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Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: the bigger bedroom
Insane since: Oct 2000

posted posted 05-30-2003 00:07

we've talked about it a few times, and everyone has said that it is very cool - albeit a tad dangerous, what with the highly conducive liquid, and condensation and stuff.

well, now you can own a water cooling system for yourself!

And with minimal effort, too!

Maniac (V) Inmate

From: Brisbane, Australia
Insane since: Apr 2001

posted posted 05-30-2003 00:46

They've had comercial kits like that for a while now.

But honestly, I really can't see the point. Standard Heatsink/Fan combo's work well enough. You only really need a water cooler if you want to overclock you CPU and well, for the price you pay for the cooler, you may as well of brought a faster CPU in the first place!

I don't understand why people pay $250 for a CPU then pay another $100 or so on extra cooling to overclock it by say 15% more than wat they could with a most stock heatsink/fan combos when they could have gotten a CPU that's 30% faster for $350.

Although I found this amusing:

"3D water channel enhances the heat conduction and convection"

Well, I'd hate to see the product version that used a 2D water channel. Heh.

Tyberius Prime
Paranoid (IV) Mad Scientist with Finglongers

From: Germany
Insane since: Sep 2001

posted posted 05-30-2003 21:35

actually, if you do it right, and have a low-power enough cpu, you can water cool it with just the pump, without any fans... it's a noise thing as well.
But then, for the same price, you could as well get some long extension cords, and move your machine quite a bit away...

Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: 127 Halcyon Road, Marenia, Atlantis
Insane since: Aug 2000

posted posted 05-31-2003 06:31

... or buy some sound-proofing tape and wrap the case...

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Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: Missoula, MT
Insane since: Jan 2003

posted posted 05-31-2003 06:40

...or put the case inside an old refrigerator

Maniac (V) Inmate

From: out of a sleepy funk
Insane since: Aug 2000

posted posted 05-31-2003 08:23

...or just do something productive


Paranoid (IV) Inmate

Insane since: Apr 2000

posted posted 05-31-2003 14:18

Some of these kits come with radiators for the hard drives as well that circulates the water past the CPU, past the hard drives, and back. Kinda cool. But damned expensive.

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