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Pitspawn

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The cooling section seems to be dominated by air cooling hsfs. Dont get me wrong but air cooling is about to hit a large wall. Air cooling solutions just dont provide the C/W ratings that high end thunderbirds need nowadays. Not to long ago overclocking was easy, and CHEAP. Now whats happened? $85 for a lousy hsf that wont even match the C/W of a water cooled rig. Sheesh.

I have been reading posts here for ages and as of yet have not found ONE detailed guide into watercooling. ATM I would like to goto water cooling because air coolers are just too noisy and water cooling just looks soooo good w/ a windowed case. Please, someone point me in the right direction to a nice thorough water cooling guide. Thanks.
 

JML

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Go to the Overclockers.com homepage. Click "watercooling" on the left. You'll find some pretty good how to and DIYS guides
 

Fjeld

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Yeah! You´re right!! My opinion is, there´s no substitute for water-cooling!
Exept for the LN2-guys, though. But that´s a bit over the top, as far as I can see! But impressing, anyway.
But despite u´r inquiry, there´s a lot of information about the subject @ tips and techniques at this site!!
Meanwhile, take a look :)

Good luck!
 

Bad Maniac

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GUYS, GUYS!!! "if I have the money" that is so untrue, wter cooling can be, and probably will be cheaper than air cooling. If you are the least handy, and your thumb isn't growning out of your arse, you can do most things by yourself, what will cost you is copper, and machining if you dont do it yourself, of the waterblock, a can of waterwetter, and a pump with some hoses. even if you buy a ready made waterblock there are cheap ones, if you only want to beat air, and keep it quiet. If you want the most excellent performance you are left with no option other than to design and machine your own waterblock.
I am currently doing this, and I will turn it into a LOONG article.
 

FishDog3

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Fjeld (Jul 08, 2001 05:28 p.m.):
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Fjeld, that is an awesome tank you got there, i would love to know how you made it, you should write an article on it!!

fd
 

Mord-Sith

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Apr 4, 2001
what you should do is connect the near side to the fan and seal it then make a cover that will seal off the top of the fan. Then cut some holes on the far side of the case. That way all the hot air from the radiator is directed out of your case.
 

AMDGuy

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Pitspawn (Jul 08, 2001 01:47 p.m.):
The cooling section seems to be dominated by air cooling hsfs. Dont get me wrong but air cooling is about to hit a large wall. Air cooling solutions just dont provide the C/W ratings that high end thunderbirds need nowadays. Not to long ago overclocking was easy, and CHEAP. Now whats happened? $85 for a lousy hsf that wont even match the C/W of a water cooled rig. Sheesh.

I have been reading posts here for ages and as of yet have not found ONE detailed guide into watercooling. ATM I would like to goto water cooling because air coolers are just too noisy and water cooling just looks soooo good w/ a windowed case. Please, someone point me in the right direction to a nice thorough water cooling guide. Thanks.

I did a pretty detailed write up on my watercooling rig here http://www.overclockers.com/tips505/ .

It includes part numbers and plenty of info and should get you going in the right direction.
 

FerrariF50

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What the...... is that a in-line pump? and what is that blue stuff


Fjeld (Jul 08, 2001 05:28 p.m.):
Yeah! You´re right!! My opinion is, there´s no substitute for water-cooling!
Exept for the LN2-guys, though. But that´s a bit over the top, as far as I can see! But impressing, anyway.
But despite u´r inquiry, there´s a lot of information about the subject @ tips and techniques at this site!!
Meanwhile, take a look :)

Good luck!
 

Frost Byte

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Fjeld (Jul 08, 2001 05:28 p.m.):
Yeah! You´re right!! My opinion is, there´s no substitute for water-cooling!
Exept for the LN2-guys, though. But that´s a bit over the top, as far as I can see! But impressing, anyway.
But despite u´r inquiry, there´s a lot of information about the subject @ tips and techniques at this site!!
Meanwhile, take a look :)

Good luck!
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What are the LN-2 guys and what do they do?

I am having a problem with my Girlfriend's comp. cuz it isn't getting enought air flow. I've been thinking about getting a copper HSF but if i can fit water cooling in there i will...can you put water cooling in a small case?
 

cjtune

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Frost Byte (Jul 09, 2001 08:10 a.m.):
Fjeld (Jul 08, 2001 05:28 p.m.):
Yeah! You´re right!! My opinion is, there´s no substitute for water-cooling!
Exept for the LN2-guys, though. But that´s a bit over the top, as far as I can see! But impressing, anyway.
But despite u´r inquiry, there´s a lot of information about the subject @ tips and techniques at this site!!
Meanwhile, take a look :)

Good luck!


What are the LN-2 guys and what do they do?

I am having a problem with my Girlfriend's comp. cuz it isn't getting enought air flow. I've been thinking about getting a copper HSF but if i can fit water cooling in there i will...can you put water cooling in a small case?[/quote]

Here look at this thread about those LN2 fellas. BTW, LN2 here is LIQUID N2.

Sure, you can build a water cooling setup in small cases but your reservoir, pump, and radiator/bong will have to be on the outside. It'll be a tad inconvienient to move your PC around but at least it fits...