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    Question how easy is it to install water cooling?

    thinking about getting an alternative form of cooling(other than air).

    it water cooling a good idea? any alternatives?

    how easy is it to install water cooling if it is the best option and where would I start?
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    In what sense? Waterblock mounting doesn't look that bad, but you've got to find space for things like rads, reservoirs and pumps...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kez
    In what sense? Waterblock mounting doesn't look that bad, but you've got to find space for things like rads, reservoirs and pumps...
    have only ever used normal fans before to cool pc. Would use water cooling for cpu & maybe anything else that can be cooled but bit aprehensive about installing it as never tried it before.

    I have also heard about phase change, is it expensive and how effective is it.

    really want the most effective form of cooling and I've also heard that water etc is quieter.

    ideas of prices for kits as well if poss.
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    Water is quieter & is the most efficient imo because you can cool your processor, graphics & northbridge giving you a nice stable system. It's easy to setup with a wealth of info out there.
    Vapour phase is hardcore, giving massive overclocks, if u dont mind spending a bit more cash & u can live with sitting next to a fridge

    Watercooling, abt £200 for a full setup, less if u go 2nd hand
    Vapour phase, £400-£500+
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    Quote Originally Posted by 0iD
    Water is quieter & is the most efficient imo because you can cool your processor, graphics & northbridge giving you a nice stable system. It's easy to setup with a wealth of info out there.
    Vapour phase is hardcore, giving massive overclocks, if u dont mind spending a bit more cash & u can live with sitting next to a fridge

    Watercooling, abt £200 for a full setup, less if u go 2nd hand
    Vapour phase, £400-£500+

    Alitle off topic but... I belive I have reached the max on my CPU, so water cooling wouldnt help. So is there a point to water cooling for me? let alone phase change!

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    Quote Originally Posted by myth
    Alitle off topic but... I belive I have reached the max on my CPU, so water cooling wouldnt help. So is there a point to water cooling for me? let alone phase change!
    Nope, i don't think so, that's one helova overclock dude
    Watercooling took my FX51 from 212 Hyper Transport Bus to 225. But it runs whisper quiet........and it looks cool
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    Quote Originally Posted by 0iD
    Nope, i don't think so, that's one helova overclock dude
    Watercooling took my FX51 from 212 Hyper Transport Bus to 225. But it runs whisper quiet........and it looks cool
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