Water Cooling

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Jz1397-5, Nov 2, 2002.

  1. Jz1397-5

    Jz1397-5 XP Bad Ass

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    I was reading over at HardOCP and this sounded pretty good:
    http://www.hardocp.com/article.html?art=Mzc2
    just wondering what you all think, it is easy and all in one. I am now seriously thinking of getting it now. just wondering if we have any water coolers out there with some input.
     
  2. Taurus

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    almost $270 they say... yikes! and not out for a few weeks.

    but if you're willing to spend the money and installing your own water cooling kit doesn't sound like a good idea to you, that koolance thing is an awesome idea. it'll do the job, i'm sure. i'll wait til someone else comes out with something similar so prices will drop.. then i'll think about it.
     
  3. Mubbers

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    Didn't have time to read the whole article but yikes computers + water???? :eek:

    Scarey idea. Is condensation a problem within the box after or during operation?

    Mub's (adding that page to fav's)

    Horrible thought - it might be possible to catch Legionaires disease from your computer!!!
     
  4. Taurus

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    water cooling is no new concept. water only conducts electricity if there's contaminants in it... if you use distilled water, the chances of breaking something aren't very good. and condensation isn't an issue unless you refridgerate the water so it's way below room temperature.
     
  5. Mubbers

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    Would I be right in thinking that it's main use is where ambient room temperatures are higher, than in say, Northern Scotland?

    Or is this somthing that's going to feature on newer generations of computer as standard?


    Mubbers
     
  6. [CpK]Bastid

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    looks good to me...although you'd still have to buy waterblocks...and such...adding on to that inital cost.....
     
  7. funky dredd

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    Is there a possibility that if this isn't done right the first time that you could actually hurt your hardware? I don't know anything about watercooling so bare with me...
     
  8. [CpK]Bastid

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    highly doubt watercooling will ever become standard
     
  9. [CpK]Bastid

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    YES
     
  10. funky dredd

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    I am not sure if I would throw that kind of money down the drain. Although if I did have that kind of money to waste I would possibly try it just have done it. It looks pretty neat.
     
  11. Zedric

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    The water touching the dust particles in your computer (on the boards and case) is enough contamination I'm afraid. If it leaks, it fries. But you're right, it's been around for a while. Nowadays the water cooling systems are easy to stop from leaking.
     
  12. Taurus

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    well, after you set up your water cooling system, you run it with the computer off for a few hours, days, however long to make you comfortable that it won't leak. and like zedric said, most these kits nowadays are top-notch and leaks are practically nonexistant.

    at some point, unless processor manufacturing takes a drastic turn and temps are cut, watercooling will most likely become standard in the next couple years. people buy their high-performance dell's and complain about noise now.
     
  13. Mubbers

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    My experience w/ pipes and pumping (believe me where I work I've lots!):

    Doesn't matter what anyone says or how much it costs, anything that pumps water will leak sooner or later.
     
  14. Taurus

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    oh, and bastid... that kits comes with a waterblock and tubing... everything you need to get it up and runing.
     
  15. [CpK]Bastid

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    it will be interseting to see how they comeup with an easy maintenance solution for the everyday user who has no idea about watercooling
     
  16. Mubbers

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    oohh [CpK]Bastid now has 666 posts!!!

    Scarey or what :eek:
     
  17. [CpK]Bastid

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    even better...:)

    although the koolance website does state waterblocks are purchased separately.......havent checked around but from frozencpu the cpu block is separate as well.....

    oh well if u can get it all in one even better for the beginner watercooler......i might even look into getting one:)
     
  18. [CpK]Bastid

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    :)
     
  19. Nick M

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    " My experience w/ pipes and pumping (believe me where I work I've lots!):

    Doesn't matter what anyone says or how much it costs, anything that pumps water will leak sooner or later. "

    lol! Well, Good Point there Mub's.

    As for noise; I have 8 case cans. Spinning at max. And it makes me floor vibrate. But heck; get's the cooling done :) and I don't mind it. Sounds like a race car revving on boot up; I likes it.
     
  20. Jz1397-5

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    water is not new, it is used with HFE on servers, but not alot of people can afford HFE at 250 a gallon. however if i were going to make a system were money was not an issue, i would get HFE for the tubing and make the seal air tight. that way i would not ever have to replace it, and if it leaks it does not hurt any electrical components. i like, i like, now just money...