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Cooling Poll

Water Cooling?
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29%
Air Cooling RULES!
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71%
Phase Cooling, brrr...so cold
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No votes
Liquid Nitrogen! brrr...so -320 F cold
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No votes
Others
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No votes
 
Total votes: 21

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What do you have?

Post by Silent Fox » Sun May 14, 2006 5:38 am

Just interested in what kind of cooling you have. I am looking into either swiftech's kits or Corsair Nautilus 500.

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Post by Zelig » Sun May 14, 2006 7:51 am

Air cooling on all my rigs, the only reason I'd want to try water cooling would be for less noise.

Actually, I've got a passively cooled rig, the only fan is in the PSU, I didn't think it would be too safe to remove that one.

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Post by pointreyes » Sun May 14, 2006 8:08 am

Air cooling and I would prefer having all the computers in their own air conditioned room. I hate noise which futher makes me hate water cooling. The noise of the fans on the Koolance system I built a few years ago was much louder than I expected and I was even using a Lian-Li with the sound deafening material in it. Maintenance of that system was actually higher than the maintenance on my still owned and quieter air-cooled dual Xeon system.
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Post by bubba » Sun May 14, 2006 11:16 am

stock cooling

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Post by kenc51 » Sun May 14, 2006 11:45 am

H2O

~30C running 2x folding @ home and no noise.........

can go lower if needed ;)

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Post by DMB2000uk » Sun May 14, 2006 12:56 pm

You should do another poll, "are you happy with what your cooling" :P

Its an ambition to oneday build a watercooled system, maybe when I have a proper job and lots of money!

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Post by Sovereign » Sun May 14, 2006 5:05 pm

Air now, air tomorrow, AIR FOREVER! Even my dual 7900GTX dealie is gonna be air, don't have the money for water (yes I'm spending $3k but I have to stay UNDER $3k and I'm not cutting parts to allow for water cooling...besides I drag my desktop to the neighbor's for LANs quite frequently).
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Post by Imakeholesinu » Sun May 14, 2006 7:42 pm

Air cooling with copper heatsinks. Three 80mm fans keep my beast at 45 degrees C.

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Post by Sovereign » Sun May 14, 2006 9:21 pm

Without overclocking or overvolting, the XP90 keeps my CPU at 27C idle and 40C load....but with the OC I get 38 idle and 50 load. It's a NewCastle so it doesn't OC worth a crap....my Opter-OWN will fix that!
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Post by stev » Mon May 15, 2006 9:57 am

Cooling with a HydroCool 200 (modded). :mrgreen: Using an older Koolance GPU WB in the loop too.

The Corsair Nautilus 500 should work well for the price of about $150 or less. :) It has gotten many good reviews lately.

I really like external cooling units. Less chances for any leaks to happen inside of the computer case. Both the Corsair products use the medical/industrial clamps that are not to leak.

Air cooling is fun, but cleaning out all of those dust bunnies is a real pain. The HydroCool 200EX and the Nautilus should be easy to clean those bad bunnies out. :P
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Post by Apoptosis » Mon May 15, 2006 10:00 am

Water-Cooling with a Corsair/Delphi HydroCool 200 (modded) here also... lol on the personal system...

The test bench uses Nautilus 500 systems

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Post by infinitevalence » Mon May 15, 2006 1:33 pm

7 Swiftech 6002's
1 Koolance CPU200
1 Koolance CPU100

2 Swiftech MCP655
1 Swiftech MCP650
1 Swiftech MCP600

1 Black Ice Extreme 2x120
3 Black Ice Pro 2x120
1 Black Ice Pro 1x120

1 Koolance Exos
1 Koolance PC2

thats more or less all of it :)
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Post by Silent Fox » Tue May 16, 2006 5:59 am

:shock:

I might end up getting a swiftech Hp-120 premium. Its almost an entry level kit, good cooling performance, and upgradable. Too bad its $250 cdn.

booooo... :cry:

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Post by Immortal » Tue May 16, 2006 9:06 am

Air! Im using an Aero 4 on my rig... i dont think il ever change! :)

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Post by stev » Tue May 16, 2006 12:17 pm

Silent Fox wrote::shock:

I might end up getting a swiftech Hp-120 premium. Its almost an entry level kit, good cooling performance, and upgradable. Too bad its $250 cdn.

booooo... :cry:
A Corsair Nautilus 500 should be about $180CND. :P

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Post by hainer36 » Tue May 16, 2006 4:56 pm

watercooling....with a few air rigs, but the users wouldnt like the high-techyness (family)

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Post by kenc51 » Tue May 16, 2006 5:03 pm

infinitevalence wrote:7 Swiftech 6002's
1 Koolance CPU200
1 Koolance CPU100

2 Swiftech MCP655
1 Swiftech MCP650
1 Swiftech MCP600

1 Black Ice Extreme 2x120
3 Black Ice Pro 2x120
1 Black Ice Pro 1x120

1 Koolance Exos
1 Koolance PC2

thats more or less all of it :)
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Post by stev » Wed May 17, 2006 12:52 pm

Air is lead by a 2:1 ratio. Heat-pipes must be the leading factor.

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Post by pcrobot » Wed May 17, 2006 1:36 pm

My 4 fans (1x120mm & 3x80mm) rule! :)

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Post by Fogey » Thu May 18, 2006 5:59 pm

Water and Air both.

Kenc51: Very good post above..Real good!

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