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Corsair goes for the living room with Bulldog PC kit, supports liquid cooling and high-end hardware

Question: Corsair goes for the living room with Bulldog PC kit, supports liquid cooling and high-end hardware

Corsair is well known for its PC components spanning a range of categories -- from memory to cases, power supplies, cooling and more. But this year it's trying something new with Bulldog, a barebones, console-like Mini-ITX box that's designed for...

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Answer: Corsair goes for the living room with Bulldog PC kit, supports liquid cooling and high-end hardware

The case looks downright awful too me. I wouldn't have that thing displayed in my lounge.

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So my rig is as follows:

Case: Corsair Obsidian 800D
Processor: FX 8350 (Currently 4.7ghz)
Ram: Gskill Trident X 1866
Mobo: Asus Crosshair V-Z
GPUs: Powercolor HD 6990s with Swiftech Epsilon Water Blocks
Cooling: XSPC RX360 Extreme Liquid cooling with a XSPC 140mm Single Rad at the back and the XSPC dual bay reservoir with Swiftech MC650v Pump.

At the moment, I have a Negative Air pressure going through my case due to lack of inputs for intake on the case. Right now, I have a 140mm Fan at the bottom intaking air, and my Radiators are mounted at the top and back areas according to sizes exhausting with 6 fans at top and 2 at the back. Right now temps even under gaming loads like BF3 are fine and Prime 95 on my 8350 for an hour never exceeds 64 degrees. But I am trying to go a bit further and I dont like having a negative air pressure in the case because I like more air being pulled through the filters to prevent so much dust build up on the Radiators and such.

My Co-Worker recommended me reversing the 140 to intake with a filter at the top and even though the air would be warm, it would add better cooling is what he believes. Im not so sure and I hate to do that and then just reverse it back because it harms the temps. What do yall think or does anyone have any alternative solutions. Bear in mind im happy with my current fans as they are nice fans and I like the sound I get from them. They are Aerocool Shark 140mm and Cooler Master Sickle Flow 120mm fans.

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Answer:Corsair Obsidian 800D and Liquid Cooling Assistance

Massive OC CPU and TWO dual-gpu beasts, all off the one loop? All I can say is --> :O

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I've just installed Corsair H60 liquid cooling and when I tried booting my computer up, after 5 seconds or so, everything stops. It happens every time I tried to boot the computer up.
My monitor was black and nothing appeared.
For 2 seconds before the entire system stops, the fan gets very noisy. And for the entire time the computer was booting up, my gpu's fan was even noisier than when I was playing my games.
I cannot get to BIOS or anything.
Why is this happening?

Cooling system: Cosair H60
Cpu: Intel I5 760
GPU: ATI 5770
Mobo: Gigabyte Ga-H55M-UD2H
PSU: 600W Max - 700W

Answer:PC doesn't work after installing Corsair H60 liquid cooling

You may have a short someplace between the motherboard and the case, or you may have bent the motherboard while installing the CPU cooler. I'd take the cooler out and replace it with the stock cooler and try again to see it the board still works. If it does I'd try the H60 again, but I'd make sure the motherboard wasn't under any extra stress from it.

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ok so my dads laptop is a acer aspire 5749 and the inter net works in the living room works in my room (my room is above the living room ) but will not work in my dads bedroom the connection bar is usually at 3 -4 in there but it says limited access and just loads forever .(with the connection bar having a yellow warning sign over it. also when he got the laptop it worked fine in his room i have try ed putting win 7 back on it but it did not fix the issue .any ideas thanks(thought i would just say that the router is fully updated and the bed room is less than 10 feet from the living room )

Answer:internet working in the living room but not in the bed room

Hi .... Wireless signal seems to be the problem ... Not a lot you can do about it except get a WiFi Ranger Extender they are not very expensive and should resolve the issue ...

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First I want to thank everyone for their response about SATA III connections.  It helped a lot.  As I mentioned I am building this PC from the ground upIt's purpose will be a basic computer.  But at some point I would like to get into some gaming.  I don't think I'll get too serious into it.Like I mentioned this is a basic purpose PC.  I would like to getsome software to do some editing on our family videos at some point in time My next question is cooling.I have an i7 4790k.  Its more of a processor then I need.  But I got a screaming deal on it @ Microcenter for $250!Everyone has told me to replace the fan as it sucks.I do not intend to overclock. But I am taking this build serious.  Money is not an issue.  I would like to put the best parts on/in it to get the most out of it.  And hopefully get more longevity. When I was @ Micro center the lady had recommended I go with a closed loop liquid cooling system.  And toss the i7 fan in the garbage. Is liquid cooling way to much of an overkill for my needs.  I know its more then is necessary.  But will it negatively hurt to go with liquid cooling.  Or would I get better performance out of an air cooled unit. I have a Corsair 760t case.  So room and venting is not a problem. Thanks in advance everyone.I would like to take advantage of my 760t panel window and show of my build.

Answer:Liquid cooling.. to liquid cool or not?

You already seem to know enough to answer this yourself...QuoteI do not intend to overclock.If you don't intend to overclock ever (even after you start using it for gaming), then I think you should go with an air cooler.QuoteIs liquid cooling way to much of an overkill for my needs.  I know its more then is necessary.  But will it negatively hurt to go with liquid cooling.  Or would I get better performance out of an air cooled unit.Yes, it is overkill. Will it hurt? No. However, if you plan on building/filling your water cooling system yourself, be very careful. I had one once that had a very slow leak that I couldn't see. A tiny droplet of water eventually hit the video card and... you know. There was a small stain on the PCI-E connector showing that water had been leaking for a while.

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Hi everyone i have a dell pc in my living room with XP Media Center on it which is used as our main pc and TV also the way we access the internet, allso i have a second dell pc (that has been replaced by the media center one).I have the old pc stored away could someone tell me is it possible to network them both together so that when the kids are using the media center downstairs could i access and share the media center pc to run excel/word and others and open saved documents through the old pc that is upstairs. We use the media center pc as our TV and music center and the time i want to do some work on the pc everyone wants to be watching a soap or listening to a music channel.Could you please advise what type of cable i need (we are not wireless) to run behind a bookcase to upstairs approx 10-15ft?What i would need to enable on the pc's.Will i be able to get on the Internet from upstairs when the media center is in use?And will working and accessing the net interfere with the progs anyone is watching on the media center. Thanks for any advise.I will be away for a few days but will reply when i return thanks.

Answer:Network a second pc to the main pc in living room.

A Router / hub Crossover cablingAn ethernet connection in both pc'sTo be honest, wireless is the better option.

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Fed up of the content on TV, I feel my 40 inch lcd screen is being wasted. so I have decided to put together a HTPC so I can browse the internet/you tube etc and play blu ray. Biggest descision seems to be the case and mobo, has anyone put one together recently?Not looking for fancy displays on the front nor a huge case either, mATX mobo looks logical, just need space for 1 hdd, 1 Optical and preferably coming with a quite PSU of 350 watts or more.Not looking to spend mega money. I have pre-ordered windows 7 premiumAny help on this subject much appreciated.

Answer:PC case and Mobo for living room

a shuttle barebone and add to your budget.

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Hey everyone,

I Didnt actually look very much for a thread similar to this one so maybe its been posted somewhere and i just fail but here is my problem. Ive been having VERY bad wireless dropouts... and its not just the internet either i lose my connection to my router intirely. When im sitting in my living room with inSSIDer running there is 16 different wireless networks detecting using multiple different channels.

I setup a continuous ping to my router( and started messing with channels... most channels i only have a connection for about 45 seconds and it doesnt reconnect for about 30 seconds... i finally found that with channel 5, i had a connection for about 5-10 minutes(I spent HOURS today testing all the different channels so these are rough averages) but like before i lose connection for about 30 seconds.

