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New Aurora water cooling surprises me

Lunar
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I just got my new Aurora R4 and I love this machine, but what impresses me the most is how quiet the water cooling is. I was a bit worried that the pump would make a lot of noise, but I barely hear it - even during games. This machine so cool. :)
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Yeah if watercooling is set up correctly, And you have the right type of setup. (As in: a good setup) lol. They will be silent.

Lunar
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Do you have to do any additional maintenance of water cooling vs fan cooling? I am new to using water cooling and my R4 has it as well. Any pitfalls to look out for? ?

Planetary
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"cmmcgo" said:

Do you have to do any additional maintenance of water cooling vs fan cooling? I am new to using water cooling and my R4 has it as well. Any pitfalls to look out for? ?

I thought I heard water cooling was a little more maintenance somewhere, like you have to replace the pipes or somethings every few years or they get crack? (I thought I heard that sorry if im wrong)

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I havent seen the system AW uses, but i have used two different types. First is a "maintenance free" sealed system and the other you have to "top off" the coolant and yes, change the tubes about every 2 years to be safe. Personally, i run my tanks on the back of the tower instead of the top and run the lines as close to the side panel as possible for that very reason, i dont want to have liquid dripping down onto anything inside. On one of my personal builds, i even used silicone sealer around all tube connections and the power supply plate that split the upper section from the bottom of the tower.

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Its a maintenance free system,Ive heard good for a few years. Ive had my Aurora R2 for 3 years or so and no problems...

Lunar
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Generally the whole point of water cooling is high performance without the noise. I'd be extremely disappointed in a water cooling system that wasn't quiet, honestly. I bought a ThermalTake sealed 240mm liquid CPU cooler. What a difference from stock cooling! No more of listening to that horrid high-pitched whir, just the quiet sound of the 2 case fans blowing over the radiator. The GPU still is air, but that was a high-performance model with a big radiator and 2 fans, so it doesn't have to work very hard for most of the games I play, especially since the liquid CPU cooler and massive exhaust for it keeps the inside of the case near room-temperature. Which is something even the best air CPU coolers simply can't do.

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Well i would say the only problem with watercooling is that if it splits and spills your PC is screwed. And yes it would guess it needs a more regular check and matienance