at?
That all depends on your level of expertise really. An all in one kit is much easier ti fit whereas buying all the parts separately is harder to put together but you usually end up with a better water kit.
I got my new PC today,iam putting it together...BUT...i dunno what to do whit my water cooling system...this is the cooler- http://www.thermaltake.com/product/Liguid/DIY/cl-w0075/cl-w0075.asp
I dunno how to put it together...there was no instruction...
Have you tried watching the video clip in your link? It shows how to put it all together.
After reading SEVERAL reviews from SEVERAL websites, I can't make up my mind. All the water cooling thingys look cool but I was not impressed by the temperatures they wer giving...Idle: 36 and High: 62 (These processors were OC'd and some weren't). Is there a PC water cooling system that will chill the processors as such:
Idle: 25 - 29
Load: 40 - 45
I have the socket 939 AMD 4000+ CPU. Thanks.
Is there a PC water cooling system that will chill the processors as such:
Idle: 25 - 29
Load: 40 - 45Click to expand...
In your statement you use the word "chill". Did you mean it in the actual sense of the word...that the system would utilize a CHILLER (mechanical or electrical)???
It appears that you have done your Homework! Collecting opinions on "which is the best" isn't of great value. You probably are the expert at this point!
BUT personally, I believe that an air-cooled system can achieve the same same results as a non-chilled water cooled setup.
IF the air-cooled heat exchanger and fan are properly designed and sized for the task, then this is a straight forward Thermodynamics problem.
What I believe is the advantage with a water-cooled Hot System is lower sound levels. High Speed Fans are noisy!
Hey guys well im new to the water cooling but ive done overclocking before and i wanted to get better temps by doing water cooling can any one give me any advice or guide to how to do it also links for kits or parts that it will require would be very usefull thanks
You can look at all sorts of setups and read up on what parts they consist of, lots of people have articals of their water cooling builds, reviews, remade sets you can buy,etc.
I believe however you should only need:
Resivour to hold water, mounted in 1 or 2 5&1/2" bay depending on how big you choose (this is a container that holds water, but why its important is it lets air rise to the top of the container so that only fluid is sucked into the system, inlet hose in the middle of it, outlet hose on the bottom, air rises to the top of the container)
Radiator /w Fan attached
Hoses that fit radiator and waterblock inlet/outlet sizes
Waterblock(s) for cpu, north bridge, video card, ram, etc
Distilled water and perhaps some water wetter. Thermal paste under the waterblocks on top of the chips.
I always wanted to buy a car radiator cheap, maybe with a car fan too and hook up a vairible resister to control its speed/audible level, then mount it on the other side of the mobo tray, run tubes up through the top of the comp down into the water blocks, with a pump inside too.
I am interested in upgrading my current computer to a water cooled one. I have no idea how to do this. I have no idea what I need or anything.
Check this out http://www.water-cooling.com/ then pick yourself up a Water Cooling kit. That's the easiest way to go. It will come with everthing you need to install it.
This is good also: http://www.xoxide.com/watcoolcas1.html
Hello I Water Cooling got a water cooler a few months ago quot Evercool WC- quot I got it because i thought my system was getting pretty hot asus booster read my cpu getting up to over C and i had a very expensive heat sink wit some heat pips on it my first water cooler didn t work and i had to send it back and i stalled the new one last week It is Water Cooling awful it s running soo hott My asus booster says it has reached around c and that cut the speed down in half since i m running a pentium Although the front panel says it s even Water Cooling though i believe that is still hot for a water cooler I have it attached to my geforce gt as well I have contacted the company and they responded askin me if i ve installed it correctly and crap like that i got back to them and they haven t gotten back to me i m really pissed off atm i paid dollars cash and as a college student i don t have that kind of crash to throw around I was wondering if anyone was familiar with this water cooling and if it s common i have a lot of stuff in the computer as well i m not sure if that effects it here are links to it http www tigerdirect com applications SearchTools item-details asp EdpNo amp CatId http www evercool com tw products wc htm nbsp
I'm looking at water cooling just as a nice little project to work on...I'd like to clean up some of the clutter in my case, (most of it is molex connectors/splitter for the fans and fan controller) improve the cooling, and maybe quiet it down a tad. I currently have 3 case fans plus the cpu, gfx, power supply, and chipset fans. Now my question is this- What kit do I go with? There are quite a few I see out there...what's the best option without getting too pricey?
Also, Can I ditch some of my case fans when I go with water cooling? Any advice about water cooling is appreciated...thanks!
Check this out:
I can tell you that JohnWill is envious as hell over that water cooling system I installed!
Gonna get water cooling for my Graphics card and processor (see system specs), I want a custom setup. Any one know any good tubes, blocks, pumps, radiators, resevares...ect.
D-Tek Fusion CPU waterblock
Danger Den IONE G92 GPU and memory waterblock
Petra's Tech Laing DDC 3.2 pump with DDCT-01 top combo
Thermochill PA120.2 radiator. You'll have to buy the nipples seperately.
Swiftech MCRES-MICRO Hi-Flo Reservoir
10' 1/2" X 3/4" tubing from Home Depot.
10-15 7/8" thin tube clamps.
Hello all. I have an HP Phoenix Pavilion h9-11704 desktop that the liquid cooling system has failed and I cannot find any replacement parts for it. So I would like to change the cooling system over to a standard cooling system but have no idea what parts and part numbers I would need. Does anyone have any suggestions? Thanks. Suehttp://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Boot-and-Lockup/HP-Phoenix-Pavilion-h9-11704-cooling-system-upgrade/td-p/5716348
Right now i have 1 fan from the psu, 3 90mm case fans, Dragon Orb3 7000rpm model, and a set of 3 x 40mm hard drive fans. The cooling for my system is loud and creates an extreme amount of heat in my room! I assume that the only alternative is water cooling, and before i run out and buy the system, i want to make sure i get the facts straight...
1. Are water cooling systems loud? If so, louder than the Dragon orb 3? It is ridiculous, i can hear this fan from neighboring rooms and down the hall!
2. Is there as much heat produced in water cooling systems?
Thanks for the help in advance guys!
Originally posted by PHATMAN5050
2. Is there as much heat produced in water cooling systems?Click to expand...
The cooling systems themselves do not produce extra heat. All that heat that you can feel in your room is being produced by your devices, it's just that your cooling system is doing a good job getting all that hot air out of the case.
I can't tell you about the noise level since I haven't owned one myself.
