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    Exclamation Information/Guides & Reviews/Tests & Galleries

    Information & Guides:



    Reviews & Tests:


    CPU/GPU/Chipset Blocks:



    Pumps, Tops, Combo Units with Reservoir:



    Fans:




    Tubings/Fittings:



    Radiators:



    Coolants:




    Galleries:

    Last edited by shazza; 02-10-2011 at 04:53 AM. Reason: Updating

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcoffey View Post
    Thank goodness. As much as I enjoy the stickys, they were over running the main forum page. Great idea consolidating like this.

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    SWEET!

    I had thought about suggesting this very idea many times but thought, "why bother, it's probably already been suggested 2.2 billion times".

    Edit: you've made my phone happy by doing this. I've got a crappy (memory wise) LG and could only get ~5-6 topics, now it seems I can get ~14-17 topics.
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    Good thinking Ashraf...I hope to be adding some contributions to the list soon.

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    Thanks Ashraf.

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    We like!

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    Nice and much cleaner!

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    Ashraf is the section organization Guru, good stuff man

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    Cheers Ashraf, it has been a long time coming

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    A humble request: There should be a short guide on the most popular rads (Xchanger, PA, MCR, GTX) so people know what to choose and why. There is an endless stream of "which rad is the best"-threads. I don't know enough to write such a guide or I would have done it myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alacheesu View Post
    A humble request: There should be a short guide on the most popular rads (Xchanger, PA, MCR, GTX) so people know what to choose and why. There is an endless stream of "which rad is the best"-threads. I don't know enough to write such a guide or I would have done it myself.
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    PA and Feser Xchanger (low/med airflow): The best rads on the market

    Swiftech (low/med airflow): Best bang for buck rad only 1-2C behind PA and Feser

    GTX (high airflow): In short... If you don't plan to put some extremely high airflow fans on this rad, don't bother buying one. If you do however it beats the PA and Feser rads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SNiiPE_DoGG View Post
    Thanks.

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    Ok, so I am in the process of planning my new rig and was curious about liquid cooling vs. normal fan/heatsink combo and figure this would be the place to ask. I'm approaching my budget, but running a i7 I know I'm going to need good cooling, what benifites would a cheap liquid cooling rig like this or this offer over a Noctua NH-U12P?

    Would it be worth the extra money? (is a cheap water system worth it?)

    Any other suggestions to look at for cooling? After all, you guys are the experts...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Otis11 View Post
    Ok, so I am in the process of planning my new rig and was curious about liquid cooling vs. normal fan/heatsink combo and figure this would be the place to ask. I'm approaching my budget, but running a i7 I know I'm going to need good cooling, what benifites would a cheap liquid cooling rig like this or this offer over a Noctua NH-U12P?

    Would it be worth the extra money? (is a cheap water system worth it?)

    Any other suggestions to look at for cooling? After all, you guys are the experts...
    the thermaltake wont outperform the air cooling but that swiftech kit is great, it will give you excellent temps (is it compatible with i7? I dont know)

    start a thread in this section about your hardware and what you want using this template and you will get lots of help

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    Great job! Very usefull

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    Anyone have link or infomation on latest guides on watercooling for newbies such as myself, i7 system updates latest best water cooling hardware etc, most guides above are old dating back few years. Just need a guide tells me about the water loops and putting it together not sure about the pipe standards 1/2 3/4 etc

    Any information will be great.

    many thanks.

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    the latest guides are in the OP.... read them, they pretty much all still apply.

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    Think Martin now has a version 3.1 for his flow estimator: LINK

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    Quote Originally Posted by hokiealumnus View Post
    Hello XS folks. I recently completed a Water Cooling Guide for Beginners and after being reminded of this thread, I'd like to humbly submit it for consideration. It's not as advanced as most XS liquid cooling users, but is pretty comprehensive and hopefully will help people new to the liquid arena. If too basic for XS, I totally understand. Thanks for looking.
    Reading it right now. I have a few comments for the first pages:
    1. You divide case options into "cases with holes for tubing" (rad external) and "Mountain mods". I would argue the most common option is neither of these. Most people use a standard, full tower case and put a radiator or two internally.

    2. For nearly all products you mention, you link to specialtech.co.uk. This seems like advertising to me. A more honest approach, imo, would be to link to manufacturer specs.

    3. The MCP355 w/aftermarket top does better in a high restriction loop than the MCP655, not the other way around as you have written.

    Edit: Read through it, there's quite a few much worse factual errors than those listed above. If you make a new thread I'm sure you'll get plenty of (hopefully) constructive feedback from the more knowledgable people here, and we won't have to use this sticky for discussion.
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    Done, thanks!
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    Updated 1st Post with Guides.

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