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Old 06-11-2004, 10:20 AM   #1
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Has anyone ever heard of or tried using water wetter in the water cooling system in their computer?
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Old 06-11-2004, 10:23 AM   #2
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A lot of the water cooling reviews I've read have mentioned putting it in.

I am still leery of anything water going in my computer, though
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Old 06-11-2004, 10:38 AM   #3
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the new G5's are water cooled.
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Old 06-11-2004, 10:48 AM   #4
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yeah, but they're macs...which = crap
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Old 06-11-2004, 10:49 AM   #5
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Old 06-11-2004, 11:51 AM   #6
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the new G5's are water cooled.
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I believe G5 is still air cooled.

Best aluminum case I ever seen though. Kick all other pc aluminum cases.
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Old 06-11-2004, 11:55 AM   #7
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I just realized the question was about Water Wetter, not water cooled systems in general. So far, I've known two people that did watercooled systems in their PCs, and both came from the company with a small bottle of water wetter. I don't see any harm in using it, if that's what you're asking... but I don't really know how you'd quantify the benefits of it.
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Old 06-11-2004, 11:57 AM   #8
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yeah, but they're macs...which = crap
depends what you are using it for johnny...
for photochopin', music / video editing, and web surfing, it's pimp. just not for gaming.

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Best aluminum case I ever seen though. Kick all other pc aluminum cases.
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2004/06...ple_g5_update/

Apple launches liquid-cooled G5 Mac
By Tony Smith
Published Wednesday 9th June 2004 14:03 GMT

Apple today updated its Power Mac G5 desktop line, equipping each machine with two processors, as expected, including a top-end model clocked to 2.5GHz.

What was not anticipated, however, is the introduction of liquid cooling technology, which potentially calls into question the energy efficiency of the G5 processor at high clock frequencies. The liquid system - "more efficient than a traditional heat sink", says Apple - is only used in the 2.5GHz model.

Apple has been known to be exploring liquid cooling technology for some time. Last October it emerged that the company had been working on prototype systems with US-based start-up Cooligy, which has developed a scheme for directly cooling a CPU with water.
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Old 06-11-2004, 11:58 AM   #9
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depends what you are using it for johnny...
for photochopin', music / video editing, and web surfing, it's pimp. just not for gaming.
web surfing? Are you serious? dude, my old-ass laptop can web surf.
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Old 06-11-2004, 11:59 AM   #10
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it's nix based, so it's good. Shaaadddupp you!
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Old 06-11-2004, 12:03 PM   #11
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my foot is about to be based...into your ass.
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Old 06-11-2004, 12:15 PM   #12
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Thanks all, at first when I heard this I was like , but the more I think about it the more sense it makes.
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Old 06-11-2004, 12:18 PM   #13
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Thanks all, at first when I heard this I was like , but the more I think about it the more sense it makes.
Yeah, most of them are just setup with a little radiator like a car would have. Water wetter works well for that, so why not use it in a miniaturized computer version?
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Old 06-11-2004, 12:21 PM   #14
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Old 06-11-2004, 12:23 PM   #15
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Isn't water already wet
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Old 06-11-2004, 12:25 PM   #16
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Isn't water already wet


...and yes tbert, MACS suck ass.
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Old 06-11-2004, 12:31 PM   #17
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[B...and yes tbert, MACS suck ass. [/b]

NO.

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Old 06-11-2004, 12:42 PM   #18
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the new G5's are water cooled.
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Air-cooled.

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I believe G5 is still air cooled.

Best aluminum case I ever seen though. Kick all other pc aluminum cases.
Nice aluminum and heavy as hell. Yes, it can be heavy specially if you have to QA test at least 5 of them everyday. I think its the same weight as the Dell 650.

The aluminum casing is nice and so sharp that it can even bruise you if you hit the corner of the case.
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Old 06-11-2004, 12:43 PM   #19
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I believe G5 is still air cooled.

Best aluminum case I ever seen though. Kick all other pc aluminum cases.
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Air-cooled.
no... it's water cooled.

http://www.apple.com/powermac/design.html

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The Power Mac G5 is the worldís coolest personal computer in every sense of the term. Mind-boggling leaps in processing power require innovative design for dissipating heat. So the Power Mac G5 delivers a system that screams with power, not noisy fans.

Hip To Be Cool
Take it up a notch without losing your cool. The top-of-the-line Power Mac G5 with dual 2.5GHz processors squeezes outrageous performance into tight quarters. To cool down those steaming circuits, Apple designed a sophisticated liquid cooling system that takes off the heat without bumping up the noise. Mac OS X dynamically adjusts the flow of the fluid and the speed of the fans based on temperature.


The dual 2.5GHz Power Mac G5 features an innovative liquid cooling system thatís more efficient than a traditional heat sink. This system provides a continuous flow of thermally conductive fluid that transfers heat from the processors as they work harder. The heated fluid then flows through a radiant grille, where air passing over cooling fins returns the fluid to its original temperature.



Truly Intelligent Design
An exceptional computer demands an exceptional enclosure. The Power Mac G5 has a stunning chassis forged of anodized aluminum. Apple engineers were also pretty obsessive about clutter. Thatís why there isnít any. Especially conspicuous by its absence is that tangle of unsightly wires and cables that turn the inside of a typical PC into a veritable ratís nest. ďA place for everything and everything in its placeĒ isnít just something your mom said: Itís an important philosophical precept that Apple applies rigorously to hardware design.

This clutter-free design also allows for intelligently managed heat dissipation through four independently controlled thermal zones. To make the Power Mac G5 even easier to cool, a transparent internal air deflector channels airflow over the processor heat sinks and the expansion slots.


Itís no secret that computers generate heat. So Apple divided the inside of the Power Mac G5 into four discrete thermal zones, compartmentalizing the primary heat-producing components ó processor, PCI, storage and power supply. So the system can decrease the temperature of a single zone without affecting the others.



Each of the four thermal zones is equipped with its own dedicated, low-speed fans. Apple engineered the nine fans to spin at very low speeds for minimum acoustic output. Using 21 different sensors, Mac OS X constantly monitors component temperatures in each zone, dynamically adjusting individual fan speeds to the appropriate levels for the quietest possible operation. As a result, the Power Mac G5 runs two times quieter than the previous Power Mac G4 enclosure.

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yeah, apple announced the water cooled two days ago. But they are not in the hands of the consumers, yet. The ones I'm testing is still air-cooled. I should have been more specific and thoroughly read the "new G5"

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Old 06-11-2004, 01:04 PM   #21
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Yes. My home PC is water cooled and Iíve been meaning to put some in mine but havenít yet. They say it helps with the heat transfer, just like it does in cars. I didnít have any last time I had the system apart and added a reservoir to it so I just added some antifreeze to it. As well as some green UV die to help give it that green glow.
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I still don't think it's recommended.

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I still don't think it's recommended.

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Old 02-05-2016, 01:13 PM   #24
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I remember that the reason I started this is because someone actually ordered Water Wetter from me for their computer. I found it odd, but it made sense.

For the record, my first OT post was one that was intended to be done in a thick Boston accent.
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Lol. The last watercooled pc i built(2007) used water wetter from the local autoparts store.

I plan on doing the same for the one im building now...
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