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  • New PC Setup - Watercooled

    Alright, so I ended up joining the WC club, and finished the setup after a good 5-6 hours.

    The temperature is awesome, and the system is exteremly quiet. I can definitely tell the difference moving from air cooling --> water cooling.

    The kit itself is done, but I still need to clean up & organize the mess of wires.

    The installed WC components are as follows:

    MCR80-F2 Radiotor x2
    MCW6000-P CPU Waterblock
    MCW20-R Chipset Waterblock
    MCW50 GPU Waterblock
    MCP600 12 volt DC Pump
    FBK525 Fill & Bleed System

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    That's pretty cool. About how much does something like that cost? The water cooling setup, not the actual computer. How hard is it to setup something like that? I've thought about doing this when I build my next computer but wasn't sure what all was involved. Also, should you need to replace something (such as the CPU, video card, CD-ROM, etc) would it be difficult?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Radon3k
      That's pretty cool. About how much does something like that cost? The water cooling setup, not the actual computer. How hard is it to setup something like that? I've thought about doing this when I build my next computer but wasn't sure what all was involved. Also, should you need to replace something (such as the CPU, video card, CD-ROM, etc) would it be difficult?


      The kit itself is around ~ $230. It only comes with 1 RAD & 1 waterblock (CPU) so the others need to be purchased seperately. ($45 for an additional RAD, and usually $30 for each additional waterblock)

      Good sites to check out are:
      http://www.frozencpu.com/cgi-bin/frozencpu/index.html
      http://www.crazypc.com/
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      • #4
        So you spent almost $400 for the setup you have including shipping and/or tax?
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        • #5
          what happens if the system springs a leak will they replace the pc or something?

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          • #6
            Wow - I've been debating on watercooling. Sounds like it'd work very well.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Wayne Luke
              So you spent almost $400 for the setup you have including shipping and/or tax?
              Yeah. At times, my system & room were so hot (even with proper air cooling) that I couldn't even stay in the room long enough without getting irritated from the heat and the noise of the 6 fans in the system. Yeah, the air conditioning in my room is fine, even got an extra room fan, but none did a good enough job to keep my room cool enough to stay in for longer than an hour.

              At least that's what I told myself to justify the purchase

              Originally posted by Mike Anime
              what happens if the system springs a leak will they replace the pc or something?
              If you can catch it in time, some of the hardware can be save, but if you wait too long, your hardware is toast. That's why it's important to leak test the setup, before installing the water blocks, and to spend time installing it without rushing the process.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by Mike Anime
                what happens if the system springs a leak will they replace the pc or something?
                This is why the only way I'd switch to liquid cooling is if I could afford something like Fluorinert:

                http://www.houseofhelp.com/forums/sh...ad.php?t=25976

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Shining Arcanine
                  This is why the only way I'd switch to liquid cooling is if I could afford something like Fluorinert:

                  http://www.houseofhelp.com/forums/sh...ad.php?t=25976
                  There are advantages & disadvantages to using all types of cooling, including air.

                  If the proper time is taken for a WC setup, there is really not much to worry about. The systems can be moved around just fine after the setup is complete.
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                  • #10
                    It just hit me that those are the PFCs that the world has been working to cut down on due to the green house effect.

                    Now I'm going to have to find another non-corrosive non-flammable liquid insulator for when I decide to switch to liquid cooling.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Vile
                      There are advantages & disadvantages to using all types of cooling, including air.

                      If the proper time is taken for a WC setup, there is really not much to worry about. The systems can be moved around just fine after the setup is complete.
                      What system generates that much heat?

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                      • #12
                        That is exactly why my next system is going to be water cooled. My room stays hot year round due to this computer begin on all the time, sometimes I can't even sleep in here with an ac and three fans going .

                        What kind of temp. drops did you see?

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Brad.loo
                          That is exactly why my next system is going to be water cooled. My room stays hot year round due to this computer begin on all the time, sometimes I can't even sleep in here with an ac and three fans going .

                          What kind of temp. drops did you see?
                          For my P4 3.06 GHz CPU idle temp approx 33c, load 48c

                          The temp is usually just slightly (maybe +2, 3) more than the room temperature, which is good


                          Originally posted by Zachery
                          What system generates that much heat?
                          If you're asking which creates more heat between fan & WC, definitely fan. Not to mention it's so much louder.
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                          • #14
                            I currently run a 1800+ and if you have one you know they run hot as all hell
                            and i have a P4 3.06, my room stays "warm" but never "hot".

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                            • #15
                              funny my dell with 2 HD's rever rund worm nevermind hot

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