Watercooling Your PC, Anybody doing it?

Watercooling Your PC, Anybody doing it?

PostBy: wlape3 On: Fri Jun 11, 2010 3:53 pm

I'm looking to get into water cooling. My PC is pretty noisy with all the fans and everything. I might also want to get into overclocking as well to save on the cost of my next CPU.

Any thoughts about it?

I have a Lian-Li tower case, like a 60 USB but bigger. don't know the type any more
AMD Phenom 955 black edition
ASUS AM2 MB NForce 590
4GB RAM
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Re: Watercooling Your PC, Anybody doing it?

PostBy: Sting On: Fri Jun 11, 2010 5:15 pm

Too expensive

Buy better fans!
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Re: Watercooling Your PC, Anybody doing it?

PostBy: Richard S. On: Fri Jun 11, 2010 5:22 pm

Hmmmm.. you could set up a thermosiphon loop... oh wait wrong forum :smoke:
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Re: Watercooling Your PC, Anybody doing it?

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sat Jun 12, 2010 9:44 pm

I considered water cooling at one time, but ended up getting some higher quality fans, and a large copper heatsync.
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Re: Watercooling Your PC, Anybody doing it?

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sun Jun 13, 2010 9:50 am

I just want mine to work correctly ......... :cry:
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Re: Watercooling Your PC, Anybody doing it?

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Sun Jun 13, 2010 5:38 pm

The water type coolers will eventually leak...
Liquids inside a computer are very bad...
Spend your money on a quiet style case...
Larger slower fans for cooling...
Quiet power supply...
Maybe a heatpipe style cpu cooler...
http://www.silentpcreview.com/
http://www.antec.com/Believe_it/product.php?Family=NQ==
http://www.antec.com/Believe_it/product.php?id=MTgwOA==
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Re: Watercooling Your PC, Anybody doing it?

PostBy: wlape3 On: Sun Jun 13, 2010 7:40 pm

Thanks guys. I already have a good case. All my hard drives have dedicated fans or are cooled by one large one. I have several all cooper CPU heat sinks with heat pipes. My case is festooned with fans (hence the noise). Unfortunately they are all 80 MM since it is an older Lian-Li case. Maybe I can buy some new parts for mine that would fit the larger 120 MM and up fans. I also have a good if somewhat dated power supply (PC Power and Cooling 650 watts). I don't overclock or run more than one modest video card.

Current cooling is certainly adequate, I guess I was looking to see if anyone on the forum had already taken the next step.

Thanks for taking the time to reply. If anyone does get a brainstorm (usually it's all brainfarts for me lately) please give a shout. :)
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Re: Watercooling Your PC, Anybody doing it?

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Mon Jun 14, 2010 12:31 am

The antec cases with the big 120 mm fans are the next step...
Water cooling is just plain stupid...
I have recovered data from several water cooled computers that sprung leaks...
All were rebuilt with new parts and the antec quiet cases...
Glycol fried just about every part in the cases and would not trust any thing in the old cases...
Data on the drives was recoverable...
Everyone was happy with that move...
Used the larger cases for file servers for scanned docks and image files of the offices computers...
The cases are quiet as they sit in the copy/scanner room...
hardly any noise from them...
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Re: Watercooling Your PC, Anybody doing it?

PostBy: kozel On: Mon Jun 14, 2010 2:53 pm

They're liquid cooling blade servers by submerging them.

http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/arch ... e-servers/
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Re: Watercooling Your PC, Anybody doing it?

PostBy: 2001Sierra On: Mon Jun 14, 2010 9:55 pm

Mac did it and my shop has seen the results. If they can't get it right no one else will either. They build Cadillacs, although I am a Chevy "PC" man.
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Re: Watercooling Your PC, Anybody doing it?

PostBy: brckwlt On: Mon Jun 14, 2010 9:57 pm

wlape3 wrote:
Watercooling Your PC, Anybody doing it?




Im not ;)

Thanx for asking


why not just run an air conditioner in your computer room, wont that keep your computer nice and cool






Off topic here:

Sting wrote:Too expensive

Buy better fans!



when will u ever enable your PM's :discuss: :bighug: :?:
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Re: Watercooling Your PC, Anybody doing it?

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Tue Jun 15, 2010 12:50 am

Mineral oil has been used in immersion cooling because it is not hazardous, transfers heat almost as well as water but doesn’t conduct an electric charge.

http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2010/05/05/liquid-blade-submerged-blade-servers/
Great for a data center. Cuts the noise and you can keep the air temps at a happy human level. You know what I mean if you ever spent some 'quality time' in a data center. :lol:
However quite expensive for a desktop and totally unnecessary. Notice they are not using water to cool but liquid. The point of liquid cooling is to eliminate the fan noise.
Unless you have racks of servers, air cooling with quiet cases and large fans is the KISS way to go. 8-)
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Re: Watercooling Your PC, Anybody doing it?

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sun Jun 20, 2010 4:20 pm

With all this talk about PC cooling, I knew the ailing fan in my PC's power supply would finally quit. I was working at my desk when I noticed an odd odor....hmmm....overheating power supply. I had to bite the bullet and go to Radio Shack and spend $20 on a new one. :mad:
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Re: Watercooling Your PC, Anybody doing it?

PostBy: wlape3 On: Sun Jun 20, 2010 6:26 pm

Some power supplies won't power up if the fan is dead. At least yours gave you some warning :roll:

Although those fans at Radio Shack are way over-priced for what you get it's still better than a whole new power supply. :D
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Re: Watercooling Your PC, Anybody doing it?

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sun Jun 20, 2010 10:15 pm

It was an "emergency" plus it is Sunday. I know they are overpriced! :mad:
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