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OldOfEvil
01-08-07, 08:42 PM
I love my Macbook Pro, but am going to need a lot more power for gaming. My last (desktop) computer was decked out with the best air cooling you could get at the time, and it worked very well but was very noisy.

I've seen a lot of mainstream/user friendly water cooling kits out there and wonder if they would be a better choice. I plan to OC, and run SLi so I would imagine the water cooling will get me much farther than air cooling. Anyone want to offer some advice on Liquid cooling in general? :)

OldOfEvil
01-10-07, 07:04 AM
Can anyone recomed a good forum I should direct questions to?

grey_1
01-10-07, 07:40 AM
I thought this was a great beginners primer.
http://www.nvnews.net/reviews/watercooling_polarflo/index.shtml

thor1182
01-10-07, 08:16 AM
I have used all Koolance components in my Liquid cooled system, and have been happy with my results.

Xion X2
01-10-07, 12:00 PM
OldOfEvil--if you want to know the ins and outs of watercooling, then there's no better place I've found to learn than here:
http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=70

There are a few of us around here who are on water right now and would be happy to answer any questions you have. I built my own custom loop w/ different parts, but some guys go the kit route. Swiftech builds some pretty good kits. I know that newegg carries a few of them. But customizing your own loop will always get you better performance because you can buy the best of every part if you wish.

It really comes down to how much money you're willing to spend, so I could help you out a lot more if I knew what your budget was like. I also need to know what parts you'll be cooling. Like which specific grafx cards/CPUs.

Lazaredz
01-10-07, 02:13 PM
Stolen from the front page:

http://www.techarp.com/showarticle.aspx?artno=376

OldOfEvil
01-11-07, 02:10 AM
Thanks guys!