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What do you think is better water cooled or air cooled computer? I wouldn't want a water cooled computer because of the fear of the pipes breaking. I would choose the old-fashioned air cooled system.

asked Jun 16 '10 at 17:36

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I like air cooled because I don't do a lot of heavy gaming or intensive activity. So a good case that allows good circulation is fine for me. But if you are going to do tons of gaming then go for it. Just be ready to pay if one of the water cooling hoses breaks.

answered Jun 16 '10 at 17:40

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I do play, but not 24/7. I think I'll stay with the air cooling for now.

(Jun 28 '10 at 06:47) Mihkel Mihkel's gravatar image

answered Jun 16 '10 at 18:20

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(Jun 16 '10 at 18:21) mule mule's gravatar image

i want one!(filling)

(Jun 16 '10 at 18:22) empty empty's gravatar image

I've actually seen the first one before.

(Jun 16 '10 at 18:37) Mihkel Mihkel's gravatar image

unless you are doing some very high end stuff or over clocking, water cooling is not necessary, however i have not heard of anyone who had water destroy there computer from water cooling i know in big main frames they dont use water they use a non conductive liquid and the submerge the computer in it

answered Jun 16 '10 at 17:43

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Yes I do know that the "water-cooled" systems doesn't have water usually there, but that's just the name. Either way, any kind of liquid is never good for electronics.

(Jun 16 '10 at 18:13) Mihkel Mihkel's gravatar image

I would probably do air cooled because thats been around a long time and hey... it works.

answered Jun 16 '10 at 18:15

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I water cool its only worth it if you want to get the most out of your cpu by overclocking. I'm overclocking an intel quad q6600 stock speed is 2.4 it's now running at 3.6.... So hells yeah you can't do that on air. Water is better but only if you are an extremist

answered Jun 16 '10 at 18:37

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i only use water cooling for gaming, virtual machines, web-hosting (that gets alot of traffic), and all programs that use alot of cpu

answered Jun 28 '10 at 11:56

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