Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 16 of 19

Thread: Spec me a water cooling kit!

  1. #1
    OCP
    OCP is offline
    Registered+
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Blackpool
    Posts
    35
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    • OCP's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus P5k Deluxe
      • CPU:
      • Intel E6600
      • Memory:
      • 2 x 1gb Corsair Dominator PC6400C4
      • Storage:
      • 2 x 75GB Raptor - Raid 0
      • Graphics card(s):
      • BFG 8800GTS OC2
      • PSU:
      • 1200W
      • Case:
      • Antec P190
      • Monitor(s):
      • 2 x 19" Viewsonic VX922
      • Internet:
      • Telewest 20MB

    Spec me a water cooling kit!

    Hi guys, I'm new to watercooling and I need some help from you guys!

    I'm after a watercooling kit thats for CPU (e6600 @ 3.5 atm but upgrading to Q6600) only at the moment. It has to be:

    Quiet - must
    Cool
    Small enough to fit in my Antec P190
    Not too messy

    Money isn't really a problem but don't want to go stupidly overboard for one.

    Cheers!

    OCP

  2. #2
    Flat cap, Whippets, Cave. Clunk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    11,056
    Thanks
    360
    Thanked
    725 times in 459 posts
    Will you be overclocking?
    Quote Originally Posted by Blitzen View Post
    stupid betond belief.
    You owe it to yourself to click here really.

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Posts
    685
    Thanks
    41
    Thanked
    37 times in 32 posts
    PA120.2 radiator. Alphacool DDC pump. 0.5" inner diameter tubing. maybe a D-Tek Fuzion cooler.

    basically what I have!

    Cheers,
    Stephen

  4. #4
    OCP
    OCP is offline
    Registered+
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Blackpool
    Posts
    35
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    • OCP's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus P5k Deluxe
      • CPU:
      • Intel E6600
      • Memory:
      • 2 x 1gb Corsair Dominator PC6400C4
      • Storage:
      • 2 x 75GB Raptor - Raid 0
      • Graphics card(s):
      • BFG 8800GTS OC2
      • PSU:
      • 1200W
      • Case:
      • Antec P190
      • Monitor(s):
      • 2 x 19" Viewsonic VX922
      • Internet:
      • Telewest 20MB
    Oh yes sorry, I will be over clocking. I want to make it go as far as possible!

    Jez, do you overclock? Whats your system spec?

  5. #5
    Flat cap, Whippets, Cave. Clunk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    11,056
    Thanks
    360
    Thanked
    725 times in 459 posts
    The 120.2 doesnt give you the option to add the GPU or NB later if you want to keep it silent.

    I'm not sure what will fit in a P190, thats one for you to google, but if it will fit, I would go for what fat_jez said, only with a 120.3 and a different top for the pump with 1/2" barbs.
    Quote Originally Posted by Blitzen View Post
    stupid betond belief.
    You owe it to yourself to click here really.

  6. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Posts
    685
    Thanks
    41
    Thanked
    37 times in 32 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Clunk View Post
    The 120.2 doesnt give you the option to add the GPU or NB later if you want to keep it silent.

    I'm not sure what will fit in a P190, thats one for you to google, but if it will fit, I would go for what fat_jez said, only with a 120.3 and a different top for the pump with 1/2" barbs.
    The Alphacool has the 0.5" barbs! It's the DDC but with a different top on it.

    And the 120.3 would be better, but is obviously another 120mm longer! However, it was what I am moving to, hopefully sometime next week.

    yes, I overclock, 3.2GHz, 1.3v and my full load temps are around 63°C, which is hotter than I would prefer.

    Cheers,
    Stephen

  7. #7
    OCP
    OCP is offline
    Registered+
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Blackpool
    Posts
    35
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    • OCP's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus P5k Deluxe
      • CPU:
      • Intel E6600
      • Memory:
      • 2 x 1gb Corsair Dominator PC6400C4
      • Storage:
      • 2 x 75GB Raptor - Raid 0
      • Graphics card(s):
      • BFG 8800GTS OC2
      • PSU:
      • 1200W
      • Case:
      • Antec P190
      • Monitor(s):
      • 2 x 19" Viewsonic VX922
      • Internet:
      • Telewest 20MB
    Sorry for being daft but could you give me links on the stuff I need to get a full working water kit? Like how many tubes I need, what water, screws, etc etc.

    I have no idea what barbs, DDC, "but with a different top" - what?

    Could you also tell me how the radiator is gonna hang onto my pc?

    Cheers!

    OCP

  8. #8
    Flat cap, Whippets, Cave. Clunk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    11,056
    Thanks
    360
    Thanked
    725 times in 459 posts
    Tube is bought by the length 1M or 1ft depending where you go. Look for something like clearflex 1/2" ID (inner diameter) tubing.

    The radiator comes with screws to fit fans, so you will just need to find some screws to fix it to your case. I'm sure that whoever cuts the holes in the case can sort you those out, but normal fan screws ought to do it.

    Deionised water - tesco/asda/halfords - or distilled if you can get it.

    Bottle of zerex super coolant. - over-clock...loads of places sell it.

