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Hey I just Started piecing together my gaming rig. Ive got an am2 athlon 64 x2 +5600 (which I think isn't too far from the dual core power plants I've seen in some impressive rigs). current idle temps are: cpu: 41-43C and system temps around 45-47C. Does anybody have any suggestions on good liquid cooling kits for this setup? am planning on overclocking pretty soon and i want my load temps to be around this range or lower if possible . I've looked up a few kits but i keep reading about dead pumps n all that .
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Your best bet is to build your own custom water cooling kit. If you ask around in this forum, you will get much help if you have any problems with building a WC kit.
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Ok. What kinda brands do u think i should stick with in terms of water pumps since that seems to be the most problematic factor? If this counts, i gonna be settin up sumthin to cool cpu, gpu and chipset. atleast for now. wc'd memory on the way as well.
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Something like this would work well...EDIT:^^^No need to WC all that CPU and GPU are all thats needed stick some fans on the rest or you will kill your flow and get crap temp's on it..

CPU block...0

fstfrddy here on the Forum makes us a killer custom block...

....http://www.stingerwaterblocks.mysite.com/
Stinger WB

Or the D-Tek Fuzion is about the best of the commercial blocks out now I think..

....http://www.petrastechshop.com/dfuuncpubl1.html
D-Tek CPU Block

Rad a 240 would be plenty for CPU only get a 360 if you think you might want to add a GPU also...

...http://www.dangerden.com/store/produ...&cat=86&page=1
Stealth GTS 240

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

Pump...

...http://www.dangerden.com/store/produ...5&cat=4&page=1
Danger Den :: Pumps :: 12V DD-D5 Pump

Rad-Box to hang your rad on the back of your case...

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

Tubing I like the 7/16x5/8" Masterkleer you use it on 1/2" fittings and it will flow about as well as full 1/2"

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

Full 1/2x3/4" tube....

...http://www.petrastechshop.com/1id3odmagepu.html
1/2x3/4" Masterkleer

Good stuff to read...I leave you a cleaning PDF to...

...
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.overclockers.com/articles993/
PC Water Coolant Chemistry - Part I

...http://www.overclock.net/water-cooli...g-english.html
Water Cooling - In English -

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

...http://www.overclock.net/faqs/118766...ce-shroud.html
How To: Build A Performance Shroud

...http://www.overclock.net/water-cooli...stall-tip.html
D-Tek Fuzion install tip! - (Or why you should clean your new block)...
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Thanks I'll look these over and see if i've got any more questions
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MasterShake...are u on honda-tech by chance?
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If you want to save a buck, Get your self educated by looking at the above links. Then see if you can find a used set up on the 4 sale department here. If it't's cheap enough you can allways add and subtract as you knowledge grows and you recognize weaknesses oin your loop.

Your temps arn't real bad at all (if your using "CoreTemp" with a load on). So you don't need to go crazy I'm have good luck with a fairly modest setup (see specs below).

Good luck and don't lose your head.

Regards, Croak
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MasterShake...are u on honda-tech by chance?
Nope
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If you want to save a buck, Get your self educated by looking at the above links. Then see if you can find a used set up on the 4 sale department here. If it't's cheap enough you can allways add and subtract as you knowledge grows and you recognize weaknesses oin your loop.

Your temps arn't real bad at all (if your using "CoreTemp" with a load on). So you don't need to go crazy I'm have good luck with a fairly modest setup (see specs below).

Good luck and don't lose your head.

Regards, Croak
I know they aren't that high now but the water cooling will be for when i really getting into gaming. am sure the 7950gt am getting will raise temps a bit and am not sure what kinda load temps are on those yet. Am becoming kind of a performance fanatic so I'll probably be over clocking this setup a bit pretty soon.
One thing I've been wondering is, would it be practical to put a radiator or anything else in the loop between major heat generators like da cpu and gpu?
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You can some guys do I think it hurts flow and temp's but some guys get good temp's doing it..I would just put one rad big enough to dissapate all the heat...
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