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    water cooling tips

    right, finally got water cooling and am now in the process of setting it up.

    so, tips and useful info?

    distilled or de-ionized water?
    preperations? what and how should i clean components.

    how should i lay out the loop?

    and anything else you guys think i should know?
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    Re: water cooling tips

    Distilled water is defiantly better than deionized water as all impurities have been removed, thus if you spill it it won't conduct electricity... and no living organisms so no algae.
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    Re: water cooling tips

    When I put my loop together I did it inside my case (against some people's advice) but stuck copius amounts of tissue around connections to help spot any leaks.

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    Re: water cooling tips

    hmm, tesco and morrisons have no distilled water so will hsve to pop into a motor garage on monday.

    is it worth watercooling the northbridge?
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    Re: water cooling tips

    Quote Originally Posted by Hicks12 View Post
    is it worth watercooling the northbridge?
    Depends on how much you want to overclock. NBs don't really generate that much heat, so long as you're still keeping some case airflow, you'll be fine.

    Or if you have the cash to spend on a block for the NB, and you want to raise the temperature of the cooling loop slightly, do it. You'll get a more stable PC at higher overclocks and it's one less thing that needs airflow.

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    Re: water cooling tips

    i just took off the nb and therez two chips under it? i havr a nb block but it wony cool or mount on both.

    my nb heatsink is alwdys burning hot might be bettrr off leaving it on itd own lol
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