Air or Water ?
Posted 29 November 2005 - 03:56 PM
Posted 30 November 2005 - 05:54 PM
I know you may not be able to afford this, but I just wanted to show everyone some pics of this very "cool" CPU liquid-cooling system by Thermaltake. The best price I found it for was $294.49, with free shipping, at Amazon.com here: http://www.amazon.co...462468?n=172282. And, here are those photos:
Click on any of the pictures to go directly to this productâ€™s page at its manufacturer's website. I'll do another post with more pics too.
Posted 30 November 2005 - 06:27 PM
Here are yet some more pictures of Thermaltake's SYMPHONY (CL-W0040):
Click on any of these photos to go to this product's review over at Overclocker Cafe' to read the review and you can read this other review at ComputerBase.de too, if you can read German! This seems to be the best aftermarket, stand-alone, CPU, liquid-cooling setup I've found to date. Its hull is made entirely from 100% aluminum and it sports FIVE 120mm "quiet" fans to improve cooling performance. It looks like quite a show piece!
Posted 30 November 2005 - 07:37 PM
Right now my temperatures with the watercooling are 38Âº C max for the 3700+ SD @ 2.99 ghz / 1.58 volts, and 43Âº C for both 6800GT cards @ 410/1100, with their power regulators at just 35Âº C............ before watercooling the CPU got up to 50Âº C or more and the cards up to 75Âº C or more, with their power regulators area (PCB) as hot as 75Âº C. The 3700+ benefit a lot from watercooling, but it was more the benefit for the video cards and case temperature.
Posted 30 November 2005 - 08:25 PM
Posted 01 December 2005 - 09:41 AM
tbh - DangerDen for teh win.........you won't look back....
Posted 01 December 2005 - 11:39 AM
Why not the Thermalright XP-90??? If performance/money is whats on your mind, this heatsink is the answer; it is nearly the cheapest and has a very good performance punch in comparison to other more expensive heatsinks.
']ok im going to go with Cooler Master hyper 6 copper thencuz im trying to save money, and liquid wont make much of a difference. thx anyways all
The Hyper6 is better, but I doubt anyone would notice any diference against the XP-90... I tried both on a 3.0E Pentium IV a some time ago and there was no diference. Try this store: LINK All you need besides this heatsink is a 90 mm fan, which can be a Panaflo or a Thermaltake Smart Blue Fan.
Then, when you are not broke, you can easily move to water cooling... everybody's advice in this thread are good ideas.