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I agree, push/pull with low/med yate loons would be best.
 

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Yeah, using 3 120's for push and the 240 as the pull should work well.:)
 
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Has anyone tried a Swiftech F fitting. I was thinking about using this right before my CPU block so I would have 1/2 tubing going to my CPU and 1/4 to my NB. Would this help or hurt flow rates?
 
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Has anyone tried a Swiftech F fitting. I was thinking about using this right before my CPU block so I would have 1/2 tubing going to my CPU and 1/4 to my NB. Would this help or hurt flow rates?
I don't have any experience with those, but it stands to reason that if your NB block currently impedes the flow, it could help.
 
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H, 2, oooooooooohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!

I've been whoring these pics lately cause I'm excited about the new setup.





D-Tek Fuzion II
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Loving it so far. I plan on getting the D-Tek GFX II combo to cool the video card. Do you guys think my current setup would be up to cooling the video card as well? I know the D-Tek pump is not the strongest, but I'm going for quietness and not MAXIMUM overclocking. I should be okay with the 3x120 Rad no?
 
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^ Looks good, what did it do for your temps - what'd you have before that?

Has anyone tried a Swiftech F fitting. I was thinking about using this right before my CPU block so I would have 1/2 tubing going to my CPU and 1/4 to my NB. Would this help or hurt flow rates?
Small loss at the fitting, they're usually about 0.37"-0.4" ID. Obviously your CPU block won't be gettting as much flow - with part of it going to the NB. But... perhaps a cooler NB and slight loss to the CPU will give more gain.

I personally don't like the idea of using splitters, though I don't have any experience to talk about. In a series circuit, you know the flow is going to be the same throughout, and I think it's cleaner in the end.
 
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^ Looks good, what did it do for your temps - what'd you have before that?
Prior to the water setup at 3.5Ghz it got stupid hot. Idle was 40-45c and load was 60-65C. I never ran it for long periods of time because it got so hot. The cooling setup was a Scythe Katana II and a 120mm fan. With the water setup I'm idling around 30-35c and full load has not passed 47c. I'm in Tucson AZ and its been pretty warm lately, low 80's. My house stays around 74-76F during the day. So 30-35c idle is pretty good.
 
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Prior to the water setup at 3.5Ghz it got stupid hot. Idle was 40-45c and load was 60-65C. I never ran it for long periods of time because it got so hot. The cooling setup was a Scythe Katana II and a 120mm fan. With the water setup I'm idling around 30-35c and full load has not passed 47c. I'm in Tucson AZ and its been pretty warm lately, low 80's. My house stays around 74-76F during the day. So 30-35c idle is pretty good.
That's not bad at all. Good job :toast:
 
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EastCoast, do you think cooling my video card with my current setup (pump and rad) would be an option? I'm planning to get the D-Tek GFX II to keep my 260 cool. Will the DB-1 pump and the rad be able to handle it?
 
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Prior to the water setup at 3.5Ghz it got stupid hot. Idle was 40-45c and load was 60-65C. I never ran it for long periods of time because it got so hot. The cooling setup was a Scythe Katana II and a 120mm fan. With the water setup I'm idling around 30-35c and full load has not passed 47c. I'm in Tucson AZ and its been pretty warm lately, low 80's. My house stays around 74-76F during the day. So 30-35c idle is pretty good.
Ditto - @75f ambient that is a really good delta. :toast: Don't have those ambient temps here in new hampshire atm :)

Like the added VRM chipset fan.
 
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EastCoast, do you think cooling my video card with my current setup (pump and rad) would be an option? I'm planning to get the D-Tek GFX II to keep my 260 cool. Will the DB-1 pump and the rad be able to handle it?
Yes, it is an option. However, you have to keep in mind that you still want to actively cool components on your video card that would have been cooled from your OEM HSF. That means either
A. Adjusting intake fan speed to accommodate
B. Placing a fan near your video card for antiquate cooling.

What components you want to cool?
Ram ICs
mosfets/vregs
overall video card
What that means is that you will need to find heatsinks for those components as well. Specially if you plan on overclocking.
 
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Example of what I am talking about can be found here. The only exception is that you won't need the GPU heat sink.
 
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Wouldn't D-Tek's heatsink keep the vrm and ram cool?



Regardless if the solution comes from Thermalright, Dtek or whoever, you still want to actively cool those components as your OEM HSF did.
 
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Prior to the water setup at 3.5Ghz it got stupid hot. Idle was 40-45c and load was 60-65C. I never ran it for long periods of time because it got so hot. The cooling setup was a Scythe Katana II and a 120mm fan. With the water setup I'm idling around 30-35c and full load has not passed 47c. I'm in Tucson AZ and its been pretty warm lately, low 80's. My house stays around 74-76F during the day. So 30-35c idle is pretty good.
Hey dude, you changed your pics. Your rig isn't naked anymore! The window is great - no more blaring cold cathode.

Is the radiator the swiftech 320 version with the resevoir at the top?
 
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The radiator is a Swiftech 320 with the res, yep.
Cool you did it right, no need for an external resevoir, your setup is exactly why they made that model (barbs down). Does that rad has a fillport at the resevoir end - the top in your config? It looks like it.
 
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Yep, fill port is at the top of the rad/res. This is the exact setup I was going for. I didn't want anymore parts or tubing inside the case other than the required parts. Having the res built into the rad makes things much easier. Bleeding the system is painless, adding fluid is very easy, etc. Its perfect imo.
 
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I was looking at pump/res combos and came along this combo. I was wondering what you guys thought of it. Pumps out 198gph.. It's different...
 
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Haven't heard of it before except for on PPCs, but it looks like they basically built a res around a small aquarium pump, right? Because that's an underwater pump.
 
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Yeah, it looks like that... I am thinking of putting water under the cards.. Just don't quite know yet.. :laugh: