Cheap Liquid-Cooling Newbie Question
I don't want to spend a lot of money but I want to overclock a 2500+ Mobile. I was thinking of getting a liquid cooling system to help me out with this but I don't have a lot of cash. Is it even worth buying liquid cooling if I can't spend more money on it? I was checking out Pricewatch and it looks like the cheapest cooler is $44 and the next up is $67. Is this worth the price or is it just so low quality I'll have to replace it in a year or less anyway? Just curious how I should go about cooling my processor with the best PPR. Maybe fans are the answer for being so cheap? Thanks.
if you don't have the cash don't go for liquid cooling.
--> this cooler will probably beat any cheap liquid cooling set around, http://www.thermalright.com/a_page/main_product_sp97.htm
If you wan't to go into liquid cooling cheap way, you would have to dig up a car heater core somewhere, buy some pump and a waterblock (the waterblock if decent will cost as much as a air heatsink)
So if you wan't to oc that cpu (which is a great overclocker by what i've read go for the thermalright and ad a good fan, this should let you oc pretty far.
By the way, read all treads man,
here's a guy ocing a mobile barton aswell with the sl97
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With that kinda cash just get a really good heat sink and fan, any watercooling kit that cost $50 will be terrible. My watercooling kit cost £217 which in US dollars would be a lot more.
p.s. the thermalright water kits suck
2x120Gb 7200.7 in RAID0
Ok, so I've decided against liquid cooling for monetary reasons. Now I'm looking at a good heat sink and fan. It looks like the Thermalright SLK947U or the MCX462-V (http://www.swiftnets.com/products/mcx462-V.asp) would be great, though they're pretty expensive (in the $40-$60 range). Any suggestions on something a little cheaper but with good PPR? I'm no expert and don't plan on overclocking the hell out of this thing but would like a little extra bang for my buck. Thanks.
Ok I will make that a consideration. I have heard a little bit about the Thermaltake Volcano7 HSF. It runs about $20 and that's about in my budget. How does it compare to the Thermalright SK7, in both price and performance? I have decided now that I want to use these heat sinks to OC my XP 1900 as much as possible. Thanks.