But sometimes it is.
Right so for the safety and protection of those involved all names and companies have been renamed to
protect them... this is actually a HUGE LIE, nothing has been modified cause everything is jacked up!!
So the story starts out with me buying and building my almost dream PC (my dream PC would have had
2 "Duo 2 Core" 3.8GHz processors but I didn't really deem it necessary to throw out the extra cash)
but anyway, part of my dream PC was also a rocking liquid cooling kit. Now that I did throw the
money out for, in fact about $270 USD for it in fact. Now the CEO (John Lyon) of Cool-IT Systems
himself told me it would manage a Intel Pentium 4 3.2GHz processor (641 Model), the receptionist at
the company told me it would, John the Tech Support guy told me it would... it didn't... it leaked on my
ATI Radeon X1950 XTX Graphics Card (at the time it was thee best GPU and cost me $475 - I had
gotten a coupon for it :D ). So I freaked out and sent it to them for repairs, John Lyon told me their
liquid in the kits had frozen in the warehouse... I believed him, got the kit back... it leaked again, except
this time a LOT worse, half of the card was covered with their pretty blue liquid that made me scream
like a blonde in a horror film. It also leaked on my Creative Labs Sound Blaster X-Fi Fatality Sound
Card, my Western Digital Raptor-X 150GB hard drive and 1 drop on my Intel D975 XBX 2
Motherboard, and of course all over the bottom of the case. The system runs ok minus the fact that I
get a slow down on certain areas of "Hitman: Blood Money" and it took me a long time to figure out for
a hundred percent certainty if it was in fact the spill or the drivers or the game etc. (with PC software it
is always something, is it not?).
So what is my point to all this you ask??... Good question. My point is that after this I did some
studying and as it turns out a $24.00 USD copper processor heat sink, with 80mm fan at the front of the
case and a 120mm fan at the read of the case, cools almost twice as well as their FreeZone liquid
cooling kit. On top of that it won't LITERALLY fall apart (the tube MELTED and the little metal sign
FELL OFF!! - while playing Hitman: Blood Money) and the fans won't ever leak blue stuff all over your
beautiful and might I add EXPENSIVE PC!!