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A 32oz bottle every 6 months?

My Big Typhoon, without a side panel on my case, annonies me, that and my Chipset fan, which spins at 3700+RPM, is about to kill me. Plus, my computer is basically a media center PC. My PS:2 will run through my speakers and sound card and the video will come from my monitor. I will watch movies on it, picture slide shows, and it will be left on overnight for folding / updates / defragging / virus scans so I need it to keep quiet at night. I have my reason. I don't waste money, I use it up fast.

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I'm getting the Zalman Reserator 1 V2 (Generation One - Revision Two) - Link. I'm only going for a 400MHz OC on the Q6600, 2.4GHz - 3.0GHz, and I'm getting sound dampening, passive chipset coolers, and I have 8.7dBA fans for a reason.

Trust me, it'll pown. Yes, pown.

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That one looks a little nicer than the anodized blue one. eh, if worse comes to worse you can get one of those reserator cap fans to put on the top. Dono how well they work but they gota do something and they don't look all that bad.

Personally I would build a shroud out of clear round PVC and put one of those 18dba 90cfm fans I linked you too on it. That would rock.
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Worse comes to worse I'll return it within 30 days and use my Big Typhoon.
But it was quiet a bit cooler than a Big Typhoon plus it's silent.

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A 32oz bottle every 6 months?

My Big Typhoon, without a side panel on my case, annonies me, that and my Chipset fan, which spins at 3700+RPM, is about to kill me. Plus, my computer is basically a media center PC. My PS:2 will run through my speakers and sound card and the video will come from my monitor. I will watch movies on it, picture slide shows, and it will be left on overnight for folding / updates / defragging / virus scans so I need it to keep quiet at night. I have my reason. I don't waste money, I use it up fast.

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no you don't need 32oz every 6 months. unless duckieho has

I'm lookin at that reserator now and it looks like your going to need to use 3/8" ID tube. Its not the greatest size for flow but since your heart is set on this thing I guess you have no other option.
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It comes with everything:
-Radiator + Reservior + Pump
-Tubing - 3/8"
-Coolant
-CPU Block
-VGA Block
-Optional Chipset & VGA Ram Block
-Flow Meter

I'm just going to use that amazing CPU Water Block, perfectly lapped gold-platted copper block, though.
Meh, all I'm doing is using the PrimoChill ICE instead of the Zalman Coolant and then installing tubing and all. Do I need to install the flow meter? Because I think I can hear when my pump is working if I put my ear next to it. And, my temps will go up so I'll notice that, too.
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no you don't need 32oz every 6 months. unless duckieho has

I'm lookin at that reserator now and it looks like your going to need to use 3/8" ID tube. Its not the greatest size for flow but since your heart is set on this thing I guess you have no other option.
A basic loop needs about a half gallon (or so) of fluid. 32oz should last 2 years.

I thought you wanted the best liquid cooling setup? Zalman is not it.
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It comes with everything:
-Radiator + Reservior + Pump
-Tubing - 3/8"
-Coolant
-CPU Block
-VGA Block
-Optional Chipset & VGA Ram Block
-Flow Meter

I'm just going to use that amazing CPU Water Block, perfectly lapped gold-platted copper block, though.
Meh, all I'm doing is using the PrimoChill ICE instead of the Zalman Coolant and then installing tubing and all. Do I need to install the flow meter? Because I think I can hear when my pump is working if I put my ear next to it. And, my temps will go up so I'll notice that, too.
lol well whats the fun of having everything come with it. Oh well. because of the nature of fluid xp+ I can see it moving in the tubes. But if its cristal clear water with no bubbles at all you'll never be able to tell.

If you think you need a flow meter there not to hard to find for 3/8" ID. I think alot of people do without one though.
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I don't want to cut my tubing to much and mess it up, leaks, ahh!
DuckieHo, I didn't want off-topics posts like "zOMFG Zalman... more like Zal-gay" so I didn't post my setup; but, yes, the reason I am willing to spend an extra $50 for 2C is because the Zalman isn't the best for overclocking. It is the best for my Semi-Media Center PC, though. As I said before, watching Movies, TV Shows, listening to Music, playing PlayStation 2, leaving my PC on overnight, and playing games are day-to-day things. So, yes, the Zalman is for me, plus, even the stock HS/F can hit a 400MHz OC - no worries about that; I have an 800MHz overclock with my Big Typhoon on an X2 4400+.

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DigitrevX - Zalman has a Flow Meter, I just don't want to install it, it's kind of pointless. If my temps go to 80C at idle obviously my WC is off. Plus, it's not like I'm going to be messing with the On/Off switch once my PC is actually On.
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I don't want to cut my tubing to much and mess it up, leaks, ahh!
DuckieHo, I didn't want off-topics posts like "zOMFG Zalman... more like Zal-gay" so I didn't post my setup; but, yes, the reason I am willing to spend an extra $50 for 2C is because the Zalman isn't the best for overclocking. It is the best for my Semi-Media Center PC, though. As I said before, watching Movies, TV Shows, listening to Music, playing PlayStation 2, leaving my PC on overnight, and playing games are day-to-day things. So, yes, the Zalman is for me, plus, even the stock HS/F can hit a 400MHz OC - no worries about that; I have an 800MHz overclock with my Big Typhoon on an X2 4400+.

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DigitrevX - Zalman has a Flow Meter, I just don't want to install it, it's kind of pointless. If my temps go to 80C at idle obviously my WC is off. Plus, it's not like I'm going to be messing with the On/Off switch once my PC is actually On.
ok thats fine, I didn't know it came with one. So I though you might be looking for one. my bad..

um, but expensive fluids probably don't really yield any better temps than distilled water. They cost allot because of the non-conductive and anti-corrosion properties. They sometimes are 1C worse than regular water but have a little lower risk than water. So your paying for safty in sense.
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I meant 1-2C colder vs. other Coolants, and yeah, thanks. I'm learning much today.

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