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post #11 of 39
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i have a lot of fans - 80 or 120 - so that's not an issue.

does anyone out there know of a full block for a 9600 gt gpu? having that will help because it'll mean not having to buy both things for the graphics card.

would a t-line be better than a res? i know it'd be cheaper, and i'd prefer having a top point for it anyways.

edit - question regarding coolant. would it be better to go with one of those pre-made/pre-mixed coolant solutions? i'd like it to be uv-reactant regardless, but the less mixing i have to do, the better. i'd not have to worry about biocide, then, right?

edit - question regarding tubing. i don't mind spending a bit more on tubing - what would be suggested as a little higher quality than that stuff you suggested? it doesn't look THAT great, and for a few bucks more i'm perfectly willing to pay more for it.
Edited by the prophet of mephisto - 5/21/08 at 4:16am
post #12 of 39
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i have a lot of fans - 80 or 120 - so that's not an issue.

does anyone out there know of a full block for a 9600 gt gpu? having that will help because it'll mean not having to buy both things for the graphics card.

would a t-line be better than a res? i know it'd be cheaper, and i'd prefer having a top point for it anyways.

edit - question regarding coolant. would it be better to go with one of those pre-made/pre-mixed coolant solutions? i'd like it to be uv-reactant regardless, but the less mixing i have to do, the better. i'd not have to worry about biocide, then, right?

edit - question regarding tubing. i don't mind spending a bit more on tubing - what would be suggested as a little higher quality than that stuff you suggested? it doesn't look THAT great, and for a few bucks more i'm perfectly willing to pay more for it.
T-Line or Res is personal preference, they both perform about the same. You can buy pre-made coolant but distilled water mixed with an additive will most likely net you the best results and they are extremely easy to mix. Distilled water is so cheap too.

What type of tubing are you looking for?
post #13 of 39
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*shrug* that tubing looked a little flimsy - is it good? i don't even know what to look for.

i think i'd prefer a t-line, it makes for an easier fill.

if i were to buy pre-mixed coolant, what should i look for?
post #14 of 39
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*shrug* that tubing looked a little flimsy - is it good? i don't even know what to look for.

i think i'd prefer a t-line, it makes for an easier fill.

if i were to buy pre-mixed coolant, what should i look for?
Well that tubing does work well but if you're worried about it being flimsy use Tygon tubing. It's the best you can buy and will not kink at all. It's not cheap though. http://www.petrastechshop.com/7id5odtyrlat.html

For pre-mixed coolant, Feser is up there with the best and it's non-conductive. http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/feonef1coflu.html
post #15 of 39

Just one bit of advice. Unless you don't want to mix your own, normal de-ionised water is equally as non-conductive as feser -


^^I love that video. Pre-mixed stuff is easier but not cheaper than de-ionised water.

Good luck with your watercooling
post #16 of 39
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that Feser stuff looks great.

how many feet would i need, if i'm planning on doing the t-line and everything?

also, the pump - how is it powered? externally, right?
post #17 of 39
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that Feser stuff looks great.

how many feet would i need, if i'm planning on doing the t-line and everything?

also, the pump - how is it powered? externally, right?
No, the pump just plugs into your PSU with a 4 pin connector just as a normal IDE Optical drive would. I'd go with 10-12 feet just to be safe. Always goodo have more in case you make mistakes.
post #18 of 39
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Just one bit of advice. Unless you don't want to mix your own, normal de-ionised water is equally as non-conductive as feser -

YouTube - PT QuickClips - Fun With Coolant

^^I love that video. Pre-mixed stuff is easier but not cheaper than de-ionised water.

Good luck with your watercooling
Yes but de-ionized water can corrode your components as it tries to recollect ions. Distilled water is best.
Edited by PuffinMyLye - 5/21/08 at 8:55am
post #19 of 39
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No, the pump just plugs into your PSU with a 4 pin connector just as a normal IDE Optical drive would. I'd go with 10-12 feet just to be safe. Always goodo have more in case you make mistakes.
right - i'd prefer to have a little extra just in case.

now, i'm assuming since you picked it that this pump will be more than powerful enough for my system, right? if i ever wanted to expand slightly (either HD or GPU2), would it handle that? or would i have to go with a better pump then? if it's a difference of like twenty dollars, i'm going to go for that no question.

edit: hah, found it! this link has a picture of the 9600gt with no cooler attached, making it a lot easier to see where the mounting holes are. do you know of any full cover block that'd fit this, as opposed to the gpu+ramsinks thing?

edit 2: according to this guy, the 9600 gt's used the same pcb setup as the 8600/7900 cards...meaning that a cooler that'd fit them would fit mine as well.
Edited by the prophet of mephisto - 5/21/08 at 9:27am
post #20 of 39
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right - i'd prefer to have a little extra just in case.

now, i'm assuming since you picked it that this pump will be more than powerful enough for my system, right? if i ever wanted to expand slightly (either HD or GPU2), would it handle that? or would i have to go with a better pump then? if it's a difference of like twenty dollars, i'm going to go for that no question.

edit: hah, found it! this link has a picture of the 9600gt with no cooler attached, making it a lot easier to see where the mounting holes are. do you know of any full cover block that'd fit this, as opposed to the gpu+ramsinks thing?
That pump is a great pump, yes it will handle it if you choose to expand (though I'd stay away from HD coolers as I think they are pointelss).

I still have yet to see any full cover blocks or anyone confirming a full cover block working with the 9600gt.
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