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Thread: Has anyone tried the new liquid-cooled cases???




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    I was just wondering if anyone has.... or has seen.... new liquid cooled cases?? I saw a few in magazines....but what do you do if you ever GET A LEAK???!!! We are still talking about a LIQUID in some form and if something were to happen and it had a leak for some reason YOU'RE SCREWED!!! I don't think they are making water-proof motherboards yet...haven't heard of one anyway....so I think I will just stick with good old FAN technology....at least if something were to go wrong, the most that would happen is my fan stop working....in a watercooled case if it gets a leak......well your guess is as good as mine as to what amount of damage it can cause! I asked a tech if he ever worked on one and he said he had seen one or two....so I asked him what people did if a leak occured and stuff was damaged. He said that the companies that make the case will replace you motherboard or whatever else is damaged, but there are a couple of stipulations to their guarentee....ONE is that you usually have to SEND IT BACK to THEM....which could be anywhere and the next is that they will go over your case with a fine tothed comb and DETERMINE WEATHER IT IS THE CASES FAULT or YOURS! If YOU are determined by them to have caused this, then YOU are left holding the bag! NO THANKS! They can KEEP IT! I like the looks of the case.....with the glass sides and neon lights and cool looking liquid.....but for me the risks of getting such a case outweigh any intrest I have in them....opinions?????

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    The idea is to test the water system first for leaks before ya install the components though this unit is getting high praise, http://www6.tomshardware.com/cpu/01q4/011029/index.html
    They have a bit of a range now with their setups now. ;)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wiggo
    The idea is to test the water system first for leaks before ya install the components though this unit is getting high praise, http://www6.tomshardware.com/cpu/01q4/011029/index.html
    They have a bit of a range now with their setups now. ;)
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    But my point is that things DO get old and start to degrade in time! Now as far as a fan goes, you just replaace the fan......but what happens if you spring a leak in this thing AFTER you have it all set up and it had been working perfectly ????? Then you have trouble!

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    If ya spring a leak then ya better be hopeful but usually regular flushing (every 2-3months) and replacement of of the fluid will keep things goin' well and I know a couple of fellows with H2O setups and they have no probs after a couple of years. :smokin:
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    Wiggo, are there o rings and other parts that are serviceable/replaceable to help insure the system remaining intact?

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    That depends on the equipment used. ;)


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    hmmm, I know water cooling will keep your equipment extremely cool. But for some reason, I get a bad feeling putting water anywhere near computer parts....even if the parts are on or off.

    I still remeber when my old roomate's friend spilled a little pepsi in his computer and fried out his expensive scsi drive. It was only a little drop of liquid!!!!!!!!

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    But really one of these, or there is another that in some ways is better but I havn't got a link for it yet, is the way to koolness. ;)
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    Can you run anti-freeze in these systems......it would cut down on the need for flushing, so often
    just a thought
    and yes i know it is more prone to leaking
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    Actually automotive antifreeze isn't that good a choice due to some of the chemicals in its formulation though a very diluted mixture can be used, better to use demineralized water with some metholated spirits mixed in. But the ownership of a liquid cooled system does involve a bit more in the way of attention required for the cooling system due to its very nature. :smokin:
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