Originally Posted by CycoSomat1c
Hey guys, I've been building and working with PC's for over 20 years now, but I'm new to water-cooling and am ordering a kit this weekend to install into my gaming PC. I'm running a Tuniq Tower on the CPU which runs good temps even with a 500mhz o/c, but the 8800GTS video card really heats up the case, and I HATE excessive fan noise so I thought liquid-cooling would quieten the system down some. I'm considering something like the Swiftech H20-120 or the DD kit that comes with the D5 pump for more power. I basically need to know what I need to keep up with a slightly o/c'ed 4200+ and the 8800 graphics card in the same loop. My problem is, I've already dremel'ed out the HDD cage from my chassis to make room because I don't like external radiators. But if you look at my pics linked below, I can probably only fit a single rad (maybe dual flow) in that space in the front of the chassis. Will that be enough cooling for a single cpu and the 8800GTS as long as I spring for a good pump? Any suggestions before I waste any cash? Also, what about the feasibility of chipset-cooling my A8N32-SLI Deluxe (heatpipe) board? Sorry for the length fella's, I just don't want to screw up!
If your looking for a kit I would go with something like this: http://www.petrastechshop.com/pecoel.html
The best way to go, however, is a custom built kit to suit your needs, and if your cooling the GPU and CPU I would say the D5 should push enough water but, you will need a bigger radiator, maybe the Black Ice Xtreme II
, or even better would be the Black Ice GTX240
Now neither one of these radiators will fit in you case but, if your cooling both the GPU and CPU you will need at least a 120.2 or even a 120.3 radiator a single 120 will not be enough.
I know you don't want to put the radiator on the outside of your case but, this will give you much better results and help keep the heat OUT of your case.
As for cooling the NB I would use and aftermarket HSF rather than watercooling it, mainly because it will put some restriction on your loop, unless the NB is buring up then it might be something to consider
I'm sure Ira will be here soon to post some info for you as well