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Thread: Cheap Generic Water coolers For OC




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    Hi All,

    Has anyone had any experience of Cheap Water coolers, by this I’m referring to Thermalteke Aquarius 2 (for 119.00 Euros) or Poseidon WasserKühlungssystem (for 99 Euros).

    Is it worth going for a cheap water cooler, or saving some money and going for an Air HSF?

    I intended to seriously over clock an AMD 2500+ Baraton to somewhere around 4200+.

    I posted this question in another thread as part of a larger question, but everyone seemed to ignore it. So please, no hacklers for it’s second showing!

    Cheers

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    Cheap water coolers are exactly that... cheap. They tend to use substandard components and offer you space saving layouts, which usually means they have a very small radiator (or none at all in some cases). To use one of these cooling systems in a machine where you already have plans of heavy overclocking is asking for trouble (and an excuse to buy another processor).

    Water is a very good way to cool, but you'll do better with something with the proper parts and a little forethought. You'll also want to make sure you get a radiator large enough to actually cool the water before it recirculates it, and you'll want 1/2" tubing in place to offer better flow of the liquid.

    Good luck! :D
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    Ok Then, what should be the cheapest water cooling system that I can get away with?

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    You might want to follow this thread, and any others you can find. Andy is building what appears to be a nice system from slightly used but quality parts picked up cheap from online classifieds. If you're seriously going to try for an OC of 4200MHz, I doubt even water will get you there, but water will get you closer than air, and not as far as thermoelectrics. Good luck with your project! :thumb:
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    Normally cheap water cooling kits can be matched even by simple air cooling. If you really want a good system you will need to invest some time and money in selecting components.

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    4200+? Even ln2 will only get you to the mid 3000's :)

    Don't buy cheap water cooling kits like the aquarius. They don't perform better than even a decent air cooled setup like the SLK-947 and a good 92mm fan.

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    Haha, hey Sov....looks like we both got on at the same time and said the same thing.....what a coincidince ;). I guess great minds think alike.

    Basically a lot of the kits out there are made to be a quiet cooling solution and really won't cut it for overclocking when things start heating up.

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    I would not generally recommend cheap watercooling. Because of "cheap parts" there might be some issues. Like the cheaper Koolances (some time ago) had a clamping devicce problem and some users were reporting leaking. Nowadays I would not worry, but still. One could make his own kit for pretty cheap and have good performance.
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