Starfalcon wrote:The simple thing with liquid cooling is that if you have never done it before you are better off getting a self contained kit. Two, you also have to maintain a liquid cooling system as in check it for leaks frequently along with changing the fluid when it looses its cooling ability. It is not something you want to try on a whim as it may allow you to run cooler while OCed, there is a lot more you have to deal with that an install and forget like a air cooled system. The "thing" you have heard about is called a peltier, it gets extremely cold on one side and extremely hot on the other. It is used in extreme OC liquid cooled systems since air cooling is unable to keep it from overheating. They come in several varieties, from low power to insane for the extreme liquid nitrogen crowd. Definately not for a beginner.
Starfalcon wrote:No, its not a very good kit, the block is very small along with both the tubing and the radiator. That is why it is cheap, most likely it will end up worse than an actual air cooler. The main reason people use liquid cooling is that well set up systems can cool better than a air cooler...this is not this system. Liquid cooling is not something someone without any knowledge of should jump into...there are many more things to go wrong, and buying one because you made a poor system purchase point is an even worse idea.
just brew it! wrote:Liquid cooling systems are more complicated, which translates to higher maintenance and more stuff to go wrong. For the vast majority of system builds, a decent air cooler makes more sense.