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Ok I think i'll throw in water cooling mainly because i plan to do some overclocking to see what speeds i can get and then probably just over clock it slightly for everyday use.

Edit/Question: You guys mentioned hard drives don't need cooling. Ok please no flaming or questions until done (i'll post some pics and stats when it's all done) but i have 4 x raptor x 150GB drives in raid 10 and another 2 x hitachi 1TB drives in raid 1. (i'm big on fault tolerance but i defiantly want speed) do you still think i don't need water cooling or with that many drives i should get something?
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A good watercooling unit will cost you around $200-$250
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Ok I think i'll throw in water cooling mainly because i plan to do some overclocking to see what speeds i can get and then probably just over clock it slightly for everyday use.

Edit/Question: You guys mentioned hard drives don't need cooling. Ok please no flaming or questions until done (i'll post some pics and stats when it's all done) but i have 4 x raptor x 150GB drives in raid 10 and another 2 x hitachi 1TB drives in raid 1. (i'm big on fault tolerance but i defiantly want speed) do you still think i don't need water cooling or with that many drives i should get something?
i got a Raptor X 150 as well, they sure do run hot, but a good case airflow will do you well,
you can Watercool your Hdd's if you want to.
There are WC blocks out there for HDD's.

here is a good one that fits 2 hdd's.

Aqua-Drive Hard Drive Block

here is a whole list of some you can get to watercoool your HDD's:
http://www.frozencpu.com/cat/l2/g30/...locks_HDD.html
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But keep in mind that if you throw a Hard drive cooler into the Water cooling loop you are going to increase your temps unless you get a bigger Radiator...and the pressure is going to be lower because of having to run through more stuff...I'd say you would be fine with just passive cooling...I have seen the Armor case being used as a server case with 6 hard drives and they are passive cooled
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But keep in mind that if you throw a Hard drive cooler into the Water cooling loop you are going to increase your temps unless you get a bigger Radiator...and the pressure is going to be lower because of having to run through more stuff...I'd say you would be fine with just passive cooling...I have seen the Armor case being used as a server case with 6 hard drives and they are passive cooled
yup he's right, if i were you i'd just make a whole seperate loop to cool all those HDD's you have, and maybe add the NB in the loop.
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yup he's right, if i were you i'd just make a whole seperate loop to cool all those HDD's you have, and maybe add the NB in the loop.
Yup that'd be a good idea if he went ahead with the Hard drive cooling. But still I don't think It would be necessary to water cool them...have 3 in the front of your case with that intake fan blowing on them and have 3 in the top cage with the rear fan intaking like i have on mine and you will see lower hard drive temps....Check the hard drive temp with Speedfan's S.M.A.R.T. scanner and see what your hard drive temps are as well....
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and that every cooler solution there would add about 100/2HDs = 300 additional $ even if you only cooled the raptors thats $200! just for the blocks....
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and that every cooler solution there would add about 100/2HDs = 300 additional $ even if you only cooled the raptors thats $200! just for the blocks....
Wow, yeah, that's not worth it LOL
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yup its for sure not worth it!

But to want...is to need

what case does MrLister have?
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Good WC'ing will get you quite a bit closer to room ambient then good air..With my plain water rig I idled at 4-5C and loaded at 7-9C over whatever room ambient was..Thats with a 3019mhz OC on my Opty at 1.55V-core....There is a little more set-up time with water,and more up-keep but there is a lot more to play with and tweak on with WC'ing which I love to do...To me its not extra work its just fun...


This is some good stuff for a new WC'er to read...Learn as much as you can before you start buying parts and you will end up with a better rig for your needs...


...Water Cooling - In English

...Assembling Your Custom WC'ing

...Bleeding my WC setup...

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

...PC Water Coolant Chemistry - Part I

...Rad Shroud Testing With and With-Out

...How To: Build A Performance Shroud

...Cooling - An In-Depth Look
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