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SureFoot

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If they are as performant as their previous 'monochrome' offerings, they are excellent indeed.
When waterblocks become fashion accessories...

On a side note, i'd still steer clear from alu tops, anodized or not. Do they make *real* copper tops for their blocks ?
 

@/2ct!<

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no, they are all alu i believe. It does not perform great, but not horible, better than external kits I believe. Anyway, not everyone gets into wcing for performance benefits/ ocing.
 

infinity9

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Anyway, not everyone gets into wcing for performance benefits/ ocing.

The sad truth is a good portion of the people that buy watercooling (and many other computer components) do so to be cool or have something to talk about. It's sad that 90% of the worlds computing power is wasted on AOL and Solitaire everyday.

edit - forgot to comment on polarflo :p i think that they make some of the best looking blocks but i have a major problem with companies that spend more on looks than effectiveness. i mean a waterblock has one purpose to exist, cool a heatsource. how can they spend so much time on appearance when the performance is subpar. if apple stopped trying to make their computer look like a stupid piece of art and make it a kickass computer they might nab more than 1% of the market. but then again they have proved to make dumb mistakes over and over.
 
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clocker2

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Anyway, not everyone gets into wcing for performance benefits/ ocing.


Unfortunately there are idiots like that out there
What's wrong with simply treating watercooling as another method of keeping your PC running?
 

phaeton

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its a waste of money, and you can get silent air solutions if you are talking about noise...

its either used for greater performance, or as a fad, like those pipe tips people put on their civics or neons.....

hes right you know (not about the mac part tho ;))

if you want to use watercooling just to keep your pc running, please send paypal to [email protected] , its obviously a waste of money (same as those FKs who buy a suburban or land rover just to get to work every day.)
 

phaeton

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very very possible cathar....... i did play that game a bit, and probably ventured online but not for a long period of time
 

jenkx

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The blocks look cool. But like everyone has said, a water block is not worth jack if it does not cool well. Noise reduction is one thing. But to put water in a computer just to reduce noise if pretty risky. The main reason for water in computer is to reduce heat for added performance. Anything else such as noise reduction is a good byproduct.
 

fallguy

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infinity9 said:
Unfortunately there are idiots like that out there. Well wait a minute. I guess I'm actually happy there are idiots like that cause they help pay my salary. Only problem is when I try to drive home its like I'm on frogger trying to hop my way through the sea of idiots.

Sorry it just struck me wrong. The sad truth is a good portion of the people that buy watercooling (and many other computer components) do so to be cool or have something to talk about. It's sad that 90% of the worlds computing power is wasted on AOL and Solitaire everyday.

edit - forgot to comment on polarflo :p i think that they make some of the best looking blocks but i have a major problem with companies that spend more on looks than effectiveness. i mean a waterblock has one purpose to exist, cool a heatsource. how can they spend so much time on appearance when the performance is subpar. if apple stopped trying to make their computer look like a stupid piece of art and make it a kickass computer they might nab more than 1% of the market. but then again they have proved to make dumb mistakes over and over.

Do you realize how much of a jerk you sound like? Who cares if they do it for fun, and not for top performance. You try to act as if you're better than "90% " of other people, but to me you are just the opposite.
 

SureFoot

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Fallguy, some people cannot understand the 'fun'.. They get old quicker than other people too... For example, for those people racing a car for fun is a total waste of time and money (i talk by experience ;) )


jenkx said:
The blocks look cool. But like everyone has said, a water block is not worth jack if it does not cool well. Noise reduction is one thing. But to put water in a computer just to reduce noise if pretty risky. The main reason for water in computer is to reduce heat for added performance. Anything else such as noise reduction is a good byproduct.
Well it shows you're far away from Germany. There watercooling is (for more than 90% of people) the best way to get a silent PC. And it's the first, and sometimes only reason to go watercooling, for them. That's why their systems are low performing, but small, and with an emphasis on silence: small pumps, small tubes, small waterblocks, and few undervolted quiet fans, or very frequently now, passive cooling (zalmann, etc..).