An ideal combination of a heat sink and a fan produces impressive results, as we showed in our last comparative test "Can't Touch This: A Comparison of 46 CPU Coolers ". The best model, the Swiftech MC462, which comes equipped with a solid copper heat sink, achieved a temperature of 30 degrees when used on an Athlon 1000! The majority of the coolers we tested lowered processor temperature down to 40 to 45 degrees, whereas the worst cooler only reached 56 degrees. Many readers dream of hooking up an effective and efficient water cooler to their system, only to be scared off by the complicated assembly and potential expenses.
But now - the moment you've all been waiting for - here's our own home-grown water cooling system, which can be integrated into any and every PC system and costs less than 155 dollars to boot! In order to test the best possible system, we spared neither expense nor effort for this construction.
- Water Cooling - Better Than Any Air Cooler
- Construction - Waterblock, Radiator, Pump, Hoses
- Waterblock - The Real Cooler
- Radiator With Two Fans
- Pump - 5 Liters Of Water A Minute
- Step-by-step Instructions On Building A Water Cooler
- Setting Up The Hoses And Wires
- Test Run - Filling And Checking The Seal On The Cooling Circuit
- Bleeding The Cooling Circuit
- Overclocking: 30 Percent Increase In Clock Speed
- Pros And Cons Of Water Coolers
- Conclusion - Water Coolers Beat All Conventional Coolers