I need help in buying adapters for my water cooling system. I bought a
Thermaltake AquaBay M2 120mm Radiator CL-W0021 and it quick connects with 1/4" or 3/8" ID tubing. The quick connects are threaded on the radiator itself, and i need to convert this to 1/2. Are there adapters that connect straight into this radiator or do i have to use a piece of tubing then convert using a flow adapter to convert to 1/2? I also have this problem with OCZ FlexXLC Edition 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1150 (PC2 9200) that have 3/8 barbs that i need to convert to 1/2 tubing. My final problem is with my hard drive cooler (HD-55-L06 (HDx2) ) that has 1/4'' adapters that can not come off to be replaced by 1/2 connectors. what is the best way to convert these into 1/2 connectors for my 1/2 system.
I had the same problem with my asetek waterchill system. I had 1/2 in pump and radiator, but my pump failed, i rma'ed it, and they sent me back a 3/8 in pump. I went down to lowes and picked up a converter barb from 3/8 to 1/2. Make sure you use pipe threading tape and clamps on both sides or there is the possibility of leakage.
Hi currently I have a Cooling Loop Water pump res single rad dual rad cpu block nb block and soon to have a gpu block when i upgrade my gpu I was wondering where i should place my rads I have a few configs maybe someone can give me some pointers By the way my single rad is one of those integrated res ones So it has to go single rad- res res - pump - cpu - nb - dual rad - gpu - single rad res - pump - cpu - dual rad - nb - gpu - single rad res - nb - gpu - dual rad - pump Water Cooling Loop - cpu Water Cooling Loop - single rad Or some other config Right now I m using evga i sli LT E gt soon to be a nm when Water Cooling Loop it goes on sale again gb ddr - I want to place the dual rad after something that creates alot of heat My cpu and NB will get pretty high and so will my So i m not sure Thanks nbsphttps://forums.techguy.org/threads/water-cooling-loop.789939/
Thermaltake Aquarius2 Water Block
I'm torn between this and a new set of speakers. I've always dreamed of having water-cooling, I'm sure it would be uber-cool (both ways ).
But, on the other hand, I have my PC hooked up to my boombox. It's not like the sound is awful, but it leaves alot to be desired.
I have about $200 to spend, and this will buy either the waterblock or the speakers. I'm planning on buying whichever on Christmas...
What should I get?
well the question is do you actually need the cooling??? if your system runs at a good to reasonable temp then you don't really need it.... even though water cooling would be really cool my advice to you would be the speakers beacuse if there is a lot to be desired then by all means go with the speakers
Hi I am also new to water cooling I have been reading some other user s posts and I am going to request some custom professional help on my system My system specs are Case Thermaltake Spedo Advance Package Black mm SECC Steel ATX FullCase CPU Intel Core i Motherboard Asus P T Deluxe V RAM Corsair Dominator GB DDR Video EVGA GeForce GTX MB XFX Radeon HD GB PSU Tagan BZ Series BZ W With this system I am currently OCing close to GHz Also I am OCing the Video card the thread water Another cooling GTX being my primary the other is not OC ed As you could probably imagine my system is getting pretty hot A few tests get Another water cooling thread my GPU up to Celcius no problem Along with water cooling I am looking to upgrade my video cards to get two in SLI or Crossfire I was considering the Radeon HD I can seem to find water blocks easily enough for that Here are my main questions I WANT to water cool the CPU and GPU s no question but is it worth it to water cool motherboard components ie RAM chipsets Is it cost effective If I set up water cooling for my RAM and motherboard components and I going to notice or will this be a bunch of money for a very small gain Also it seems difficult to find water blocks for the Asus P T Deluxe V chipsets if its recommended to cool them should I upgrade this and recommendations nbsp
This may be difficult for some to comment on. But one question that would help me out. Do the chipsets on the P6T board get too hot for the stock cooler when OC'ing? I'll take some temps and post again. I do not know what is too hot for chipsets. I only know a rough estimation for CPU and GPU's.
i was interested in getting a water cooling kit. as a regular to these reviews i came here and found a great review of a kit. they reviewed a kit from here and i was planning on purchasing the "Colorado" with both of the upgrades.
my question if this, if i purchase this kit, can i watercool both my CPU and my video card at the same time? will i need extra equipment?
my processor is an Athlon 1.4 ghz and my video card is a Radeon 8500.
thanks for any help.
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Ok so i have built my now pc an now i am thinking of build a watercooling loop. I will be overclocking my i7 760. there are the parts(ps correct me plz if any of the parts are not compatibe) Im a complete nnoob at dis. I only want to cool the cpu:
XSPC BR525CL 5.25'' Single Bay Watercooling Reservoir - 20 pounds
Black Ice GT Stealth 240 Radiator - 33 "
Thermaltake P500 CL-W0132 pump - 23 "
Heatkiller CPU Waterblock - 30 "
OcUK Extreme Tubing PVC 13/10mm (3/8"ID - 3 pounds per 1 meter
I dont know which coolant i need to get so if any body can help me with that i would be very grateful(but it has to be Blue ) i also dont want to spend more then 120 pound(my utter most limit) Thanks everyone ! I hope to get a reply!!
I will be overclocking my i7 760.Click to expand...
That'd be i5 760/ i7 920+.
I dont know which coolant i need to get so if any body can help me with that i would be very grateful(but it has to be Blue )Click to expand...
It'd most likely be water, its appearance will be dependant on the color of your tubes.
My PC is rather loud, I have 1 fan in the front of my case and 1 in the rear. I also have a CPU fan and my GPU has two fans on it.
All in in all its kinda loud. I was wondering, would it be any quieter if I tried water cooling?
Thanks for any info!
