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So I'm wanting to watercool my HD 2900XT. I've got a few blocks in mind already but none are out yet.

I need to know what I'll need for just the card. I'd like a resevior/radiator that sits outside the case that looks as clean as possible. I also need a good pump but nothing really powerful, just powerful enough you know? I assume one tube goes to the card one tube goes out with a pump in the middle?

Rad/Res
Pump
Block
Tubes

Right? Forgive the noobishness. Also how much do you think I'll be able to drop my temps? Ambient is 25/27Cº the card runs up to 95Cº when I pump some high clocks into it. Looking to shave off about 15-20C.
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post #2 of 18
With watercooling, you should be able to shave off more than just 20C.

How do you plan on mounting the res? There are different looks you can get.

For the pump, get a Liang D5 or DDC-2 (18w)

How big of a rad do you want? I say you need at least a 2x120mm for that card.

Why not just WC your CPU as well? Sell you AC Pro and get a $50 block.
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post #3 of 18
If you are only going to do that card and don't intend to add cpu or anything else later on this little pump will be fine..

...http://www.jab-tech.com/dB-1-Compact...p-pr-3758.html
dB-1 Compact 12v Pump

Round external res...

..http://www.petrastechshop.com/ekmure.html
EK Res

Tubing...Fits on 1/2" fittings..

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

Rad

...http://www.dangerden.com/store/produ...&cat=84&page=1
BIP 240

Stuff to read...

....http://www.overclock.net/water-cooli...ing-setup.html
Assembling your Custom Watercooling Setup

...http://www.overclock.net/water-cooli...-wc-setup.html
Bleeding my WC setup...

...http://www.overclock.net/water-cooli...stall-tip.html
D-Tek Fuzion install tip! - (Or why you should clean your new block)...

...http://www.overclock.net/water-cooli...diators-2.html
Poll: Push or pull configuration for Radiators

...http://www.overclockers.com/articles993/
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Originally Posted by ira-k View Post
If you are only going to do that card and don't intend to add cpu or anything else later on this little pump will be fine..

...http://www.jab-tech.com/dB-1-Compact...p-pr-3758.html
dB-1 Compact 12v Pump
CD mentioned some problems with the pump....
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CD mentioned some problems with the pump....
You have a link? Last I heard he loved it...
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post #6 of 18
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Nah. I'd like to keep things as simple as possible for right now. No need to add my CPU's temps to the loop.

Mounting the res? Hmm well something that sits outside (maybe on top) of the case with tubes running in through the back. The top would easily support 2x120mm. Wouldn't mind naked fans on a rad but would like to see a nice clean box or something that isn't too expensive.
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Here is his review on the pump...Looks like he still likes it OK...

...http://www.overclock.net/water-cooli...-1-review.html
FuZion Waterblock and DB-1 review
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post #8 of 18
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Attachment 49311

That's what I've envisioned for this project.
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post #9 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by ira-k View Post
Here is his review on the pump...Looks like he still likes it OK...

...http://www.overclock.net/water-cooli...-1-review.html
FuZion Waterblock and DB-1 review
I PMed him about and he is doing research into it. Check the thread about elbows.. he hints at it with 4 elbows in a loop.

I plan on getting the pump... but waiting until he finishes testing.
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Attachment 49311

That's what I've envisioned for this project.
Just use a T-Line to fill and bleed it...Leave your rad loose so you can drop it to the lowest point to bleed it...Get a rad-box and use each half as a support for the rad like Apollo did with his...

Rad-Box

....http://www.petrastechshop.com/swmcrre2raho.html
Rad-Box
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