    Dye - optional

    Hose clamps - 2 for the CPU block, 2 for the pump, 2 for the rad and 2 spare, so 8 in all - just normal hose clamps, so anywhere like b+q for those.

    A funnel, 3 for 49p Tesco value funnels, and funnely enough, they are perfect for this kind of thing

    Fans - yate loons from jabtech, but if you are in a rush, you can get them over here for a bit more money.

    Thermochill PA120.3 radiator - over-clock.co.uk

    2 x 3/8 BSP barbs for 1/2" ID tubing - over-clock do some nice self sealing ones so you dont need to faff around with ptfe tape.

    Laing DDC pump with Petras top - give extra flow and pressure, and also lets you use 1/2" barbs...I think they come with it, but if not, 2 x G1/4 barbs for 1/2" tubing.

    If you want to connect the rad to the back fan on your case, you can either get a swiftech radbox and they come with all the screws and stuff, or you can grab an old 120mm fan or two, snap the fans out of them, and then use the empty cases as a spacer so that the rad doesnt interfere with your cables.
    Quote Originally Posted by Blitzen View Post
    stupid betond belief.
    You owe it to yourself to click here really.

  9. #9
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Posts
    685
    Thanks
    41
    Thanked
    37 times in 32 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Clunk View Post
    Bottle of zerex super coolant. - over-clock...loads of places sell it.
    I use anti-freeze in mine, which may not be the best idea. You don't need much Zerex, about a 5% concentration is enough.


    Quote Originally Posted by Clunk View Post
    Fans - yate loons from jabtech, but if you are in a rush, you can get them over here for a bit more money.
    Or this brilliant guy on Ebay who sells them from Germany. He chucks in free Haribo sweets as well. I get all my fans from him!


    PA120.2 Radiator
    PA120.3 Radiator

    Obviously the PA120.3 is bigger than the PA120.3. I currently use a PA120.2 to cool my CPU. I'm not cooling anything else and it keeps it to around 63°C when I am stress testing at 3.24GHz, 1.3v. PA120.3 will give you more cooling headroom, but will obviously be harder to fit into a case. I have mine bolted to the back. I'll take a pic later and post it.


    Quote Originally Posted by Clunk View Post
    Laing DDC pump with Petras top - give extra flow and pressure, and also lets you use 1/2" barbs...I think they come with it, but if not, 2 x G1/4 barbs for 1/2" tubing.
    Is there any difference to the Alphacool top I have on mine and the Petras top then? Both have the 1/2" barbs, one coming out the top and the other out of the side. Just wondered if it is worth my changing, but I suspect not.

    Anyway, Alphacool DDC pump. The picture shows it with the intake and outlet on the side, but I sealed the side intake and unscrewed the one on the top instead for increased performance.


    Quote Originally Posted by Clunk View Post
    If you want to connect the rad to the back fan on your case, you can either get a swiftech radbox and they come with all the screws and stuff, or you can grab an old 120mm fan or two, snap the fans out of them, and then use the empty cases as a spacer so that the rad doesnt interfere with your cables.
    I've tried both methods, the fan thing is easier

    Lastly, the waterblock. Currently in vogue for cooling the quad core chips are the D-Tek Fuzion that Clunk and I both use or the Swiftech Apogee GTX (don't get the GT).


    The only endorsements I would offer are that the guys at the Over-clock store are brilliant and really helpful if you go onto their forums.

    Hope this helps.

    Cheers
    Stephen

  10. #10
    OCP
    OCP is offline
    Registered+
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Blackpool
    Posts
    35
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    • OCP's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus P5k Deluxe
      • CPU:
      • Intel E6600
      • Memory:
      • 2 x 1gb Corsair Dominator PC6400C4
      • Storage:
      • 2 x 75GB Raptor - Raid 0
      • Graphics card(s):
      • BFG 8800GTS OC2
      • PSU:
      • 1200W
      • Case:
      • Antec P190
      • Monitor(s):
      • 2 x 19" Viewsonic VX922
      • Internet:
      • Telewest 20MB

    Re: Spec me a water cooling kit!

    I've been keeping my eye on this http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=480758 is it worth getting that or would it be cheaper and better to build my own?

    OCP

  11. #11
    Nothing runs like a Deere cotswoldcs's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    Bang in the heart of the cotswolds
    Posts
    793
    Thanks
    40
    Thanked
    18 times in 18 posts
    • cotswoldcs's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus P4C800-E Deluxe
      • CPU:
      • Pentium 4 3.0Ghz Northwood (@3.4Ghz on water)
      • Memory:
      • 1.5Gb Corsair TwinX PC3200/PC3700
      • Storage:
      • 150Gb Raptor
      • Graphics card(s):
      • XFX 6600GT 128Mb (w waterblock)
      • PSU:
      • Seasonic S12-380
      • Case:
      • Antec Sonata I
      • Monitor(s):
      • 3 x Iiyama 19" LCD (5:4) on Comrac Tripple Mount
      • Internet:
      • PlusNet 1.6Mb ADSL

    Re: Spec me a water cooling kit!

