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I've been thinkning of swicthing to WC of lower noise and better preformance but is it worth it ? I would like everything in the case so that I can go to my friends with my computer. So does any here have the Black Ice Extreme 2 any1 know how good it would preforme

and wich of these cpu blocks are any good

Swiftech Storm universal
Swiftech MCW6002
Nexus H2OTEK 2000

and for pump I was thinking this one

Swiftech MCP655
Hydor Seltz L30

and some Reservoir I don't know wich yet but would it be better than the Big typhoon I have now or is it worth uppgrading at all


post #2 of 11
The water cooling should provide a bit cooler temps on load, maybe on idle, I wouldn't expect too much from it, 3c, maybe more if the water system was really good. Although seeing your 125cfm fan, you might go up in temps, but down on noise.

PS Looking to sell one of your processors?, give me a private message w/price.
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Well I was first going to get the Swiftec with inbuilt 226w Pelt but I read somewhere that you should first have some basic skills in watercooling first
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Dont get a Storm, get an Apogee instead. They cost ~ $15 more than the Apogee, have a lower flow rate and don't cool as well. Also, don't bother with WCing if you aren't having stabability problems on higher OCs, or you don't plan on pushing your CPU to its max. WCing will not be quieter than your Big Typhoon because you will need to use 2 120mm fans for your RAD, and the hydor pumps aren't completely silent from what I have heard. But I have heard that the Swiftech pumps are pretty quiet. So really, your WC rig will be noisier than your CPU HSF.
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Originally Posted by -Jeppe-
I've been thinkning of swicthing to WC of lower noise and better preformance but is it worth it ?
I was thinking that same question myself.
I'm hoping to see a 3-4c drop in temps along with better load temps and performance.

For right now i would have to say yes to your question.
But i will soon see for myself.
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Dont get a Storm, get an Apogee instead. They cost ~ $15 more than the Apogee, have a lower flow rate and don't cool as well. Also, don't bother with WCing if you aren't having stabability problems on higher OCs, or you don't plan on pushing your CPU to its max. WCing will not be quieter than your Big Typhoon because you will need to use 2 120mm fans for your RAD, and the hydor pumps aren't completely silent from what I have heard. But I have heard that the Swiftech pumps are pretty quiet. So really, your WC rig will be noisier than your CPU HSF.
I plan on getting the cpu to it's max and I didn't find the Apogee in any store here very limited in finland
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I just found a shop in sweden that has a better selection of parts than the stores I was planing on buying from the begining

Pump:
Danger Den DD12V-D5 or the Swiftec MCP655 12 VDC Pump any input on wich one is better

Radiator:
Black Ice Xtreme 2 Radiator also been looking at the Danger Den Dual Heater Core it's cheaper but I would like everything in the case so that I could easily go to my friends with it and any input wich one is better would be appreciated

Cpu Block:
Danger Den TDX A64 1/2" can you use uv dye with this one or is it like with the Storm that it could get plugged up?

Gpu Block:
Danger Den Maze4 GPU Low Profile Acetal 1/2"

Res:
Danger Den watertanki 5.25 1/2"

Additives:
Zerex Racing Super Coolant 30ml
UV-Dye
Distilled Water

Tubing :
Danger Den Tygon 1/2" 3m

All input appreciated



post #8 of 11
I will be the first to admit that you can get acceptable temps with air but if you want to quiet things down you can and have great temps. I am using 2 120mm Thermaltake smart fans on my radiator and they are pretty quiet on low and I never turn them up not even this past summer.
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Whaaaaaaaaaaaat? DONT get a storm? uhhh higher flow rates are BETTER than lower flow rates, so GET the storm and 3c?!?! load reduction? try 10c.

Go with the storm and the hydor L30 pump, thats what my set up is. As for the rad get a dual heatercore.
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Dont get a Storm, get an Apogee instead. They cost ~ $15 more than the Apogee, have a lower flow rate and don't cool as well. Also, don't bother with WCing if you aren't having stabability problems on higher OCs, or you don't plan on pushing your CPU to its max. WCing will not be quieter than your Big Typhoon because you will need to use 2 120mm fans for your RAD, and the hydor pumps aren't completely silent from what I have heard. But I have heard that the Swiftech pumps are pretty quiet. So really, your WC rig will be noisier than your CPU HSF.
First of all, for someone to knock the best block design on the market without using it for himself is not a reliable claim. The storm G4 is an awesome block so until I see the Apo-whatever block put to the test (without their "fineprint" claims) will I sway in that direction. The Storm design blocks have more than proven themselves.

If you're lookiing for a quiet system then I strongly urge you to get a DC pump, they're quiet as can be. My MCP350 is quieter than my fans even when they're on low speed.

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