I know that there is always been discussions about what water cooler or air cooler is best on here, and I was just wondering has there been any decisions made yet? or are we still in limbo on what's best? I'm looking to put a good cooler into my comp now and hoping I could find a good water cooler, so any recommendations?
Would be used to help me over clock a P4 2.8ghz 800 FSB to someplace between 3.2 ghz and 3.4 ghz or so maybe more. I would perfer it be pretty well constructed so I Don't have to worry about find out what happens when a computer mixes with water thanks for any advice you can give.
I realize it's a small overclock but I want to overclock Quietly thank you not with adding a 90mm fan that has 115cfm at 55 db. I want to have it over clocked at a good temp and quiet. So any suggestions on a heatsink that is water based?
well i use a danger den maze3 which is quite good, though they now have the "Maze4", so i say go with that. As for a pump, I use an Eheim 1250, but you can go with the 1048, nice and quiet.. then you need a radiator.. if you feel like tinkering a little, grab a car heater-core that suits your needs, otherwise you can get a Black Ice Extreme 2, that'll definitely do the trick and you can get off using one 120mm fan running at 5V too...
i can tell you with recent experience that my watercooling setup is a godsend with regards to quieting down my computer... i mean, i had 1 120mm side-mount, 2x80mm vantec tornados (though all on a rheobus), and a vantec aeroflow cpu heatsink, a thermaltake crystal orb on the vid card and a dual-fan psu.. i put my pump enclose in its own reservoir, below my desk with the rad/fan right beside it, so that cuts out some of the noice, but i really can say that its A LOT quieter, and keeps me at a constant 27*C vs 32-34idle and 39-45load AND its hot in my room. i do plan on getting the VGA waterblock soon, and then having a nice passive hsf for my northbridge (which is burning up right now) so i can cool and quiet it down even more..
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I have a YS-Tech fan that puts out 63.4 CFM in my computer right now and like I said the temp of the processor is around 40 C but it fluxtuates between 39-42 C. But when at that temp it only has msn messenger and a couple IE windows open so I'm thinking that's pretty warm since it's bound to go up alot when underload unless I'm wrong?
Phoenix, I got the Koolance PC-2 water cooled case. Inexpensive, quiet, and cools great. My 2.8 is overclock to 3.5 and run below 35 celsius under load. Need I say more? I opted for the chipset cooler too for an extra $25. http://www.infotechnow.com/shopping/shopexd.asp?id=921
This particular mid-tower model is being phased out so I'd grab one before they are out of stock.
I'm not sure how $168 is 'inexpensive' but now that I have a new subject I think I'm going to post a new thread asking people about koolance, because no offence but I like to hear people's opinions. It does seem to be a pretty good looking sys though thanks for the info.