Now if i was just checking email and surfing the web it wouldnt be so bad but i listen to streaming music and watch shows on hulu and what not and losing my connection every few minutes for 30 seconds it TOTALLY unacceptable!

So at first i thought this was my old router(Linksys WRT54G) Which was admittedly 10 years old so i went a bought a new one, a WRT120N(Linksys again) I did all my testing with my new router(as with my old one, no matter what channel i was unable to connect at all anymore this progressively got worse over the coarse of about a week) I consider myself to have a pretty high understanding of networking technology but this literally... Read more

Answer:16 different wireless networks in my living room!

don't know if this will help, but i had a similar problem, not as bad though, turned out it was my wireless telephone, so my internet server just switched my frequency, since then never had a problem.

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Hi guys,

I just got windows 8 installed -- first time using metro.

First impression on metro: I like it. It is an appealing visual experience versus the dull point and click experience i'm used to. I can definitely see myself using the mail client, news aggregator, and weather. I don't do social networking, but if i did, i can see where this would be really neat. Maybe that's just the cool factor though, i don't know. Either way, i don't really know what all the negative fuss is about. I don't miss the start menu in the least bit. windows key + start typing gets me what i want - and better than 7 did. If you want it to be, it is just a more polished windows 7.

Anyway, now to the question.

As an HTPC user, i can't help but notice how metro might lend itself to htpc applications.

I have not been current with windows 8 development or microsoft's new tablet. Are there any plans for the windows 8 tablet to have the ability to control your PC? So like, i can control my pc's metro with my tablet on the couch?

That would be sweet.

Answer:metro in the living room - needs tablet companion

All the windows tablets at least have remote desktop client, so you could use that to log in. It's not a perfect answer but it'd work fairly well.

Interestingly most of the tablets I've seen do have HDMI output so they could theoretically be used as both controller and HTPC.

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Hello everybody,

I'm sorry if i make some spelling errors, i am dutch and not that good at english.

I recently upgraded to windows 7 on all 3 of my home computers and i am loving it so far.
There is 1 problem i can't solve myself and it has to do with my home server freezing up whenever another computer in my home network stream a dvd (or sometime even a small divx) movie from it.
Strange thing is, the same setup worked flawlessly when i had vista on all my computers so that rules out that its any hardware issue (maybe a driver issue from nic or something?)

PC1 where i think the problem is :
My main computer with al the media on it im going refer to as server, this pc has Win 7 Ultimate x64 installed on it, intel core2duo E6850 @3,0Ghz, 4 gigs DDR2 memory and an Asus P5K motherboard.
All my media is on a shared drive on this pc and all other pc's can access it through my home network.

PC2 the one i use to watch movies :
My 2nd pc is in the livingroom and hooked up to my flatpannel tv, this pc ill refer to as my mediacenter.This pc has windows 7 ultimate x32 installed. It has an Intel Pentium 4 3.4 CPU, 2 gigs DDR2 memory and an Abit AB9 Quad GT motherboard.

My network settings :
My home network is completely wired (no wireless devices whatsoever) and all connected through a netgear FVG318 Router. There is no password on sharing and every setting in my home network is set to share everything with all others in my network, so all if freely accessible.

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Answer:Win 7 pc freezes when streaming video to living room pc

This type of network connection problem is a widespread with older NIC drivers and Windows 7.
As soon as the connection is loaded up it quits and needs to be reset.

About all you can do is look for the latest NIC drivers for the media center PC. Hopefully an updated one will come along soon.

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I need to find a way to have my living room devices (TV, XBOX360, PS3, PC, HAVA) in a LAN so I can easily share media and allow internet access to ethernet-only devices.

The problem lies in internet access. There is no way to have internet access in the living room, other than wifi. Long story short, this cannot be resolved without running CAT5 all over the apartment, which I need to avoid.

I'm wondering if there are routers out there that would simply "grab" the wireless signal and distribute it through the LAN. I'm sure there's a solution but I'm having a hard time finding relevant information.

I've thought about the power-line adapters, but they seem expensive, slow and generally hard to find in Ottawa.

[PS, if you're wondering about the TV, it's a KDL-52XBR9 which has internet access through ethernet and plays YouTube videos, weather, etc, so it'd be nice to get it working fully.]

Answer:Office Wifi to LAN router in living room?

You want a WiFi-Ethernet bridge. Whereas the access point in your router turns LAN into WiFi, a bridge sort of does the opposite and turns WiFi into LAN. Just plug any switch into it, and that will become part of the same network.

You may be able to do this with a router specifically configured, most likely with DD-WRT or Tomato firmware installed. It may be easier to buy a separate bridge and switch, depending on your tech level and the prices you find.

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I'm looking for a decent looking server cabinet to put in the living room. Mostly just to keep them out of site. Just wondering if anyone else has done something similar.

1) What will you be doing with this PC? Gaming? Photoshop? Web browsing? etc

I've got two HP Micro Servers I'd like to enclose them in some sort of cabinet that looks nice in my living room (since the cable internet comes in the living room). Aside from the servers I'd probably throw in a cable modem, linksys wifi router, and a ups.

2) What's your budget? Are tax and shipping included?
$100 give or take.

3) Which country do you live in? If the U.S, please tell us the state and city if possible.
U.S., North Idaho

4) What exact parts do you need for that budget? CPU, RAM, case, etc. The word
"Everything" is not a valid answer. Please list out all the parts you'll need.
One Server Cabinet that doesn't look too bad (something wood would be nice).

5) If reusing any parts, what parts will you be reusing? Please be especially specific about the power supply. List make and model.

6) Will you be overclocking?
No. I don't anticipate need to cool the server cabinet, although some ventilation would be nice.

7) What is the max resolution of your monitor? What size is it?
Normally no monitors connected to the servers.

8) When do you plan on building/buying the server cabinet?
Anytime within the next 6 months.

Answer:I'm looking for a good looking Server Cabinet for Living Room

There are DIY cab kits that you could use to build something that matches your furniture. I just cant find the links right now, sorry. Maybe the case mod or the server subforums could help better with this aspect of your post.

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So i'm living in an apartment and brought up my pc desktop from home, issue is that the internet cord was not long enough to connect from my room to the modem outside. Theres apparently an internet jack in my room and i have no idea how to set it up to respond to the modem thats currently placed in the living room. any help?

Answer:Living in apartment, how to set up internet jack in room?

Theres apparently an internet jack in my room Click to expand...

we will need more info - is this an internet supplied service into the apartment or cables running around the apartment to a patch panel somewhere

who supplied the modem - is that in your apartment - make and model of the modem - if so is it wireless ?

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Ok, so, I recently made a similar thread on this asking how to move it, and I've only gotten one reply and it was to buy longer ethernet cables. Is this the only way to do it? Also, since there are two ethernet cables, one plugged in from my router to the desktop and one from my router to my modem, will I need to get TWO longer ethernet cables? And third: what are some stores that sell 25'-50' ethernet cables cheap?


Answer:Moving My Wireless Router in my Living Room

Since you marked that one solved, why are you starting another thread. Please don't create duplicate threads for the same issues.


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So what do you guys think of this unit or others like it?

I've noticed my Phenom II x4 965 running hotter and hotter recently. The stock fan with little thermal pad thing doesn't seem to be doing it's job. As a result the fan is ramping up and making a lot of noise. With the hot days coming in to the summer my room is constantly roasting even with windows wide open and the cpu is sitting at 40C idle. I know a good heat sink will cost a decent amount of money so for ?60 can you go wrong with one of these?

