June 17th, 2006, 11:32 AM
How safe it is to use a liquid coolling system?
hi there, guys! im planning to buy a liquid cooling system for my pc but Im a bit afraid that it might leak and damage the whole system. what reliable brand of liquid cooling system would you suggest. and one more question, is difficult to install? thanks so much.
June 19th, 2006, 06:55 AM
Stick with name brands such as Koolance for the highest quality parts. As for installation......
Well, it's no walk in the park, but I wouldn't say it's overly hard. Just tedious.
June 22nd, 2006, 03:43 AM
Liquid cooling is more of a pain than it is worth in my opinion. It is safe but if not done correctly could be very expensive. I would guess your planning to overclock and your fan isn't going to keep up? Otherwise the return isn't worth it unless your trying to cut down on the noise.
You may look into some heat pipe solutions as well. Cheaper and easier to install.
June 22nd, 2006, 11:11 AM
I bought one of the cooler master liquid cooling kits for my pentium 805 d over clocked to 4.1 ghz. Works great and was just as simple to install as a any fan. The whole thing is pre-assempled for the most part, u just have to mount it.
June 22nd, 2006, 01:34 PM
I wouldn't recommend water cooling as a method of noise reduction. Most pumps I've seen aren't all that quiet.
July 17th, 2006, 10:12 PM
As long as you make sure the computer is entirely sealed when you fill it with water you should be good.
July 19th, 2006, 11:42 AM
Can you use that system as an AC I mean.. does it really kool things down?
July 19th, 2006, 08:21 PM
I bought a Koolance case quite a few years back. Always worked beautifully and quiet. They have since reduced the noise since mine (their original full tower case). They are extremely easy to setup, very solid, and works like a charm.
July 19th, 2006, 08:35 PM
I still want to know if its any good to use as an AC around your desk
July 20th, 2006, 02:13 AM
I doubt very much that it will act as air conditioning and cool your office !
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July 20th, 2006, 12:37 PM
Damn and I was about to get one.
Originally Posted by aitken325i
July 20th, 2006, 04:18 PM
Funny, but of course not. Basic thermodynamics: The water is never cooled, it is simply a conductor to transfer the heat away from the unit(s) and to the radiator. The heat is then removed by using fans.
If you use a phase-changing or liquid nitrogen cooler, then the story is a tad different.
July 20th, 2006, 04:20 PM
ORLLY! Do they exists?
Originally Posted by NovaX
July 20th, 2006, 05:30 PM
actually in a liquid nitrogen system the nitrogen is actually (heated up heat in surroundings -> nitrogen )
in a water cooled sytem the water is used as a transfer system. but at the point of transfer the water is cooled (heat in water -> cold air)
July 20th, 2006, 05:45 PM
So your saying.. that the water when its warm, it transforms in to cool water?