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post #1 of 12
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Over this summer I am going to get a lot of new parts for a huge overhaul. For one, a new motherboard (DFI LP UT P35 T2R), a new processor (Q6600), and new RAM (2 x 2GB sticks). I already have a BFG 8800GTS that puts out a lot of heat. All of this is housed in a TT Armor.

For this setup I am going to build, what kind of WC system would I need to keep everything nice and cool? I am more worried about the Q6600 obviously than the 8800GTS, but would like to keep it WC'd too.

I really don't wanna spend too much money on this. I would say around $200.

::Edit:: I will raise this to $300 because i don't like cheap things.

I don't know enough about the parts to buy the right (good) ones yet and I don't wanna waste money on a pre-build setup (unless it's a Swiftech).

You guys are the pros and I am just trying to catch up

Thanks!!
Edited by se7en56 - 5/15/08 at 12:04pm
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Q6600 @ 3.2GHz (400 x 8 @ 1.4v) «Lapped» DFI Lan Party UT P35 T2R BFG 8800GTS 640MB (625/1950/1400) 4GB (2 x 2GB) OCZ Platinum 1066MHz 
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Q6600 @ 3.2GHz (400 x 8 @ 1.4v) «Lapped» DFI Lan Party UT P35 T2R BFG 8800GTS 640MB (625/1950/1400) 4GB (2 x 2GB) OCZ Platinum 1066MHz 
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Seagate 320GB and 160GB || Western Digital 250GB DVD-RW Vista Ultimate x64 2 x 19" Widescreens (2880x900) 
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post #2 of 12
It's gonna be tough to cool both your CPU and GPU for $200 or under and make it worth your while. Probably need closer to $300 to make a solid loop that can cool both those, if not more. Otherwise I'd probably stick with a solid Air Cooler. Btw, is that GTS the G92 core?
post #3 of 12
I would get good air cooling. 8800GTS waterblocks (you can only use specific WB for those cards) themselves can run ~$100...
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post #4 of 12
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Originally Posted by amd0freak View Post
I would get good air cooling. 8800GTS waterblocks (you can only use specific WB for those cards) themselves can run ~$100...
Well you could get a non-full cover block with ramsinks or a custom ram/mosfet heatsink for about $75 but you're still looking at much more than $200.
post #5 of 12
is say what i always say to people wanting to water cool on a budget.

dont bother
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post #6 of 12
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Originally Posted by urbtree View Post
is say what i always say to people wanting to water cool on a budget.

dont bother
Exactly, you get what you pay for and when you go cheap you probably won't get better than high end air.
post #7 of 12
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Ah. Thanks guys I appreciate it. Sorry for the unresponsiveness, I am at work

Anyways, I will change my price to about 300 dollars then. Now what happens haha. I don't know custom parts, so I am just walking in the dark.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 @ 3.2GHz (400 x 8 @ 1.4v) «Lapped» DFI Lan Party UT P35 T2R BFG 8800GTS 640MB (625/1950/1400) 4GB (2 x 2GB) OCZ Platinum 1066MHz 
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Seagate 320GB and 160GB || Western Digital 250GB DVD-RW Vista Ultimate x64 2 x 19" Widescreens (2880x900) 
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Seagate 320GB and 160GB || Western Digital 250GB DVD-RW Vista Ultimate x64 2 x 19" Widescreens (2880x900) 
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post #8 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by se7en56 View Post
Ah. Thanks guys I appreciate it. Sorry for the unresponsiveness, I am at work

Anyways, I will change my price to about 300 dollars then. Now what happens haha. I don't know custom parts, so I am just walking in the dark.
$300 is more doable but still hard to cool both a Quad CPU and GPU. You're looking at the following for any loop:

Pump - $80
CPU Block - $60
Rad - $60-130
GPU Block - $90-110
Resevoir - $20-$30
Tubing - $6
Coolant - $6

That's $320 at the minimum and over $400 for a what most would recommend. If someone could recommend him less expensive parts please do, it's just not in my nature to go for anything cheaper than this.
Edited by PuffinMyLye - 5/15/08 at 12:11pm
post #9 of 12
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Awesome. Thanks so much PuffinMyLye +
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 @ 3.2GHz (400 x 8 @ 1.4v) «Lapped» DFI Lan Party UT P35 T2R BFG 8800GTS 640MB (625/1950/1400) 4GB (2 x 2GB) OCZ Platinum 1066MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate 320GB and 160GB || Western Digital 250GB DVD-RW Vista Ultimate x64 2 x 19" Widescreens (2880x900) 
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Eclipse II Antec Earthwatts 500W Thermaltake Armor 
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Q6600 @ 3.2GHz (400 x 8 @ 1.4v) «Lapped» DFI Lan Party UT P35 T2R BFG 8800GTS 640MB (625/1950/1400) 4GB (2 x 2GB) OCZ Platinum 1066MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate 320GB and 160GB || Western Digital 250GB DVD-RW Vista Ultimate x64 2 x 19" Widescreens (2880x900) 
KeyboardPowerCase
Eclipse II Antec Earthwatts 500W Thermaltake Armor 
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post #10 of 12
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Okay, that's not too bad i guess, where did you find these parts? Did you go to swiftech? or petrastechshop?
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 @ 3.2GHz (400 x 8 @ 1.4v) «Lapped» DFI Lan Party UT P35 T2R BFG 8800GTS 640MB (625/1950/1400) 4GB (2 x 2GB) OCZ Platinum 1066MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate 320GB and 160GB || Western Digital 250GB DVD-RW Vista Ultimate x64 2 x 19" Widescreens (2880x900) 
KeyboardPowerCase
Eclipse II Antec Earthwatts 500W Thermaltake Armor 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 @ 3.2GHz (400 x 8 @ 1.4v) «Lapped» DFI Lan Party UT P35 T2R BFG 8800GTS 640MB (625/1950/1400) 4GB (2 x 2GB) OCZ Platinum 1066MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate 320GB and 160GB || Western Digital 250GB DVD-RW Vista Ultimate x64 2 x 19" Widescreens (2880x900) 
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Eclipse II Antec Earthwatts 500W Thermaltake Armor 
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