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November 13, 2010 9:48:13 PM

Hello,

Im posting asking you several questions. I am currently thinking of switching from my regular fan CPU cooler, which has been great, but its VERY LOUD. I was thinking about switching to watercooling, but I have several questions

1. How often would the coolant have to be replaced?

2. How quiet and power consuming are they?

I am currently looking at this one

http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Cooling-High-performance-...

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November 13, 2010 9:57:04 PM

there is a false rumor out there that water cooling is silent...its not. just like your heat sink needs a fan so do water cooling radiators and often they cool both the CPU & GPU so the fan(s) are running at high RPM.

i would suggest getting cheap fan controller, a fan that runs silent, a new cooler or a fan with a controller.

instead of the corsair water cooler, get the this

http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-RR-B10-212P-G1-Univ...

it cools better, has a better fan and is $40 cheaper...or mail me the $40 and that way we both are happy! :na: 
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November 13, 2010 10:01:51 PM

The problem is that my case is pretty small, and I cannot fit huge fans which usually are the quietest. A 120mm is definitely quieter than a smaller fan. So theoretically, a cooling system like this will be quiet. IDK though ill wait till more people comment.
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November 13, 2010 10:03:25 PM

Hi Chavo, I know alot of people use the Corsair H50 and I belive there is also a H70 model, so someone with first hand advice is bound to find your thread sooner or later. But I can answer your questions to and extent.

1. The Corsair model cooler are sealed and you do not ever have to change the coolant inside them.

2. Fan runs at 1700RPM and has a noise level of 29.75 dB, The max airflow is 59.05CFM, and the pump draws 2.4 watts(not 100% sure on those numbers yet)

You may also want to read up about them on Corsairs website: http://www.corsair.com/products/h50/default.aspx

And also on these sites:
http://www.guru3d.com/article/corsair-h50-cpu-cooler-re...
http://www.overclock.net/water-cooling/612436-official-...
Both are very good sites.

Just so you know there are alot of mixed opinions about these two model coolers and how well they actually can cool your CPU, so your most likely going to have to do some research and reading.

[EDIT] - ct1615 has made a very good point, and if you can fit the CM Hyper 212+ in your case, which most Mid-Towers can, I would recommend to go that route also.
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November 13, 2010 10:17:03 PM

chavo12345 said:
The problem is that my case is pretty small, and I cannot fit huge fans which usually are the quietest. A 120mm is definitely quieter than a smaller fan. So theoretically, a cooling system like this will be quiet. IDK though ill wait till more people comment.


what case do you have?
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November 13, 2010 10:59:36 PM

the corsair probably won't fit. that rear exhaust fans are 60mm and the bottom one looks like a 80mm (assuming you have no PCI cards in use)

what CPU do you have? are you using the stock cooler?
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November 13, 2010 11:16:59 PM

Anthlon II X4 640, yes im using stock
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November 13, 2010 11:25:39 PM

^14.75" x 5.38" x 14.00"^ That is quite small and most tower style coolers including the CM Hyper 212+ will not fit, so you would have to consider a design similar to this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... , as it seem the Corsair H50 will not work aswell.
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November 13, 2010 11:30:46 PM

this artic cooler should do the trick
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

as well as this scythe
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

this cooler will fit in your case and comes with a fan controller. the controller wont fit in your PCI slots but you can rest it on the bottom of the case.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

the rosewill and artic cooler are the easier of the three to install. the scythe is probably the best of the three for keeping your CPU cool.

FYI, to install AM2/AM2+/AM3 coolers (all the same latch mechanism) loosen up the screws around the CPU bracket. once the cooler is installed just tighten the screws back up.
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November 13, 2010 11:39:56 PM

I'm goin with the scythe, thanks for all your input on this.
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