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This is going to be my first build using water for cooling. At the momment i have a AM2 5200 cpu, Asus M2N Sli board, and 1 pny 9600gt (soon i will get another card for sli). This is going to be mounted in a Antec 1200 case. I just ordered the case and starting to look at what water system i need to get. I have never done this so im not sure what i need to get to properly OC this system to the max. I have been looking into Swiftech water cooling products, and think i might go that route. As far as what Cpu block, Gpu block, and what chipset blocks do i need to use im not sure. I like the 3x 120mm radiator, but noticed that swiftech dose not sell that with the kits. So i do not know how i should go about getting "exactly" what i need for this build. Anyone has any input i would GLADLY like to know. This is a system i would like to not learn he hard way on.

thank you for your time,
Mark
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post #2 of 19
depends on your price and what you want cooled. cpu/nb/gpu will run you about 500 depending on products that you get full cover gpu or gpu only heatsinks.
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take a look at my guides in my signature
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What is your budget?
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well price is not a issue. I just spent out all i can at the moment to buy the case. What i was really wanting to know is what blocks to use for the CPU/2xGpu/chipset that i have. Then see if buying a kit from swiftech and upgrading the radiator would be what i have to do or buy a piece at a time.
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post #6 of 19
Does your north bridge get that hot? I didn't think AMD north bridges got that hot.


If price isn't an issue, I would go with what's below.

CPU Block

Pump

GPU waterblocks x2

Video card ramsinks x2

Video card mosfet sinks x2

Reservoir

Radiator

Yes there is a lot of stuff out of stock, but they are working on getting more stock in very soon. The holidays hit them hard inventory wise.
post #7 of 19
My sig rig that I made a couple weeks ago was also my first watercooling project. If this is your first time, I'd suggest just cooling your CPU block. I dunno what your budget is, but here's my setup for reference:

CPU Block:
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/79...aterblock.html

You'll need this bracket for it:

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/81...TZ-AM2-HD.html

Pump+Res combo:
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/72..._Fittings.html

Rad (you said you wanted a 360 so I linked to that):
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/53...r_-_Black.html

Fans for Rad:
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/64...812L-2000.html

Tubing:
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/71...-_UV_Blue.html

Coolant:
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/69...e_F1-0001.html

Hope this helps.
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post #8 of 19
Take your time and do some research, the possibilities are endless. Main thing is stay away from cheap kits. Swiftech is respectable though. As a CPU block maker I will tell you that any of the now available top end blocks including my own will all be within a few degrees of each other so the choice is yours. Start with the basics of a good CPU block a good pump like the D5 Vario a good Tripple rad or a heatercore, yes I said heatercore. I still think they produce a big bang for the buck. They are not suited for internal mounting but I like external systems anyway. We will help you so shop around and get ideas and check with us before you pay for anything.
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I would like to keep the price to the lowest amount possible but i would like to OC my system to the max. With that said, would a kit be best to start with? As far as water cooling my Gpu's, i seen some really nice setups in Oc forums that im not sure if i can get thouse nasty blocks for my pny 9600gt or they are "just" for the 8800gts cards the guys were putting them on.

Also i would like the setup to look "clean" as possible aswell.( i hope to post the system here on the forums )
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