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I am using the Armor+ case. a EVGA 790i Ultra, TT 1200 PSU.
The fans I want to use are (1) Antec Big Boy 200, (3) Scythe Slip Stream 120mm Fan, (x) Scythe Ultra Kaze 120 x 38mm Fan.
The pump is Swiftech MCP655
(2) XSPC Passive 250mm Reservoir
CPU Block is Swiftech MCW6500
My CPU is E8400
I want to use for video card is a GTX 280 SSC or HC
I do not what to use for a radiator or anything else for this setup
Open for any type of comments.
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post #2 of 16
Ummm you must have a radiator, that's what removes the heat from the water.
post #3 of 16
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Originally Posted by PuffinMyLye View Post
Ummm you must have a radiator, that's what removes the heat from the water.
I'm guessing that's why he chose 2 XSPC passive reservoirs; but the passive reservoirs have 2 major problems, 1) they are not very effective at removing the heat from the loop and 2) they are made from aluminum which leads to galvanic corrosion.


I'd strongly suggest you reconsider the passive reservoirs and get a real radiator instead; it'll provide much better performance
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post #4 of 16
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I'm guessing that's why he chose 2 XSPC passive reservoirs; but the passive reservoirs have 2 major problems, 1) they are not very effective at removing the heat from the loop and 2) they are made from aluminum which leads to galvanic corrosion.


I'd strongly suggest you reconsider the passive reservoirs and get a real radiator instead; it'll provide much better performance
Oh I see. And yes if that's the case I agree, use a Rad or you might as well stick with air cooling.
post #5 of 16
Thread Starter 
I know that that i need a rad but im trying to choose from Danger Den GTX, GTS, or the BIX. I want to stay away from Swiftech rad b/c of the pressure drop. Im using the XSPC passive res b/c im but one inside the mini refrig next to my computer. I know its an odd thing. I am going to use PromoChill Ice for the corrision.
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post #6 of 16
Even fluids with corrosion inhibitors will not 100% prevent corrosion from occurring.

If you're wanting something to be able to achieve sub-ambient temps (with the aid of your refrigerator), I think you'd be better advised placing a standard radiator in the fridge instead on an aluminum passive res.
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2x 500Gb SATA | 750Gb SATA | 1Tb SATA LG SATA DVD-RW DangerDen Water Windows 7 Ultimate X64 
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post #7 of 16
Thread Starter 
The rad in the frig was my second thought. I guess i should from the passive res. Ok but what rad should i choose from.
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post #8 of 16
You never mentioned your radiator budget.
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post #9 of 16
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Originally Posted by dM@n View Post
You never mentioned your radiator budget.
He did say a GTX was being considered. That is the one to get IMO.
    
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post #10 of 16
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the cooling budget is about $700 max. I would like to choose from any good rad
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E8400 Evga 790i Ultra GeForce 9800 GTX+ G Skill 1333MHz 2 x 1GB 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
VRaptor 300GB Vista Ultimate 32-Bit FHD2400 Logitech G15 
PowerCaseMouse
1200 Watt Tt W0133RU Tt Armor+ Logitech MX 518 
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My System
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E8400 Evga 790i Ultra GeForce 9800 GTX+ G Skill 1333MHz 2 x 1GB 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
VRaptor 300GB Vista Ultimate 32-Bit FHD2400 Logitech G15 
PowerCaseMouse
1200 Watt Tt W0133RU Tt Armor+ Logitech MX 518 
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