CoolIT Vs. Cogage: Little Water And Big Air Compared

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Crashman

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[citation][nom]Nex_lupus[/nom]This is wrong a domino performs as well as things like the true 120 if not better especially at overclockage and if thats true that means the cocage is better then a true or even a spinq?you can already see one sided thinking in his firs paragraph where he disses domino before the review and in the second he praises thermal like an almighty god i feel this was an unfair rating by someone already decided[/citation]

Nay, you're just a sore loser. This was meant to be a Domino A.L.C. review and its intent was only corrupted by the fact that the test data favored the big air cooler. Better the intent be corrupted than the data, but I'm sure that's not the way you see it.

The site won't lie to support your viewpoint. On the other hand, looking at your statement:
1.) The first paragraph said nothing insulting about the Domino, it only said that the lines were too short to mount its radiator remotely.
2.) The second paragraph only states a fact about Thermalright's domination in the air-cooling arena. It doesn't make any statements about air cooling superiority, because that would be both prejudiced and innacurate.

So, who's being one-sided and unfair?
 

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I recently purchased a Domino ALC for my first self-build, currently under construction (read: waiting on UPS). I decided on it based on cost, reviews on this site, and because the idea of taking the heat directly from the CPU and pumping it out the back of the case makes sense to me.

The specs for this test leave out the case. Was it open air or the $350 Silverstone TJ-10BW I want but can't afford?

What I am wondering is how was it you "maintained ambient temperatures between 23.2 and 23.6 degrees C" when you were leaving all that heat from the OC'd CPU inside the case?
 

Crashman

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[citation][nom]earthican[/nom]The specs for this test leave out the case. Was it open air or the $350 Silverstone TJ-10BW I want but can't afford?What I am wondering is how was it you "maintained ambient temperatures between 23.2 and 23.6 degrees C" when you were leaving all that heat from the OC'd CPU inside the case?[/citation]

open air
 

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After more than four years of fighting my Poseidon WCL-03 water cooling kit, I can speak with authority... a big bad noisy fan is better.

It took four years for the CPU block pump to stop moving water. It made noises but it was not moving coolant. With my ailing case (sans the top) under one arm, I went from store to store trying out various air cooling systems until one fit both my FX-55 and the cramped space inside my Silver Stone LC03 desktop case.

Bottom line... an under rated (100W max) RocketFish FR-UCPUCF cooler with its fan inverted so that it sucked air through the CPU heatsink fins rather than blews down upon them (spacers were required so the fan cleared the heatsink in this configuration) keeps everything churning and burning when I render video two plus hours non-stop at 100% CPU utilization.

It helps that I added a collar made from an "I can't believe it's margine" tub and mounted this above the fan. This directs air drawn across memory stick and CPU support chips, through the CPU heatsink fins and exhausts it out the top of the case (where the radiator used to be mounted) without any heat spillage back into the case.

AND YES I HAVE NUMBERS PROVING IT WORKS BETTER AND QUIETER since I am now running two less motors (fans) than with the water cooler... one CPU fan versus the CPU water block pump, radiator fan and cabinet fan to draw heat off the CPU and memory stuff.

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walterm

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Cooling is cooling, it depends on airflow/heat transfer.
The subtext of liquid cooling is it moves the heatexchanger away from the motherboard. There are tradeoffs in depending on case airflow to cool motherboard components NOT liquid cooled. this makes things more complex.
IN absolute terms liquid cooling, allows more cooling by using larger radiators.
The question is size and complexity vs sufficient cooling.
PAYS YOR MONEY, TAKES YOR CHOICE. Ta da..
 
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