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Considering going watercooling a nice AMD build this summer if i oppose the aircooled Intel build

AMD X2 5000+ [Already have - New]
DFI LP 790FX Motherboard
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4GB OCZ Plat.Rev 2 800MHz RAM [2GB Already owned]
Sata DvD RW
EVGA 8800GT [Already own]
Thermaltake Shark [Already own]
Aspire 550w PSU [Already own]


Now, here is my build

I have always been interesting in watercooling, i simply want opinions / advice about the following build...







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If you've got any advice on the WC build, advice is greatly welcomed as i have never watercooled before and simply interested in it as an option for my birthday which is more than soon! [10th July]

Thanks guys


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I'd avoid full coverage (GPU/Memory) waterblocks. When you change video cards you also have to change waterblocks.
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Yeah I'd go with a Swifty 60 also for that reason, plus you wont dump ram heat into your loop..Swifty 60...Swifty 60 Ram Sinks

If your going to be using larger then 47Cfm fans I'd get a GTX 360....

..360 GTX Beats PA.3 Using 47cfm YL Fans

..Martins HWlabs 480GTX Thermals

I'd use fans at least this size on any rad..86cfm Pana...120x38mm fans have a higher pressure and seem to scavenge air through a rad better...You can always put them on a controller and you will still have better static pressure....

Shrouds will help with a GTX...

..Part 1- 480 GTX-Temp's with and with-out shrouds

..Poll: Push or pull configuration for Radiators

..How To: Make any Sized shroud in 2 minutes

..How To: Build A Performance Shroud

Here is some stuff to read, I'll leave you my cleaning and set-up PDF also...Be sure to read all the stickies here, there is a wealth of info in them...

...Water Cooling - In English

..Assembling your Custom Watercooling Setup

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

..How To: Clean out a D-Tek Fuzion CPU Block

..D-Tek FuZion Washer Made Easy.

..PC Water Coolant Chemistry - Part I

..Cooling - An In-Depth Look
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post #4 of 11
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Thanks Ira-K thats a great help

Unforatunaly WC shop doesnt stock the 360 GTX, but they have the 360 Stealth GT, i was considering running 2 of those however for a CPU / GPU loop i reckon that plossibly 1 360 GT would be enough, especially for an AMD CPU - am i right?

Or would it be worth staying with the Thermochill
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post #5 of 11
The GTS is a real restrictive rad, air flow wise and coolant flow wise...It might make a good CPU only loop with a good pump, i wouldn't use one with a multi-block loop at all....

If you cant get the GTX I would go with the Thermochill,its probably cheaper there anyway... Use some good medium cfm 120x38mm fans on it, like these..86cfm Pana...I guess a shroud will help on one, they sell some for it.....
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Hey again, im trying to have half water / half new system so i was cutting down a lil on budget

What would be beter, the 240 Thermochill rad or the 360GTS, im guessing the 240 Thermochill?
    
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post #7 of 11
Yea, I would go with the thermochill.

And if you can wait a little bit, D-Tek is going to be coming out with a new fuzion v2 gpu block that is supposedly half as restrictive as the v1. It looks really sexy
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And if you can wait a little bit, D-Tek is going to be coming out with a new fuzion v2 gpu block that is supposedly half as restrictive as the v1. It looks really sexy
I definatly prefer the older style Fuzion, the new one looks a bit halfassed and cheap
    
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What would be beter, the 240 Thermochill rad or the 360GTS, im guessing the 240 Thermochill?
A 360 GTS would cool better, but its so restrictive flow wise I wouldn't use one in a multi-block loop...You need higher cfm fans on it to since it has a real high fin count, it beats a BIX by a couple of C, thats all the PA could beat a BIX by to...GTS Review..
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post #10 of 11
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What are the XSPC Radiators like? Or am i best sticking with the 360 Thermochill

Will be running on this...

E8200
DFI DK P35 T2RS
WD 320GB AAK
4GB OCZ 1066MHz Reaper
EVGA 8800GT

[I chose the E8200 as i prefer it over the E7200 - Don't know why]

I'd swap the Masterkleer for the XSPC Tubing, the NB shouldnt get too hot with a dual core @around 475 FSB should it?

Cheers



Note: Might consider the E8400, its only a few bucks more, like the uniqueness of the E8200 if you know what i mean

Note: Do i really need a hose cutter or can i use scissors?

Note: Is bleeding the loop quite difficult or not too bad
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