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I'm planning to get a new case, power supply, and cooling system for the set up in my specs. Soon, I hope to also get a Quad Core Intel after the price drops this month and possibly a 8800 series card as well.

This is why I've come here, to you guys, to do with my money as you like, and set me up with a great liquid cooling solution.

I suppose using a peltier or tec is an option as well, but I think going from air to water is a big enough jump as it is...I really like the whole over clocking deal, and would love to push everything I've got to the limits, so I'm looking for the best of the best in cooling and I'm guessing about a 700 watt psu. Thanks in advance.
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PC Power and Cooling Silencer 750W

Thermaltake Armor

Watercooling:
Swiftech MCP655 Pump
D-Tek FuZion
Thermochill PA.360 with three Yate Loon 120mm fans
tygon tubing
<room for 8xxx series waterblock>
some reservoir
i think thats it
    
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go with danger den water cooling blocks, pump, and radiator i suppose. and choose a reservoir that you like.

btw- if you don't know anything about WC and just want it, please, do yourself a favor and learn a thing or two. it will help you a lot. especially in the long run when you ecounter a problem.
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i see a lot of these "unlimited budget" posts... makes me wish i didn't have to worry about mine so much..
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lol

I second the Thermochill PA 120.3 It would be a top of the line rad. Or a the HW lab 480GTX is said to be quite the rad by Ira-K.

A huge and beautiful case IMO is the CoolerMaster CM Stacekr 830.

Another real beauty is the Silverstone Temjin or one of the Giant Lian Li case...

Can't go wrong the with PC P and C 750 Quad--it is overbuilt and can put out 835 watts.

It's a great price from a sold mfr.

D-Tek FuZion CPU waterblock adn DD GFX waterblocks fro sure. The MCP 655 is a mighty fine pump.

My new favorite reservoir is the Cclone from Performance PCs

Tygon is good but I am having good results with ClearFlex (Jabtech)
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Originally Posted by Sreenath View Post
PC Power and Cooling Silencer 750W

Thermaltake Armor

Watercooling:
Swiftech MCP655 Pump
D-Tek FuZion
Thermochill PA.360 with three Yate Loon 120mm fans
tygon tubing
<room for 8xxx series waterblock>
some reservoir
i think thats it
Thanks...I was actually looking at that power supply so I'm pretty sure thats a definite purchase now.

And for the other two who responded...It's not that I don't know anything about water cooling (or plumbing for that matter ) I just don't know what the best parts are...That's like telling a programmer that he can't ask for help with what processor to buy.

And Hobbes....I obviously had to worry about my budget for quite a while, as my system specs show that the only nice parts of my computer are my motherboard, ram, and sound card. I even got the rest of the stuff for free. Your computer is considered well more than budget by my standards anyway...
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@cyber: Really? I thought they (clearflex and tygon) were basically the same thing (clearflex being a little cheaper of course)
    
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^^^^WOW...I type slow......

I'd go with something like this...
CPU fstfrddy here on the forum makes us some really good CPU blocks..They are what I use...


...Stinger WB

Or a D-Tek Fuzion..

...D-Tek CPU Block

Pump..

...Danger Den :: Pumps :: 12V DD-D5 Pump

Rad..I like the 480 GTX with at least 70+ cfm fans on them...

... GTX480

If you like quiet look at a Thermochill PA.3 they are great with lower cfm fans...But with a quad and if you want to get a Pelt later on I would really go with the GTX...

GPU block...These Swifty 60's are pretty good and they wont dump all the ram heat in your loop either...You have to buy ram-sinks to go with them..

...Swiftech MCW60-R Retail VGA Waterblock with Nvidia 8800 G80 Adapter Kit


Res or just use a T-Line...


...Danger Den :: Reservoirs ::

Tubing..I like the 7/16x5/8" Masterkleer you use it with 1/2" barbs and it will flow about as well as full 1/2" tubing but is more compact and easier to route around in your case..If your going to have some really tight bends pick up a few ft' of Tgon tubing it is really soft and will bend easily with out kinking so much..

...7/16"x5/8" Masterkleer

Or if you would rather have full 1/2"

...1/2x3/4" Masterkleer

Good stuff to read...

...Water Cooling - In English

...Assembling Your Custom WC'ing

...Bleeding my WC setup...

...PC Water Coolant Chemistry - Part I

...D-Tek Fuzion install tip! -( Or why you should clean your new blocks)

...Poll: Push or pull configuration for Radiators - Page 2 - Overclock.net - Overclocking.net

...How To: Build A Performance Shroud

...Cooling - An In-Depth Look
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Thank you very much ira-k, I appreciate it. You too CyberDruid, I know you both contribute a lot to this forum. I'll certainly be taking your advice, but I do have one more question. What kind of temperatures can I expect, in respect to ambient temperatures with this kind of water cooling? Is it much different than a lower budget system?
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Let's ask the magic 8 ball...I say at your maximum Overclock on the Quad you don't have yet that it will be exactly....JK

Anything below 50C is something to be happy about...and I can say for sure the PA and FuZion will do that even without a fan running

@Ira is there another source for MasterKleer--Petra is slooooooooow to ship. Takes them about 7 days to my house fro some reason.

@sreenath, Noooooooo Tygon is in a league of it's own and mkes about 40 different types of tubing--of which only about a half dozen are suitable for our needs. And at $4 a fot is a bit pricey but will last for ever.

The Tygon I used in m first LC build is just as clear and supple as it was day one...with a 20% antifreeze solution in there... (aluminum core)

The PrimoFlex I used turned to crap in about 3 months..same with Home depot tubing.
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