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Calling All Watercooling Guru's (Setup..)

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by JdPower, Jan 22, 2007.

  1. JdPower New Member

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    Alright I am going to go watercooling for strictly performance, and silent. Here is the list that I think will really cool my system well...

    CPU Block: I am kinda wishy washy on this one, I like the DangerDen TDX A64 water block, but I also like the Swiftech Apogee Water block. Little advice on which one to choose from.

    DangerDen TDX A64 CPU Block: $52.95
    or
    Swiftech Apogee Universal CPU Block: $48.99
    NOTE: Both blocks have 3/8 ID or 1/2 ID fitting

    Pump: Think I am going with the Swiftech MCP655 12V Pump w/ 3/8 conversion kit: $89.95

    Radiator: DangerDen Black Ice Xtreme II Dual 120MM Rad w/ customizable Fittings (3/8 ID / 1/2 ID): $61.99

    Reservior: Swiftech MCRES-Micros High Flow Res (3/8 / 1/2 ID): $14.95

    VGA Cooler: Not sure which of the following would out perform for the price...
    DangerDen Tyee VGA Cooler (3/8 ID): $124.99
    OR
    Swiftech MCW60 w/ MC14 BGA Ramsinks (3/8 ID): $63.95 (much cheaper)

    Tubing: PrimoFlex 3/8" ID PVC UV Blue Tubing OR Tygon Anti-Kink 3/8" ID (1/2" OD) Tubing

    Coolant: ????? Not sure which is the best...

    Let me know if I forgot anything? :D TIA
    J
     
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    for the coolant i used pure distilled water worked great for me,until i took down the setup
     
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    Just distalled water... wow. Cooled well? What about the rest rad, res, pump, block ect? GOOD or BAD?
     
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    anyone else?
     
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    Distilled water is obviously the cheap route, but risky, especially for beginners (don't know if you are?). I bought WaterXP+ HP. It's a non-conductive water replacement and it cools well. On my system, I idle around 26 degrees celcius and about 39 degrees load on my overclock. Not bad at all and you don't have to worry about leaks damaging your hardware. It costs around $20 per bottle, but it has a really long shelf-life. As far as the VGA coolers go, the DangerDen will most likely yield better results because it watercools the RAM as well, whereas the Swiftech only watercools the GPU. On such a hot, high end card, I would suggest watercooling the RAM to get better performance, but that depends on your budget. I'm not as familiar with CPU coolers, though...
     
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    Get ZALMAN watercooling.. it cools memory + GPU (And it looks hectic)
     
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