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Posted 29 March 2013 - 21:59
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Posted 01 April 2013 - 04:58
Nowadays, you don't really need liquid cooling. A good high-end air cooler will do, save power, and have a lot less headaches down the road. Also, you can probably buy quieter fans than a low noise pump. I'm hardcore into silent computing and I've pretty much only used air for my main desktop. I got a water cooled desktop in my basement and it's too "loud" for my likings, haha. In fact, I've replaced every HDD in my main desktop with SSDs just to cut the motor noise... now I have 3 SSDs in there (OCZ Vector 256GB, OCZ Octane 512GB, and a Patriot Pyro SE 240GB). Yes, in the same computer. All my fans are Noctua PWM fans running at low RPMs in normal conditions, and my PSU is a Seasonic Platinum 1000W.
My main PC is a Core i7-3770K overclocked to 4.6GHz. My 'spare' PC with water cooling is a Core i5-2500K overclocked to 4.5GHz.
Posted 02 April 2013 - 14:43
I can believe it. I think one of the biggest misconceptions surrounding water cooling is that it leads to quiet computing.
The heat still needs to be displaced and most water cooling setups have loud fans for this purpose.
The main domain of water cooling has been and should stay over clocking. The benefit of it is increased cooling efficiency at higher temps not in noise reduction.
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Posted 07 April 2013 - 11:37
i could never be bothered to worry about a water cooled system just as much as a water cooled toaster. Its just not needed.
Posted 11 April 2013 - 20:23
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