Answer:Corsair H50 Liquid CPU Cooler

Imho, the H50 offers zero benefits of water cooling, yet all the risks of water cooling. Thermalright, Noctua, Prolimatech, Tunique and Zalman all offer better results on air, with no risk of spilling water all over your rig, which the H50 has been known to do. Granted, Corsair has been very good about replacing (for free) all damaged parts, but still...
If you're going to go water, do it right. They're expensive, but they deliver the results: Let us help you be cool!

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Hello guys, i am getting this fan,
CORSAIR Hydro Series H100 Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler

for this chasis, Cooler Master COSMOS II Ultra Tower Chassis

so how many fans will be in there in the corsair box, and should i buy other fans separately, like the chasis can have 4-5 fans

Answer:Questions about Corsair Liquid coller

It comes with two fans. However, that is the older version, H100i is the new one.

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HI I AM SESHU can i use corsair liquid cooler h80i GT MODEL for asus strix x99 motherboard plz let me know THIS MAIL ADDRESS [email protected]

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Corsair has entered the graphics card market today with a GeForce GTX 980 Ti produced in partnership with MSI, and cooled via one of the company's signature hybrid closed-loop liquid cooling solutions.

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Answer:Corsair partners with MSI for liquid-cooled GeForce GTX 980 Ti

$740 for 60FPS (4K) ? How times have changed.

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Hi all,

I'm running a HTPC in the living room with a Sound Blaster Audigy SE conected by an optical cable to my Sony STR DB1070. PC is running Windows Vista 32bit.

I've set the SPDIF to be the default device within the Windows settings and enabled SPDIF output on FFDShow. When I test the settings with Windows, I can output Dolby Digital and the amp can pick it up no problem but I can't get any two channel source to output over the digital link. Even when I disconnect the cable, the light does not come on.

Are there any other places I should be looking for settings?

I previously had the sound card hooked up with 3x 3.5mm to RCA connecters which worked fine for both surround and stereo but the amp cannot do any processing on this which makes music sound a bit weedy as it won't use the sub.

Any ideas welcomed at this stage!

Answer:I'm running a HTPC in the living room with a Sound Blaster Audigy SE conected by an o

Re: I'm running a HTPC in the living room with a Sound Blaster Audigy SE conected by

Damn, sorry. Just realised it's not a very descriptive title, I think I started writing in the wrong text box! Too late to edit now! :-(

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hello i am going to purchase a watercooling system and i was wondering if i could put ice cubes in my resivor to make the liquid ice cold and since the ice would float it wouldnt there wouldnt be a problem with the ice cloging the out take tube at the bottom. i was just wondering if this has ever been done before also would this cause condensation since the ice would make the liquid well below room temp?

Answer:liquid cooling with ice and liquid?

well, in theory it should work but you'd have to keep adding ice cubes in order to maintain cooling. since you are constantly adding ice you also have to continually drain your coolant level. you'd also have the problem of having to keep adding antifreeze or whatever additive you're using to fight molding and whatnot. simply put it would become a troublesome, very expensive, and high maintenance operation. you'd be doing as much work as cooling with dry ice without the benefits. great idea though.

a suggestion along the same lines would be to route your radiator inside a small refrigerator or freezer. a bit expensive also but at least its self-supporting.

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Question: liquid cooling

does any1 know about water/liquid cooling

i am interested but dont know much about it ,
websites on it would be helpful

also how much would it cost?

Answer:liquid cooling

there's a link which seems pretty thorough. hope it helps.

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Question: Liquid cooling ?

I just built this system!!!

Thermaltake Full Alluminum case (Shark)
Themaltake 680 Watt power supply
Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe
AMD FX-55 cpu
2x EVGA 6800 ultra pci express video cards
2x 1gig ram Corsair xms Platinum (total 2gig running Dual channel)
2x 74 gig Western Digital Raptor 10,000 rpm SATA hard drives
Asus 52x cdrom drive
16x dvdr/w HP

OK here's the Question :

I want to water cool this system!!! Which liquid cooling kit out there can handle my CPU, Both Vdeo Cards and the m/b chipset???? i read all over the place and dont see much for sli systems. Im wondering what alienware puts in theirs? anyone know???? i just want to complete this thing before my wife has a fit, about all the cash ivespent. lol

any help would be appreciated

Answer:Liquid cooling ?

Wow nice system how is it benchmarking?
Also why did you get an Asus board instead of an MSI or DFI board?

For the cooling question, pretty much any watercooling setup will handle your system with the correct blocks. You better make it powerful watercooling with everything you want to cool though...

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I plan to buy a new graphics card very soon for my machine. I plan to purchase an AMD Card.

The plan originally, was to wait until the 8000 series cards are released on the 25th. I also wish to Liquid-cool the card.

Does anyone know of liquid-cooling kits for gpu's. Similarly like that of a Corsair h100i where everything needed is in a single kit?
Pump, Block and Radiator+Fan?

Without going into lots of money to purchase a limited edition card, are there any cards with liquid cooling pre-installed?

How long after amd releases there cards can I expect 3rd party manufacturers to release liquid looking for them.

How long after they release there cards can I expect 3rd party manufacturers to release there own cards, eg: Sapphire?

Answer:GPU and liquid cooling

There's no AIO water cooling units for current GPUs, although there was this for the GTX 580. Even if there were they would be costly and totally not worth it. Buy an aftermarket card with a decent air cooler (e.g. Asus DCUII) which will run cool and quiet.

deanlaing12 said:

How long after they release there cards can I expect 3rd party manufacturers to release there own cards, eg: Sapphire?Click to expand...

Straight away.

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Question: Liquid cooling?

Anybody got any views/info on liquid cooled computers and how it works? i dont know to much so im just looking for some feedback to see if its worth considering and if its pricey?

Answer:Liquid cooling?

Do you have a car?Then it works the same as that. Only everything is much, much smaller...Pricey = YesYou only need a liquid cooled system if you are going to be overclocking your PC. Also if you want a quieter PC liquid cooling would give you here

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Let's say you are running a AMD socket AM2+ Phenom 9600 Quad Core processor and a EVGA GeForce 8800GTS 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 video card and you want to liquid cool it. What would be the best INTERNAL liquid cooling system option? or maybe even a company I could look into as a start? I'd prefer an all in one system that includes vga and cpu cooler, but I am willing to take just the cpu cooler for now and upgrade later. Any help/suggestiosn would be an awesome help! Thanks in advance!

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Question: Liquid Cooling

Ok i really wana get liquid cooling for my gaming and graphics
How much does it cost for a good one?
Tell me in any currency, ill just convert it to get a idea

Thanks in advance

Answer:Liquid Cooling this site has alot of systems. and induvisual parts it should give you a good idea

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Question: liquid cooling

yeah, so everyone knows I have a Coolit Freezone cooler, my brother just took his apart and bought extra tubing and waterblocks, hooked it up to his 7900 gtx, they're running at 28C, incredible.

Answer:liquid cooling

Nice set up ! If only.....*looks at own computer and glares* .

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Question: Liquid Cooling

I built my own PC and everthing is good with it except the noise of the FAN. I want to know about liquid cooling, is that only for the CPU or can you get that for the whole case. I know it is the case fan that is making all the noise because the CPU fan is nice and quit. What kind of suggestions to have, or where can I read about liquid cooling.

Answer:Liquid Cooling

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In the past 4-5 months I have been enjoying my new system that I built completely from scratch. It is, without a doubt, the best gaming rig I have ever had, and I am very proud of it. It's my pride and joy, but my pride and joy has one problem... and I think it's a pretty big problem, or at least it potentially could be: OVERHEATING.