First from what I recall it's not water in the cooler it's a chemical. Second.. it should be quieter but I would only go that route for the cooling for overclocking purposes. Liquid cooling vs. traditional cooling: What you need to know | PCWorldhttp://www.tenforums.com/pc-custom-builds-overclocking/4502-water-cooling-quieter.html
haven't been here for aages...
anyway, a while ago I was looking around some sites with water cooling parts, and I've finally got round to saving up to be able to afford some,
The thing is, I remember finding a radiator that was made up of pipes with fins running lengthways down the outside, and you could attatch more/less with 90 degree bends and t-junctions,
but I can't remember who made them or what site I saw them on, just wondered if anyone on here has ever seen / heard of this radiator,
just thought it would look a bit nicer than the bog standard black square block thingy, any suggestions much appreciated, 20 minutes on google hasn't come up with much.
dw, found it, the Innovatek Konvekt-O-Matic,
Hey guys My parents bought a house in Mexico and I get to make myself another computer there because I Mexico... for Water Cooling will be living there sometimes My question is In Mexico particularly the city of Mazatlan it s very humid and not to mention it Water Cooling for Mexico... feels super hot The room that I will have will be air conditioned but only while I m living there I will not be there the whole time maybe a few weeks every months or so To minimize any extra heat that may be caused I was thinking of going through a route of water cooling But I have some concerns How do I go about when I leave my computer there When I m gone the A C will not be on and the room WILL get very hot If it s water cooled won t this make me service my computer the next time I get back like flush the water and fill up again or something Is there any major problems leaving a water cooled computer there still and stationary in a hot humid environment for period of up to months or more Do you think it s inconvenient or not worthwhile to choose water cooling Please give me some input Thanks guys nbsp
I would say forget the watercooling. Just purchase high quality heatsinks/fans ect.. Watercooling wont really be worth it considering you probably arent overclocking, and you wont always be there to do a check up on the system. Water cooled systems require a bit of maintenance.... Thats my opinion
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ThermalTake Water 2.0 Extreme, High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler at Memory Express
I put the usb on the right slot and I tried using the software for Install Thanks
Double check and make sure you are connected to a usb header. Some connections on the mb's look the same, it's an easy mistake I made once too.http://www.sevenforums.com/drivers/300259-thermal-take-water-cooling-2-0-a.html
Well I got my water cooling system installed that cools the CPU and VGA. Now I want to start looking at cooling my Northbridge and memory sticks. I have the idea of installing a 80mm radiator with a 80mm fan onto the side window panel of my case, and using that with a pump to cool the northbridge and memory. My case will have 2 independent water cooling systems if I do this.
And all my fans with be controlled by a front panel fan controller.
Heres the memory cooler I am interested in
Does it sound good?
Should I use a reservior if I do?
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I have been looking into water cooling for my for cooling opinions water on Looking system because I figure if I cool my system well enough I can make it last a few years longer without upgrading simply by overclocking I have an asus P GD -X motherboard intel P Prescott ghz mhz fsb Sapphire ATI Radeon X GB DDR PC RAM I have made a list of items that I think would be good for my system but I d like to get some input from you professionals before I go ahead and buy the stuff Swiftech Storm cpu block Swiftech MCP pump Swiftech MCW graphics block Heater Looking for opinions on water cooling core from bonneville for heat Looking for opinions on water cooling dissepation Also some quot ID masterkleer tubing I ve read somewhere that the quot tubing actually fits onto the quot connectors Looking for opinions on water cooling better than the half inch tubing I haven t decided on a reservoir yet or if I m going to go with a chipset block or ram block should I Also I read that the heatercores actually work better than most radiators and the radiators that work better are all pretty expensive Is this true Will that heatercore cool my pc good Do you pro s have any suggestions for my set up or parts Am I missing anything super important besides clamps etc Also what steps can I take to make sure that there is never a leak I recently had a radiator hose blow on my car and it got me thinking that if a hose that strong can blow out what is to stop the hoses in the computer from blowing Thanks for your help Tim nbsp
1. personally i would just get the heatercore that you linked, instead of using one from a car. IMO they don't really cost enough to make it worth the hassle of modifying the fittings and creating a way to mount it securely.
yes, in general heater cores cool better than radiators, but it's usually only by a couple degrees (nothing spectacular).
i used to use a single 80mm radiator to cool my AthlonXP-M 2500+ (overclocked from 1.8GHz to 2.5GHz) and it worked fine.
i also used to have a dual 120mm heater core like the one you linked, but it didn't cool any better than my 80mm radiator, which i assumed was because it reduced the flow too much (a more powerful pump may have shown better results, I don't know)
I now use a cheap 120mm radiator to cool my Athlon64 3000+ (overclocked from 1.8GHz to 2.4GHz) and my temps are generally ~31c idle and ~35c under load with an ambient temp of about ~25c
bottom line... in my experience big radiators don't mean big performance. they all work well, but the way it's mounted is more important.
2. I use a standard 5.25" drive bay clear reservoir because, well... it simply looks cool (after all that's the real reason people water cool )
3. your chipset will heat up as a result of overclocking, but unfortunately cooling it down doesn't usually allow any more overclocking headroom.
however that doesn't mean you shouldn't do it. while it may not give any performance gains, it will make for a quieter system, reduce overall case temps, and theoretically extend the life of the mobo/chipset
4. about the tubing.. masterclear is nice tubing. whether 7/16" fits better depends on the hose barb itself. if it's a short barb with a single rib then a 7/16" hose would fit better, but if it's a long barb with 3 or 4 ribs then you'll have a hard time getting a 7/16" hose onto it.
generally you want to use the bigger size hose (1/2" ID) because it will allow a greater flow. and when you use a metal worm type clamp, you'll have no issues with the 1/2" hose not fitting good.
5. i wouldn't worry about a hose blowing in your PC. I have never heard f it happening to anybody. a car's engine gets much hotter than a CPU, GPU, or NB will get. a car's cooling system is under high pressure when when heated up, a PC water cooling system is a low pressure setup.
if you want to help ensure a leak free system, then you should glue or silicone every connection before introducing water into the system.
Hey everyone, I've been thinking about water cooling lately,
because I think I might do some overclocking.
So what I'm trying to ask is, do any of you have any good water cooling suggestions?
If you have a case with plenty of room, research the parts, and assemble a water cooling kit yourself. A waterblock from here, a top rated pump from there, that kind of setup with 1/2 inch tubing...
If you have a mid-tower case, and are cramped for space like I was, check out a Koolance Exos. I had absolutely no room in my case and had to go with this kit, and it has done quite well for itself...
Watercooling can be loads of fun to setup, and run, so happy hunting, and good luck....
i want to get the E6700 Conroe and a water cooling blockfor it but all i see is cooling systems that are compatible with P4s socket 775 will that work for the E6700 Conroe??
Depends on what kind of mobo you have..not the cpu. And yes, it more then likely will work with your motherboard, they just havent updated their website yet. About 90% of 775 waterblocks will work with any motherboard..but some motherboards have capaticators near the socket..so they dont fit.. What kind of motherboard do you have?..and what kind of water block do you have or are planning on getting?
i know that water cooling is less noisy, takes up less room and cools more efficiently. but how much do the temperatures drop on average from standard air coolers? i want to have a go at decent overclocking when i build my new rig
(not what it drops down to, how much it cools down )
Hello lil domii,
I overclock all my rigs, (check my specs), but i have yet to be convinced that water cooling is worth the expense, my temps never go above 50C under load and that is on air cooling.
