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post #1 of 13
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hey guys. I've been thinking of going with water cooling a while ago. Do you have any suggestions? Is there a better site I can buy water cooling stuff (other than frozen cpu). I have 4 air penetrator fans, would they suffice or should I buy gentle typhoon?

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post #2 of 13
If i may suggest and if you got the space for it, get a dual 120 mm radiator instead of single 120 mm rad. You may want to crossfire later or overclock your gpu to a higher level and then it will help. Also the air penetrator fans don't seem good enough for rads.
Get the gentle typhoons or noctua or cougar fans. Rest everything seems fine. Good luck thumb.gif
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post #3 of 13
Check out these places for better deals. FrozenCPU tends to be a bit spendy...

www.aquatuning.us
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post #4 of 13
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thanks guys for your help. Unfortunately I can't fit 2 240mm rads inside my case and I don't like the idea of outside loops. I am not buying another card any time soon, but I will change the case if I decide to.
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post #5 of 13
If you have room for thicker rads i would suggest XSPC rx 240 and rx 120, both about 63 mm thick. Yes shop around at places mentioned above, best of luck ! bike.gif
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I just wondering- you have thiought about plan to buying the wc parts from ebay?
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post #7 of 13
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yes, the problem is I lost a couple of good deals and didn't find any good ones. I found those two sites to have really good prices compared to others
http://www.jab-tech.com/ and http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/.
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If you have room for thicker rads i would suggest XSPC rx 240 and rx 120, both about 63 mm thick. Yes shop around at places mentioned above, best of luck !

there is no enough spacing to put a thick radiator in my case, I really like the case and don't wanna change it, for the time being at least
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yes, the problem is I lost a couple of good deals and didn't find any good ones. I found those two sites to have really good prices compared to others
http://www.jab-tech.com/ and http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/.
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If you have room for thicker rads i would suggest XSPC rx 240 and rx 120, both about 63 mm thick. Yes shop around at places mentioned above, best of luck !
there is no enough spacing to put a thick radiator in my case, I really like the case and don't wanna change it, for the time being at least

The only option you have then is to just have your radiator hang outside your case yo. It sucks, but most designer and affordable cases out there aren't very watercooling friendly. Lack of proper rads might make you end up with temps you can get air cooling thus making the venture into watercooling more of a overfunded little experiment rather than an actual performance upgrade.
    
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post #9 of 13
A single 120mm rad and a 240 rad together is going to leave you very little headroom overall. I did a quick bit of math and research for you, and with no OC you're looking to dissipate around 345 watts total (7970 at 250 watts, 2600k at 95 watts both at STOCK). This review of your radiator from pureoverclock gives you an idea of delta T for your radiator (I took the 240 and 120mm rads you want and assumed they'd have equivalent performance to a 360, which isn't necessarily true but a good proxy):

http://www.pureoverclock.com/images/review/cooling/xspc_ex360/xspc_ex360_temp2.jpg

(as a note this chart is with a system with a total heat dissipation of 315 watts, you will be slightly higher)
As you can see from the link, you're probably going to want fans that would be running at maybe 1000-1200+ RPMS to keep your Delta T low. Using those rads should be alright as long as you can get fans that can push enough air through.

Hope this helps you a bit.
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post #10 of 13
I got the same pump/rs combo as that for my first water build, and it did its job for sure. However, be sure to carefully consider where you will be putting the pump/res inside your case. If it is going to be sitting in the bottom of your case, it can be a bit difficult to fill and bleed, as the force of gravity pulls all of the water back down to the bottom of the loop (where the reservoir is). A bay res can be easier for filling and bleeding since they are generally located near the top of your case. Just some words of wisdom from my own experiences. thumb.gif
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