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Hi,

 

Yes, that's why I'm wondering if anyone has had any experience with this product and/or thoughts. Another question would be cost to run, as well as the lifespan of the product...

 

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Unless you are going to do extreme overclocking, there are cheaper and simpler ways to cool the processor. I use a Noctua NH-d14, which is a air cooler, and easily clock a I7 3770K to 4.5 ghz. The only downside is that it requires a lot of space inside the case. Anytime you pump liquid, there is a chance of a leak developing. 

 

Dale

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Hi,

 

Anyone have any experence with this product, link shown below?.

EXC-450 Ultra Compact 450W Recirculating Liquid Chiller

 

http://koolance.com/ultra-compact-450W-recirculating-chiller-exc-450

 

 

Entirely unnecessary.  I would consider myself an avid water cooling junky.  I run highly overclock Asus DCII 780's in SLI and a 4790k at 4.8GHz running 1.36 Vcore. My cards stay a cool 55c pushing them at 100% for hours on end. Stressing the CPU with Intel XTU it tops out at ~75c MAX. 

 

There are several keys to this: Radiators, air flow through the rads and sufficient water flow. Another huge factor is the ambient air temp. I run 1 360 triple rad 60mm thickness and a 240 triple rad also with 60mm thickness.

 

The fans are Aerocool Dead Silence 120mm:  http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835129070

 

Why more people don't use these are beyond me.  They are SILENT and push a serious amount of air with high static pressure. 

 

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2 things have changed since this picture, an EVGA 1200 P2 power supply and I moved the top radiator fans to the top of the case pushing cool air in. 

 

 

Hope this helps 

 

 

 

Unless you are going to do extreme overclocking, there are cheaper and simpler ways to cool the processor. I use a Noctua NH-d14, which is a air cooler, and easily clock a I7 3770K to 4.5 ghz. The only downside is that it requires a lot of space inside the case. Anytime you pump liquid, there is a chance of a leak developing. 

 

Dale

 

 

If you bleed and leak test correctly, this is a non issue.  I always use non conductive fluid, yes over time all fluid becomes conductive by picking up the ions off of the blocks, but in initial leak testing it provides a barrier of protection. 

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