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    Liquid cooling?

    Been pondering swapping the outdated CPU fan to liquid cooling. However if I do this, I would also like to cool my video card with. The derp at fry's said no company has made a liquid cooled video card yet and basically I would have to custom fit it. Was he right? School me on a liquid cooled rig fellow basement dwellers.


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    liquid cooled video cards run 600 bucks and up right now. Wtf are you planing on doing? Controlling the star ship Enterprise with your rig? I bought a new fan for my comp last week for $35 at frys. I have a gtx 460 and run EVERYTHING full blast with out any issue what so ever... Is there like a dota virtual reality game im missing out on or something ?

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    Maybe your building a holodeck in your room. I want 10 minutes with Kate Upton.

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    Go fuck *YOU'RE self.

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    Eh was just at fry's yesterday and saw a fairly decent liquid cooling setup n was wondering if I could run lines off the pump and kill 2 cooling needs with 1 stone sorta speak.


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    I have a liquid cooled system. What do you want to know? It takes patience and some work, but it is doable. I like it. Even though you liquid cool I recommend a compressor to blow the dust out of the cooling fans you will need for the radiators. Mine runs very quiet. I have two radiators (with 5 cooling fans), one for the CPU/MB and another dedicated to video cards. You will need to buy a mb block, cpu block, maybe ram blocks, (but I don't have them, passive radiators might be ok). The video card needs to be stripped to allow for a water block. You will need an anti-static pad to work on so you don't zap your stuff. You need to think about space, e.g. a larger case for the tubes and pumps. The Germans make the blocks and there is a websight that can help you track down the stuff you need. Flow is important. This is my second WC set. Let me know if you want more details.

    Why did I do it? I am a bit geeky and I know heat kills systems. I also want the option to overclock. You probably won't see me go extreme with hypercooling (liquid nitrogen and stuff) because that shit is just messy and impractical.
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    Ya good info Grendel. I've just had a lot of rigs go sooner than they should from overheating and thought I'd challenge myself and delve into something I've always kinda wanted to do


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    Did you really just break out the "liquid nitrogen" reference like that is a real option??? poser...
    Good lord are there no good games to play?

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    Always have been looking at this, but always decided it wasn't the hassle or cost.

    Get a good case with lots of silent fans and moves massive amounts of air.
    Use a large CPU heat sink with many large silent fans, assisted by the large amount of air being moved by the case.
    Get a GPU with a big boy cooling solution (lots of options out there now) or buy something from Arctic Cooling.
    Don't be a tool.
    The loudest thing in my computer is my hard drive SPINNING - and the only thing that gets louder is my hard drive accessing.

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    What do you mean by "don't be a tool"? It comes across as pretty condescending.
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    Quote Originally Posted by x[grendel] View Post
    What do you mean by "don't be a tool"? It comes across as pretty condescending.
    Yeah that's my bad.
    I didn't mean:
    Damnit Jerry stop being such a tool >:(
    Meant:
    When purchasing a car you need to approach with a strategy and consider... (...) ... and just don't be a tool :D

    Basically, don't listen to what people at Frys have to say, don't buy something from Alienware, don't buy something prebuilt.

    There's enough experience on these forums to get most everything squared away.

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    Thanks man, we're cool. You are right, you need to do your homework on this and consider what you want at the end. I went through a lot of trial and error before getting to where I am now. I think of it as part need, part hobby [kind of like those tv shows where they restore and collect old classic cars, or boats, or planes..., space shuttle? (^-^)]
    Ninja, I will pm you the longer story and some tips as I don't want to clog this board and also don't want to embarrass myself overtly (emperors new clothes)!
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    Awww... please do post, I am interested in hearing.

    Ryan isnt always a total dick!
    Good lord are there no good games to play?

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    ya post that shit up man. this stuff has really dropped in price and there is some good quality shit out now. i wouldnt listen to anyone at fry's. hence why i came to the one place where i knew i had trusted geeks to listen too


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