I ordered all of the parts of my system off of newegg, and when I ordered these parts I also ordered something else that I figured would be very useful considering I was getting a video card and a processor that would probably get pretty hot if used repeatedly (and I use my computer constantly.) I ordered a pretty fancy, $130 liquid cooling system. Now, just from looking at the thing in a small picture on newegg, I figured it would be pretty simple to assemble and I wasn't intimidated by it in the least, but then I receive it in the mail. When I received it, I waited to try and put it together until after I got everything else with my system put together.

After a couple of days (it probably would've taken many of you guys only a couple of hours, I know ), my system was built, it looked beautiful. But then there was the big elephant in the room: my $130 liquid cooling system, unopened. I sort of looked at it, sitting there in the box, and then I looked at my computer. I looked at it again, then looked at my computer again. I started thinking to myself "Have we really come to the point with computer technology that we ha... Read more

Answer:Does anyone else NOT like liquid cooling?

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Question: Liquid Cooling

I trying to make a cooling system from scrach and i was wondering what do i need to make one

like what type of pump is good, the size on the tubes, what kind of reservor, and what kind of water block i should and radiator

im try to overclock my system and i want my pc to be very very quite

so can u guy help me out

Answer:Liquid Cooling

plz help me out

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Hey there everyone, just wanted to get an opinion. I've got a fairly big case with a 3700K Intel CPU and a Corsair all-in-one liquid cooling unit. I run games like The Witcher 3 for extended play sessions so it gets a fairly heavy load. I recently moved across the country and I guess things got jostled around so now the fan is missing a blade and rattles, which is driving my nuts. Can I run this CPU at load for extended periods of time with just the radiator or is the fan essential? The radiator is attached to the top of the case with a big vent above it and the fan below it blowing upwards. Way I'm thinking is that since the heat will rise out of it, I might (hopefully) wont need to use the fan anymore and can be free of this maddening rattle.So, safe? Or should I try to find a replacement fan?

Answer:Liquid cooling without a fan

Buy a fan.When they put forced air coaling into a design, the BTU moved goes up a lot like a magnitude. (10X).Here is an anecdotal story from the past. Apple tried to get away with convection coiling on a very small system years ago. But it could not be used on a spacecraft. Without gravity, the hot air just stays in one place. They had to add a small fan.

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Question: Liquid cooling

Hi, I have a Nvidia GeForce 9500GS that came with my computer and is currently fan operated, temperatures idle at 64 degrees celcius and gaming (left 4 dead) go to a max of 90 degrees celcius which causes me some problems and alot of concern. I'd like to switch to liquid cooling.

My case is pretty cramped so i was thinking of taking out my tv card and modem out to make space in it. Even with that done, the wires in there still cramp it up alot. Another solution would be to have liquid cooling outside the case which i'd like as a last resort. What liquid cooling product would you recommend for my card?

Thank you.

EDIT: I posted 2 pictures of the inside of my case. The second (red) card is my graphics card and the one on top is the card for my tv options (unused).

Answer:Liquid cooling

I'd high recommend not getting into watercooling for a 9500gs, If you want lower temps get an aftermarket air cooler, thermalrites are the best imo and by reviews, reducing temps up to 15C on most cards on average.

I recently watercooled my last computer, it cost me 1k usd to do it in the way I want it, if I were to upgrade I dont see myself going back to air. its a bad habit, dont commit to it, especially for a low/mid end card.

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I'm curious about picking up some of this stuff. Is there a certain brand name I should look for?
I have an Athlon Xp 2200 1.8 Ghz processor, if I got the processor cooler how far could I overclock it?

Same with all my other stuff, like my video card?

Answer:Does anyone know about liquid cooling?

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I want to make my PC as quite as possible, now that it's being used more and more for gaming and TV/media things. I built this computer and am very confortable with that kind of stuff, but one area I'm lost on is how to buy the correct items for a liquid cooling system for this rig.what I have is a socket AM2+ mmob and 2 4850's I want to cool at a low cost (max price is 250ish) I need someone to explain what I need and why I need it (just so I can learn about it)

Thank you

Answer:Liquid Cooling Help!

You won't get a decent water cooling for that price. Just get passive coolers for both CPU and graphics cards. Examples: and errr... Not passive choices really.. (passive)
What is your CPU? Athlon 64 x2, Phenom? Which one?

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Hey guys im buying a new pc with a i73820 and i pretend to oc him in the future so my question is : Do i have to put an hydro colling system on it or just a good quality cpu fan would handle the job? And one more thing there`s by any chance a risk of the liquid system (those like h60 , h80...) starts leeking on the boards?Thx for the help
Ps: Where a live have a quite bit hot temp

Answer:CPU cooling -- air or liquid?

Hi Sucoi,
That depends on how far you want to push your OC. Unless you are going to assemble a bespoke watercooling system yourself, I would not bother with any closed loop cooler below the H-100. The H-60/H80 and the like are discernibly out performed by the high end air coolers like The Thermalright Silver arrow, Phanteks PH-TC14PE and the Noctua NH-D14.
as far as leakage, it is highly unlikely that they will leak unless they are damaged.

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Question: Liquid Cooling

Will that work good? Should I buy that and a E6300, or a E6400. Ocerclocking both. Does this require anything else?

Answer:Liquid Cooling

...Yet the water pump is very loud.Click to expand...

WARNING: Over-simplified watercooling may cause your (if not then my) head to explode.
If you're gonna overclock just get the E6300. If not then aim for the E6600.

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Anyone here have a liquid cooling set up?

I'll be setting up my first kit here in a couple days, but I was curious as to if anyone here has one. What kind it is, how many radiators, perhaps things I should know when setting it up. Those kinds of things.

I want to be able to help out people in the future who perhaps may choose the liquid cooling route.

I want to know the various types of blocks ( I dont mean CPU, and GPU blocks, I mean the various types of CPU blocks meaning open channel or otherwise)

benefits of one over another that kind of stuff.

If not, looks like I'll be on this adventure by myself

Answer:Who has liquid cooling?

I have a Thermaltake Aquarius II water cooling unit. It has 1 radiator. It brought my temps down much more than my Volcano ever did.

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Hey guys, I was just wondering if you guys think I should get liquid cooling. Iv just got into overclocking and my over clock on my i5 3570k is at about 4.5Ghz from 3.4. When stress testing I get readings up to 100C. I dont know if my pc fans arnt doing their jobs (it feels like I only have control of 1 of them when messing with my knobs on my case). So I was wondering should I go liquid cooling? If so do you guys have a recommendation on a decent but preferably cheaper liquid cooling system thats compatible with my case, (dont want my fiance killing me)

This is my case

Any input on any aspects of this would be great! =)

Answer:Should I consider liquid cooling?

You have an NZXT Phantom so I can suggest most liquid cooling systems would fit inside that with ease.

But forstarters, if your hitting 100C, that CPU is throttling and that is dangerous temperature levels for a processor. Are you running on the stock cooler? Because if you are I would turn that back otherwise you may end up burning up the processor.

If you want to overclock that far, liquid cooling would be optimal. Here is my suggestion with the case you have:

Corsair H100i

Very good, very powerful, and will keep your chip nice and cold.

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Question: Liquid Cooling

So now I've finished my case, more ideas have started stirring :-D

I want to Liquid Cool it (by the way, if mods want to move this, please do so, I just thought it gets more attention in Lounge)

So I've looked into all kinds of wonderful things and think I have grasped a decent knowledge of liquid cooling and what is needed.

There are a few things I cannot find the answers to though.

Many articles talk about sequence, cool liquid into GPU then warm liquid into CPU and then hot liquid into whatever comes next before getting back to the radiator and cooling again. Many speak of splitters but not in detail.

