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Posted · Original PosterOP

I am going to admit, watercooling is something I don't know a ton about. While building my new gaming pc I can't decide if I should go the route of water cooling. But you here stories of tubes breaking and ruining your computer kind of things. Now I'm sure the likely hood of that happening is slim, but could still happen. So what are some pros to watercooling and cons? Should I do it?

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If you need to be talked into it, it isn’t for you. 
 

Pro is it looks better, quieter, better temps and better performance. 

Con is that it costs money. Makes upgrades more difficult as well as diagnosing. Requires more upkeep. 


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Expensive air coolers like the dark rock pro 4 and the noctua NH-D15 will give the same class of cooling performance as many large radiators, only surpassed by the likes of 360 and 420mm radiators. You aren't really missing out on much by skipping water cooling.


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10 minutes ago, SkullWerido101 said:

I am going to admit, watercooling is something I don't know a ton about. While building my new gaming pc I can't decide if I should go the route of water cooling. But you here stories of tubes breaking and ruining your computer kind of things. Now I'm sure the likely hood of that happening is slim, but could still happen. So what are some pros to watercooling and cons? Should I do it?

Watercooling is a lot of work for results you can get from simple fans. Watercooling looks cool and is effective but it's a lot more expensive than using cooling fans

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39 minutes ago, Perrin said:

Watercooling is a lot of work for results you can get from simple fans. Watercooling looks cool and is effective but it's a lot more expensive than using cooling fans

Well and that's the thing and why I am struggling to decide. I really enjoy the look and how quite it is and how effective it is. I'm not really concerned on the price. I've had problems in the past with overheating, even with a bunch of fans and an air cooler. 

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Well water cooling is the answer. Nothing will come close, no air cooler in the world will come close. Neither will cheap aio’s at the same fan speeds. 
 

Go hard or be a pleb. 


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So what would the price range be for a starter water-cooling build using rigid (not soft) tubings? I keep seeing videos that show you what to get but I am unsure where to look except for the basic Home Depot.


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The videos mention brands and vendors. 
percomancepc, frozenpc, Amazon, Newegg, eBay. Everywhere sells the parts. 
No idea on price range as there are a million factors. Go to a website and build it like on ekwb. 


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18 hours ago, SkullWerido101 said:

I am going to admit, watercooling is something I don't know a ton about. While building my new gaming pc I can't decide if I should go the route of water cooling. But you here stories of tubes breaking and ruining your computer kind of things. Now I'm sure the likely hood of that happening is slim, but could still happen. So what are some pros to watercooling and cons? Should I do it?

Bud, I'll tell ya, the learning part is rough.

 

I got an H100iv2 for free from a friend and it was basically new.  After having dealt with being an idiot with the mount, I've gone through more than a few board reconfigs and moving fans around to get my H100i v2 performing like it should, though because its used I'm suspecting some things,so I'm going to soon replace it with a Kraken X63.

 

Its been a rage of a few days to say the least.

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4 hours ago, Aremis said:

Bud, I'll tell ya, the learning part is rough.

 

I got an H100iv2 for free from a friend and it was basically new.  After having dealt with being an idiot with the mount, I've gone through more than a few board reconfigs and moving fans around to get my H100i v2 performing like it should, though because its used I'm suspecting some things,so I'm going to soon replace it with a Kraken X63.

 

Its been a rage of a few days to say the least.

Do you like having the liquid cool? Was it worth the switch? If I go with liquid cooling I was going to get a Kraken x63 too, I really want the Z but that's an extra $100 I'm not willing to spend, lol. 

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Thought you meant real water cooling. Really need to specify when asking like that. 


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8 hours ago, SkullWerido101 said:

Do you like having the liquid cool? Was it worth the switch? If I go with liquid cooling I was going to get a Kraken x63 too, I really want the Z but that's an extra $100 I'm not willing to spend, lol. 

Honestly I thought about it today, I'll probably get a corsair cooler again because I can just copy my profiles over easy.

 

Otherwise, I got the cooler free.  I think its worth doing if you like the look, and you can use the way the cooler works to your advantage.  I didn't expect it to work how it does, but I think I like it a lot more than a normal air cooler.  I'd say if you have a good enough case and you want something nice, go for it.  You can have nice things after all.

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On 4/7/2020 at 12:11 PM, Mick Naughty said:

Well water cooling is the answer. Nothing will come close, no air cooler in the world will come close. Neither will cheap aio’s at the same fan speeds. 
 

Go hard or be a pleb. 

i did that now i have a tower 900 and a hell of a bill to look forward to to maximise its potential. dont be me

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10 hours ago, Mick Naughty said:

Thought you meant real water cooling. Really need to specify when asking like that. 

I thought he’s talking about custom loop as well hahaha ohh well not this time 😉


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