If you can keep your temps down to an acceptable level, then it doesn't matter how you do it.
I like the fact that if my cooling goes wrong, it can be fixed with another fan or heatsink, in minutes.
Dont get caught up in the hype.
Any way, thats my 2 bobs worth, good luck.
well i have been useing my water cooling system for a couple of weeks now with great preformance but now i want to up the anty some more and cool the video card but i cant decide if i should put it before or after the pros. with one it would heat the water before it got to the pros. and reduce the effect it has there but if i put it after the pros it will no get the cooler water that is right out of the radiator into the pump or whatever and i know it will increaese the overall temp of the sytem but at the same time let me push the core speed of the video card even higher
what exactly do you mean by this? are you saying to run diffrent lines? hose lenth, or what
I've been wondering for some time now what the benefits and disadvantages of water cooling versus air cooling and vice versa are? The noise and dust obviously, but it those where the only ones, we'd all switch to water cooling wouldn't we? Anyone comment?
Water is more cooler than air. Water is more risky than air. Water is more expensive than air.
Anyway, it depends if you want your temps to be very low.
Right now I am running a side window fan, and 2 fans in the Back of my tower. I have thought about getting watter cooling but... come on... its water inside of my comp! How risky is it, and is it worth it just for a few degrees off my CPU and GPU temps? oh and is it worth the price? thanks
Personally, I am not really a water cooling person.
Main reason to get it IMHO
1. It just looks so damn cool!
2. If you are an extreme overclocker
3. You want a quiet computer
As long as you spend the bucks and get a quality water cooling system, no it is not dangerous to have water inside your computer.
Hi im very interested in this water cooler http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835118043 my cpu went up to 86 degrees Celsius when i overclocked my e5200 to 3.0 ghz ( I play games like Crysis Warhead and Far Cry 2 ) I heard water cooling would cool much better than air cooling.
Would this cooler....
Fit on my Motherboard
How much could I overclock my E5200 with this water cooler?
Last and not break in 1 month?
yes, there's a bracket for your mobo
probably not much more, its a 5200
no one really knows,
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my god......., now that looks like a complex loop.....
z3r010 (john) is looking to go with WC ..... but if im brutally honest these WC setups are really for staunch OCers..... having the rad & reservoir bolted to the case will do NOTHING to lower sound levels.... it will probably increase it with 3x 120mm fans strapped to it...
john...... if you wanna go with this for ''noise reduction'', you'll need to elongate the tubing & have the rad in another room, or hanging out the window..
& even then that 1200w PSU will take over the noise lost by HSFs on the cards, CPU & chassis fans...IMO
Could some just check the follwing proposed water cooling build?
Swiftech Laing D5 Vario 12V Pump - 1200LPH
TFC Xchanger - Single Radiator 120
Zalman Anti-Corrosive Coolant 500ml (need about 4?)
And some 1/4 inch connctors and tubing.
What do you think?
If you're only looking to liquid cool the CPU, I would just buy a pre-built kit. Swiftech makes a great little compact kit which includes a waterblock/pump and a radiator/reservoir all in one easy-to-install two-piece system. I can also recommend it because, not only do I actually own the kit, but it includes the coolant and is 3/8 ID... which is a lot better than 1/4. You can still purchase additional stuff if you're looking for a more custom setup, but it's a lot easier to start off with a solid kit over picking and choosing certain parts. This kit does a great job of keeping my overclocked Q6600 cool with a single radiator!
You can check it out on the manufacturer site... it's the H20-120 Compact
Just how big of a problem is this?
I've tried to get the bubbles out of my tubing, but it's proving really difficult to get all of them, and Im wondering if it will even make a big difference.
The trouble is, the only place for bubbles to escape is through the filling hole in the reservoir, but it's hard to maneuver them through the cpu block, radiator, etc..
I asked a friend and he said he left some bubbles in his by mistake- but he says he likes them because he can see if theyre flowing in the tubes. Claims to have had no problems, but I just want to be sure
There is no real threat to having bubbles in your tubing. I purchased a Thermaltake Big water cooling system recently and there are always small bubbles throughout the tubing. As long is it is not impairing your cooling I wouldnt worry about it
Is it just me, or has water-cooling never really displaced fans as a primary means of CPU cooling? You still see water cooling kits obviously, but fans still seem to dominate, and I don't recall seeing a post here about water-cooling in recent months.
So, are they still quite expensive compared to fans, or has there just been significant advances to fan design that make them as competitive?
Wow, where to begin. The way I see it water cooling had absolutely gone mad lately. But you still have two directions sealed and custom. The custom is likely very similar with options for every aspect of customization. But sealed has grown to also include a very cool (pun intended) option for a backplane GPU solution. So with top and rear fans you can run two sealed systems one each for GPU & CPU together. Is sealed systems lowering the temps from most all air based designs, Yes. But the best air and sealed are very close so I guess you could say air designs are constantly progressing. I just installed the new H100 240mm radiator single core design and I'm happy but is it a huge change from my H50.....honestly only a degree or three C. I would check out links and pic's and I love how in the right case it opens up air flow and cleans up the look.
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HI... I am considering getting a water cooling system, they are quite expensive, so I thought I would make a decision, I was planning on getting water cooling with clear pipes, and then putting some UV water dye in it, so it would glow!! (With my UV light)--- But how often do I have to replace the water, and how efficient are they (I know that they look really cool already!!)
Water cooling is great. I've had mine for 3 years. If you're careful and thorough in your installation it should be perfectly safe and you should not have to change the water ever. I use about 15-20% antifreeze in distilled water to prevent any organisms from growing in there. You may need to bleed off a little air every year or so on if you run a closed system. Water cooling is more efficient and quieter. If I was running air right now I wouldn't be able to keep this AMD CPU at 2620 mhz. I'm running 40C (20C case temp) at full load, 24/7.
Hi all, thanks for reading, just a few questions I couldnt find out on google (probably coz its blindingly obvious):
1. Im looking at the Alphacool Cape Coolplex 50 external
This is quite a large res, and I thought it would look nice mounted diagonally across the side of the case im fitting it to, Does the res need to be flat or vertical forwater to flow (cant find a pic big enough to see how it works)
2. If i get the system I would want to cool my CPu, chipset and RAM, (X2 4200+ X1600XT Gigabyte GA-M55Plus-S3G), will i need a powerful pump to cool this???
Im looking at the AlphaCool AP700 Centrifugal pump 12V
which pumps 720litres /hour. Will this be ok to cool that setup (full specs in profile) looking at This: radiator, if thats important.
