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    Water cooling kit for newbie?

    Hi my pc is too noisy! Was thinking about water cooling kit but I was told once that water and electrical components don’t mix! Are water cooling kits noisy with water pump etc?

    My pc is gaming and for watching movies it has an E4300 @ 3.0GHz and 512 8800 gts so I want to be able to overclock and must have a vga cooler to so you're recommendations are most welcome.

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    Re: Water cooling kit for newbie?

    Most water cooling setups aren't much quieter than a good HSF and a few nice case fans, and they're a hell of a lot more expensive.
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    Re: Water cooling kit for newbie?

    More expensive they are for sure!

    As to noise it all depends on the components and where they are placed in the case etc remember that you still need to have fans on the radiator so you do not completely remove reliance on the spinning blades of death (unless you go for a passive system, but then overclocking could become an issue).

    If you want a decent water cooling setup then you are looking at about £200 I follow with a list of components that I would seriously consider.

    Pump: Laing DDC Ultra (18w) with aftermarket top
    Radiator: Thermochill PA120.x (probably the duel) with quiet ~40cfm fans.
    Reservoir: Swiftech MicroRes
    CPU Block: Swiftech Apogee GT extreme
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    GPU block: Swiftech MCW60 with ram sinks or a full cover block.
    Tubing: 3/8" internal diameter

    If you don't have the space/cash for the Thermochill rad then Swiftech's offerings are a good second best.

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    Re: Water cooling kit for newbie?

    Where as an AC7Pro and a set of good fans will be around £50. Not that I have anything against water cooling, I had a set up for a while, but it is an expensive option and in my opinion not really worth it unless you want to do some significant overclocking.
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    Re: Water cooling kit for newbie?

    I am not saying they should use of water cooling either and certainly not comparing it to high quality air cooling but I have set out a "kit" which should provide good cooling efficiency and not be too noisy.

    I personally was looking at water cooling my system but it was more of a lets do it because I can and it will be something fun and hopefully rewarding to do, in the end I bought my new graphics card instead

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