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Poll: Air or Water ? (54 member(s) have cast votes)

  1. Air Cooled (23 votes [42.59%])

    Percentage of vote: 42.59%

  2. Water Cooled (31 votes [57.41%])

    Percentage of vote: 57.41%

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#25 ReD.SkY

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Posted 29 November 2005 - 03:56 PM

Is this liquid cooler any good? Cooler Master Aquagate for $110

#26 racinjimy

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Posted 29 November 2005 - 04:26 PM

']lol newegg raised the price of xp-90c to 62, was 52
well i guess ima get xp-90



xp 90c for $45

#27 ReD.SkY

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Posted 29 November 2005 - 04:31 PM

yah i just saw it there, kool site

#28 Dracula

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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:

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Click on any of the pictures to go directly to this product’s page at its manufacturer's website. I'll do another post with more pics too.



#29 Dracula

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Posted 30 November 2005 - 06:27 PM

Here are yet some more pictures of Thermaltake's SYMPHONY (CL-W0040):

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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!



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Posted 30 November 2005 - 07:13 PM

sweet but expensive :(

#31 Sorrento

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Posted 30 November 2005 - 07:37 PM

I think processors (AMD64 of course) do not need extreme cooling these days, its better but not mandatory. The real issue is to watercool video cards, as they specially in SLI or XFire would make a lot more heat than a single processor (nearly twice the power than a single cpu).

Right now my temperatures with the watercooling are 38º C max for the 3700+ SD @ 2.99 ghz / 1.58 volts, and 43º C for both 6800GT cards @ 410/1100, with their power regulators at just 35º C............ before watercooling the CPU got up to 50º C or more and the cards up to 75º C or more, with their power regulators area (PCB) as hot as 75º C. The 3700+ benefit a lot from watercooling, but it was more the benefit for the video cards and case temperature.

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Posted 30 November 2005 - 08:25 PM

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

#33 zoomee

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Posted 01 December 2005 - 09:41 AM

if your at the stage you want to mod your pc - go watercooling - its awesome - not only in terms of temperatures, but noise also - I hate the sound of jets firing up - lol! - even whilst gaming there is no raise in noise - unlike when one fires up a graphics card - just imagine how much noise there is in SLI......

tbh - DangerDen for teh win.........you won't look back....:)

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Posted 01 December 2005 - 11:22 AM

ok but im broke

#35 Sorrento

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Posted 01 December 2005 - 11:39 AM

']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

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.

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.

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Posted 01 December 2005 - 11:43 AM

what is THE best air cooler, what is second best?