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Old 02-01-2013, 09:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So 99 Degrees Celsius is not a good temp for a processor? A water cooler review

While playing BL2 last night I noticed my feet were a bit warmer than normal, which made me check my cpu. I installed a program called Core temp only to find out while playing games I was hitting a high of 99 and and idle temp of 45 degrees. So after some trouble searching I decided to take the plunge into a water cooling system.

I picked up a Thermaltake Water 2.0 performer on sale for 60 bucks. The install wasn't too bad, it took a bit longer because my mother board is not the original so I could not get access to the back of the processor by opening the side panel and had to remove the mother board it's self, and my case did not have room to mount the new fan array where the old exhaust fan used to go so I had to mount it externally. Now my temp is a mere 48 degrees under load and was well worth the hour. The instructions are not so great so I also used a video I found on the tube. If you have a smaller case like I do check to see if the fans will fit in the back they are 120 mm and were a bit too wide for my case, but my case is kind of built into my desk so this wasn't a real concern of mine. The two fans that come with it are even quieter than my stock cpu fan.

Uranus gives this a 4 out of five.
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Old 02-01-2013, 11:07 PM   #2 (permalink)
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from what i got from my local place that makes a lot custom computer there no need to have water cooling computer better to have fan. do to fact lines might get backed up with stuff that cause water not to travel properly. also fact there chance line might break and water or coolant might get all over mother board. also you have to be every careful when you replace the water or coolant. you might have backed line or coolant is gone. so check that out.
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Old 02-01-2013, 11:13 PM   #3 (permalink)
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^^ those mentioned problems are why I went with the Corsair H80 Only issue with mine though was the fan controller didnt work so I have to run my radiator fans directly to the board so now they run at Max RPM and its really loud.. but cant complain on cooling performance


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Old 02-03-2013, 11:37 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Thermalright sells a $30-40 heat sink that weights about 500 grams, with copper piping and 120mm fan that performs as well as these water cooling setups.

HARDOCP - Wrap Up - Thermalright True Spirit 120M CPU Air Cooler Review

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Old 02-04-2013, 10:42 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I had a heat spiking issue last year, all I needed to do was put new thermal paste on my cpu as the old stuff had dried up and wasn't conducting heat anymore. Works like a charm now.

Nice review though.
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Thanks. I was hoping that was my problem as well but no dice.
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Thermalright sells a $30-40 heat sink that weights about 500 grams, with copper piping and 120mm fan that performs as well as these water cooling setups.

HARDOCP - Wrap Up - Thermalright True Spirit 120M CPU Air Cooler Review

True Spirit 120M

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I've got one of these. It's massive and utlizes to gigantic fans. It's fantastic.
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Old 02-04-2013, 01:21 PM   #8 (permalink)
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