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Ok guys, I posted the other day when I needed advice on a quiet w/c setup for an Athlon X2 and an 8800GTS in my Ultra Aluminus chassis. I got some good advice from those who responded as I was gonna screw up and try to run a single 120mm rad. I'm thinking along the lines of the Black Ice X-Flow Stealth GTS 360 Rad, which if I'm not mistaken will work ok with some lower-cfm (quiet) fans like the YATE LOON 120mm D12BL-12's (45cfm each). Am I even close?? I've also taken some of your advice about not trying to mount the rad internally, but rather fashioning a mounting system to the top of the chassis. I could possibly even cut blow-holes in the tp panel if needed. The rest of the setup will probably be the Swiftech Apogee for the CPU and the MCW60 with ramsinks for the 8800 along with maybe a D5 pump. Does this sound feasible at all? I plan on ordering the parts in a couple of days so any input would be greatly appreciated.
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not bad at all. i hear heatercore style rads increase performance significantly, but AFAIK need some higher pressure fans.
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I'm new to water-cooling, but I have heard that also about heater core rads. In my situation though, I'm not really doing a massive overclock with my AMD, so I'm more in the market for stable temps with little or no fan noise, so that's why I was wondering if the Stealth GTS rad would work well with those low-speed Yate Loon fans I mentioned. I am however gonna ditch the AMD setup in my gaming PC within the next week or so and upgrade to a C2D on a 680i board, so I may want to overclock alot more than I have been since the Intels are monster overclockers. That's why I'm thinking about the Apogee block; I think it's universal and can be mounted to both the 939 and 775 sockets. One bit of luck I have is the fact that the Ultra Aluminus chassis is such a thin-grade of aluminum, maybe my Dremel will use far fewer cutting discs if I have to start bashing!

One more question for anyone who knows, in choosing a good, strong pump, I'm kinda torn between the D5, the MCP655, and the DB-1. Which one creates the least amount of noise/vibration while still being powerful enough to get a good flow? Or is there another brand that may be better suited?
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The D-5 and the Swifty 655 are the same pump...The other one the DB-what-ever is just for a single non-restrictive block I wouldn't suggest it for anything more then that...I would just go for the D-5 or 655 with a rheo in it that way you can lower the flow so it will make less noise if need be...5 is the highest setting 1 is the lowest..
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Cool, thx for the info. From what I've read about the D5 and 655 both seem to be awesome pumps, and I did see one with the rheostat. So I'm assuming the other parts I've mentioned getting (rad, fans, blocks) should be good to go with an X2 and a single 8800 since nobody's red-flagged me yet? I guess I'll take the plunge on the credit card tonight. Thx for the help guys; I'll post up pics when I put it all together.
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Yeah the rest sounds fine...You still need tubing and clamps...I like to use the automotive worm clamps or just zip-ties work fine to...

This is good tubing it will flow about as well as full 1/2" and is easier to route around in your case..Its a little hard to get on you might need to warm the tip up in a cup of hot water...It goes on really tight and you will have less chance of leaks..

I'd go for the Fuzion block over the Apogee..I just think its a better block..

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


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

Or this for full 1/2x3/4"...

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

I'll leave you a PDF it tells what I use for coolant and some other things that may help you...
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cool dude, thx a million!
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