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Lynx

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I am planning to upgrade soon and I am thinking of buying a vapochill case. First how much difference do they make to your cpu speed and secondly are they value for money. If not can you name me a cooling rig which is. Thanks and all comments apreciated.
 

rugby

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Is a Ferrari worth the money? Some say yes, some say no. Will it allow you to up your voltage to insane levels and get maximum performance out of your computer? Yes. Will it be quiet? Yes. Can you achieve similar results via other methods that might not be as pretty? Yes. It costs around 650-700 bucks if I'm not mistaken. You could buy a full tower case and a chilly peltier/watercooling setup for 200 bucks, but you have to do the work yourself. I was tempted to get the vapochill myself, yet I'm going to invest my money into a larger case and water-cooling setup instead and pocket the extra cash.

It's up to you.
 

ken257

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Dec 20, 2000
The Vapochill is a good deal espesially for an Athalon. Water/pelt will not hold an AMD down to sub-zero temps under load. Chilled water is needed to get cooling equivalent to a Vapochill. I am running a chilled water setup that is comparable to what a vapochill will do. The setup is big and in no way is it portable. I got most of the parts very cheap but if you had to buy everything new there would not be much of a savings over a Vapochill + it's portable.
 

iznogoud

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Apr 28, 2001
ken how did u make your water chiller? what did u use? can u plx tell me im interested, if its not a secret. ;)

thx
 

ken257

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iznogoud (May 31, 2001 05:33 p.m.):
ken how did u make your water chiller? what did u use? can u plx tell me im interested, if its not a secret. ;)

thx


To see what I am running click on the home icon under my name or go to http://www.maxoc.com
 

JaY_III

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Dec 17, 2000
some people chill water in a fridge (got a spare beer fridge)
some people also rent water coolers, the one that you have in a office, the bring bottlle watter for
or you could use pelts to cool the water
so anything that is cold is used to cool water
 

Colin

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The Vapochill may indeed be less money than a top end H2O and pelt system but then you would miss all of the fun of rolling your own. Having had the fun, I am ready for a Vapochill but I won’t stop playing with H20.
 
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Lynx

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The main prob with the vapochill is that at the same time I am hopefully going to get dual Athlons so vapochill can only cool one then I am out in the dog house. Has any one got a good setup that would work for duals at temps about 10C downwards that is portable. I was thinking about a dual loop system with pelts. A Dual loop sys for a dual Athlons I like tha sound of that.
 

Colin

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I shudder to think how you will dispose of the heat from a pelt equipped SMP Athlon system. Unfortunately the SMP Vapochill has been delayed indefinitely.
 
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Lynx

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Three rads are the cooling which cool 2 pelts which cool the second loop which coll another two pelts. I think that is enough cooling for two smp Athlons dont you. Though that will be about 500watts worth of heat. So I might have to make it four.
 

Colin

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Lynx (Jun 01, 2001 02:34 p.m.):
Three rads are the cooling which cool 2 pelts which cool the second loop which coll another two pelts. I think that is enough cooling for two smp Athlons dont you. Though that will be about 500watts worth of heat. So I might have to make it four.

Consider that the average computer radiator only has to deal with 100 watts and multiply by five. That's a lot of heat. The fans on the radiators alone are going to sound like a hovercraft. A cooling tower will handle the heat load but you will lose a quart of water every 45 minutes.
 

woofer

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The Vapo" IS " alot of money , but definately worth it.
It is VERY easy to set up and doesnt demand any matienance or tweaking to keep it running.

I had a P III [email protected] ( could post @1275mhz) running for 5 months , not one hicup.
My T-bird runs @ 1.71ghz Defualt Voltage , can post @ 1812mhz.

A couple of users at the Vapochill forums are running T-Bird 1.33,s @ 1870mhz 100% stable.

A friend of mine here in Australia has just purchased a Vapo from ASETEK as well ,and his T-Bird is @ 1760mhz 1.85v.The same chip with AIR maxed out @ 1529mhz, quite an improvement.

The Vapo keeps the temp of the T-Bird around -15c/-12c ( 1.7/1.8ghz)

I have NO complaints with the Vapochill at all , thoroughly recommend it !!