Liquid Cooling Resources?

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Aug 23, 2010

Liquid Cooling Resources? by mrSmiles at 7:56 PM (1,008 Views / 0 Likes) 7 replies

  1. mrSmiles
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    Right i was wondering if there are any good resources on liquid cooling, i've tried searching on google, but i dont know where to start, since this would be my first time doing this; im obviously looking to overclock my system.

    if possible i would love to read some good resource for liquid cooling an antec 900 case which is want im using right now.

    any help is appreciated.
     
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    How much are you planning to overclock your CPU?
     
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    have fun trying to fit the radiator inside your case. the 900 is by no means designed for w/c.
     
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    pc is mainly going to stay in one place so i'll likely make it an external so the radiator wont be going inside the case

    as for how much i plan oc'ing my cpu, i'd like to push its limits, im currently using an i5-750, i dont know how much i can get out of this, its very likely i'll be overclocking other components in my pc like the gpu (ATI HD5770) and memory
     
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    If you are wanting to push limits surely it would be better to move away from water cooling into phase change cooling*- water is great for cooling things running at sensible temperatures (and being reasonably quiet) but it begins to fall flat once you start really pushing things unless you really up your game to match it.

    *see idea behind latent heat. Your main options are plastics (waxes) that rise above glass or "melting" temperature (water cooling is starting to become more common but whether you will never have to fabricate something is a different matter) or something from the compressed gases world (similar idea to how your fridge works) but the latter will probably require you to know some law to play properly in that world (spewing refrigerants into the atmosphere is a quick and easy way to get yourself striped up). I would steer clear of liquid nitrogen for now.
     
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    never thought about it like that, i guess "sensible" is what im mostly looking for, im no expert in both water cooling pc's and overclocking
     

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