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Which is better, Prefab Water Cooling or DIY?
Poll ended at Mon Jun 06, 2005 1:50 pm
Prefab 8%  8%  [ 1 ]
DIY 67%  67%  [ 8 ]
Stick with air-coolers 17%  17%  [ 2 ]
Live at Santa's Workshop 8%  8%  [ 1 ]
Total votes : 12
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 Post subject: New to Water-Cooling!?!
PostPosted: Thu Sep 23, 2004 1:50 pm 
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I was wondering if Maximum PC will be having any, up and coming, reviews and/or contest from both the readers and mainstream vendors concerning water cooling systems or even DIY systems? I know there have been reviews in the past but I am a noob to OC and would like to get Maximum PC's latest views on this topic. BYW, thanks for the case reviews in the September 2004 issue. I bought the CoolerMaster CMStacker after reading what your staff had to say about it. It truly is a Kickass case! I'll send along some pics when my system is up and running.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 23, 2004 3:23 pm 
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I voted for DIY, but I have a Koolance Exos. I personally think the Exos is a fantaastic watercooling solution, but the hard core water coolers will tell you to go with DIY. By going the DIY route you can pick and choose and best parts from different companies and create a really kick ass rig.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 23, 2004 4:05 pm 
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i also have the koolance cooling system and am happy with it thus far


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 23, 2004 4:43 pm 
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i live ontop of a mountain and i'm in a basement so it doesnt get all too warm here. but i still fool around with water cooling with a hugely impractical mini fridge and fishtank pump but its just for tinkering. if your new to water i'd go with a prefab system.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 26, 2004 3:28 am 
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DIY. I just haven't ran across a total kit worth a damn. The Koolance is the closest they come to a good all-in-one rig...I guess leaving off the CPU block is a good thing, as I don't really care for any of theirs. They have one for $60 which sounds like it should be really good, but I'd still rather opt for a DD block any day of the week. Also, if your a chieftec owner, HighspeedPC.com has a little kickass kit to fit at the lower front of the case...so, I guess i'm now at 85% DIY, 15% Kit

SO...I just like that you can pick exactly what part you want in a DIY and not sacrafice at any point. Again, the Koolance unit is really nice...but some folks just don't want that contraption strapped on to a case or elsewhere humming away.


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