    If you want something that's easy to install I would consider the soon to be released Zalman Reserator XT. I personally like the idea of an external, semi-fanless (or fanless) water cooling kit. I've been really impressed by the quality and performance of my current Reserator 1 plus and would seriously consider another Zalman product for my next build.

    They are not cheap but probably offer the quietest option whilst still allowing for some overclocking. Mind you if you really want to push the OC it's probably not for you. I'm looking for a (near)silent solution so it would be my first choice.

    Good luck with the build whatever you choose!

  12. #12
    No-one's Fanboi Thorsson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Neverneverland
    Posts
    2,749
    Thanks
    47
    Thanked
    93 times in 92 posts
    • Thorsson's system
      • Motherboard:
      • ASUS P8Z77-V PRO
      • CPU:
      • i5 3570k
      • Memory:
      • 2x8Gb Corsair Vengeance PC1866
      • Storage:
      • 256M4 SSD; 2Tb 7200RPM Barracuda; 2Tb Linkstation
      • Graphics card(s):
      • EVGA GTX970 SC
      • PSU:
      • Corsair HX650
      • Case:
      • Antec 300
      • Operating System:
      • Win10 64
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell 2515H
      • Internet:
      • Fibre Optic 30Mb

    Re: Spec me a water cooling kit!

    You know the only answer to this is going to be "build your own" don't you? Why did you ask?

  13. #13
    OCP
    OCP is offline
    Registered+
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Blackpool
    Posts
    35
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    • OCP's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus P5k Deluxe
      • CPU:
      • Intel E6600
      • Memory:
      • 2 x 1gb Corsair Dominator PC6400C4
      • Storage:
      • 2 x 75GB Raptor - Raid 0
      • Graphics card(s):
      • BFG 8800GTS OC2
      • PSU:
      • 1200W
      • Case:
      • Antec P190
      • Monitor(s):
      • 2 x 19" Viewsonic VX922
      • Internet:
      • Telewest 20MB

    Re: Spec me a water cooling kit!

    Quote Originally Posted by Thorsson View Post
    You know the only answer to this is going to be "build your own" don't you? Why did you ask?

    Do I? If I did I wouldn't of asked would I doh. I thought a bundle would b cheaper, thats why I asked. But maybe making my own will be better performance wise? Just want to know if its worth it and what people that built their own think about it.

    OCP

  14. #14
    No-one's Fanboi Thorsson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Neverneverland
    Posts
    2,749
    Thanks
    47
    Thanked
    93 times in 92 posts
    • Thorsson's system
      • Motherboard:
      • ASUS P8Z77-V PRO
      • CPU:
      • i5 3570k
      • Memory:
      • 2x8Gb Corsair Vengeance PC1866
      • Storage:
      • 256M4 SSD; 2Tb 7200RPM Barracuda; 2Tb Linkstation
      • Graphics card(s):
      • EVGA GTX970 SC
      • PSU:
      • Corsair HX650
      • Case:
      • Antec 300
      • Operating System:
      • Win10 64
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell 2515H
      • Internet:
      • Fibre Optic 30Mb

    Re: Spec me a water cooling kit!

    Obviously irony is lost on you.

  15. #15
    OCP
    OCP is offline
    Registered+
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Blackpool
    Posts
    35
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    • OCP's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus P5k Deluxe
      • CPU:
      • Intel E6600
      • Memory:
      • 2 x 1gb Corsair Dominator PC6400C4
      • Storage:
      • 2 x 75GB Raptor - Raid 0
      • Graphics card(s):
      • BFG 8800GTS OC2
      • PSU:
      • 1200W
      • Case:
      • Antec P190
      • Monitor(s):
      • 2 x 19" Viewsonic VX922
      • Internet:
      • Telewest 20MB

    Re: Spec me a water cooling kit!

    anyway, if anyone is willing to make useful posts please do.

  16. #16
    Flat cap, Whippets, Cave. Clunk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    11,056
    Thanks
    360
    Thanked
    725 times in 459 posts

    Re: Spec me a water cooling kit!

    In your earlier posts, you said you wanted to overclock and take it as far as possible.

    That kit that you have your eye on, is a very basic, entry level kit, which is probably reasonable for a system that is not overclocked, and I would guess that the radiator has high density fins and would need a higher cfm fan to get the best from it, and if that is the case, then it wont be quiet.

    Build your own.
    Quote Originally Posted by Blitzen View Post
    stupid betond belief.
    You owe it to yourself to click here really.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Water Cooling Noobus
    By SuicidaL in forum Chassis and Mods
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 05-02-2007, 12:28 PM
  2. Cooling options -air vs water
    By starbuck in forum PC Hardware and Components
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 12-03-2005, 05:18 PM
  3. Water cooling graphics cards
    By Pikey in forum Graphics Cards
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 14-02-2004, 11:51 AM
  4. cheapest place for water cooling kit?
    By yan816 in forum PC Hardware and Components
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 01-08-2003, 04:46 PM
  5. Water cooling noobie needs help.
    By yan816 in forum PC Hardware and Components
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 30-07-2003, 08:05 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •