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Re: time for an upgrade

Postby RhinoDump » December 16th, 2016, 7:35 pm

Well that sucks.

I want to do water cooling the next time that I upgrade my system. I don't plan on overclocking or anything I mostly want a quieter system.
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Re: time for an upgrade

Postby ALostEt3rnity » December 16th, 2016, 8:02 pm

Your water cooler will need fans, you know? It's not necessarily quieter, depending on what you get. Best bet would be to get quieter fans with the water-cooler, making sure they intended for pressure rather than flow optimization.

This, though it's a prototype, is pretty mind-blowing:
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Re: time for an upgrade

Postby RhinoDump » December 17th, 2016, 2:12 pm

I want it, and a crane to be able to move it.
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Re: time for an upgrade

Postby killernat » December 17th, 2016, 4:46 pm

the advantage to a water cooling system is it gets heat away from the cpu and out of the case faster than active air cooling will, however a well designed case with few obstructions and proper airflow will be more than sufficient the downside of liquid cooling is thermal mass the liquid can keep the CPU cooler for longer however when the coolant gets up to temperature it will have a lag time before the liquid is cool agian
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Re: time for an upgrade

Postby ALostEt3rnity » December 18th, 2016, 1:55 am

Nat makes a fair point. A smaller loop and smaller radiator can both result in higher base temps, but in most scenarios this is not a problem unless you cheap out when selecting the make and model.

In the case of a higher base temp, the fans will be spinning at a higher RPM to compensate and may be even louder than just an air cooler solution since they are trying to force air through a radiator with fins finer than a tower would have.

I found the AwesomeSauce network had a fairly good video detailing the differences between the two.
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Re: time for an upgrade

Postby RhinoDump » December 18th, 2016, 2:03 pm

Interesting. It really seems like air is the best way to go. I guess I just want a quiet fan.
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Re: time for an upgrade

Postby ALostEt3rnity » December 18th, 2016, 2:38 pm

Noctua and BeQuiet might suit your needs. Though the price point is at a bit of a premium, they have excellent cooling considering the acoustics. I opted for the Dark Rock Pro 3 myself since air cooling would be much less of a hassle down the road.
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Re: time for an upgrade

Postby ALostEt3rnity » December 20th, 2016, 3:01 am

Air cooler arrived today, and I've finished the installation. Running cooler at idle after an hour of run-time than the water block, both doing 30* and 36* C respectively. There;s one less fan in the case, and so far it's noticeably quieter when not under load. Will run stress test for a load comparison later and post the results.
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Re: time for an upgrade

Postby ALostEt3rnity » December 23rd, 2016, 1:01 am

Speaking of upgrades, it looks like there will be some significant positive changes to the Canadian internet services:

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Re: time for an upgrade

Postby killernat » December 23rd, 2016, 1:43 pm

i can tell you that bell, videotron, rogers, and telus are not happy about it (think Comcast, Verizon, AT&T, and sprint)
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Re: time for an upgrade

Postby RhinoDump » December 23rd, 2016, 7:36 pm

Nice.
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