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Cheap Liquid-Cooling Newbie Question

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May 3, 2004 3:09:27 AM

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.

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May 3, 2004 12:45:38 PM

if you don't have the cash don't go for liquid cooling.

--> this cooler will probably beat any cheap liquid cooling set around,

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

SL6EF OC's GOOD<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by wschuerm on 05/03/04 08:47 AM.</EM></FONT></P>
May 3, 2004 5:12:20 PM

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

P4c 2.6@3.25
512Mb PC4000
2x120Gb 7200.7 in RAID0
Waterchill KT12-L30
Abit AI7
Radeon 9800Pro
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May 3, 2004 5:45:10 PM

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 ( 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.
May 3, 2004 7:26:43 PM

Sorry I meant to say Thermaltake.

P4c 2.6@3.25
512Mb PC4000
2x120Gb 7200.7 in RAID0
Waterchill KT12-L30
Abit AI7
Radeon 9800Pro
May 4, 2004 9:26:33 AM

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.