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Anyone else splooge their pants at the mention of liquid cooling? No? Umm, OK, moving on...

The high end cooling market is really dominated by Liquid Cooling. If you're serious about gaming, and have oodles of money, you probably want a liquid set up. However, there are choices! Do you go with a home made rig, or buy one? If the latter is the answer, which company to go with? Thankfully, good ol' Tom's Hardware can ease the pain of making these choices.

They test out three water cooling set ups. One from Zalman, one from Koolance, and one custom built. The story helps to bring some clarity to the sometimes confusing PC parts market.






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  • 9y
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    I don't get with the case thing. Isn't liquid cooling like a tube thing? I may have a gaming computer up to date.. except i use 5 or 6 fans not liquid lolz
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    Posted by JusticeDevil

    Its not liquid cooling MKAY? theirs 3 different types of cooling: phase change, air and water that is phase change.


    sry my bad meant to say there are 3 different types of cooling: water, air, and phase change.
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    Posted by JusticeDevil

    Its not liquid cooling MKAY? theirs 3 different types of cooling: phase change, air and water that is phase change.


    You may have worded that weird, but what I got from that is that water cooling is phase change. Last time I checked coolant remains as a liquid throughout the whole cooling process, and is therefore not phase change.

    Maybe you said that, but your wording sucked.
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    Its not liquid cooling MKAY? theirs 3 different types of cooling: phase change, air and water that is phase change.
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    Posted by Locutus is Borg

    Thats not completely true.

    http://www.xpressar.com/news/082508-2.html

    Lrn2read.

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    A refrigerant is a compound used in a heat cycle that undergoes a phase change from a gas to a liquid and back


    Um...
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    Posted by CYoung

    Posted by Locutus is Borg

    No mention of the new refrigerated liquid-cooling system?

    Q.Q


    Phase changer, gg.

    No, lulz, I was talking about this.
    http://www.xpressar.com/


    ya that's called phase change and it uses pressurized gasses to cool. not liquid

    Thats not completely true.

    http://www.xpressar.com/news/082508-2.html

    Lrn2read.
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    Posted by Locutus is Borg

    Posted by CYoung

    Posted by Locutus is Borg

    No mention of the new refrigerated liquid-cooling system?

    Q.Q


    Phase changer, gg.

    No, lulz, I was talking about this.
    http://www.xpressar.com/


    ya that's called phase change and it uses pressurized gasses to cool. not liquid
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    Posted by CYoung

    Posted by Locutus is Borg

    No mention of the new refrigerated liquid-cooling system?

    Q.Q


    Phase changer, gg.

    No, lulz, I was talking about this.
    http://www.xpressar.com/
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    Posted by Locutus is Borg

    No mention of the new refrigerated liquid-cooling system?

    Q.Q


    Phase changer, gg.
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    Posted by Locutus is Borg

    No mention of the new refrigerated liquid-cooling system?

    Q.Q


    It's not liquid cooled and wont be in this thread
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