Im looking at the Alphacool Cape Coolplex 50 external
This is quite a large res, and I thought it would look nice mounted diagonally across the side of the case im fitting it to, Does the res need to be flat or vertical forwater to flow (cant find a pic big enough to see how it works)Click to expand...
if you look at the coolplex 10 (same thing, just shorter), you can get a better idea of how it works. That is a nice looking reservoir. as long as it's full, water will flow through it regardless of how you mount it. if you plan on leaving air at the top (which lets you see the water moving and arguably looks cooler, especially when lit up) then you the water level must be higher than the intake. it uses a "climb stencil" (basically a plastic tube) to keep air from entering the loop.
if I bought a resi like that, I would mount it horizontally on top of the case with the 'climb-stencil" at the top as the outtake and the other hole on the bottom as the pump intake. I'm not saying that's what you have to do it or even how you should, that's just what I would do
If i get the system I would want to cool my CPu, chipset and RAM ~
will i need a powerful pump to cool this???
Im looking at the AlphaCool AP700 Centrifugal pump 12V
which pumps 720litres /hourClick to expand...
that pump should work fine. I use a 600L/h pump and it's more than enough to cool my [overclocked] Opteron165. (I only watercool my CPU. the chipset and RAM can be cooled passively)
the design of your system is the most important. use high-flow water blocks, keep your hoses short, and keep each component as close to the same height as possible (for example, don't make the water travel from the very bottom of the case all the way up to the top).
good luck. when you're done that will be one cool rig
I wil be using a EK-WB - D5 pwm pump which says water but then on the EK-WB site it says an additive coolant is needed so what I want is an idea on the best recomemnded coolants / top seller coolant ???
Suggestions will much be appreciated & thanks in advance
Hey guys. I recently installed my first liquid cooling system. It is currently cooling just the CPU, but I am upgrading so I can liquid cool my two GTX 460s as well. My question is, how? Do I split the incoming water three ways and send one tube to each component (CPU, 460, 460). Or do I go through the CPU, out to the first 460, out to the second 460, to the pump/reservoir, back to the CPU. I ask because I figured the water would be hot coming out of the CPU and it wouldn't make sense to go directly to other parts that need to be cooled. On the other hand, splitting the water 3 ways seems like it would weaken the flow enough that all three parts wouldn't be cooled ver well. So neither system seems quite right. Am I missing something?
Don't split the flow three ways, keep it going from one waterblock to the next. If you're concerned about it getting too hot on the CPU, then flowing to the video cards, I'd suggest throwing a second radiator inbetween, usually just a single 120mm, then a 240mm or bigger as the flow leaves the video cards. Another option is to create a second loop, with it's own individual reservoir, pump, and radiator, but that adds more expense.
I'm looking to perhaps move to water cooling my CPU and then later my graphics card. I'm running a Pentium 4. My first question is, is water cooling worth it? Also, is there any risk with water cooling, I mean water and a computer don't mix. If it is worth it, I was looking for a good tutorial on how to set one up and a list of parts. Also, do I need a case that is water cooling compatible? Or will any case work? Either way I would like a new case. Basicly this is what I would like in a case:
Mostly, if not all, aluminum
Alot of fan holes, 4 or more
A really cool design
I'll take any suggestions/comments for the case and water coolant.
Hi, im thinking of getting a water cooling kit for my m2n32 SLI deluxe.
I was looking at this one
Can anyone tell me if its any good and any suggestions of alternatives would be welcome.
I was looking to spend £150 max.
So I just about have all my parts to setup my water cooling loop, I just had a question on the best way to setup the Video cards, I have Two Heatkiller Gpu-X3 Full Coverage Water Block's for my XFX 7970 Black Edition Cards now I was just wondering Which config would cool them better the parallel or the serial operation? I'll be running a 360mm rad and a 240mm rad so I'm not should if it will really matter to much.
If it were me, I would do them serial because it to me is much easier and just looks the best. Besides, with the config your going with, you dont have to worry, even if you did try them both, I doubt the temps would change at all, I run my 6990's Liquid Cooled in a serial config which gives me beyond adiquette temps on a 360 rad and a 140 rad.
Hello My current build consists of Antec DF- I have done some mods to the case ill link it as soon as I have some pics Asrock Z Extreme Gen Intel i - k ghz I want higher Gbs of DDR GB Sata hardrive GB SSD for cacheing a water noob cooling! with Help with the Z I only have the stock cooler for the cpu in anticipation for water cooling x Sapphire Radeon Dirt edition in Xfire A full cover block does not exist for this card or at least that I Help a noob with water cooling! know of I will post pics as soon as I have the time to get them I found most of the componets using cooling configurator I want this to be entirely contained in the case except for some radiators on the exterior that resembles this build Here http www techpowerup com gallery html So what I have is all found on frozencpu com This is a all inclusive cooling system where aesthestics I want as much to be red and black as possible I have read multiple guides for liquid cooling but I always feel like I missed something here what I have so far Magicool Extreme Dual mm Radiator - Slim Profile MC-RADI This is to help with compatibility with the case This is for the top dual mm fans on the top of the case Also if you look at the case could you recommend other radiator placements Select G quot Fittings Qty quot ID Barb EK Supreme LTX CPU Liquid Cooling Block - Electroless Nickel Plated EK-Supreme LTX - EN Nickel Select G quot Fittings Qty quot ID Barb - Black x EK VGA Supreme HF -Bridge Edition- Universal High Performance VGA Cooling Block - Acrylic EK-VGA Supreme HF Bridge Edition Select G quot Fittings Qty quot ID Barb Feser Tube Active UV Hose - quot ID quot OD Anti-Kink Tubing - UV Red Steel Spring Hose Clamp for quot OD Tubing - Black Enzotech BCC Memory Ramsinks - Pack BMR-C L Danger Den Monsoon quot Premium quot D MCP Dual Bay Reservoir - Black Black Face Red Trim Red LEDs RES- - New Revision Swiftech MCP -B Fits inside the reservoir Select G quot Fittings Qty quot ID Barb PrimoChill Anti-Kink Coils - OD quot Tubing - UV Red Mostly for asthetics but I m afraid that things will become rather cramped I do wish I could find some motherboard MOSFET blocks I have tried coolingconfig but the only recommended blocks that they have they do not actually sell My Cards have MOSFET sinks already installed however VRAM may be a problem I don t know enough to tell Also if I can get kinda the same look with somewhat comparable cooling for less and you know of these parts or part stores where I can get this stuff I would really appreciate a link Thanks in advance Tabby nbsp
You may want to read Dividebyzero's water cooling guide. It's located in the Guides and Tutorials section of the Forums.
hey guys i have a thermaltake bigwater 760i and i got an amd x2 5200 [email protected] the idle temps im getting are 45C and load of 52C this seems wrong to me the pc is near the heater but ive turned the heat settiings down to half.
any ideas why the temps are this high??
any help wud be awsome.
