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    Question Liquid Cooling Recommendations

    Ok i've just purchased the following:

    Opteron 146 s939 CPU.
    Asus A8N SLI Premium NVIDIA Socket 939 ATX Motherboard.
    Sapphire RADEON X800GTO Ultimate Edition PCI-E 256 MB GFX Card.

    I was thinking of buying a Thermaltake Big Typhoon for this setup, as i'm going for a silent setup, yet capable of OCing.

    But then i thought about the Liquid Cooling option.

    1) Would it be worth getting Liquid Cooling over the Big T? and why?

    2) Recommend me a Liquid Cooling System under £100.

    3) If i did get the Big T, would this be the best solution for me? (going with Air Cooling and a silent setup).

    Hope someone can help...

    Infact i know someone can

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    i use alphacool for all my needs now

    buy all kit with 1/4" thread

    use this tubing (10mm)


    and these fittings


    buy full copper blocks for best performance

    -they don't give you fittings with the blocks, so need to add to order

    i'll take pics of the stuff i just got from them tomorrow

    any more questions, post them here!

    they're fast at delivery, and payment by paypal

    www.xe.com for convertin euro to pounds,

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    I was seriously looking at the xspc H2O water cooling kit for £90.

    http://www.componentsuk.co.uk/catalo...roducts_id=266

    review http://www.moddin.net/review.asp?ReviewID=195&PageNo=0

    it does look quite good for the cash (and you get a choice of uv dye) but I'm yet to find anyone who has one.

    I bought a TT BT instead for £28.73 inc p&p from http://www.eclipsecomputers.com/prod...de=HFT-CLP0114

    I'm gonna see if I can get my 146 @ 3ghz with it. Might go the xspc route later.
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    Any other suggestions guys?

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    quiet... Zalman 9500 for air cooling? Apex H20 on water cooling?
    Me want Ultrabook


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    great choice, i've got that and it is incredible, my viciously overclocked 3700+ is at 25C at the moment!!!
    AMD 3700+ San Diego @ 2.8GHz | Zalman CNPS 9500LED + Arctic Cooling MX-1 | Asus A8N-SLi Deluxe + Zalman Northbridge | 1024MB DDR RAM (2 x 512MB Corsair XMS Pro TwinX) | Leadtek nVidia 6600GT 128MB | Creative SoundBlaster X-Fi Xtreme Music | 2x80GB Hitachi Deskstar SATA-II (RAID 0) | Gigabyte 3D Aurora Case | Hiper Type-R 580W Modular | Enermax Ultimate Fan Controller| Microsoft Nautral 4000 | Logitech G5 + fUnc 1030| Ideazon Fang | SpeedLink Medusa 5.1 Surround Headset | Samsung SM913N 19" TFT | Compro DVB-T200

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    , like I said.. 19C/29C load is definitely possible (In my very cold room + radiation heater)...
    Me want Ultrabook


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    The performance increase you get from watercooling these days isn't that big with coolers like the cns 9500 around. The main advantage is virtual silence. You have to consider if £100 extra is worth the hassle of setting it up, checking for leaks and only getting 100mhz more in almost silence.

    The 9500 will get your virtually the same performance and noise levels as water (just check the reviews) for less than half the price.

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    Hows the Big Typhoon rate against the 9500? Is it better?

    Seems alot quieter, due to the larger fan no doubt, more airflow too.

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    The 9500 is huge.


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    Huge? thats small

    Check out this link i've just this minute found.

    HUGE ASS COOLERS

    Scroll through it, now THEY are MASSIVE!

    Also it seems to answer my question about the Big T, it seems like the best way to go, until i switch over to WC.

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    I'm very sceptical about the Big T, u get identical or better cooling with the CNPS9500 and my mate broke his Mobo with his Big T, all he did was drop the case, its heavy!
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    I plan to strap my BT to a support crossbar in my case, just to ensure that not all the weight is distributed through the board. Should be fine.
    "Reality is what it is, not what you want it to be." Frank Zappa. ----------- "The invisible and the non-existent look very much alike." Huang Po.----------- "A drowsy line of wasted time bathes my open mind", - Ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iranu
    I plan to strap my BT to a support crossbar in my case, just to ensure that not all the weight is distributed through the board. Should be fine.
    Strap the case to the floor - four of those strapped to pair of wings look as if they'd power a jumbo!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by peterb
    Strap the case to the floor - four of those strapped to pair of wings look as if they'd power a jumbo!!!
    I actually work for Rolls Royce Aero Engines (Military) and took it into work cos I want one of teh fan/compressor designers to have a look. I want him to design a proper fan for it - after all Rolls is the worlds leading fan designers for Aero engines. I'm sure he could knock a fan design up pretty quick. i got a couple of friends in the prototype shop that will do the injection moulding/machining if I get a cad's model.

    Never know might make a nice spin off (no pun intended) business for them.
    "Reality is what it is, not what you want it to be." Frank Zappa. ----------- "The invisible and the non-existent look very much alike." Huang Po.----------- "A drowsy line of wasted time bathes my open mind", - Ride.

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