Water cooling suggestions

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October 31, 2011 at 12:55:54
Specs: 12volt Taco Windows 7 Diamond Edition, 4.163 GHz / 8191 MB
can anyone point me in the direction of a good complete water cooling system. the more silent the better. looking to spend around £150.

Windows 7 x64
Intel® Core™2 Duo CPU E8500 @ 4.1GHz
ATI Radeon HD4870

8GB OCZ Platinum 1066
2x Samsung 1TB Spinpoint F1


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#1
November 8, 2011 at 05:27:04
anyone?

Windows 7 x64
Intel® Core™2 Duo CPU E8500 @ 4.1GHz
ATI Radeon HD4870

8GB OCZ Platinum 1066
2x Samsung 1TB Spinpoint F1


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#2
November 8, 2011 at 19:54:38
For day to day computing, including overclocking, you probably do not need a water cooled system. Only extreme overclocking really needs the potential additional cooling and the risks of using water so near computer circuits will always be a concern. What type of air cooler are you using now? What are your temps now? Do you really need it, or is this the novelty of it that is attracting you to it? An E8500 at 4.1GHz is a healthy overclock, if you plan on using it for daily use, I doubt you would plan on going much higher (or achieve stability much higher) on it.

If you are into extreme OC and want to get as high as you can, this might not be the best forum for your question, but explaining what you plan, might help.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#3
November 9, 2011 at 15:53:49
at the moment i'm using 2x 120mm fans (intake & exhaust) 1x 250mm case fan and tuniq tower 120 with 120mm fan for cpu. temps are hovering around the 70°C mark due to the fact that my setup is now in an enclosed room with no window and high ambient temperature. the noise my fans are making is incredible, especially once the gpu fan kicks in when gaming!

my reason for water cooling primarily is to reduce the temperature, then significantly reduce the noise. i'm hoping to try and push another 500MHz out of my cpu and i've just bought another graphics card so i will be going xfire as well with an expected 80% overclock. i haven't even started on my ram, so again, the temperature would be rising further.

i looked at one system in detail, the zalman reserator v2, super quiet, excellent flow rate, but keep seeing comments to stay away from aluminium reservoirs

Windows 7 x64
Intel® Core™2 Duo CPU E8500 @ 4.1GHz
ATI Radeon HD4870

8GB OCZ Platinum 1066
2x Samsung 1TB Spinpoint F1


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#4
November 9, 2011 at 21:21:25
Look at:
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/2...
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews...
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/2...
And some of the included links (I did not follow most of them)
I have not water cooled (just read up when considering it once) so I was just making sure you felt you needed it and were looking to push things further. I am not sure that trying to reach the 5GB level with an E8500 if the best for gaming, if that is your general intent, but your choice. You can reach that level easier with less thermal problems with the cooler running i7-2600K (or even the i5-2500K) on the right board.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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