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post #1 of 17
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I own a Mozart TX case and therefore have a lot of room for watercooling.
However I would like to Watercool Everything, would this be a suitable config?
Reservoir --> Pump --> Dual Radiator ( 2x 120 fans) --> Processor --> North Bridge --> South Bridge --> Single Radiator --> 4x 1Gb Watercooled RAM --> Single --> 2x Raptor 150 Gb Watercooling --> Dual Radiator --> 8800 GTX Supercharged --> Single Radiator --> 8800 GTX Supercharged --> Back to Reservoir

Is this an acceptable config or would some pieces overheat
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post #2 of 17
Most people think that its not worth watercooling the ram, but it looks like youre not gonna be limited by your budget. Thats definitely possible, just make sure you get a real good pump. Thats a whole lot of radiators too, i don't think anything would have the chance to overheat.
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post #3 of 17
You'll need two pump's (I have the Danger Den D5's) Also you'll have a hardtime mounting 2x240mm rads and 3x120mm rads. One of the 240's will have to be exterior to the case and one of the 120's on the rear fan. Or sometihng like that.

Edit: Oh ya, watch out for the length of the 8800GTX, you will not be able to mount a rad on the fan in front of it, I learned that the hard way.
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post #4 of 17
First, do not bother to watercool your RAM or Hard Drive. You will gain nothing. However, you are risking more leak points, reduced flow rate, and adding complexity.

Single 120mm rads are not usually recommend to be inserted into a loop since they are quite restrictive. Why not set up dual loops?
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post #5 of 17
while watercooling ram and hard drives give you no extra performance, they may extend the life of the components. I say if you wanna watercool them then fly at it...there's always the coolness factor about doing it. If you're wanting to watercool EVERYTHING then you should look into Mosfet waterblocks too. If you're going that big you might as well go all out And yes I would recommend doing 2 loops in that setup because you will be in need of 2 pumps to push through all that. Can make it interesting and use 2 different colors of fluids in each loop.
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post #6 of 17
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Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post
First, do not bother to watercool your RAM or Hard Drive. You will gain nothing. However, you are risking more leak points, reduced flow rate, and adding complexity.

Single 120mm rads are not usually recommend to be inserted into a loop since they are quite restrictive. Why not set up dual loops?
FTW

Watercooled RAM and actively cooled hard drives make me cry.

And is WC'ing the SB even necessary?

Fill out your system specs for us

Def gonna need two loops lol. But this will be awesome once it is done, i want to see some pics of the finished product.
post #7 of 17
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I just sold my old PC,
AMD 4400+, Watercooled, 4GB DDR 400 Corsair XMS or whatever they are called Ram , Asus A8n-Sli Premium and 7900 GTX or whatever it was.

And I am right now finishing my studies, but with that money and some work, I should be able to buy something like
Intel 6700 (or the Intel Core 2 Duo Extreme Quad Core, if u guys think its worth the extra buck)
2x Corsair Twin3x DDR3 PC3-8500 CL7 - 2 GB Kit
MSI 680i Motherboard (i forget the rest about it)
2x eVGA e-GeForce 8800Ultra - 768 MB (PCIe) Superclocked (but i'll probably wait until the R600 comes out and check out what is on the market)
i dnt think i'll get a sound card, just use onboard or maybe get a Cheap Creative Sound Card.
3x DVD-R Lite-On de-zoned drives (i like the Lite-Ons cause their cheap and can easily be de-zoned)
1x DVD-RW Lite-On DVD Burner

And all of this hooked up to a 27 or 30 Inch Dell LCD
However i will probably just air cool the ram and the hdd, but i might not watercool the South Bridge either unless i use CrossFire or whatever the Ati version of SLi is

etc.....
then the watercooling will be with a Eheim 1250 etc.... Tygon 3603 Tubing etc...
By the Way pjlietz I managed to fit 2 dual Radiators in the top section of the Mozart Tx, But when u guys say 2 loops, do u mean i put another reservoir somewhere and a second pump hoocked up to the same stream or 2 completly different streams which do not even link up anywhere?

Secondly what sort of rad is needed per 8800?

The PC specs will be updated accordingly until I have the cash
But I am definetly trying to put all I can into this PC.

Thanks for all the advice,
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post #8 of 17
Dual loops would be two completely and separate systems that do not connect anywhere
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post #9 of 17
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ok thx, but would i need that even with the eheim 1250 230 Volt pump? cause the Eheim 1250 has 1200 Liters per hour
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post #10 of 17
You don't want to pump more power into your loop than necessary.

what everyone here is saying you're putting too much power into the wrong components. Dual 360 into a dual D5 or Dual DDC loop should be suffice. The most you want to cool is your CPU, GPU's and north bridge. MAYBE SB but it's usually not necessary unless you want to avoid the need for any air cooling at all.

I recommend you get a Swiftech MCW60 + ramsinks on the 8800 cards and I recommend you get GTX's instead of ultras. Ultra = over-clocked GTX and if you're getting water, why bother?

The Q6600 will over-clock as high as a QX6700 and benchmark higher than an E6700.

Possible loop-
Pump > 360 rad > CPU > Northbridge > res > pump > 360 rad > video card > video card > pump again?
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