Discussion in 'Overclocking / Modding' started by xWolfyx, Mar 3, 2013.
Title says it all. I'm looking to cool my CPU and GPU and I don't have the cash for a custom loop.
Hi. Cheapest kits would be on EBay. Google for something to suit your finances.
Just a thought, if your looking for a cheap hydro cooling kit, consider the consequences of a leak, if I were going to have something pumping water round the inside my system, I think I would want the best not the cheapest.
I agree. If you want to run H20 get a unit that is well known and has good customer service. Something like a Corsair H80i
I usually advise against that as we both know for most of us the stock heatsink is usually fine and there is no need for anything else but water cooled really scares me in towers and there are better hsfs available if needed.
There are better things to spend a lot of money on.
Some of the high end liquid cooling systems use an electrically insulating oil, or they can do instead of water, strikes me as being a lot safer if it leaks.
That's a new one on me, good to know.
Oh I fully agree, but you know how it goes in the enthusiast community they are already committed to buying it. All I'm saying is that if one has already made their mind up then pick a reliable vendor so that if any issue ensue customer service can be reached, and in Corsairs case they also have user forums.
So true T_Rex, we see that all the time and in spite of our advice they inevitably insist on going that way. You know same is true with a Psu as often we are preaching to the wind on trying to get them to treat that component as a very important part of any new build. Users will spend anything on a Gpu but have to be pushed into a quality Psu and its usually the same ones who insist on liquid cooling. Its a shame as heat really isn't the issue it was years ago as Intel and AMD really have been paying attention to heat generated now for years in all cpus.
I am using an H100i with no issues. Took a MSI Z87M G43 / 4670k that many thought would not go past 4.2 to 4.6 GHZ stable. Prime 95 18 hours. The only thing that would worry me is the drip onto the motherboard and GPU as I switched the R9 290x from the other system to this one should that happen but I am not worried I have done several custom loops before. The fittings seem tight and right.
Just saw something at Toms Hardware about that board with that cpu as a great system for gaming.
I am really starting to use Msi as my major motherboard resource. Even though I got taken with one AMD Eco board I returned that was defective, D&H gave me credit anyway because Msi said there were bent pins and I know I could not have done that. The bag was open in the box which alarmed me and they sent it back to me and I noted one pin bent which I fixed.
Yeah MSI is pretty good recently, although you have to watch them sometimes. That 970 Krait board I told you about though looks nice it's using a 4.1 mosfet situation just like the cheaper boards and they are marketing it as capable of running the FX 8350 and the 220w FX. Though the board has nice physical heatsinks it's puzzling to me that a 6.2 or 8.2 wasn't used on a board like the 970 gaming edition and MSI claims it to be an excellent overclocking board or run a 220w FX chip, and then overcharge for the board because of it's white color scheme. It also uses the ALC 887 chip which is lower end vs the ALC 892. Gotta watch that MSI marketing sometimes they get way overconfident and I though they were cleaning that up.
Regarding my board yes it's a rock solid stable excellent gaming board. Compact too.
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