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    Q-tec water cooler

    I've just some across this:



    qtec ks70 its an all in one cpu water cooler, with the res/rad in a 5.25 drive bay.
    Tbh I'm rather sceptical about wether it would be any good at all, I've done a google and the only review I've found is a Greek one where its run on a stock p4 3.0 (34 idle 40 load) which is a bit of a useless test/review imo .... Anyway, has anyone seen/heard anything good or bad about these things.
    Its quite cheap as well (£76inc)

    cheers

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    try here

    http://translate.google.com/translat...language_tools

    seems to be a bit worse than an aquarius 2

    tbh i wouldnt buy it not even just to cool my northbridge ,it looks **** and as its a first attempt it probably is

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    Cheers for that da ging, it actually looks worse than my current air cooling ..... back to the drawing board

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    Most aircoolers will outperform it, you will also need to keep the drive bay above it free for airflow, As with most things Q Tech sell its a utter waste of money
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    i think these are juz cheap ones...its about 70quid on ebay uk

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    Let's take a closer look:

    OK, so those fans are Delta's - good? No! They're the thin, poor airflow delta's. The surface area on that rad isn't going to be that much more than a top notch air cooler. Furthermore, if the pump fits in that space along with whatever sort of res there might be, then flow rates are going to be rather poor.

    I'd steer clear of it!
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    seconded.
    Rememeber the watercooling is just a heat pump, the heat is still disipated in the same way - air. this meaning it will always depend on the rad most. If the rad is the same size as a air cooler, then its an compleat WASTE of time, becuase it will have the same limit for surface area (depends on the deisgn) which is what matters. this THING is nothing more than a beige box with possibly the worst watercooling components in it possible... Get yourself a decent copper cpu cooler, for exmaple an slk800 which should easly beat this pos.
    Anyway with this I would be more worried about leaks, not performance...

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    flow rates are going to be rather poor.

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    Flow rates arnt everything with watercooling - if anything the lower the better as theres less noise =) with smaller tubeing a 'weaker' pump can be just as good as larger tubeing and a bigger pump. Its down to the rad mainly.

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