Parking your PC next to any form of heat will raise the ambient air temperature and make keeping the chip cool just that bit more difficult. Even moving the case a short distance away from the heat source will make a difference - try it!
anyone here have any knowledge of water cooling the socket 771 cpu? I need to water cool a dual socket 771 mobo.
I have a supermicro server board with 2 dual core socket 771 cpu's. This is an always on server in an office and I really need to quiet it down a bunch as well as cool the beast better! idle temps are around 55C on air with Thermalright coolers.
I was just thinking of getting a new case for my PC and I found a really good Thermaltake one that comes with water cooling.
In another forum some dude was saying that if you get a Thermaltake water cooling set your video card will be going for a swim and that Thermaltake water cooling was dangerous. Now is this guy making crap up or is there some truth behind his ramblings? Any thoughts?
Hello to all that are reading this I am now in the process of building myself a new Rig the specs of which are below Corsair Obsidian D Asus Maximus V cooling First project ever water Formula Intel Core i - K Corsair First ever water cooling project Dominator Platinum x GB Asus Xonar Essence STX MSI GeForce N GTX Lightning Corsair Professional Series Gold AX W Modular OCZ Technology GB Vector TB Western Digital VelociRaptor Western Digital TB Caviar Black Now I have never dabbled with water cooling before except for the corsair H but that s not real water cooling but with a rig like this I really want to get into a proper water cooling system build Everything is at planning stage but I wanted to have loops one that goes through the CPU and Chipset motherboard has water cooling block already and another for the graphics card The Reservoir I chose because the reviews say it is very good quiet and overall very good Koolance RP- x Duel in Reservoir which can hold pumps Link Below http koolance com rp- x -dual- - in-reservoir-for- - -pmp- -s-pumps I also went for Koolance Pumps as well to keep everything compatible PMP- http koolance com pmp- -pump-id- mm- - in My question is can anyone here give me a simple list of items that I would need I can follow guides all over the net to setup everything but I m not so confident on what else I would need other than a ton of hosing Which connectors should I choose compression What piping thickness should I go for What are the best CPU blocks and GTX blocks I ve also got a few questions of my own what would be the best radiator setup in that case I am also going for a red and black theme and getting hold of red LED s and coolant is fine but I was wondering if they make Black coolant Any help or pointers would be deeply appreciated nbsp
A couple of very good CPU blocks for you. I have used both and they are excellent. They are nonrestrictive and are not TIM dependent due to the excellent contact they make. I have the 370 in mine right now and am moving to the 380 next week.
Here are reviews on those:
Its a long-shot, but if I can find a review of this block and it's as good I am going to give it a try:
One of the very good rads out there is the Alphacool NexXxos XT line. They are all copper (channels,tank,fins,tank caps, even the mounting screws) They have a very light paint job on the channels/fins and are very efficient and low restrictiveness. They also have access to all three sides of the tank giving you more routing options:
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/1...pper_Triple_120mm_Radiator.html?tl=g30c95s161. As far as the size of tubing, pick the one that appeals to you aesthetically, and matches the need for turns and bends in your case. I prefer 1/2" ID, but it's a cosmetic thing mostly. You will not see a major difference in temps from the 3/8" - 1/2" unless you are cooling multiple GPU's in a loop.
The fittings were an expensive trial for me. I landed on a combo of BitsPower (the best fittings on the market IMO) and Monsoon.
Personally I won't use anything but compression, but thats just my aesthetics preference.
As far as fans go for radiators. I don't go with anything less than 2.0 mmH2O static pressure. Short of getting into the noisy (30+ dB) range.
I tried/tested more fans that I care to remember and ended up using these:
Thet run at 3.53 mmH2O and really pull a lot of air through a rad. This is not scientific, but
observational that the static pressure curve seems very steep and they hold a disproportionate amount of their pressure at a lower RPM. Either that or Static pressure ratings are not well regulated or measured differently by various companies.
If extremely quietness is more important. The Cougars are very good. @ 19dB they are rated @ 2.2 mmH2O:
Do yourself a favor and cut in a custom, easy to access drain point for yourself. It makes things much easier.
This is how I did mine: ***The orange Arrow is pointing to it. I just used a acrylic block with G-1/4 fittings on three sides at the bottom of the loop. I can have it drained in 60 seconds.
As far as tubing goes, You will get many impassioned responses to this, but I will say PrimoChill tentatively. I find it has more of a rubber feel to it, a great consistent gloss finish, and will take tighter radius's before kinking.
You should however read the latest feedback on how the tubing you choose is working with the fittings you choose, hazing, and other properties. Fittings such as the Monsoon line are particularly dependent on the O.D. dimension being bang on for maximum effectiveness and workability.
I tried one brand of tubing that made the Monsoon a 'non-compression' fitting because the O.D. was under sized. It's worth purchasing a 12" snip of each tubing you are interested in for a test fit IMO.
Hope some of that helps.
Also make sure you check out Chefs Watercooling Guide for all kinds of good info.
That can be had here:
All of my hardware is listed in the comment below
I need a decent water cooling system to cool/overclock my CPU, northbridge chipset and my Video Card, what is a good kit that can sufficiently pump/radiate the water needed to power this setup? will i need to buy seperate water blocks for any of the components? if a non-kit setup would be better/cheaper than buying the radiator, reservoir, pump, etc. all in one kit what would you suggest i get? i have around a 300 dollar budget. Thanks in advance for any suggestions and help.
What i want to know is this. I have the Thermaltake with the liquid cooling system that came with it. Right now i have only the CPU water block which works great. What i want to know is, if i want to include the video card in the liquid cooling system how do i do that?
I know i need to buy the GPU block and all but what i mean is, do i need another radiator or anything? or do i just cut the tubes and place the block in the middle?
And also how do i empty the liquid in the LCS without any damage?
and btw, can anyone suggest a good or preferred water block for ATI x1900 XTX?
I am trying to install a Thermal Take water cooling system to my Gibabyte GA-K8NXP-SLI motherboard and according to the manual for the cooling system, it says that i need to unscrew the black piece where the cpu heatsink would go to install the waterblock.
