Lifehacker Watercooling Article

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  1. clinic

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    Yeah I saw this headline the other day, and thought - yeah whatever mate, get a blog. Reminded me of those "I'm giving up gaming" people. Go post it on fb where someone might care, because the people into it just don't care that you are stopping.
     
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    Yeah not much sympathy for someone who cant get a compression fitting to work or sulks on the couch with his laptop for 2 days instead of putting his rig back together.
     
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    This was my chain of thought as well.
     
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    pussy.

    10 char
     
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    BOO WHOOO, looks like he was making way too many mistakes, See ya :lol:
     
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    meh i have a $500 GTX780 OC sitting on my floor in pieces due to a leak.

    hasn't stopped me.

    i thought the analogy of water cooling was the same as "once you go black......"
     
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    You haven't watercooled if you haven't killed a card or two... Hey siriusdragon?
     
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    I killed a motherboard back in the day :(. It was a really expensive one with SCSI ports on it and stuff.
     
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    Pretty much and for context a watercooling system will likely never even reach 30psi whereas mains water is closer to 300psi. Watercooling is easy.

    I've only topped up the water twice and brushed off the radiator a couple of times since I bought the i5-750 new about five years ago...though I've dropped the overclock and volts a bit so I don't have to reapply fresh paste or do a proper clean of the radiator.

    I don't understand how he screwed that up so badly. Why wasn't the liquid flowing by gravity into the pump?

    btw. Despite what so many people seem to think (why??) the reservoir goes at the highest point of the system. It's the only place in the loop where air pockets don't make any difference.
     
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    I dislike the gawker group pages, but I am thinking of just going closed loop for the next build (at least a few years off now though).

    However, having a 970 that is so freaking quiet, I haven't bothered putting a block on it. If GPUs go heat crazy again, then I'll probably go custom again.
     
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    Meh, I kinda agree with the article. There's more to life than watercooling. A high end air cooler is cheaper, easier to maintain and has very similar performance. I've only ever done it once and I'm not in a hurry to do it again.
     
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    meh watercooling is easy these days, no longer do you have to make your own blocks, or salvage heater cores. Everything is available online express delivery in a variety of colours and sizes etc.

    I've been doing it that long. Never killed anything either. Takes some common sense and care.

    And can be as low maintenance as air too. My rads get a vacuum run over them every couple of months, and yesterday topped up the water in my current system for the first time since it was built (it's a i7 970 run 24x7 - so a couple of years now), less than 30mls went in (I've a 10cc syringe for the job, two and a bit went in).
     
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    yeah i havnt had any hardware fail on me or any leaks yet myself - heck i have had this wc system running for 2 years now without doing anything to it and the system i had before ran for about 2 years also - the only reason i have had to futz with my system is because i have changed my case a few times
     
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    Quoted for truth
     
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    also how does one show off the size of the E-peen if you dont water cool
     
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    I killed two gtx 280s by crushing the dies worth my first full cover blocks. Got right back on the horse. The last system i built had run for 2 years. No leaks. 2 separate loops. Maybe he didn't do a 24 hour bleed test? Why not use barbs if you want to go cheaper? They can still look good especially if you run 7/16th tube in 1/2inch fittings. You don't really need clamps. Although i would still use them for safety.
    The moral of the story is don't do it if you can't afford to lose it.
    Same with overclocking.
    Or tuning your car.
    But if you get it right is quite rewarding. So don't be scared to have a go and ask for help.
    Sounds a bit whingy than offering advice to me (the article )
     
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