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post #1 of 24
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This is my preliminary parts list to WC my sig rig.
Everything is 1/2" ID
D-Tek dB-1 132GPH pump
Swiftech MCR-320 radiator(I'm making an external housing out of some sheet steel)
Swiftech MCRES-MICRO Hi-Flo Reservoir
Danger Den Low Profile Maze4 GPU Waterblock
Danger Den TDX AM2 block
Either the Swiftech MCW30 or DD Maze4 chipset waterblock

For the loop order I was thinking Res>pump>rad>CPU>GPU>chipset
I'll probably be able to afford this setup in a month, maybe two if things don't go as planned.
I'd love thoughts and suggestions from anyone who has had experience with any of these parts.
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post #2 of 24
Your pump and CPU waterblock are out of stock

EDIT: nvm I see you aren't ordering right now.

I have that rad and two of those reservoirs, and they work great for me.

and cooling your chipset isn't really needed.
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post #3 of 24
no experience, but seems good from what ive read over the net with those parts
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I also might not get everything from Petra's, I just didn't want to link to multiple sites. I'll search for who has cheapest shipping.
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post #5 of 24
are you building a 1/2" loop? you have a budget? I really recommend getting: http://www.petrastechshop.com/laddcwpeddto.html

It is more expensive, but has twice the flow rate, and flow is what WCing is all about.
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I am also considering the Eheim 1250. $70 for 317GPH. The output is 1/2", but the intake is 3/4", so I'd need to find a way around that.
I will consider the Laing DDC as well.
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post #7 of 24
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Originally Posted by AKAeric View Post
Your pump and CPU waterblock are out of stock

EDIT: nvm I see you aren't ordering right now.

I have that rad and two of those reservoirs, and they work great for me.

and cooling your chipset isn't really needed.

NB watercooling is warented if your pushing your board.....

my new build left out my GFX card. i didnt plan on OCing it too far, and they have decent stock cooling. just the cpu/NB in the loop. with the nb taking as many volts as the board will throw at it, stability is helped with it being actively cooled.

thats my take.
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I made a cart on FrozenCPU and the total comes to a little over $300. I think I'm going to leave the 7600GT out of the loop for now. I've yet to have problems with it, and the CPU and NB really don't need the extra heat.
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post #9 of 24
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Originally Posted by AKAeric View Post
cooling your chipset isn't really needed.
It is if you have a 680i
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I made a cart on FrozenCPU and the total comes to a little over $300. I think I'm going to leave the 7600GT out of the loop for now. I've yet to have problems with it, and the CPU and NB really don't need the extra heat.
you can just add a second loop later or grab a TT tidewater.

i'm actually piecing together my video card loop since my 2nd NV Silencer fan died (gave me a helluva heart attack when the thermal warning went off!). i'm on either my laptop, work computer, or random PC now T-T

but i digress...
*people have been raving about the D-Tek Fuzion block lately and the price is on par with the TDX and the Swiftech Apogee GT. that and there's no acrylic/lucite top that could crack and leak (reason i went for the Apogee)
*if you pick up the MCW60 rather than the Maze4 you can keep keep an 8800 upgrade path open since there's a conversion kit, not sure on if there's a 2900 conversion kit for the mcw60 tho. and last i checked they are in the same price bracket
*you could always get ahold of a pair of bonnevile heatercores and mod them, but HC over PC radiator is just a matter of preference really.

otherwise that's a nice looking setup

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It is if you have a 680i
true, the Nforce's run a tad hotter than i've been accustomed to seeing on older general PC builds (mainly cool-running VIA's and Intel chipsets)
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