When i went to unscrew it, there were no screws, instead there were white clamps and I have no idea on how to take them out. Anyone have an idea on how to remove the clamps so i can install the cooling system?
This is the best image of your board I could find (attachment or URL). I guess the 2 white circle are the "clamps" you are describing???
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ShowI...IDIA nForce4 SLI ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
Do you have a better close up?
Can you describe the mechanism in more detail?
I am trying to install a Koolance water cooling system on a Striker Extreme 680i. But since I am trying to install dual or tri Sli the video cards sticks out over the southbrige so my tubes can't get to it. Is watercooling the southbridge really that important? What other cooling methods can I use that would fit under the Cards (BFG 8800 Ultra watercooled edition)?
Also I know it can be done on alot of 680i boards but will 3 8800 Ultras work on a Striker Extreme?
This is my first time doing watercooling and I am very confused on how EXACTLY it works So I listed a few questions I have and what I am running Specs ASUS P P Deluxe Motherboard Prescott ghZE Pentium Processor with HT Technology x mb PC of Corsair RAM with Thermaltake RAM Coolers ATi Radeon PRO MB Audigy ZS SoundCard GB Seagate HD with HD Cooling Fan Kingwin Arctic Liquid Cooling System Questions - When doing the research that I did I could not find if there is something in the watercooling system that COOLS the water OR if I - Cooling Question Water HELP am supposed to provide something I read that the radiator cools the COOLANT Anti-Freeze but when I run my Kingwin Arctic Liquid Cooler nothing seems to be cooled What exactly cools the water liquid and how - Understanding that a Prescott Intel Processor chip runs hot C idle when under heatsink fans what is a temperature I SHOULD be running when watercooled HELP - Water Cooling Question - What do you recommend those who have water cooling and dealt with it as a good watercooling system for a decent price And if you have watercooling how did you make it or what did you use Please Write back ASAP Thanks Everyone nbsp
I installed the Corsair COOL water cooling kit.By recently I mean, around January. When I installed it, it was quiet, started up smooth, and performaned great. Now I have a problem, a serious one. When I start my computer, the pump starts, but no water goes into it. It sucks the water leading into it, but it seems not enough is pushed back into the resevoir. I wonder, what could be causing this?
my system looks much like this.
I used the coolant that came from corsair, but maybe I had too much water in the mixture. Could it be:
*I need to add anti-algea formula/liquit
Any help would make my day even better than it started off with, since I got a free frapiccino because they made it on accident.
I can be reached on AIM by my screen name Uberdude2000.
Good Morning WhiteHat.exe, I have never heard of that problem happening!
So your pump is functioning normally but no flow is occurring?
Is the pump located below the level of the reservoir?
Do all components appear proper, no kinked hoses etc.
Nothing can go wrong!!
I wouldn't expect the pump to have to lift a head of pressure to operate, surely it is below the fluid level and permanently primed.
If this were the case and all was well there is however a remote possibility your cooling solution has gelled or has turned to Jelly in one area.
If this were the case you would need to take your machine outside and carefully drain the system and possibly need to flush it.
I thought that fluid was simple corrosion inhibited vehicle radiator fluid. (LOL!)
im going to buy me a all-in-one water cooling set. This one to be exact. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16835124007
i noticed that it does have a small bottle of anti-freeze. i looked around and found a big bottle of thermaltake green liqid. I would like to know HOW much anti-freeze to distilled water do i put in the system. How often do systems need to be topped off or re-fueled.
just joking about the water cooling unit. i looked around and found this at compusa for $50 more http://www.compusa.com/products/product_info.asp?ref=performics&product_code=331979&tabtype=rv
Well i just set up my computer for liquid cooling, all is well... just wanted to know if there were any good radiators out there better than my black ice micro (one fan). this setup works all right, 45C idle for gpu and cpu both. on load its aroun 50C gpu and 48C cpu. Im gonna reconfigure some tubes soon but other than that... anyone else out there with liquid cooling that knows of a good radiator?
In American currency, could I get one for like 50$? Are they dangerous? Like could they get your rig wet and ruin your hardware? I live in Arizona and I am tired of these noisy fans. Also my computer heats my room up a bunch which sucks when its 115 f outside. Would a water cooling system make my computer put out less heat? How about one of these?
My specs are in my system specs, btw my video card seems to put out a ton of heat as well.
Would a water cooling system make my computer put out less heat?Click to expand...
Never used water cooling, but I would say no. Most water cooling system removes more heat from the CPU or GPU then air cooling, so your system will probably put out more heat.
I read somewhere that because Peltier cooler can become really cold than it causes condensation problem. But that's better left for someone w/ experience to answer.
What is the best water cooling kit? I want one that's stylish, and is very efficient at what it's supposed to do. I also want it to have it's own CPU and GPU blocks. It needs to be compatible with an Intel P4 Socket 478, and an ATI Radeon 9800.
Thanx in advance,
I have a p that i want to solution water cooling oc to but my arctic cooler isnt cooling it enough gets as high as the s so im going water but not sure what but i know one thing not to buy a kit i want alot of water flow and ive done a little research but nothin like what experience can tell me my plan is to cool my cpu nb gpu s x gt s possibly oc d to and maybe a hdd cooler if i run into more money I ve picked out parts that i believe are all quot tubing and were good in reviews i found here they are LE Chrome Ice Xtreme Radiator Swiftech MCP in Water Pump L hr Swiftech MCRES-Micro Hi-Flo Reservoir SFF - amp in quot ID quot OD Clear Vinyl Tube PrimoChill PC ICE Non-Conductive Water Cooling Fluid - UV Blue oz quot Snap Clamp quot System x for the cpu Thermaltake Copper Water Block CL-W or Danger Den RBX LGA Water Block in asetek waterchill nortbridge chipset water block w quot od fittings biggest i could find and water cooling solution not sure about the gpu blocks not something too expensive but will handle mild medium overclocking nbsp
I have a p4 640 that i want to oc to 4.0+ but my arctic cooler isnt cooling it enough, gets as high as the 60's so im going water, but not sure what, but i know one thing, not to buy a kit. i want alot of water flow, and ive done a little research, but nothin like what experience can tell me. my plan is to cool my cpu, nb, gpu's(2x 7800 gt's possibly oc'd to 480/1140) and maybe a hdd cooler if i run into more money. I've picked out parts that i believe are all 1/2" tubing and were good in reviews i found. here they are
LE Chrome Ice Xtreme Radiator
Swiftech MCP655 1/2in. Water Pump(1200L/hr)
Swiftech MCRES-Micro Hi-Flo Reservoir (SFF) - 3/8 & 1/2in
1/2" ID 5/8" OD Clear Vinyl Tube
PrimoChill PC ICE Non-Conductive Water Cooling Fluid - UV Blue (32oz.)