So using paint (I apologise for crudeness) I've drawn up a preliminary plan of how I can get cold coolant to all parts individually.

What I need to know is if this will work and if not, why not?
I've run the idea through my head a thousand times and cannot think of a decent reason why it wouldn't work.

The thick lines represent 3/8 hoses and the thin 1/4' hoses.
The splitters are as follows:
1: 3/8 into 2x 3/8"
2: 3/8" into 2x 3/8"
3: 3/8" into 2x 1/4"
4: 2x 1/4" into 3/8"
5: 2x 3/8" into 3/8"
6: 2x 3/8" into 3/8"

Arrows obviously show flow direction.
Also I'm not 100% sure on how much difference it makes to have the Radiator last instead of first, to my logical mind I would say last so it can cool hot liquid before returning it to the resovior?

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Answer:Liquid Cooling

Although I know many people swear by liquid cooling systems, I am not a fan of them (no pun intended).

If even one drop of coolant ever leaks (or condensation forms on a line and drips onto the board), the motherboard will be toast. Assuming the identical board is no longer available, it also means reinstalling Windows and other programs (MS-Office, games, etc.). I've seen the condensation thing happen on PCs twice in the past two years.

The fact you're using so many splitters increases the risk. Personally, I'd either stick with fan cooling or (if you must go liquid) go with a pre-built cooling unit with as few connections as possible.

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Question: Liquid Cooling

I was wondering if the koolance kits are good for liquid cooling

I was looking at the Koolance Exos-2 LX

Any other suggestions?

Answer:Liquid Cooling

"Any other suggestions?"...

Stay away from Liquid Cooling

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Question: liquid cooling

looking into liquid cooling really want to get this can somebody tell me the pros and cons of liquid cooling and could anyone refer me to to a good link?

Answer:liquid cooling

I have been looking into this too - I just had a look at wikipedia and they have some good links at the bottom:

I was looking at getting this to go with my Coolermaster Wavemaster: anyone used it? I want to mount it internally:

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hello all, im looking into getting a CPU only loop for my computer. but i dont know what brand to go with. can you help me out? =)

Answer:liquid cooling help

there aren't really "brands" per se for a whole system. We all kind of piece the things together ourselves from different types of components that meet our needs.

I have a couple of different liquid cooled systems, and have used parts from Zalman, Koolance, Danger Den, D-Tek and others pretty successfully. There are always fanbois that will tell you that they read some goofy review somewhere about a specific component, but in reality, it all mostly works pretty well.

The guys are extreme systems in the liquid cooling forum are pretty sober most of the time (not always, some fanbois there too).

koolance and danger den both have pretty broad lines of stuff, all mostly good. Also, has an awesome selection.

Just make sure you get a radiator thats big enough for everything you want to cool. And use at least 3/8" hose (1/2 is overkill most of the time)

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I was talking to a friend of mine about this issue and he seems bias towards fans.

Can I have some opinions? I need a socket 939 fan and on this one site it has a lot of liquid cooling fans, so i am considering maybe getting one.

Take a look at this site and tell me which one you would get and why?


Answer:CPU Cooling- Liquid vs Fan

It really all depends on what you are going to be doing. By definition your computer is going to get pretty hot. This is not a bad thing. If you are a big gamer it is more important to keep your hardware cool because it will help to boost the performance of the hardware. I personally use regular old fans and they suit me perfectly fine.

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Hi, I have had this computer for a while now, a year or so, and it's been fine and never given me any problems at all... Untill a couple of weeks ago, that is. It seems to have developed a habbit of switching itself off, just a complete power cut. From what I understand that's commonly associated with heat problems, and one thing I noticed about my liquid cooling was that the liquid in the tubes had just stopped moving around the system when it's active. I don't have the first clue how to fix this or whats caused it to happen or anything.

It seems to work for about 5 minutes if I leave the computer off for a long period of time (I mean really long, like days or weeks) before it cuts out, but once it's cut out if I try and switch it back on it turns on and cuts off within about 3 seconds every time.

Any ideas greatly appreciated!


Answer:Liquid Cooling Help


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looking for a liquid cooling system for my new i7 build. Mostly because i have an msi mobo that will do it for me but my case fans in the back are 2 80mm fans and most liquid cooling are 120mm i have a 1156 socket also

Answer:Liquid cooling

Budget?  Are you looking to just buy a kit, or buy parts separately?

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Question: Liquid Cooling

I'm thinking about doing liquid cooling on my computer, and I was wondering where do I start? I'm not even sure of what questions to ask, and what I need, etc. Can someone direct me to a good page to get my questions answered?

Answer:Liquid Cooling

For water cooling, you will need a pump, radiator, water block(s), tubing, at least one fan, and some faith in yourself. I think everyone should have a water cooled computer at least once in there life. Here is a link that might help you get started.

Good luck! Remember to test your loop before aplying power to the computer!


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Ok so im trying to figure out a problem, I've cleaned out the radiator ducts, refilled my resevoir with bi-distilled water with an anti-corrosion addative, and make sure all pipes and screws are snug and tight.

The problem I am having is with the pump above the cpu, it is making a very large amount of noise. It's never made it before, it is constant, and at a steady, fast pulse. It actually sounds pretty much like a cpu fan, it sounds mechanical. Before you ask, I have no idea the brand or model of my liquid cooling system, it was the generic from Can anyone tell me if this is a problem that will lead to overheating etc, cuz if so I need to turn it off sooner than later.

Answer:Problem with CPU Liquid Cooling


The issue could be air in the piping system so do check to see if your see air bubbles in the piping (if its clear piping that is), or keep an eye on temps, do you have a temp monitor application?

Monitor the temps over an hour or so and let us know what they are but id your CPU us getting over 50-60c or more so 60c then you are in the upper limit of a CPU, but as we dont know the CPU you are using we cannot tell you 100% what the upper limit is, so do you have some PC specs to give us?

Can use the below to help

Download the free, Speccy HERE then run Speccy and click File > Save as Text File, then attach the log as per instructions below (note: as Speccy also now lists more data it likely will have your Windows licence serial key also in the log, so look for Operating System and under that Serial Number and delete the code and Save the log)

Then attach your log to your next post as per these instructions HOW TO: Attach Items To Your Post Click to expand...


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Hello everyone,

I attempted to post this thread already but I think the site automatically logged me out while I was writing it then I lost the thread when I clicked post. If there is a thread nearly exactly the same as this I apologise.

I have just built a PC and I have incorporated into it the Tt BigWater Liquid cooling system. The motherboard is an ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe which has 5 fan connections on it; CPU_FAN, CHIP_FAN (Chipset), POWER, CHA1_FAN (chassis fan 1) and CHA2_FAN (chassis fan 2.) These fan connections seemed perfectly accomodating at first however the pump for the liquid cooling system required a fan connection, so I used the connection CHA1_FAN, the connection I had originally used for the front 120mm fan. The radiator also required a fan connection, it does have a fan however. I used the connection CHA2_FAN which originally housed the rear 120mm fan, since this fan was removed to make room for the radiator there was no contest for this connection. Since the liquid cooling system uses a waterblock instead of a heatsink and fan there was no CPU fan connector, however there was a blue LED in the waterblock that required the same 3-pin fan connection so I put that into CPU_FAN. When I first turned on the system I got a warning about CPU FAN FAIL. Since there was no CPU fan I expected this. The LED in the waterblock was lit.

My first question is how to disable the CPU fan check, I have been to the hardware monitor section of my bios and I can't find ... Read more

Answer:Fan monitoring with liquid cooling

I'm an *****

On closer inspection of the Lian device, it seems as the fan control connectors had little male female adapter caps on them. Okay I could probably get that set up now but I'd apreciate any comments. Is this a good way to setup, where should I place the temperature monitors etc (anything really.)


