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    Quote Originally Posted by TAKTAK View Post
    i'd go with the scan one personally, mainly because i trust alphacool more than other companys (no idea why :S)

    I have no idea why either - Alphcools products of late havent been that great.

    XSPC radiators are getting a great rep - they have been shown to beat black ice and swiftech (and alphacool since they are rebranded older revisions of black ice)

    If you want performance, its Thermochill - price vs performance XSPC are looking hard to beat at the moment.


    Fuzions should be back in stock in the UK next week

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    Re: Watercooling Advice

    moogle with the IHS curvature, i think it may be the D-Tek blocks that are actually not flat and they are curved to account for the curvature on the Intel's IHS. They may have changed them since I read that about that though.


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    I have no idea why either - Alphcools products of late havent been that great.
    yeah but to be fair, it was almost a year ago since i was looking at a LCS so things could well have changed like you say (i maybe should have mentioned that fact in my previous post)
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    Re: Watercooling Advice

    Quote Originally Posted by Azza View Post
    moogle with the IHS curvature, i think it may be the D-Tek blocks that are actually not flat and they are curved to account for the curvature on the Intel's IHS. They may have changed them since I read that about that though.
    As far as I'm aware all blocks are flat, or their aim is to be as flat as possible. Trying to compensate for IHS curvature would be very tricky and not worth the effort on the part of the HS/block manufacturer.

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    Swiftech sell the Apogee GT and GT extreme with an additional oversized O-ring (for you to install if you want) which bows the base of the block slightly which has been shown to improve CPU temps when used with non flat IHS but made little or no difference when used on a lapped CPU.

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    Re: Watercooling Advice

    Quote Originally Posted by Webby View Post
    Just in case you haven't come across it yet you may want to have a gander at this site,

    Martin's Liquid Lab
    Yep, I've been reading from Martins Liquid lab when I started researching,
    I suppose I will get an XSPC RS240 Rad. I'll have a look at 7/16" tubing. Does 1/2" just slip over the barbs that easily? I'll have hose clips to tighten them.

    Thats sort of my list

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    Dunno whether to get Clearflex, Masterkleer, XSPC tubing (PVC) or Tygon. Most likely not gonna keep the tubes for years to come so I suppose that rules out Tygon.

    As for the CPU block, it's good to hear the Fuzion v2 is coming back in stock next week. I've been stuck on which to get. AFAIK the XSPC Edge is nice and clear, low resistance with good performance. The D-Tek Fuzion v2 is a bit more restrictive (not so as the EK) and gives good performance. From old reviews the EK Supreme beats the old Fuzion but is the most restrictive.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bugbait View Post
    As far as I'm aware all blocks are flat, or their aim is to be as flat as possible. Trying to compensate for IHS curvature would be very tricky and not worth the effort on the part of the HS/block manufacturer.
    Quote Originally Posted by Azza View Post
    moogle with the IHS curvature, i think it may be the D-Tek blocks that are actually not flat and they are curved to account for the curvature on the Intel's IHS. They may have changed them since I read that about that though.

    Use 1/2" barbs but use 7/16" Masterkleer tubing.
    techPower said that the EK Supreme's are curved

    techPowerUp :: EK Water Blocks EK Supreme Review :: Page 3 / 6

    Check bottom right picture. So I'm thinking of getting that. It's a fairly recent review as well.

    So it all depends on whether my case arrives before the Fuzion V2 is back in stock or not. If not I think I'll be going for the Edge or EK.

    Quote Originally Posted by ***soul-edge*** View Post
    good luck with the water cooling.
    Thanks


    By the way will UV Green be a major difference to UV Acid Green (Both Feser)
    I don't want it to be an opaque coolant as it makes it look more dull (well for me)

    I'd like it to look kinda like this



    So which would be better Green or Acid Green.

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    Last edited by moogle; 21-05-2008 at 09:35 PM.

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    Re: Watercooling Advice

    Knew it was some block.


    Acid green looks awesome... Ill try and get some decent pics of mine if I can.



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    best pic I could get of it atm in the dark... got 4 x 12" UV just thrown in around the bottom of the case for you. Only one loop has acid green in by the way, the nearest res you can see. Ill get some shots of it in light if you want.



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    Re: Watercooling Advice

    In the darks fine Az thanks

    Acid Green it is then

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    Re: Watercooling Advice

    Quote Originally Posted by moogle View Post
    techPower said that the EK Supreme's are curved

    techPowerUp :: EK Water Blocks EK Supreme Review :: Page 3 / 6

    Check bottom right picture. So I'm thinking of getting that. It's a fairly recent review as well.
    Interesting. Curious how well that applies to a large sample on CPU's.

    Green? So "normal". Go orange or something different .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bugbait View Post
    Interesting. Curious how well that applies to a large sample on CPU's.

    Green? So "normal". Go orange or something different .
    It's the only one that looks kewl

    Blue and Orange wont mix

    Plus blue case fans signify Intel's blue color (cpu), and the green coolant is green like nVidia (gpu)

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    Quote Originally Posted by moogle View Post
    It's the only one that looks kewl

    Blue and Orange wont mix

    Plus blue case fans signify Intel's blue color (cpu), and the green coolant is green like nVidia (gpu)
    Then go blue! I've tried pink (old Asetek stuff), green (Thermaltake - gah), blue (Coolermaster + Zalman), and currently testing purple. Although I was too lazy to drain the green properly so it's purple at night and greenish during the day. I should fix that...

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    Re: Watercooling Advice

    but all 1 colour is bland isn't it?
    I thought a blue/green mix would look nice. Been looking at all these show your rig off threads and it's the only one I've liked so far. Still looking though

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    Re: Watercooling Advice

    Quote Originally Posted by moogle View Post
    but all 1 colour is bland isn't it?
    I thought a blue/green mix would look nice. Been looking at all these show your rig off threads and it's the only one I've liked so far. Still looking though
    Multiple loops or am I missing something? Or are you simply trying to match the fluid to existing colours/lights?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bugbait View Post
    Multiple loops or am I missing something? Or are you simply trying to match the fluid to existing colours/lights?
    I mean blue fans blue coolant doesn't look nice does it? It's gonna be 1 loop for now. The Blue Led fans against the acid green would look nice I'm saying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moogle View Post
    I mean blue fans blue coolant doesn't look nice does it? It's gonna be 1 loop for now. The Blue Led fans against the acid green would look nice I'm saying.
    Guess it's personal taste. For me, I'd keep it one colour, maybe I'm just boring. I don't have any lights in my system at the moment, other than the ones on the motherboard.

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