5/8" Snap Clamp (1/2" System)(x 14)
for the cpu
Thermaltake 208 Copper Water Block CL-W0010
Danger Den RBX LGA 775 Water Block (1/2in)
asetek waterchill nortbridge chipset water block w/ 1/2" od fittings(biggest i could find)
and not sure about the gpu blocks, not something too expensive, but will handle mild/medium overclocking.Click to expand...
Well, "kits" get a bad rap because there are so many and in order to get them lowered in price, they skimp on some components and there are some real dogs out there. But a "kit" is fine as long as the kit is good. I installed Swiftech's H20-120 (I have a dual core processor). See the thread I started here:
My CPU never goes above the low 50s at full load, which is perfectly fine.
I'm not necessarily disagreeing that if you buy the best parts and put them together you'll have a better system than a kit because one company has difficult doing everything right. But that kit I bought made it relatively easy to install and purchase, was reasonably priced and does exactly what I want it to do (I added the optional GPU cooler as well)--and it got great reviews on every site I checked. I could have spent $500 and reduced my temperatures more, but what would that get me?
The most important thing obviously is the pump and that pump the H20 has is an excellent pump and it very compact.
I have been looking for waterblocks for an 8800GT, or rather a pair of. seems there are more than you can shake a stick at for a GTX, and GT is thin on the ground, the only one I found so far is over 80 quid, which seems a tad excessive. So, 2 questions really. Does anyone know if a GT/ GTX have the same mounts, ie will a GTX afterfit waterblock fit a GT, and secondly, anywhere that does a cheaper GT waterblock?
Please note I am in the UK, so preferably a UK seller, or at least asn overseas that doesnt charge an arm and a leg for postage!
I found this card: Danger Den DD-8800GTX Water Block. See if you can find it at any of your local computer stores.
What do you think is best Fan Cooling Or Water Cooling????????
Air cooling because i believe that water cooling is a pain to deal with. just have some extra fans, and your good to go.http://www.sevenforums.com/pc-custom-builds-overclocking/123862-fan-cooling-vs-water-cooling.html
My computer, is alright when it comes to cooling. But I hate how loud it is. I've heard horror stories of dumbasses not getting a warranty when they install the liquid cooling, but even if I had a warranty, its risky.
What's the best/safest liquid cooling system out on the market today?
go for the Aquagate Mini R120, it is pretty much fool proof. i don't know how it goes for performance but i don't see how it could go wrong. it will run cooler than air and less noise. i think you can also get the R80 which is smaller. use 120mm fans for less noise though.
So pretty much,
was just wondering how often do you/should you replace the water in the water cooler, and how do you do it?
All hypothetical of course (because I might build a new PC and I'm wondering whether water cooling is worth it).
You might find this article from MaximumPC magazine helpful:
Maximum PC | How To: Maintain Your Water-Cooling Setup
I've seen lots of stuff about water cooling the processor/ram/video/hard drive inside computers.
What exactly is inside the "cooling block" that is placed on top of the processor/etc? I'd like to fashion something similar to sit on top of the amplifier that powers my car stereo set cuz it gets HOOOOOOT. It seems that all the cooling block is is a sealed container with an open bottom and input/output on top for the water, am I incorrect?
Has anyone else already done this? does this product already exist and I'm just lookin in the wrong place?
You are correct that the water block just contains an channels that the water passes through and takes the heat away from the block (which pretty much acts as a standard heatsink aside from this). I've never heard of a block big enough for an amp.... but I've seen a few projects from people that have water cooled a serious amount of PC parts. From what I've read about water cooling projects you do need a fair amount of milling and other specialist equipment to make good blocks. I can suggest that you take a look at ZeroFanZone. Bladerunner is a moderator at another forum that post at and is usually an approachable guy so he might even reply to an email and pass on some valuable information to you.
I'm somewhat new to the water cooling business, but which way should I have my 40mm fan going on my cpu radiator?
Venting hot air OUT, or venting cool air inside?
I'm having a hard time believing that any water cooler radiator would have a 40mm fan attached, did you mean 140mm? Where in the case is the radiator/fan located?
i want to overclock my new athlon if i get one. what is the best water cooling kit?
ok i know i said that im a penny pincher and all that in the other post, but i am so fickle as well. Are there any good water cooling kits that sell for 100 or less? because i know that overclocking my little duron 600 to 900 is really makin heat. my comp crashes after i play intense games for a long time or do stuff that needs a lot of cpu power (the tempurature change in the room is quite noticable as well) i've got one of the hottest rooms in the house even with the window open, in oregon!!
just a general read of 3DS & the forums will give you plenty of info.
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Everyone, post some water cooling systems that you know of for at least Athlon XP.
I'm considering buying a water cooling system, so that I can overclock higher, and so my room doesn't get so hot in an hour.
I was at Fry's last night, and I saw a Corsair HydroCool 200 system and it was pretty slick.
Does anyone else have any suggestions on water cooling systems or testimonials?
I've read reviews for the Corsair HydroCool and that thing is crap!
After much reading I came to the conclusion the best water cooling 'box' (all in one thingy ready for you like the Corsair HydroCrap) was Koolance's solution.
You can get it built into a case:
So I am planning to water cool a laptop, and I have a few questions about it.
1. Why use water? Why not use a nonconductive liquid like mineral oil, so if there are leaks, you won't fry your computer?
2. For water cooling on a small scale, would I really need a reservoir, or would the water contained in the tubing suffice?
Thanks for any help.
It's basically just for fun. Also, the main goal is to make the water cooling system completely powered by and attached to the laptop, so it should still be fairly portable. I'm still trying to find a half decent cheap laptop off ebay.
Hi all, I was wondering if anyone could give me the name of a good water cooling kit that can cool my cpu and 8800 gtx and possibly the name of a good 8800 gtx water block
For the card, I use this waterblock and it hasn't given me any problems at all. I also use a Danger Den custom watercooling kit only for the GPU. I used to have a waterblock on the CPU but I've since removed it and replaced it with an Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro. I used to use a TDX waterblock though, and it was awesome as well.
Many of you don't get over to the Do it Yourself Forum so I posted here so some of you would check it out. I am pretty proud of it given the rank amatuer I am at hardware!
Nice work. I would like to see the cables tidied up a bit but nice job all around.