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I just bought a compressed air duster, and i flipped it upside down when i was spraying it, and some liquid came out, onto my hand. It was extremely cold. So i looked on the can to see what the liquid was, apparently it was Difluoroethane.
Aparently very cold, and is also known as Freon 152a. If you made a completely sealed liquid system with a brushless motor pump (the vapors are flammable), and made sure everything was airtight, you could make your system very cool, and overclock very high.

Answer:Extreme liquid cooling

hmm...didn't think of thatd

but if it is kept under pressure, it dosen't (or there would be condesation on the outside of this spray can.)

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hi all,i recently bought a thermaltake kandalf lcs case,i have a biostar ta790gx motherboard which has 2 pci-e slots,the master slot is at the bottom and when my graphics card is in the master slot i cannot instal the watercooling pump and reserviour as the outlet of the pump is hard against the end of my graphics card,how would moving the card to the slave slot affect the performance of the card?,as with it moved there would be room for pump and reserviour

Answer:liquid cooling conundrum

If that's a Crossfire motherboard then the main slot is normally the top one. If I've read the right review though you need to have a 'switch' card in the 2nd slot to enable the full 16 lanes otherwise it will use 8 lanes.

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You guyz have heard over liquid cooling rite? My question iz dat wut r u spposed 2 use for the liquid. i noe dat der r sum stuff like dat, kan u use car antifreeze lol just wondering

Answer:CPU Liquid Cooling Question

They make a special solution for water cooling units. No liquid dissipates heat as well as water, though. The cooling solution is mainly to protect against internal wear in the cooling unit.

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What liquid is best to run through a liquid cooling system? I have a Thermaltake Aquarius Pro III that I use to cool my 3GHz LGA775 P4 CPU. It registers 25-30c when idle, and 45-50c underload. I know that these are acceptable temps, but I want to go even lower. So what liquid is best for a liquid cooling system?

Answer:Liquids for liquid cooling


I've heard it's the right stuff.

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I recently purchased a Thermaltake Big water cooling system seeing as my case is a POS and has no air ciruclation. I overclock often, usually when gaming and I have never had problems. However, after painstakingly installing the liquid cooling system, I discovered that my computer was acting senile. When I'd power up, it would do one of the following:

1-The computer would power on but nothing would appear on the screen.
2-It would power up to that black screen where it scans the memory etc and then restart.
3-It would let me sign in but after that, restart.
4-It restarts whenever I plug something in, even headphones
5-It restarts if i move it.

Systems specs:
Mobo-Abit AA8XE-Fatal1ty
Processor-Intel P4 3.4 GHZ
RAM-Corsair 1gb
Vid-Radeon X800XL
Hardrive-Western Digital 120gb 7200rpm SATA

At first I thought it may have been the temp, but I finally got into the BIOS and discovered it was hovering around 30 degrees Celsius. The only other thing I can think of is the power supply. Maybe it can't handle the liquid cooling? The only way I got it to start up for a long period of time is when i cleared the CMOS. I've ran a few diagnostics with Checkit and all of them have passed. Anyways, any input would be greatly appreciated seeing as I am in quite of a bind.

Answer:Problems after liquid cooling

Band of power supply?

There's a thread somewhere around here which says that most cheap power supplies don't get anywhere close to the rated power, as the conditions needed to get to the rated power is at impossible temps (and probably theoretical rates).

Another problem MIGHT be that while installing the W/C system you might have loosened some connections or something. Probably not the case, but might help.

Better check there is no leakage too.... but if you had installed it properly leakage shouldn't be a problem.

Can't think of any real problem though....

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I got a decked out pc and need a liquid cooling system because 5 fans just aint cutting it....anyone out there know of any good complete cooling systems or maybe just a good resorviour and some good cooling blocks?I'd appreciate the help because my pc gets really warm...

Answer:Liquid Cooling System

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hi im new to all this liquid cool systems i got just got the evercool wc-202 i have not installed it yet and i was just wandering, would u lose cooling performance if u used regular water insted of distilled water

Answer:liquid cooling system

No. But tap water contains minerals and other impurities that not only make the water conductive (bad if you get a leak, even though that is rare), but also make the water more corrosive. Over time this can lead to rust or mineral buidup in places.

I would not suggest using tap water.

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The Microsoft website does not provide details on the phones internal cooling... Can anyone verify/confirm?

Answer:Does the lumia 950 have the same liquid cooling as the XL?

As far as I know, the Lumia 950 does not have liquid cooling. Only the Lumia 950 XL does, as the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 runs hotter than the Snapdragon 808.

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i have seen this thread on xbox scene click herebuy they all say amazing well good cools it down and tones down the sound but i have the kit and am scared as they never say that if i leaked of will it leak or what ever so could someone give me a better tutorial that may be easier to follow and the risk involver thanks

Answer:xbox360 liquid cooling...yes or no

My advice would be to leave it alone. They work fine without any modifications.You'll end up with a nice paperweight!

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if i was to have a computer that had liquid cooling, and at defult clock settings it idles at 25C, can i over clock it untill its tempreture is around 65C? or would the amount of overclockin needed to get that far fry my computer?

Answer:liquid cooling - max cpu speed

give more specs of your system (cpu, board, case, cooling system). cpu's generally are designed to operate at up to around 80 degrees celsuis. higher temps increase thermal stresses and may shorten the operational life of the components.

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Hi all,
I just bought a new computer a few weeks ago and I was having tons of problems. I currently found out that my new computer is overheating, and because of this, I want to buy some sort of cooling system. I automatically think that liquid cooling would be better but, of course more risky than fan driven. I am interested in overclocking a bit, but from waht i read my mobo is not the most overclocking friendly. I wish i knew that before i bought it, but anyways, I would like some input or Ulrs to which you think is better, liquid or fan, and why? Also is it hard to install? I built my computer from scratch, so could i instal this or should it be takin into a pro?


AMD Athlon 64 3500, Asus A8V deluxe mobo, ATI Radeon 9800 pro 256, 1 gig 3200 duel channel 400 Ram,250gig wd sata HD, 120gig samsung HD, 16x DVDClick to expand...


Answer:Liquid cooling or fan? Reccomendations please

Because your computer is new it will still be under warranty, so I would suggest that you take it back, as doing anything else will probably void the warranty.

Regards Howard :grinthumb

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I was wondering if anyone has a liquid cooled system and what type they have? Also, what brand kit does everyone recommend?


Answer:Liquid Cooling System

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My problem is my monitor won't display anything when I turn the computer on. The only thing I've done to the computer is I installed an H20-120 Compact liquid cooling kit. Now I don't know what's wrong, I have 2 graphics cards X1650 Pro and I can't get either one to work the computer powers on just no video. The power button won't shut the computer off either.

Answer:Just added H20-120 liquid cooling kit

The motherboard or processor may be damaged... Try resetting the CMOS, or as a last resort, install another power supply

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Just wanted to know what you guys thought of the EXOS Liquid Cooling System? Just bought one for my pc. The thing works great. It's a Koolance Exos-2. Keeps my system temp down to about 23 degrees C* Just wondered what you guys thought of this brand. Got a pretty good deal on one. Now installed and up and running. Just want some feedback.

Answer:Liquid Cooling Systems

NEVER ask for opinions AFTER you make the purchase!!!

Now that you own and use it, YOU are in the opinion giver seat.

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Hello everyone...

I am looking to either upgrade my case to water cooling, or to just buy a new one.

If i were to buy a new one it would HAVE to be through NewEgg... and under $400.

This is the case i currently have.

