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Old March 4, 2007, 07:26 PM
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Default Techarp's Understanding and Mastering Water Cooling Revision 1.1

Here's a new revision of Techarp's watercooling guide- I haven't read it all yet, but so far I'd say that it looks like a good place to start, although if you're new at WC like me, I'd seek advice from Misoprostol before I followed this guide to the letter. Perhaps some of the more experienced water coolers will offer their opinion on this guide in this thread...

"So, you're getting tired of your processor's and graphics card's stock coolers and you start thinking, "What next can I try?". The answer is simple - get an after-market replacement cooler! But which one, you may wonder.
The most common option is to get an air cooler. Air coolers are cheaper and easier to install, but their performance will suffer as dust accumulates, necessitating periodical cleanings. Noise from their fan can also be a really big problem, especially if you are looking for cutting-edge performance which is only possible with insanely fast (and noisy) fans.
But what if we want great cooling performance without the noise? Is that even possible? Yes, it is. Go water-cooling!
What? Are you nuts? Don't those things leak and are a hassle to maintain? Well, providing you are of the conscientious and careful type, it isn't that bad. Good preparation and force of habit are all you need to negate those problems.

"Ah haaa" you may say, "Then I should just get those ready-made water-cooler kits by companies like Coolermaster and Thermaltake, right?"
Bad idea, my friend. Those kits were designed based on rather poor fluid engineering principles, which I will explain later in this article. Therefore, they are the worst kits you can buy. High-performance air coolers beat them both in price and performance.
This guide is intended to prepare you for your first water cooler, and prevent you from making common mistakes in your first foray into the exotic world of water-cooling. So, I'll be covering as many aspects as possible from basic components and what they do to the choices available in the market. I will also discuss a few aftermarket modifications, for those who are itching for custom tweaks."

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This would be a good read, but the link does'nt work.
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Heres an equally good one, if not better: Ma***racer's Guide
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Heres an equally good one, if not better: Ma***racer's Guide
Yeah it's probably the best. It's fun to see some XS members in here
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It's strange, but it seems to have disappeared- it was very recently updated too. That guide at XS is good- he's pretty dead-set against NB water cooling- I wonder if he'd soften his position if he had a 680i
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It's strange, but it seems to have disappeared- it was very recently updated too. That guide at XS is good- he's pretty dead-set against NB water cooling- I wonder if he'd soften his position if he had a 680i
Lo0L! The guide i assume has been written 2 years ago. Since that time, things have changed quite fast. See how technology change so fast...heh
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Yea, it's been a while since he'd updated that guide (no FuZion etc...), but it's a good read nonetheless. XS rocks!
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