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Hey guys, when you go all WC that means you don't need AC right? (AC= air cooling) and what kits usually cool the mo-bo? like most of them just cool the cpu? or is there kits that cool cpu, northgate, southgate, gfx, or all of them or...
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You still need fans for the watercooling, you need to have the heat go somewhere, right?

Usually, a water loop contains:
- CPU Block (where the magic happens)
- Radiator (where the water passes through and heat dissipiates and fans will blow air through it where the heat gets fully moved away from your computer)
- Pump (the water needs to move, y'know?)
- Tubing (obviously)

That's just for the standard user, however, if you'd like things such as your graphicscard cooled too, then you also need a:

- GFX block

Some people even go as far as watercooling the northbridge (Which you called the northgate, lol,) so you would also need a:

- NB block

I'd really recommend that since you have (or are getting) a 680i, and those are known to have chipsets running quite hot

Any more questions please feel free to ask.
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post #3 of 30
I soor a company who makes unique water blocks for every thing on the motherborard (SB, NB and.....the other 1) but they cost alot more cuz there so bespoke
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Mosy people just WC the CPU and GPU and use air on the others...EDIT: Most people..not Mosy people..LOL
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post #5 of 30
A lot of people still keep their case fans as well so that they have airflow throughout their case. Your hard drives and optical drives still do generate some heat, so it is good to get that air out. If you are worried about noise, get some low rpm fans.
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LOL! My bad bout the northgate stuff anyways, see I want this kit right here : Swiftech H2O-220 Apex Ultra Water Cooling Kit Is it a good kit? i heard good things bout the switftech and it will work for the 680i right? but that kit, what will it cool? the cpu? or somethign else?
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LOL! My bad bout the northgate stuff anyways, see I want this kit right here : Swiftech H2O-220 Apex Ultra Water Cooling Kit Is it a good kit? i heard good things bout the switftech and it will work for the 680i right? but that kit, what will it cool? the cpu? or somethign else?
It's a great kit. It only cools the CPU, but you can buy a GPU block to go with it.
    
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Thats about the only kit that we suggest people buy...High quality parts and easy to up-grade...
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Thats good, so its worth every penny? Would everything be external like the rad and stuff? or all internal?
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Yeah you hang the rad on the back of your case, everything else is inside...
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