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Fri Aug 24, 2007 1:27 pm Reply and quote this post
There are few things in the enthusiast computing world that are as misunderstood and feared as water cooling. When done right, it can be a beautiful addition to a case while keeping temperatures down and noise low. When done poorly, it can be a tangled mess of dangerous tubing that cools worse than air, but can fry your new £350 graphics card in a moment.

There is an excellent article, 7 pages long, here:
www.bit-tech.net/hardware/2007/08/22/watercooling_101/1

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So there you have it - a basic start to putting an end to those horrible, huge copper monstrosities that everyone calls a heatsink. Carefully drill in an LED, maybe add some UV reactive fluid or hose, and get rid of that ugly thing that weighs more than your little brother. All while enjoying the peace and quiet that only a well-built watercooling rig can have.

I did want to take a few seconds at the end of this to thank some great people who have been instrumental in our upcoming water cooling content, of which this is just the beginning. For starters, a huge thanks to my Extreme Cooling forum posse of Nexxo, Coolmeister and Firehed. Each of these guys has been and continues to be a great help as we try to bring you the best coverage.

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Tue Aug 28, 2007 10:34 pm Reply and quote this post
Sam says:

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When done poorly, it can be a tangled mess of dangerous tubing that cools worse than air, but can fry your new £350 graphics card in a moment.


I say:

Precisely, because electronics and water do not mix.That's why most people are scared off by the idea of water cooling because they’re scared to put water in their computer.

But, according to TweakFactor:

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As long as you do your research and know what you’re doing, you won’t have a problem.


Your thoughts?

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