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So I need an opinion of the masses....

Thermaltake BigWater 760i Liquid Cooling Kit....yes or no.

It will be used with the following pieces...

E8400
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115037

DFI Lanparty T2RS
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16813136043

8800GT OC'D(if it matters)

If the Thermaltake isn't the way to go, any recommendations?

I would like to try to get significant improvement over the Tuniq Tower if possible....but if I need to buy pieces individually over time, I can. I don't want something super expensive, but if it makes a significant improvement over the Tuniq, then I will highly consider it.

Thanks for any help given.
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If you're just cooling the 8400, then I would get:

cpu block: d-tek fuzion - $65
radiator: black ice 240GTS - $50
pump: swiftech mcp-655 vario - $70
reservoir: Swiftech Micro-res: $17
tubing: tygon 1/2" or masterkleer 7/16"

this it pretty much as good as you'll need for just the e8400. If you think you might cool the 8800Gt in the future, you should get the 360 rad instead.
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As many will point out, the bigwater is a bad kit, as are most kits. You'll want to piece together yourself a loop. Good starting parts are:
Waterblock: Dtek Fuzion
Pump: Laing D5 Vario
Rad: Bonnie Heatercore

I'll let the watercooling gurus take it from here
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If you're just cooling the 8400, then I would get:

cpu block: d-tek fuzion - $65
radiator: black ice 240GTS - $50
pump: swiftech mcp-655 vario - $70
reservoir: Swiftech Micro-res: $17
tubing: tygon 1/2" or masterkleer 7/16"

this it pretty much as good as you'll need for just the e8400. If you think you might cool the 8800Gt in the future, you should get the 360 rad instead.
What are we looking at for temp differences...roughly.....say oc'd to 4.0? What will my limitations be?
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Couldnt agree with tehpwnerofn00bs more. I would though get a 360 RAD just because you will eventually want to wc the 8800 (trust me they can be hot) and for that you will want a 360. Plus having a 360 just on the processor will only help things. If youre budget is tight I would go for the Swiftech MCR-320QP. Otherwise go for the BlackICE GTX 360. Be warned though for BlackICE you will need some pretty powerful fans, preferably 100CFM+ if youre doing both GPU and CPU. I would though go with triple rad. I bough a double and still kicking my self on how hot it gets on load even with just CPU and GPU in the loop.


Temps Wise, Double vs. Triple- I wouldnt say anymore then 2C with just CPU. With CPU and GPU, Double Vs. triple, no more then max 5-6C. With a pump that good, RAD shouldnt matter tooo much. Just double at the bare minimum. Youre other option, if you do decide to go just double and not cool the GPU at all, is this http://www.dangerden.com/store/produ...&cat=14&page=1
DangerDen's Heatercore. If you do go double, Id rather see you buy this then anything else as Heatercores can handle heat loads far beyond what computers will give them. You will need powerful fans though.

Soo....Never, ever,ever gonna cool the GPU= Heatecore, Slightest possibility, Swiftech or BlackICE triple RAD, which ever fits ur budget. I also recommend either FLUIDXP or FEISER for coolant.
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Couldnt agree with tehpwnerofn00bs more. I would though get a 360 RAD just because you will eventually want to wc the 8800 (trust me they can be hot) and for that you will want a 360. Plus having a 360 just on the processor will only help things. If youre budget is tight I would go for the Swiftech MCR-320QP. Otherwise go for the BlackICE GTX 360. Be warned though for BlackICE you will need some pretty powerful fans, preferably 100CFM+ if youre doing both GPU and CPU. I would though go with triple rad. I bough a double and still kicking my self on how hot it gets on load even with just CPU and GPU in the loop.


Temps Wise, Double vs. Triple- I wouldnt say anymore then 2C with just CPU. With CPU and GPU, Double Vs. triple, no more then max 5-6C. With a pump that good, RAD shouldnt matter tooo much. Just double at the bare minimum. Youre other option, if you do decide to go just double and not cool the GPU at all, is this http://www.dangerden.com/store/produ...&cat=14&page=1
DangerDen's Heatercore. If you do go double, Id rather see you buy this then anything else as Heatercores can handle heat loads far beyond what computers will give them. You will need powerful fans though.

Soo....Never, ever,ever gonna cool the GPU= Heatecore, Slightest possibility, Swiftech or BlackICE triple RAD, which ever fits ur budget. I also recommend either FLUIDXP or FEISER for coolant.
The 8400 alone won't need more than the 240 rad. And the GTX rads actually work great with any CFM fans - they're even better than the PA series for low cfm (<40). The GTS' are the ones that need high cfm fans. The 360 on the 8400 alone would be unlikely to drop load temps by more than a degree or two. Its overkill, so it would mostly help avoiding temp spikes.
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