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So after finding out that i loaded at 70C i decided that the only option i had was to go water cooling, however i am very new to this and after reading some threads i have put together a loop and would like some comments. My budget is between £150 and £200, which may seem alot given the current exchange rate vut over here things are expensive.

Here is my basic idea of a loop:

Cpu block: D-tek Fuzion or Stinger v-8 (can anybody tell me the performance difference here)
Gpu block: Danger Den 8800GTX block (maybe the new swiftech block dependant upon results)
Res: Swiftech micro res
Pump: Liang d-5
Rad:
Fans:
Coolant: Fluid xp extreme +
Swiftech rad box

That is what i have thought of so far however i need help finalising parts and even filling in some parts.

I have put together i flow diagram for my computer please will you comment and maybe even improve on it.



As you can see I have a drain line on it, what would be the best way to plug this when not needed.

Thanks in advance,

Nostrano
    
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post #2 of 19
Swiftech res inlet/outlet are both on one side.

Save money with distilled water + additive.

Have you thought about a single pass rad? These have an inlet on each end inside of both on one end. Performance is the about same as a dual-pass res and would reduce tubing.
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The swiftech res thing is fine, I just did that to get a rough idea of flow, can you fill in the gaps as i have no clue.
    
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Since you're cooling your cpu and gpu I would suggest a triple 120mm rad. Either the GTX360 or the PA120.3. I don't know the best online retailer for UK so you'll have to shop around.
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post #5 of 19
Flip your rad upside down it will save on tubing...It works just as well upside down...Loop order is fine...

EDIT: I would guess that the V-8 and the Fuzion are pretty close in terms of performance...But I love the Stingers they are great blocks...
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All comments taken into consideration however what tubing, radiator and fans should i use
    
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Originally Posted by Nostrano View Post
All comments taken into consideration however what tubing, radiator and fans should i use
I like this tubing on 1/2" fittings it will flow about as well as 1/2" and its smaller OD makes it easier to route around in your case...

....http://www.petrastechshop.com/7id5odmagepu.html
7/16"x5/8" Masterkleer

This would be a decent rad...

....http://www.dangerden.com/store/produ...&cat=86&page=1
GTS 360

These would be a decent medium cfm fan for them..

...http://www.svc.com/fba12g12m.html
Panaflo FBA12G12M1J 120mm High Speed Fan 86.5CFM 35.5dBA

...http://www.svc.com/kd1212pmb3-86.html
Sunon 120mm Ball Bearing Fan w/ 3pin 84CFM 35dBA

I'll leave you a component cleaning PDF clean your new gear...
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post #8 of 19
I would also suggest a triple rad especially if it's a lower cost variety, that would roughly equal something like the PA120.2 or 240gtx with some high speed fans.

I have the Fuzion but tempted to try a V8 down the road.
    
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I have tried to spec out a decent system for around £200, i failed miserably so can you guys help and keep it as close to that mark as possible
    
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Hey hopefully X Swift X will see this he just bought his components he would be up on the best prices over there...You might want to PM him and nudge him towards your thread... ...Hes a nice guy he wont mind...
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