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    I'm a watercooling n00b, but have quite a lot of experience putting my computers together. I have tolerated my really noisy case fans and am frankly getting a bit fed up with them. I want to move towards quiet cooling for my own sanity, and watercooling in particular because I've had a devil of a time with heat ever since I put my FX-53 and x800 together with stock cooling. Temps are "okay," but still a bit higher than I like, and when the video card works overtime, I can occasionally get heat shut downs. This concerns me.

    I'm posting in here because I have read the thread, but honestly a lot of it went over my head. Basically what I would like is a list of what equipment speedfreak finally ended up using all here in one thread. That way I can use it as a basis for what I want to obtain. Is that okay?

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    Stupid question...... Once you set up a watercooling system, do you need to refill the water from time to time? Or is it pretty self-contained and therefore no evapouration or cleaning needed?

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    you are good
    back to the future

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mysterious
    Stupid question...... Once you set up a watercooling system, do you need to refill the water from time to time? Or is it pretty self-contained and therefore no evapouration or cleaning needed?
    I think you have to refill it..but it takes quite a while to evaporate a substantial amount? mistaken anyone?

    Quiet PC.

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    Why I prefer distilled water over tap? If you have a leak it might be conductive depending on the local minerals in your tap and theres a higher chance for non-organic and organic build up in you lines and pump requiring more maintenance on your part to keep it clean and flowing smooth.

    Why a 15% anti freeze solution? Thats the typical amount needed to control corrosion in a water cooled system. Recommended by Colin.

    Whats water wetter for? It acts as an anti-corrosive which will prevent your parts from oxidizing due to the battery effect and helps with surface tension. Its usually added to antifreeze to improve the heat transfer. 3-5% is the recommended dosage.
    From here, i know more.

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    does water cooling really help the cpu

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    Quote Originally Posted by deathtech20 View Post
    does water cooling really help the cpu
    Just get a good CPU heatsink and fan. I got this:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...r%20212%20Plus.

    It's still available on amazon for a better price. It keeps my quad core (sig) at 30 degrees celcius

    MOBO: GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3
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    CPU COOLING:Corsair Hydro H80i
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    HDD: Intel 320-160GB SSD
    HDD: Samsung 840 250GB SSD
    MEDIA: Plextor Dual DVD
    PSU: CORSAIR HX750W
    CASE: Antec Twelve Hundred V3 Full Tower
    OS: WIN 7 x64 Home Premium
    Monitor: Westinghouse 32" LCD 1080p

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    Quote Originally Posted by deathtech20 View Post
    does water cooling really help the cpu
    welcome to sharky btw


    Water cooling can dramatically drop temperatures and do a better job over air cooling systems.

    However, if you only have one hot part (after monitoring system temps), such as the cpu, I would agree with kujoe, buy a good air cooler like he linked to.

    A comprimise between air and water cooling is the corsair hydro series, self contained water cooling heatsink for the cpu, but none of the hassles of water cooling. Almost the same price as air cooling.

    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Corsair+...ci_sku=9503771



    It all depends on your temps to be honest. Water cooling can be a bit priceir, but if you love overclocking and thrashing your PC playing games, it can be a good investment and quieter than air cooling if well designed/set up.
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