x509 Posted September 11, 2009 Share Posted September 11, 2009 This is really a question for the moderators. I want to abide by the forum rules, believe me I do. At the same time, I noticed that Corsair's Computex demo included a non-Corsair water-cooling system. (starts about 3:00 into the video). So here is my question. I'm all but 100% certain that I am going to get an 800D case, but I still haven't 100% decided on air or water cooling. And if I water-cool, I'm not sure which one, although I have some ideas. Here is just one example of what I am trying to figure out: I plan to get a "Vendor A" motherboard to run an Intel i7-920, overclocked of course. I'm also planning to use a 12 GB Corsair memory kit. Now, I know people have achieved a 4.0 overclock using air cooling, but I also know that this would mean really noisy fans. So my question is, with water-cooling, how much _quieter_ would my system, as compared with air-cooling? In other words, I want to have a system that is both quiet and nicely overclocked. And I want to have this discussion in the context of the 800D case, because that is the case I am planning to use. My strong preference is to install the water-cooling system inside the case, and the 800D seems perfect for that. Now, I know that the forum rules specifically disallow discussion of competitive products. But, how is "competitive" defined? If Corsair has water-cooling products, H30 and H50, does that mean I can't ask questions about products that include GPU or chipset cooling? Can I get some specific guidance here? Would it be OK if I did a post about "vendor abc" and asked people to reply to me privately, rather than post a public reply? Without doing an exhaustive search, I found one posting where someone was asking about a third-party radiator and whether or not it would fit into the 800D. The moderator did answer that question. Thanks for considering this question. :confused: Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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