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Water Cooling??
06-13-2012, 01:25 AM,
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Water Cooling??
Sup Forum, got a question for you today. Water Cooling or Air cooling? I am basically getting a new gaming rig in September, and I will actually be hiring some tech guys to build it for me. So should I go with CORSAIR H100, or PHANTEKS PH-TC14PE(What Matthew has recommended). Most of my friends have said to go with the water cooling, but I dont know. Thoughts?

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06-13-2012, 01:35 AM,
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RE: Water Cooling??
It would be helpful to know what the rest of your build is Wink.
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06-13-2012, 02:20 AM,
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RE: Water Cooling??
(06-13-2012, 01:35 AM)Phrosty Wrote: It would be helpful to know what the rest of your build is Wink.

Mobo^^^
Case^^^
GPU:EVGA 470 FTW
PSU:Seasonic Xseries 1050 Watts
CPU:i7 37770k
RAM:Gskill Ripjaws 4x4 16gn
and a SSD, plus a couple of differing HDD

So mostly Tier 10-11
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06-13-2012, 05:59 AM,
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RE: Water Cooling??
IMHO, I really don't like all-in-one watercooling setups because the tubing is absolutely horrid. They're only 1/4" inch tubing, not 1/2". They also don't have compression fittings, which also make them easier to leak. I would either go with a custom loop or a Phanteks PH-TC14PE.
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06-13-2012, 07:05 AM,
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RE: Water Cooling??
Air cooling. Unless you build your own water-cooling system ($200+), high-end air coolers will offer similar/better performance at lower noise levels.

Failure is also less likely on air coolers, due to less parts(only fan) being likely to fail vs water-cooling (fans, pump, tubing), not to mention no risk of a leak Wink
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06-13-2012, 03:09 PM, (This post was last modified: 06-13-2012, 03:10 PM by Asmodean13.)
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RE: Water Cooling??
Looks like the Phanteks it is! Are you sure its not too big though? It looks like it covors the entire RAM section. I am wondering if my Gskill Ripjaws would fit.
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06-13-2012, 03:58 PM,
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RE: Water Cooling??
If it's the Ripjaws recommended in the article, clearance is not an issue. It's a big cooler, but it does fit.
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