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Any liquid cooled stories....

Discussion in 'Recording' started by bencrud, Feb 19, 2003.

  1. bencrud

    bencrud Guest

    I want to put the ahanix iceberg system in my anus but am still a little freaked out about water circulating through my peecee. Any one have good or bad experiences to share? :)
     
  2. Opus2000

    Opus2000 Well-Known Member

    One word of advice....well, ok a few words! DO NOT BUY ANYTHING AHANIX!!! They're support sucks. Their water reservoir system is bogus...the unit is plastic and very brittle and will crack due to temperature changes and also due to they fact they don't tap the screw holes for you. Get another brand of water cooling.
    Even if you did get Ahanix and you got a support RA they don't follow up on it. They just ignore you basically. They suck in the long run. I will never endorse their products again personally.
    Other than that, the system is pretty cool. I am having a custom acrylic water reservoir made for me so that I know it won't crack under temperature changes. I'm waiting for the new reservoir to be finished but when it's in it's actualy pretty damn quiet and very efficient especially when used in combination with the Arctic Silver AS31 thermal compound. Your overall temps stay at 40-42c TOPS!!
    Check out Overclockers.com for some reviews and also check out frozencpu.com
    I'll post when I get the system back up and running. It won't be for a bit as I am moving within the next week or so! Fun fun fun I tell you!
    Cheers
    Opus
     
  3. llornkcor

    llornkcor Active Member

    I've had a koolance case for over a year and havent had any problems with leaks at all. The pumps were going out, and koolance replaced them for free.
     
  4. SonOfSmawg

    SonOfSmawg Well-Known Member

    I feel SO bad that you guys have to take the risk of running water through your towers to keep them cool. "These crazy Pahrumpians" are still working on alternatives, but progress is slow when there's a very small bankroll. You'll be the first ones to know once something earth-shattering happens.
     
  5. slaves666

    slaves666 Guest

    water + electronics = stupid idea
     
  6. Tommy P.

    Tommy P. Well-Known Member

    I have no doubts about that, especially since I've worked about 72+ hours in the past 5 days repairing water damaged electrical and electronic control equipment here in NYC. Blizzard + salt+ rain = exploding street covers, fried underground and overhead cables, burned-up traffic controllers and some very tired electricians.

    And the little pin hole I found in my high voltage gloves didn't help me either. :c:
     
  7. Opus2000

    Opus2000 Well-Known Member

    Tommy,
    Damn bro! How's that ringing in your ears? Is that a 10K tone constant or what?! lmao!
    Water cooling...I got my new water reservoir and it's rocking! It's friggen soooooo nice! Although I now have my machine where you can't see the side anymore I do need to do a couple of things.
    One is to disconnect the front fan as I don't need it. I have the fan on the back on the radiator thing and the dual fan Enermax going. The CPU temp on full load(with the Arctic Silver ASIII paste) is around 41c!!!! Woohoo!
    Also I need to put some cushioning on the wood as it does vibrate a little. Nothing a little rug can't fix!
    Water cooling isn't too bad as long as you do your homework before hand. Been running my system for about a week now solid as a rock at 3.2Ghz on a 2.66Ghz system!!! Going to see how much farther I can push it too! Hee hee
    Opus :D
     
  8. Blutone

    Blutone Guest

    Actually, it depends on what kind of water you use. Distilled H2O is not conductive of electricity. It's only the impurities in the water that make it a conductor. Now, I'm not sayin' that, if you blow a hose, you're not gonna cause a tri-city blackout. Lord knows, that if you don't blow your anus out regularly, the mudslide caused from adding water will definitely have some *ahem* impurities. :D BUT, I guess, going with the water cooling voids the need for the fans that cause the dust, in the first place. If you're gonna go with the "flow" make sure you use distilled H2O.
     
  9. llornkcor

    llornkcor Active Member

    It's not 'water' cooled, it's 'liquid' cooled. BIG difference.
    It is similiar to a liquid cooled car.
     

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