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Finally Liquid Cooled

Discussion in 'Computers, Games, Electronics etc' started by mdlax1, Dec 24, 2004.

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    mdlax1 Senior Member

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    Took me about 4 hours to install, filter out the air clean up the inside of my bird's nest of a case with a bunch of zip ties.

    OMG it's almost odd not hearing the white noise of my old 6500 RPM cpu fan.

    i didn't do a DIY becuase well you can get the instructions and manual right on the koolance website.

    total cost was about 320 bucks that included the Koolance EXOS system, hard drive cooler, CPU 300 series cooler, GPU cooler and Chip set cooler. Most just do the GPU and CPU and I got the top of the line CPU cooler so you can save money here too.

    Currently i have a 3.0 prescott P4 OC'ed to 3.6 Probably going up to 3.8 to test.

    Worth the money if your tired of the noise your computer makes. All i hear now is my hard drive spinning up. Here are some pictures. if you guys ever need help if you get the system let me know or calesta who answered a few questions for me. Hint, fuck the funnel, get a big meat injector lol (as in like a turkey needle baster)


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    If you want to see the large resolution pictures click here then click on the image. http://www.purelycreative.com/eric/thumbnails.php?album=10
     
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    Very very nice! :thumbsup:
     
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    I know liquid cooling is the way to go for super cooling, but there's just something about having all that liquid that deep into my CPU. I'd fuck it up.
    I'll stick to Zalman cooling for now

    Looks kick ass
     
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    looks cool! any link to where you got the parts??
     
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    KOOLANCE CPU Cooler for Water cooled kits, Model "CPU-300-H06"

    KOOLANCE GPU Chipset Cooler, Model "GPU-180-L06

    KOOLANCE EXOS EXTERNAL SELF-CONTAINED PC LIQUID COOLING SYSTEM, Model "EXOS-AL"

    KOOLANCE Copper Motherboard Cooler for Water cooled kits, Model "CHC-A05"

    Koolance Hard drive Cooler for Water cooled kits, Model HD-40-H06

    total 296.95 + shipping

    You can probably get the parts cheaper, in fact i have found some cheaper but by the time you ship from all the different places, you're probably gonna pay the same.
     
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    Does the unit come with hose?
     
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    :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

    Looks like mine now. :)

    Yes, it comes with hose. The Koolance kits are very complete water cooling kits!
     
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    Wow... that prooves you spend to much time online!
     
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    nice job!

    i was looking into liquid cooling, but i said forget it. i doubt ill ever need it.
     
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    You know i said that too. I really dont do anything heavy processor intensive other than the occasional game which is rare. Other than that, some heavy database stuff and possibly a big PSD open or something, but i tell you what man. With a fresh reformat the PC runs like a dream.

    Only thing so far im not too fond of is, it's an asus board which i love. But on the CMOS you can check hardware temp, then asus has a windows side probe which tells temp and then you have the cooling system temp. All are monitoring the CPU temp, but none are the same. I usually just take the average between the three to tell the temp. The degree of seperation between the three is only about 4 degrees' F. But still sort of annoying.

    BTW follow up on the noise factor (reason i did it in the first place) oh lord, it's a whisper comparded to it's former self, i can hear the hard drive and thats it.
     
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    so are you overclocking?
     
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    yeah 3.0 cpu up to 3.8 haven't pushed it higher yet..
     
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    sweet. my pc never seems to get over 95'F even when im doing all sorts of neat stuff. its hardly loud either. compared to a liquid cooled system, its loud.... but compared to most systems its very quiet.
     
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    My water temp gets up as high as 100F sometimes, but that's really pushing it hard. The only drawback on my system is that it's still louder than most air cooled systems- but then again, I wasn't going for a quiet box like Eric here. My hard drives are loud, the fans are still loud... but it's better than the 23 fan tornado I used to have. :)

    Eric- I had you listen to the system over the phone- how does yours compare now that it's running?
     
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    yeah it's much quieter than i heard over the phone.. lol i find myself bending over to look and see if the system is still working it's so quiet lol.

    turbo, i knwo what you mean but imagine this.. mine hasn't gone over 75 yet since this.. before it was consitantly 95-100
     
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    sweet! thats awesome. :D

    the loudest piece of hardware is my cdrom. everything else is whisper quiet. i wish they made quiet cdroms.
     
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    you mean you dont like the cd drives that spin it up so fast it sounds like a swarm of killer bees is in ur room?
     
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    nope. i love a nice quiet system.
     
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