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Okay here is what i have

Asus M2N32 WS Pro
AMD Athlon 64 x2 4200 OC'd tp 2.7 on aircool
1 GB PC6400 DDR2
Leadtek 7950 GT 512MB
2 Western digital SATA 3.0GB 160GB 7200RPM 16MB cache running raid0
Plextor SATA DVD+-RW
Thermaltake Tsunami Case
Thermaltake Toughpower 750 PSU

I want to watercool.... BADLY....


I am also a HUGE thermaltake fan. so here is the setup I have been researching.


Thermaltake Bigwater SE. (remove the crappy pump)
Aquabay M2 5.25 bay Radiator
Swiftech 80mm Radiator (To put on the Case window, where the side fan is)
80MM 17.8dBa fan for Swiftech Radiator
Swiftech MCP355 Pump (Rated at 93 g/ph give or take a tiny bit)
Thermaltake Aquarius VGA Waterblocks (2 because i plan to go SLi at the same time)
All running on 3/8" Tubes
Artic Silver Paste
PC Ice coolant
And the standard dress up stuff like cold cathode lighting and what not.


I have a picture drawn out here but my scanner is busted so i cant scan it in..so let me describe.

Starts in resivior(we all know that)....down to the Swiftech pump, Up to the first Radiator (the Aquabay Radiator) off that Radiator into the CPU Waterblock, Out of the CPU waterblock to the 120mm Bigwater Radiator, Out of Bigwater Radiator into VGA waterblock 1, out of VGA waterblock 1 into 80mm Swiftech radiator, Out of Swiftech Radiator into VGA waterblock 2, Out of VGA waterblock 2 back to resivior.



phew....that was a handful. Here is where i need the help.

#1 Will this work
#2 Is the pump going to be strong Enough
#3 Will it keep it cold
#4 Am I just being stupid??



Thanks for any help!



James
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Please please please don't buy a thermaltake water cooling kit, you'll get better results with a tuniq tower 120 or a sycthe infinity.

If you want to buy a kit, look at the swiftech kits.
    
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Stay away from T-Take water cooling kits, high end air cooling is safer and will work as well as any of their kits...If you have to have a kit I will link you to 2 very decent ones....It's cheaper and better to build your own, but that being said these are very decent kit...If you have the money go witth the Apex....
Swiftech H20-120 Premium 120mm Water Cooling Kit
......Swiftech Apex Ultra Dual 120mm Water Cooling Kit
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consider this a 3rd motion on the "you no buy".
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Okay what if i changed direction a little....i still would like to use the aquabay stuff that thermaltake makes....like the aquabay resivior and the supplamental radiator. but what if i switched to a Black Ice Extreme 120mm Radiator, Zalman ZM-wb3 cpu waterblock, zalman zm-gwb3 Vga waterblock, and a swiftech mcp 355 pump? That any better?
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Originally Posted by jriggs256 View Post
Okay what if i changed direction a little....i still would like to use the aquabay stuff that thermaltake makes....like the aquabay resivior and the supplamental radiator. but what if i switched to a Black Ice Extreme 120mm Radiator, Zalman ZM-wb3 cpu waterblock, zalman zm-gwb3 Vga waterblock, and a swiftech mcp 355 pump? That any better?
The aqua bays are just bad and Zalman isn't known for their amazing blocks. If you're watercooling for good temps stay away from that crap. If you need it for computer bling buy whatever you want. I don't believe in bling and won't recommend anything other than quality parts and the only one you listed was the pump and rad, but the rad is a little small.
    
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no, don't use any tt stuff!
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Having used a TT BW SE before, I would recommend not trying it. I have a completely custom setup now and have never been happier. I am still using an aquarius Vga block. I get good temps, but I'm going to change it one day soon. You would be so much better server by going custom, or almost anything swiftech.
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IMO, thermaltake makes some nice stuff......its just not very efficient. It seems as though their main focus is on looks and the bling factor. If they could make ther products as good as swiftek, dangerden, etc. then TT would be SWEET! too bad most of their line of WC stuff is made for 1/4" ID tube.

one thing I have noticed is that a lot of europeans use 1/4" stuff.....weird.
    
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