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Aranyic

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Feb 1, 2001
I am planning on buying a 1.2 ghz amd and putting in on a KT7a-Raid. I want to overclock everything i can and am thinking about water cooling but i have some questions.

How much higher will i be able to overclock as apposed to just basic forced air cooling?

How do you protect your components from condensation?

I am planning on just getting a kit from someplace and would like some suggestions on what kind/brand to buy.
 

Colin

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Dec 19, 2000
If you are going to leave your board to the stock voltage limits, water cooling probably won’t gain you anything except a more quiet system. If you want to hack your board with a voltage mod, an h2o system will help you squeak out a bit more speed. How much more depends on your board and your Bird. It seems that some of the new 1.2 gig Birds may run better at lower voltages, so water cooling may not be needed.

If you are not using a pelt and using a radiator, condensation should not be an issue.

Take a look at the Danger Den block and Cooling Cube at www.dangerden.com . Dan and his crew provide superior service. Combine this with a high volume pump and a plastic reservoir; you won’t have to worry about electrolysis. This system will take everything my Bird @ 2.16 volts can throw at it with out the need for a pelt. Of course I have a 156 watt pelt on order just to see if it will allow a bit more speed. At the opposite end, stay away from Leufkens. His reservoir/pump is crap and he has a history of ripping people off.
 

Eriksson

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Dec 17, 2000
Location
Iceland
Yup. Colin is right.
You have to use very agressive voltage to need water since the best hsf combos are very good.

However you can get very quiet computer with good watercooling setup, even though agressively overclocked.
 

MameXP

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May 20, 2002
Location
Ontario, Canada
Aranyic said:
I am planning on buying a 1.2 ghz amd and putting in on a KT7a-Raid. I want to overclock everything i can and am thinking about water cooling but i have some questions.

How much higher will i be able to overclock as apposed to just basic forced air cooling?

How do you protect your components from condensation?

I am planning on just getting a kit from someplace and would like some suggestions on what kind/brand to buy.

BTW, WELCOME TO THE FORUMS!!!!
 

l3ored

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Apr 4, 2004
if you go with the store bought watercooling stuff, you're way better off spending the money on better parts at this point.
 

MVC

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Dec 20, 2004
Location
Hell's Kitchen, NYC
l3ored said:
if you go with the store bought watercooling stuff, you're way better off spending the money on better parts at this point.

I'll second (third?) this. An effective water cooling system needs to be built around the system it's intended to cool and generic "systems" just can't do this. Unless you're really pushing a system or you've got an LGA775 Prescott, water cooling isn't worth the effort unless you're going for quiet, but that's another story.