Swiftech Storm (G4 Production) Water Block--AquaXtreme 50Z-DC12 Pump--Black Ice Micro Le 80mm Radiator w/ Chrome Shroud and Vantec Tornado--Custom Rad Box with 120mm Fan--Mountain Mods Resevoir--Tygon 1/2" I.D. Hose
that's a link to a thread about the process.
I decided to WC the rig to cut down on noise and OC higher. I read up on it here and there and posted it up and went with 12V DC pump from Cooltechnia called AquaXreme 50Z. The block was obvious the new Swiftech Storm (G4); the radiator less so. I figured i would need maybe 200 watts of cooling for a single CPU loop and I saw a dualpass doublethick 80mm by BlackIce rated for 275.
Maybe it was the chrome shroud--but I impulse bought that with the pump.
When it arrived I couldn't believe how small it was--if that thing can cool my CPU I will be amazed.
I ordered a resevoir from Mountain Mods to fill the 120mm blowhole over the CPU that I wouldn't need anymore and some fans and ducts and hose.
Some waiting would be involved--but the pump and Black Ice rad arrived in 4 days from Cooltechnia.
link to the arrival of parts...
So I went out and bought a universal transmission cooler from NAPA and a dryer offset duct box from Home Depot. Within an hour I had the box in the case and breathing. Everything fit like it was meant to be--life is good like that.
that's a link about the radiator box I built and installed tonight.
Until the water block arrives I am stuck--so the rig still cools on air--but the pump, radbox and little bitty radiator are in--waiting on some more fans and ducting to get it just right.
I plan to use 1/2" I.D. Tygon hose from Danger Den and a Vantec tornado for the little rad. The Little Rad is mounted external to the rear 80mm fanhole with 2 holes for the barbs to poke inside--the Tornado will have to push its guts out from inside the case--but at least I get a dual rad setup and so far very quiet.