Liquid Cooling Discussion

Discussion in 'Die-hard Overclocking & Case Modifications' started by LeaAnon, Aug 13, 2011.

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Would you display your liquid cooling system or hide it?

Poll closed Aug 20, 2011.
  1. Display

    19 vote(s)
    73.1%
  2. Hide

    2 vote(s)
    7.7%
  3. don't care.

    5 vote(s)
    19.2%
  1. LeaAnon

    LeaAnon New Member

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    My husband and I were having a very long discussion about liquid cooling. He is more of a Tech wizard than I am and I said that if I were to put a liquid cooling system in my computer I would want to display it as It is a very hot mod to have and I also said that I think other people who put it in their computers spend so much money and make it look so cool with the coloured tubes and led's they will want to show it off. Not stick it under a desk as he says he would do. So I am curious to know.. who would side with me.. and who with him... would you show off your liquid cooling system or hide it?

    Thanks for your time. :p
     
  2. Zooze

    Zooze Master Guru

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    Should be used for cooling only, anyone who wants to display it isn't a geek :p
     
  3. Veteran

    Veteran Ancient Guru

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    Whichever offers the best performance is my opinion,thats what its about for me:)
     
  4. LogiTekkers

    LogiTekkers Master Guru

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    I would definately display it, i would see it as a one of my hobbys and a cool edition to a media/entertainment set up, if it has had plenty of time and money spent on it, why hide it in the dark :)
     

  5. Mufflore

    Mufflore Ancient Guru

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    Display.
    Cant hide the waterworks, its too big ;)
     
  6. Miniouse

    Miniouse Member Guru

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    Buy a fast hot expensive car, gonna have some fun here and there, and show off sometimes. Or drive like you had any regular car? Show it ftw
     
  7. ShortAlieN

    ShortAlieN Active Member

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    Display, I've put too much time, effort and money to hide it somewhere.
     
  8. sverek

    sverek Ancient Guru

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    I don't think there other meaning going for watercooling... other than OC, if not displaying.

    I gonna build a new rig as bulldozer shows up and I am totally going for watercooling.

    Display!
     
  9. Mufflore

    Mufflore Ancient Guru

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    Watercooling has a few advantages other than clock speed of the watercooled item(s).

    Its a hell of a lot easier and quicker to clean my external radiator than it is to clean a large CPU heatsink and I can do it with the machine running without any risk.

    I'm able to use a slow spin 250mm fan which is so quiet I cant hear it over my case fans (they are on minimum speed and are very quiet).

    If watercooling just one item (gfx or CPU), the item that isnt watercooled will be subject to cooler case temps so you may get a little free extra :)
     
  10. Darkiee

    Darkiee Master Guru

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    If its done right and looks good, show it.

    If just a cable and tube mess, hide it.
     

  11. Arctucas

    Arctucas Ancient Guru

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    I voted don't care.

    If it is a very complicated loop, e.g. CPU, 3 GPUs, NB, SB, MOSFET, RAM cooling... maybe I would vote to display it, but only if it were done well and looked as if a great deal of time and effort were invested.
     
  12. CaliMnTSnaKe

    CaliMnTSnaKe Active Member

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    *overclocking

    *cooling issues

    *silence.....

    *and looks better then looking at a chunk of metal with a fan on it.

    my 2 cents.
     
  13. TruMutton_200Hz

    TruMutton_200Hz Ancient Guru

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    Have you seen the film called Vanishing Point? So hide it of course. lol
     
  14. Zer0K3wL

    Zer0K3wL Banned

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    If you gonna watercool you might asswell display it will look awesome and not everyone watercools their pc :D
     
  15. ESlik

    ESlik Ancient Guru

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    At the end of the day, it's what YOU like. It's not his rig.
     

  16. Zooze

    Zooze Master Guru

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    Mmmmm looks like I've been outvoted lol
     
  17. Chillin

    Chillin Ancient Guru

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    Since my case doesn't have a window, I go for hiding it. I got it to keep my case cool (and therefore graphics card), reliability and quietness.
     
  18. GPU

    GPU Guest

    I hide my rads down stairs.:invasion:
     
  19. Matt26LFC

    Matt26LFC Ancient Guru

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    Display it! It looks frickin awesome!
     
  20. The Goose

    The Goose Ancient Guru

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    If you get the cable management right then show it,but beware there will be some idiot that will give neg comments just to hiss you off,at the end of the day if your proud of your work then enjoy it what ever you decide to do,i like the sound of a women doing some plumbing lol.
    Im currently working on a new project with a TT Mozart TX pc case,needs a lot of work doing just to the case ,will be my first dual loop but its being held up by redunduncy,ive just about got all my parts though anyway

    best of luck to you and have fun
     
    Last edited: Sep 12, 2011

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