If it is suggested to stick with my case... can someone tell me EVERYTHING i would need to buy in that case? Because i read some things on water cooling, but i'm still a complete noob... If you need more information just ask, i respond quickly.

Any guidance will be very much appreciated.

Note: I also prefer to buy a pre-done liquid cooling system... i don't trust myself to mess up and leak on my board.

My desire is to just upgrade, nothing is getting hot, my system is cooled fine. But i just want the liquid cooling for future proof, just an upgrade i had in mind to do. I have a 7870 video card.

If problems do occur with the liquid cooling i more than likely would be able to repair it... the install is what scares me... But i simply just want it.

I would prefer not to add to my current case, since it has taken some damage, and i lost some screws here and there. But i like the size, i don't wanna go there bigger? lol? anyways.. size is fine where its at.

I guess.... CPU and video card would be the biggest things i want done, but if i have to install 4 seperate components just for one... i wanna do it all, ya know??

Answer:Liquid Cooling Systems?

1) that link doesn't work, so I can't see the case
2) if you aren't having cooling issues, then upgrading is a waste of money.
3) there is always a chance of leaking, even with a prebuilt system. hardware fails, it's a fact of life.
4) most kits include a single heatsink for just the cpu
5) they can also create more noise and/or heat (outside the case). You are replacing the fans on the cpu/gpu with larger fans on the radiator to keep the liquid cool

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This is rather far as CPU coolers go. Liquid metal CPU cooler.
You can read about it over at The Guru of 3D
opps, maybe Matthew can move this to "links from around the web" not sure why I put it here.

Answer:Liquid Metal Cooling with NaK

I remember seeing the prototype a while back and thought it was awesome (looks better than the production kit IMO) and couldn't wait to try it out....unfortunately the end result cooling wise doesn't really live up to the hype (or expense) so far. Not that I'm likely to test drive one anytime soon as they seem to be a Europe only release at this stage.

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Yeah I believe this to be complete BS, 12C is below ambient temps on most houses....don't know about you, but I don't keep my house at a cool 53F....that's a good 30C below the ambient temp....what would that translate into.....hmm well for starters, defying all known laws of physics...not to mention condensation forms on anything below ambient temps.

Answer:Liquid Metal Cooling

Um, liquid metal cooling sounds pretty space aged to me... NOt sure i'm buying into this... Nubius you're exactly right...

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I would like to upgrade from 16gb to 32gb of RAM. 2 of my 4 DIMM slots are occluded by the liquid cooling radiator in my PC. The documentation for the computer states that 2 of the 4 DIMMs (ie the occluded ones) cannot be upgraded because of the liquid cooling. However, it looks like if I removed 4 screws and the radiator/fan, I could access the 2 DIMM slots in question without disturbing the liquid cooling (pop in new RAM, screw back in the radiator). Has anyone tried this that can verify before I start pulling it apart?

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I wanted to try out liquid cooling my cpu so i went out and bought a thermal take liquid cooling system..though i heard that liquid cooled cpu's can accumulate 'condensation' and cause some unwanted side effects such as condensation on the cpu itself/ rusting of pins. I was wondering if anybody experienced this and/or if they have any ways to remedy this from happening?
- Thanks For Any Info

Answer:Anybody Install Liquid Cooling?

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Hi there i have just ordered the thermaltake bigwater 745 liquid cooling kit because i have recently overclocked my amd 6000+ from 3gig to 3.3gig and its running a little hot.My question is in the package i get some anitfreeze uv reactive solotion to fill it up with,but if this was ever to leak will this kill my pc parts the reason i am paranoid about it leaking is i have recently just got me 2x 8800gtx cards wich was not cheap and i dont want to kill my pc.I want to know if there is a safer liquid i can use.I know that they shouldnt leak if it is assembled correctly and not rushed but nothing is 100pct :/ many thx guys

Answer:liquid cooling question

Any liquid leaking onto a running computer is a bad thing. I think the best thing to do is test it for leaks before installing it into the live system if possible.

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I've always used fans for cooling and just installed a new liquid cooling system. I don't know why but it's not working. The water is circulating through it but it's not well....cooling. Help please.

If I need to replace it tell me how please. I don't wanna screw it up.

Answer:Liquid cooling question

Please give us your full system specs, as well as the temperatures you are getting.

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So I am new to liquid cooling and I was thinking about getting it for my CPU. I'm posting because im not sure what exactly I need for it to work right. I was hoping someone could go on and get my one link (or a couple links) of everything that I would need to do the liquid cooling.
This is my CPU:

Thanks everyone ahead of time!

Answer:Liquid Cooling System

closing duplicate
other post also closed here

please just keep to one post


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I had initially installed a Deepcool "Captain 120 EX" liquid cooler on my new built with an i7 6700K CPU. I got concerned about the liquid and removed it and installed a Noctua NH14S with second fan. I need a "quiet" PC as its used as my recording studio system. However, the CPU is running 10 to 15 degrees C hotter at idle or minimum CPU use and much hotter under load and I don't like that. Speeding up the CPU cooler fans don't do much. So next week, when I have a chance to do it, I'm going to reinstall the Captain 120 EX. I'll chance liquid leakage for the better cooling. Both coolers have quiet fans so that is not an issue.

Answer:Back to Liquid Cooling for CPU

That's surprising.

In my limited experience, a small all-in-one liquid cooler shouldn't outperform a large, high quality air cooler.

I'm using an AIO water cooler now in my primary system, but it's mainly to free up space on the motherboard.

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My buddy is using water cooling using the open bucket method and i was wondering if there would be any change if instead of H2O he used beer if there would be any major change in cooling?:chef:

Answer:Alternate liquid cooling

From :

Cooling effect (Pc = W) required to cool down within a given time (t = s):

c = specific heat of object (Ws/g C)

m = mass in grams (g)

DeltaT = temperature difference (C)

Example: To calculate the effect required to cool 5 l of beer (m = 5,000 g) from 20C (which is also ambient temperature) down to 5C (Delta T = 15) in 2 hrs (t = 7,200 s).

Beer is mostly water, thus c = 1 cal/g = 4.18 Ws/g C.
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But if I find you or your buddy wasting good beer I will be round your house with a lynch mob quicker than you can say "The beers are on me". :evil:
With beer being brewed in a process that involves sugar amounst other things I think the density of the beer would be significantly different from that of H2O. It will probably be slightly more difficult to cool, and probably also not draw the heat out of the water block as efficiently...

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just to give you an idea of my setupi just put together my Thermaltake Kandalf Liquid Cooled Case, with the CPU block, and additional GPU and Northbridge Chipset blocks (made by swiftech). My flow goes from CPU block>GPU block>NB Block>radiator>reservoir>pump. So as i said i just set it up and filled the reservoir to the HIGH line, and turned it on (dont worry i didnt burn out my system!) what happened was that it wasnt enough to fill the system and i didnt notice that it started to sputter and push air up into the system! so now my system has a bunch of air bubblys in it and the radiator isnt even filled up with water at all. So i pour the rest of the bottle into the reservoir and turn it on but the pump doesnt want to pump, the water just bobs about 1 inch and falls back down all where it was. how the hell can i fix this?!? i tried syphoning the water by hooking up a super long hose and suking into it but it doesnt work,the bubbes stay where they are and it still wont pump (although i might have exeeded in getting some water into the radiator, also my computer is only turning on for about 2 seconds and shutting off (no beeps) what is this all about?!?!?!?! help!

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Hello i got $500 bucks to spend on Liquid Cooling i'm really new to it. I'm completely lost i dont know whats the best to get i need something that will stand up to the heat of 100 ambient temps.

Answer:Liquid Cooling Kit Or Build?

