Originally Posted by beret9987
My NB sits around 49-51C when my processor is at load and I have a feeling its holding me back from higher OCs since my processor actually sits stable around 2.78Ghz but an Orthos test for about 5 minutes fails out. Anyone have any suggestions on a chipset cooler for it?? I was thinking about getting the Swiftech Apex Ultra kit but I've heard that the Apogee is a pretty constrictive block and adding on yet another component to the loop wouldn't be the greatest for my temps. My budget is around 300 since thats how much the Apex Ultra+GPU+Chipset would cost me. Thanks!
1- The Apogee is not constrictive, it's a pretty free flowing block....The Swifty Storm block is very constrictive....fstfrddy here on the Forum makes a very good one that I would highly recommend. He has a new version with a plexi-top that is not as expensive as the V6 ..........Stinger WB
2- Your NB usually doesn't need to be WC, it just adds restriction to your loop...Have you tried to take it off and re-seat it with AS5? That can sometimes have a big effect...If not maybe try this, it's the one I use......Swiftech MCX159-CU Extreme Duty All-Copper Heatsink w/ 40mm Fan
3-Pump.............. Danger Den :: Pumps :: DC Powered :: 12V DD-D5 Pump
4-Res........... Danger Den :: Reservoirs :: Bay Style Reservoirs :: Danger Den Single 5 1/4" Bay Reservoir
5-Rad....This is the best right now.................. Danger Den :: Radiators :: Black Ice Series :: GTX Xtreme Series :: Black Ice GTX240
This one is also good and not as expensive.......Danger Den :: Radiators :: Black Ice Series :: GTS Stealth Radiator :: Stealth GTS 240 Black Ice
6-Tubing..Use this with 1/2" fittings..Flows about as well as 1/2" and is alot easier to work around in your case..............Danger Den :: Tubing :: Tubing and Clamps :: 7/16" ID (5/8" OD) Masterkleer General Purpose Clear PVC Tubing
7-GPU........This is a good one...................Swiftech MCW60 Extreme Duty VGA Bare Water Block (3/8" and 1/2" barbs)
8-Clamps use whatever kind you prefer or zip-ties..
9- Rad-Box.. To hang your rad on the back of your case....... Swiftech MCB-120 Black 120mm Radbox Kit
10- This is the juice I use.. There are probably better and cheaper but I like this.It comes in various colors also.......Fluid XP EXT Extreme Non-Conductive Coolant - UV Midnight Blue 32oz.