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Aug 12, 2001
Just finished putting my water cooling together last night and had it running all night. Its so much quieter now that I could cry :D And the comp is running 6-8 degs cooler. Hard to say how much cooler it really runs since with air cooling (Swifty no less) we had to cranck up the ac to keep the beast cool. So we'd be wearing sweaters inside the house. Now the house is a few degs warmer and gettinga full load temp of 40 instead of 48.

Besides a little bit of gloating, there are two other reasons I'm posting this. When I was doing my research on wc a few months ago there were a lot of posts that claimed wc wasn't quiet and didn't gain you much in temps. Well, here are MY facts about water cooling:

1) The noise is almost half of what it used to be. No, I don't have a dB meter, but I do have doors ;) With air cooling we had to close the office door (where the comp is) and our bedroom door, and we could still hear a slight moan. Now, one door is all we need. Wouldn't even need the one door if I didn't have the 8 fans on the case (which will be replaced with quieter models shortly).

2) As I already mentioned, 6-8 degrees cooler than a Swiftech 462B (with the Sanyo Denki fan).

In short, water cooling is a great solution AND does work.