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Water cooling + Coolit Domino

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June 15, 2009 11:02:21 PM

Hey guys, i had a quick (probably stupid) question regarding water cooling.

With water cooling is it possible to drop the CPU below ambient room temps?

My issue is that my apartment is at roughly 36 degrees C which is causing the CPU to get rather warm.

I would rather avoid setting a full 300+ dollar water cooling system and found this Coolit Domino, which is completely sealed.

http://www.guru3d.com/article/coolit-domino-alc-review/

i know you water cooler experts are probably thinking that this thing is garbage, but from what i've read it does at least work.

anyway, not looking for anything major, just something to cool the CPU during the summer months when its really damn hot out here.
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June 15, 2009 11:47:58 PM

No. It is not possible to drop CPU below ambient with a water cooling or air cooling. You will need a compressor, TEC, LN2 or something like that to drop below ambient.

Cheapest solution would be to point a small desk fan inside the case or get high CFM (>90) fans.
June 16, 2009 8:14:56 AM

sorry to jack this thread a bit but are these coolit dominos ALC water cooling kits any good? I assume for how cheap they are that it will be like anything and you get what you pay for. I ask because I am looking at going to WC in summer, currently I have a scythe mugen 2 on my i7 which is ok now (winter in NZ) but once my ambient room temps start to climb in summer I think il be looking at 75-80C at full load.
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June 16, 2009 1:43:48 PM

You couldn't get me to install one on anything I own. I'd rather have a good air cooler than one of those.
June 16, 2009 4:19:15 PM

blarg, ok thank you for the help guys =D
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