Check out this stuff:

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hey guys.. i seen like tubes run thruout ur comp wid water but how does that cool anything? @[email protected]

Answer:how does liquid cooling work?


Originally posted by foreverxyoung
hey guys.. i seen like tubes run thruout ur comp wid water but how does that cool anything? @[email protected]

Well, basically what it does it, It sends chilled water through tubes.

The water hits a pad like structure that cover the processor completly, thus cooling it much better then a fan.

You can also have you GPU cooled this way.

NOTE: It also makes you PC nearly silent, but the cooler takes up alot of room and cant fit inside your case.

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hey i just setup my liquid immersion cooling rig for my comp. Works like a charm... 45 degrees stable at full load for 6 hours ...

Check out my blog for more info

comments, questions and suggestions welcomed


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Heatsinks just get crazier and crazier lol.

Answer:Liquid metal cooling anyone?

Slap that on my venice and clock it to 3.5ghz

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I'll be starting my pc build soon but I had a question for you guys. Do you think water cooling is worth the money? I was looking at the Corsair H100 cpu cooler on new egg - People have said good things about it on the reviews. Also I have read on other forums where people claim they were able to overclock thier cpu higher because water cooling does a better job cooling then aftermarket fans. If this is true then it seems like its not such a bad thing to have.

Answer:Is liquid cooling worth it?

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Hey all, hope you guys can help me out. I've owned the AMD Quad FX platform for some time now and I think i'm ready to bump it up to liquid cooling. The thing is, I dont know what to get exactly. I've got the ASUS L1N64-SLI WS Dual Socket L (Socket 1207FX) motherboard and i'm trying to find a liquid cooling solution that will accomodate for the amount of sockets and the socket type. The thing is F socket is a server type socket and its very hard to find anything that supports F socket specifically. However i've had unconfirmed rumors that F socket is very similar to the AM2 socket or the 940 socket used by Opteron processors. I just dont want to buy something that wont work. So any help would be much appreciated.Motherboard

Answer:QUAD FX and Liquid Cooling

go to this page and read the "block compatibility" for each unit, there are some to choose  [ FX Platform ]............ 

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I was just wondering is liquid cooling worth the money? And if I was to get it is it easy to install with limited maintenance?

Answer:Liquid cooling worth it?

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So I have been using a Swiftech liquid kit to cool my CPU for about 6 months now, and it's great, but there's something that's been bothering me for awhile.

Ever since I rid myself of that miserable nvidia board; swapped the kit into a new setup, there has been this kind of "popping" sound in the radiator that happens quite often. At first I thought it was just a bubble trapped in there somewhere but it's been doing it for a long time and hasn't gotten any better. I've tried the standard rocking/tipping method of trying to free a stubborn bubble many times but that hasn't changed anything. The flow is good and there are no leaks so I can't debunk that noise. Sometimes it's louder than usual and sometimes 10 minutes will pass before it happens again. It doesn't seem to be causing any physical damage (though it is a little annoying to the ear) so I've just been ignoring it. Any ideas what it could be?

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I just saw a pc with huge tubes and fans...inside connected together. I asked the saleman, and he said that keep the pc cool. Anyone know about this? It's scary when you see all those in the pc.

Answer:Liquid Cooling Thing...

You just need them for extreme overclocking. They use water to cool the main processor.

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So I am new to liquid cooling and I was thinking about getting it for my CPU. I'm posting because im not sure what exactly I need for it to work right. I was hoping someone could go on and get my one link (or a couple links) of everything that I would need to do the liquid cooling.
This is my CPU:

Thanks everyone ahead of time!

Answer:Liquid Cooling System

Please do not create more than one thread for the same issue.

Closing duplicate.

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What do you guys see as better, liquid cooling or fans.

Answer:Liquid Cooling VS. Fans

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So I was wondering what people thought about the mineral oil submersion technique as a method of aqueous PC cooling as opposed to cooling with fans or liquid coolers of other types. I found this site to be quite interesting. And seeing as mineral oil is non conductive it's safe to submerge your PC in, the only issue being that if you need to work on your PC, well it'll be coated in mineral oil.

-Erik S.

Answer:Mineral oil liquid cooling

Mineral oil systems are nice, albeit rare. The problem I see with them is that mineral oil acts like an insulator, and does not dissipate heat very well at all.

If someone were to make a low power "net top" computer for browsing the internet and doing basic office tasks I could see where they would work well, while giving your workspace feng shui. They don't seem to be practical at all for gaming though.

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I bought a computer This guy has had it for a while like 3 years. And I don't think he has changed his thermal paste since then,and he also has a liquid cooling system, So recently my PC has started freezing more often and it has started to piss me off, So I checked the liquid cooling radiator and it was hot af So I checked the liquid cooling radiator and it was hot af So I removed it from the thermal paste and the thermal paste that used to be there looks old and run down and looks like he put a shit load And now I wanna switch from liquid cooling to a Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO - CPU Cooler with 120mm PWM Fan (RR-212E-20PK-R2) But before I switch I wanna know if the problem is from the thermal paste, and maybe I need to put a fresh coat, or the problem is coming from the liquid cooling system itself.

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Hi guys im having a MARE of a time with one of my desktops, ive got a XPS720H2c and i cant figure out how i check the amount of liquid inside the liquid cooling? ive been told i need "Deionized water" for the liquid cooling is this correct? if so where is best place to buy it from as i see the prices are over a tenner for a 1ltr bottle?

Answer:Deionized water is this ok for liquid cooling?

Probably get it from a car parts shop.

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Ive had my comouter for about 3 years now. It's using q corsair unit with the send/return hoses. My chip has started to overheat so I opened up my shell and checked. One of the hoses is warm and the other is really hot. I unscrewed from its place and found a TON of dust. I though oh it cant breathe so I cleaned it out and expected it to work but it's not working. Can I get some advice on what to do next?

Answer:Liquid Cooling System Questions

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Bought a corsair h110 280mm a few weeks ago and installed it. It seems to be "working" as I can just about hear liquid go around if I listen to it closely. And both the fans work too. But the processor doesn't actually seem to get cooled AT ALL.. as soon as I start a game, GTA V, LoL it goes up to 90-100. It is an I-7 processor, and i'm assuming with that cooler it really shouldn't be going up anywhere near that temperature. Have I somehow managed to just install it completely wrong? Help please, was my first time doing this as well.

Answer:Liquid cooler not cooling processor..

Did you remember the Arctic Silver?

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I recently posted a thread in the Vista forums about troubles I've been having with my computer. My computer has been shutting down a lot, and I initially thought it was because of the new RAM that I installed. This may have just been a coincidence because I now believe the PC is powering down whenever the CPU overheats, as a result of my cooling system malfunctioning. I am currently using a Cooler Master AquagateS1.

After the PC has been inactive for a while, I go into the BIOS and watch the PC Health Monitor, which displays the CPU temp rise from around 30 degrees all the way to 110 degrees Celsius, promptly followed by the system shutting down. I don't know a whole lot about liquid cooling systems, but I did watch the tubes as I turned it on, and didn't see any of the fluids (or bubbles in the fluid) more or show any signs of flow, as I know it's supposed to do. The computer is still under CyberPowerPC's 3-year warranty, and I want to avoid having to ship it out to Cali for them to take a look, and bringing it to a local PC repair center is another option. Is there anything I can do from home to resolve this issue? And if there's any more information you need to know, feel free to ask.

Answer:CPU Liquid Cooling System Troubles

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So I am new to liquid cooling and I was thinking about getting it for my CPU. I'm posting because im not sure what exactly I need for it to work right. I was hoping someone could go on and get my one link (or a couple links) of everything that I would need to do the liquid cooling.
This is my CPU:

Thanks everyone ahead of time!

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