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Hello all!

I'm presently doing research on doing my very first water-cooled build. I've got absolutely no practical experience when it comes to assembling the array of parts for a CPU-only loop, but I've been doing lots of research, especially recently, on a whole gaggle of parts.

I seek advice and recommendations for the following hardware configuration:

S939 AMD Opteron 170
DFI LANParty UT nF4 SLI-DR Expert
Lian Li PC-V2000B
Budget for water cooling components: ~ $300.00 maximum (~ $200-$250, if possible)

I mentioned the case because I would like this to be an internally-mounted system. I plan to remove at least one, possibly both, of the HDD mounting racks in the case's bottom chamber to mount the radiator there. Based on most configurations I've seen, the radiator is situated horizontally on the case's floor, with the fans mounted closest to the ground (probably pulling air from beneath the case and into the radiator array).

Based on my research, I think I'll be using a 2 x 120mm radiator (i.e., one that accommodates two 120mm fans) for this build.

I thank you in advance for all inputs and advice.
    
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First of all loving the rig..939 rocks to this very day.
Onto the loop, im pretty sure you could fit a 360 rad in your case and it would be a better choice because once you start this hobby, its going to expand..trust me.
Rad i recommend HW labs GTX series so in your case atleast the 240 GTX, the 360 if it fits. For the pump the D5 vario is highly recommended, i have one myself and love it, very quiet even at full speed. For blocks there are so many choice but im not sure which blocks include 939 mounts out of the box. I know the EK Supreme does, not sure about the D-tek fuzion/v2. Ive also heard the Danger Den MC TDX is good for single die dual cores such as your cpu. Go with a T line if you exceed your budget with the rest of the parts, if you do have the money i like the XSPC bay reservoirs. For fans for the rad id go with 3 Scythe Ultra Kaze 3000rpm with a Sunbeam Rheobus fan controller.
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Originally Posted by waqasr View Post
First of all loving the rig..939 rocks to this very day.
Onto the loop, im pretty sure you could fit a 360 rad in your case and it would be a better choice because once you start this hobby, its going to expand..trust me.
Rad i recommend HW labs GTX series so in your case atleast the 240 GTX, the 360 if it fits. For the pump the D5 vario is highly recommended, i have one myself and love it, very quiet even at full speed. For blocks there are so many choice but im not sure which blocks include 939 mounts out of the box. I know the EK Supreme does, not sure about the D-tek fuzion/v2. Ive also heard the Danger Den MC TDX is good for single die dual cores such as your cpu. Go with a T line if you exceed your budget with the rest of the parts, if you do have the money i like the XSPC bay reservoirs. For fans for the rad id go with 3 Scythe Ultra Kaze 3000rpm with a Sunbeam Rheobus fan controller.

I can confirm that the Dtek Fuzion V2 fits Skt939 out of the box!
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Originally Posted by waqasr View Post
First of all loving the rig..939 rocks to this very day.
Onto the loop, im pretty sure you could fit a 360 rad in your case and it would be a better choice because once you start this hobby, its going to expand..trust me.
Rad i recommend HW labs GTX series so in your case atleast the 240 GTX, the 360 if it fits. For the pump the D5 vario is highly recommended, i have one myself and love it, very quiet even at full speed. For blocks there are so many choice but im not sure which blocks include 939 mounts out of the box. I know the EK Supreme does, not sure about the D-tek fuzion/v2. Ive also heard the Danger Den MC TDX is good for single die dual cores such as your cpu. Go with a T line if you exceed your budget with the rest of the parts, if you do have the money i like the XSPC bay reservoirs. For fans for the rad id go with 3 Scythe Ultra Kaze 3000rpm with a Sunbeam Rheobus fan controller.
waqasr, thank you very much for your recommendations on parts.

I have been looking quite lustfully at the D-Tek FuZion V2, as a matter of fact, but I'm a little torn because I was thinking that perhaps such a block would be overkill. In other moments, though, I think again and say, "Overkill?"

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I can confirm that the Dtek Fuzion V2 fits Skt939 out of the box!
The fates seem to be strongly suggesting the FuZion V2 is the CPU block for me.

General question: Is the CPU block more crucial than the radiator? Or is it the other way around?

Thanks again for your advice and thoughts.
    
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for cpu block i heard that the Swiftech Apogee GTZ extreme performs very well.
http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/swapgtzexpew.html
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Well with the whole loop in mind the radiator is more important than the cpu block because it will either limit or allow how many heat sources you can run in that single loop. If you do go with any of the higher end block you shouldn't have any regrets with your choice because all of the higher end blocks are within a few degrees of each other, these block include:
Dtek Fuzion/V2
EK Supreme
Apogee GTX/GTZ
DD MC-Tdx
XSPC Delta V3
there are many more but yea these are the most common
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Thanks again for the advice and recommendations.

If I may, another question: Even for just a CPU-only loop, what advantage (if any) would there be to have a 360 rad over a 240? This is without taking into account the obvious advantage of future expandability (i.e., having the ability to add more heat sources without taking a big performance hit). In other words, would a 360 rad cool a CPU block any better than a 240, given the same exact fans (well, with one more on the 360 than on a 240, of course)?

Thanks for your patience.
    
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I cool my 8800GTS and E6600 with a GTX360 in the bottom chamber of my V2000.

Pics are a bit outdated though, I've got a new mobo and the loop's been redesigned a bit.
Edited by afzsom - 12/25/08 at 10:57am
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May i suggest a stinger by fstfrddy Plus one of these http://www.petrastechshop.com/ptsulracomce.html
along with a D4/D5 pump. Killer loop right at about $250
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Thanks again for the advice and recommendations.

If I may, another question: Even for just a CPU-only loop, what advantage (if any) would there be to have a 360 rad over a 240? This is without taking into account the obvious advantage of future expandability (i.e., having the ability to add more heat sources without taking a big performance hit). In other words, would a 360 rad cool a CPU block any better than a 240, given the same exact fans (well, with one more on the 360 than on a 240, of course)?

Thanks for your patience.
Hmm..well that depends on how much heat the cpu is giving off. If the 240 rad couldnt handle it too well then the 360 would give better temps but given your cpu i dont think you would see a huge difference..but as always id advise a bigger rad..overkill is better when watercooling.
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