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Is Fanless Water Cooling Still Capable for Gaming Rigs?

About 5-6 years ago I built a high powered gaming rig with the Zalman Reserator fanless water cooling system. I hooked up a second radiator in to the pipeline, but the best part was that I only needed a couple of large fans to keep air flowing through the case, no cpu fan or GPU fan, which enabled me to keep my high powered rig, practically silent.

I have done a lot of travelling between now and then, so had to begin using a laptop, but with a little stability apparent I may be able to invest in a new gaming computer.

My question is, do you guys think it is still possible to build a silent running gaming rig with a fanless water cooling system, or has technology surpassed this method of cooling?

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I think the market speaks for itself.

Look at what's being offered in this area and it speaks for itself.

There is silence for a price. What's stopping you?

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Look into...

Not much has changed other than name brands or larger setups. Of course, you still have to install these units and some are more difficult than others. I can only say, it's up to you to verify what is suppose to match yours needs. One thing that may help are the so-called mini-A/C coolers when sit below or somewhere route the tubing, etc.. This is an area where end-users have done some pretty impressive deeds.

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If 'Silent' is important....I'd do some reading here...

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