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    watercooling?

    ok guys im after a watercooled setup the noise is annoying me to much lol and my opty is getting to hot as is my gfx card,
    erm i guess what i would like too know is what is a good system which has loops for both the cpu and the gfx card???
    money isnt an issue btw but i dnt want phase change lol

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    You want two seperate loops? cos that = spendy, and also ginormous
    If money were genuinely no issue id go for:
    Stacker/PC2000 size case.
    Thermochill HE 120.3
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    Your choice of GPU block, as its not a huge issue what you get, i like my Horse of Iron one.*
    DD chipset block.
    Tygon 3/8"ID tubing.
    Panaflos at 5V.

    Thats basically what i run, and temperatures are good to excellent, and i can if i desperately wnat to run with no fans, but the noise difference isnt that great, and 40 degree cpu temps are a bit much for me.


    You could of course go entirely the other (and IMO wrong) direction, with an all aqaucomputer setup, which would be quiet, but i dont like the design philosophy of it (or the ridiculous prices)


    *The danger den ones are overkill in my opinion, also, by the look of the design i bet they kill flow like an aquacomputer block.

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    what i would like is a link to a kit that has got everything i want or does that not happen??
    i want to push my cpu some more and i am getting an fx 55 soon so i will want 1 ready for when that arrives??

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    Quote Originally Posted by project187
    what i would like is a link to a kit that has got everything i want or does that not happen??
    i want to push my cpu some more and i am getting an fx 55 soon so i will want 1 ready for when that arrives??
    You can get them, but imo there a bit pointless, youpay more than you would otherwise just so someone can stick it in a box for you.
    Kustom pcs do a very limited selection of aquacomputer kits:
    http://www.kustompcs.co.uk/acatalog/Kits.html
    and the asetek ones are ok for what they are, but theyre stille xpensive when youcan get far better performance from a similarly priced custom system.
    Over-clock.co.uk can put you together a custom system, and even install it if you like, and you ahev the bonus of them having the best customer support of any company ive ever dealt with (including scan)

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    i was thinking this does everything i want here but is it any good i am bout to look at thier custom kits too great site thnx

    http://www.asetek.com/main/page.asp?sideid=441

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    They arent bad, but the three rad version of that kit retails for the same amount i bought my entire job lot, and im pretty confident mine would perform better.

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    what is the cooling advantage diifernce with a three fan rad then??
    what temps am i looking at with a kit like that?, im not confident on buying loads of watercooling parts then building my own setup coz its a very important thing not to **** up.

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    Asetek's actual kits aren't too bad for the novice. However the blocks could be designed a bit better, and the major negitive thing about them is the retard plastic pump clip generates a ton of extra vibration and therefore noise.

    You might consider getting a 12v DC pumping unit, so you can plug it straight into your power supply via a molex connector instead of putting up with extra wires sticking out of your case.
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    i'd second the MCP 655 pump recomendation, whilst its 24v, it runs happily on 12v, the lowest power setting at 12v works hapily for me with 1/2inch pipes been split to 3/8 for each CPU waterblock. I fixed mine with bluetack + bubble wrap to the base of my case, it makes less sound than the tagen PSU.
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    link to one please mate?
    im looking at the third one down on special, but i see it only has a 1 fan rad is this enough?,coz i would like to have it all watercooled if possible coz its the chipset fan and gfx fan that make most noise on my system,also i have a cooler master wavemaster where is the place to mount the radiator ? on an existing fan mount?
    also i was wondering is there any ay that i could buy a two or three fan radiator that will fit on its own??

    so this looks like what i want but is it ok ad worth doing i do have the cash but im not gunna waste it??and yer where can i obtain one of theses pumps from?
    also wat coolant is best to go for. and i obv want it too look good so cloured of uv reactive could be an option?

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=303687
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    I wouldnt go for the 1x120 unles syoure severly space limited. an mcp655 can be found at most watercooling stores, although its occasionally listed as a dangerden/laing D-5

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    Quote Originally Posted by aidanjt
    Asetek's actual kits aren't too bad for the novice. However the blocks could be designed a bit better, and the major negitive thing about them is the retard plastic pump clip generates a ton of extra vibration and therefore noise.

    You might consider getting a 12v DC pumping unit, so you can plug it straight into your power supply via a molex connector instead of putting up with extra wires sticking out of your case.
    I don't find my pump noisy - but then it's sitting on 2 inches of foam rubber
    Blocks - no real problems with them tbh, although i've opted for a VGA block designed for my card (gpu AND ram) rather than stuck with the asetek one. Asetek kits are now 12v anyway (and better designed than mine was) with software control over the pump. IMHO a twin rad is enough for cpu/vga. It's a great kit to get to begin with as everything's there and i was happy with the price i paid for it.
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    if you have space for tri fan rad, go for it, i can passivly cool two neccona's with a ThermoChill PA120.3 rad!

    As for pumps, the MCP655 is best on paper, i wouldn't go for the kit myself as I found that the most tricky part to do well is getting the right amount of elbow joints etc as to make a perfect water loop.

    http://www.overclock.co.uk/customer/...roductid=18773 is the pump, when they say silent at 1800rpm, it really is, i had it just sitting on the floor without any sound insulation at all, but the hudge case's metal base was enough to make a tiny bit of resonence, a bit of bubble wrap stopped that
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    Seperate loops is basically a bad idea.

    What cooler do you have on your CPU? The jump to water cooling, isn't that big, especially when you don't have a CPU that needs loads of volts to be chucked at it, such as a clawhammer, or runs hotter than most, X2, prescott.

    You can buy a quality heatsink, like the Thermaltake Big Typoon, and it will pefrorm close to most water cooling setups, or a Thermalright Xp120, or XP90c. Mod the case, with some kind of duct, it's not using hot air from case.

    Having used water cooling myself, it was more a pain, than anything, and it's still gonna be a bit noisy, fans at 5v, no matter what the rad/fans, aren't gonna provide brilliant performance that you would expect for spending 200quid.

    Have you thought about modding a CPU heatsink to your video card?

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