View Full Version : water cooling newbie
05-05-09, 10:06 PM
im new to the whole watercooled pc deal. what is a good, idiot proof complete watercooling system. i want one that is simple to setup but provides exceptional cooling.
my rig is currently
case-thermaltake xaser III
psu-antec truepower 480
my mobo and cpu are getting changed soon. im getting an asus p5kpro and unsure of the cpu.
05-05-09, 10:22 PM
Well first i would recommend to stay away from makers like therlmaltake, zalman, coolermaster , and go with kits either from Danger Den or Swiftech , which can go from 150 bucks u to 300 but even those ready kits are not as u say idiot proof , there is not that much to water cooling but setting it up can be time consuming and u can fry your stuff if u make an unfortunate mistake , but all u need to do is read up on some of the stickies that we have here and just threads like this one but with more specific questions , but saying all that and then looking at your choice of CPU i dont see why you would need a water cooling,high end air might suit you alot better and with that cpu u wont need high speed fans so noise is unlikely to be an issue .
05-05-09, 10:29 PM
i concur with charlie, if you talking about a e2180 or e2200 high end air will work wonders.
if you really want water i suggest reading up more and going through the last couple of pages of threads just to get a sense of what goes on.
all the good kits and custom setups are about the same as far as building and being simple.
whats your budget?
05-05-09, 10:34 PM
ok. ive had some people tell me that i should go watercooled, but i wanted to hear it from some guys whoknow what they are talking about.
05-05-09, 10:38 PM
you can go water no doubt, but if those are the chips you would water cool it's kind of overkill and it seems to me that its a budget build and water would be at least 200 (new parts).
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