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Old April 26, 2010, 05:35 PM
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In answer to the original question though.....

No WC loop (closed or custom) is as "safe" as standard air cooling. I've been WC cooling for around 8 years and while I feel fairly safe with my custom built loops, I have had a couple of leaks over those 8 years which have resulted in damaged hardware. One was caused by a leaking swiftech pump/block combo which took out a cpu, the other was caused by a leaking thermaltake block which took out a vid card.

AFAIK, the best question to ask yourself is if you can afford to replace the single most expensive item in your rig if a leak happens to take it out and base your decision on that.
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Watercooling is as safe as any plumbing system. You do it right - it will not leak. But as sswilson said you may be victim of manufacture defect or equipment failue. For instance your if pump motor gone you will overheat, unless you have fancy set up with dual pumps or controller.

WC is very interesting hobby, but excitement comes with some risks as everything in this life.
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Watercooling is as safe as any plumbing system. You do it right - it will not leak. But as sswilson said you may be victim of manufacture defect or equipment failue. For instance your if pump motor gone you will overheat, unless you have fancy set up with dual pumps or controller.

WC is very interesting hobby, but excitement comes with some risks as everything in this life.
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Belong to me, both the corsair and the coolit kit are not worth it. There's no way I'dd get a low end water coolling kit in my PC. There is nearly no risk, but still.. As it does not bring much more performance than high end air cooler which can be pretty silent and efficient. I think it's either a good air cooler or a good water cooling setup. Dazmode carry some "pre-set custom loop" which are more efficient and still no too expensive. You've got everything in the kit so no hassle to choose your parts and I think it's quite nice for a first loop. Or i'm sure many people here would help you to choose your parts and give you good inputs to build it your self.
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