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    Smile water cooling advice

    in th process of building my first water cooled system,using a reserator 1 to cool cpu,gpu and northbridge,but also want to cool 4 hard drives using 2 Watercool Silentstar HD-Duals.as i have never done it before i'm not sure if i can cool all of it with just the one reserator loop or would this be too much?what kind of range should my water temp be within after passing through the system?any help appreciated!

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    edit - ah the zalman thing

    Thats quite a bit to cool on that, you going for totaly passive cooling then ?
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    yes, i sleep about 4 feet from my pc and so i want it as quiet as possible,have heard that the silentstars are really good at reducing hd noise..

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    Quote Originally Posted by llandeloyking View Post
    in th process of building my first water cooled system,using a reserator 1 to cool cpu,gpu and northbridge,but also want to cool 4 hard drives using 2 Watercool Silentstar HD-Duals.as i have never done it before i'm not sure if i can cool all of it with just the one reserator loop or would this be too much?what kind of range should my water temp be within after passing through the system?any help appreciated!
    I'd ditch the northbridge cooler if I we're you and just stick a passive heatsink on there, that's what I did when I used to use the Reserator1 as the temps from the Northbridge with the waterblock and passive heatsink we're pretty much the same. Why not get the Zalman ZM-2HC2 HDD Heatpipe passive coolers?

    Not sure what temps u'd get as you haven't listed what specs you will be cooling so temps will vary on which hardware you use.

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    The reserator 2 may do better, as there seems an awful lot for the R1 to cool, http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=470878.

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    Im lookin to Oc my Cpu and wanted watercooling cos its the better option. Its mainly going to be for the Cpu E6600, and maybe the Gpu whan I get my new 8800Gtx, is it possible to W/C a 8800Gtx safely? should I use something like the reserator 1 as its not going to be much that gettin W/C?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harkin View Post
    Im lookin to Oc my Cpu and wanted watercooling cos its the better option. Its mainly going to be for the Cpu E6600, and maybe the Gpu whan I get my new 8800Gtx, is it possible to W/C a 8800Gtx safely? should I use something like the reserator 1 as its not going to be much that gettin W/C?
    I doubt very much that the Reserator1 could cool the GTX and the e6600, let alone overclocked. I upgraded from the Reserator1 watercooling allinone kit to a custom watercooling setup which handles my overclock nicely at great temps with no noise.

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    ok wud the Zalman Reserator 2 Fanless Water Cooling System be better or wud u suggest something else? Also cud u suggest a case but one that wud fit a 8800gtx?

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    Zalman are releasing a new resorator soon. Which should be capable of handling 8800 + Core 2 Duo. Might be worth waiting.

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    Thor,the Lian-Li PC V2100 PLUS case u have seems very nice, wud u suggest that?
    Last edited by Harkin; 16-04-2007 at 04:35 PM.

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    ok, will have to wait for the new Zalman then, is it closeish to being released or we talking months?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harkin View Post
    The Lian-Li PC V2100 PLUS case u have seems very nice, wud u suggest that?
    If it's in your budget then yeah. There is plenty of room inside the case, ample enough to enclose a watercooling system as I have done as many others. I've just recently replaced my Reservoir in my case due to noise issues, I'll upload new pics of the updated setup soon, currently dealing with my OS falling apart
    If you're not fussed about noise then I'd suggest getting the V2000 case due to it's better ventilation and the fact that u can buy a pre-modded window side panel to which you can't for the Silent V2100 case, i've settled with installing dual 120mm clear fans to my side panel, sort of window, heh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harkin View Post
    ok, will have to wait for the new Zalman then, is it closeish to being released or we talking months?
    http://www.hexus.net/content/item.php?item=8100 No real date. Pretty keen on one myself as theres just not a good spot to mount a rad in my case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thor View Post
    If it's in your budget then yeah. There is plenty of room inside the case, ample enough to enclose a watercooling system as I have done as many others. I've just recently replaced my Reservoir in my case due to noise issues, I'll upload new pics of the updated setup soon, currently dealing with my OS falling apart
    If you're not fussed about noise then I'd suggest getting the V2000 case due to it's better ventilation and the fact that u can buy a pre-modded window side panel to which you can't for the Silent V2100 case, i've settled with installing dual 120mm clear fans to my side panel, sort of window, heh.
    Wont have the problem of Resevoirs etc as the Zalman Reserator 2 Fanless Water Cooling System or the new Zalman sit outside the case, am I right on that? not sure as ive never used W/C b4, it will be a 1st

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harkin View Post
    Wont have the problem of Resevoirs etc as the Zalman Reserator 2 Fanless Water Cooling System or the new Zalman sit outside the case, am I right on that? not sure as ive never used W/C b4, it will be a 1st
    The Reserator cooling system is great for your first water cooling setup, it's very easy to setup, but tbh as long as you take your time with a watercooling kit and do proper research into it then you can rarely go wrong with it. The Reserator XT system does look nice and will probably end up allot cheaper than a custom water cooling setup anyways, only problem I see is it will be an external kit and I wanted a kit that would be fully inclusive inside my rig, no external attachments.

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    ok well Ive decided to get the Silverstone TJ07 case and got a list of parts thats shud fit in there, fingers crossed

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