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Hey guys, I know I change my mind like twice every day lol but my current plan is to wait until March 30th or so and then buy a new MOBO, CPU, RAM, Graphics Card and new CPU cooling. I have decided to MAYBE go water with this new build if everything else fits into my budget with spare money, if I can afford this (HIGHLY unlikely) then this is the water cooling setup I would get.

All DD parts are from Danger Den, ofcourse
DD-D5 12v pump
12oz Zerex super coolant
Arctic Silver V
DD Maze 4 chipset block
DD Dual 5.25in bay reservoir
Tygon 3606 1/2" tubing
DD Maze 4 CPU block for AMD 64 (939)
DD Maze 4 GPU block ACETAL version
Dual DD Black Ice Xtreme - XFlow radiators (one on my side panel intake fan and one on my rear exhaust fan)

This all costs $385 but I am obviously going to get a different GPU block since I will most likely get a Nvidia G80 GPU and IF SktM2 is out by then, I would also get M2 socket CPU and chipset blocks, so, what do you guys think? Mainly I am asking about that pump, res, rad, and my choice of Maze 4 blocks I also plan to buy the fans seperately, likely from newegg and most probably I will get 2x120mm Thermaltake A2029 fans or 2x130mm Thermaltake Silent Wheel fans...I could also use my SilenX Ixtrema 54CFM fans that are already in those positions...input would be greatly appreciated.
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Originally Posted by Remonster
Hey guys, I know I change my mind like twice every day lol but my current plan is to wait until March 30th or so and then buy a new MOBO, CPU, RAM, Graphics Card and new CPU cooling. I have decided to MAYBE go water with this new build if everything else fits into my budget with spare money, if I can afford this (HIGHLY unlikely) then this is the water cooling setup I would get.

All DD parts are from Danger Den, ofcourse
DD-D5 12v pump
12oz Zerex super coolant
Arctic Silver V
DD Maze 4 chipset block
DD Dual 5.25in bay reservoir
Tygon 3606 1/2" tubing
DD Maze 4 CPU block for AMD 64 (939)
DD Maze 4 GPU block ACETAL version
Dual DD Black Ice Xtreme - XFlow radiators (one on my side panel intake fan and one on my rear exhaust fan)

This all costs $385 but I am obviously going to get a different GPU block since I will most likely get a Nvidia G80 GPU and IF SktM2 is out by then, I would also get M2 socket CPU and chipset blocks, so, what do you guys think? Mainly I am asking about that pump, res, rad, and my choice of Maze 4 blocks I also plan to buy the fans seperately, likely from newegg and most probably I will get 2x120mm Thermaltake A2029 fans or 2x130mm Thermaltake Silent Wheel fans...I could also use my SilenX Ixtrema 54CFM fans that are already in those positions...input would be greatly appreciated.
Change the rad to a double heatercore, then you are golden. (It will have better temps)
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Good idea. I just chose that one since the site said it was a 120x120x32mm unit (rather than x25mm) and that it would have DOUBLE the performance of a regular rad since is is much thicker and has 2 layers of coils internally, did you know this? So what I am getting at is will the heatercore STILL beat this rad (and 2 of them at that!) or would a heatercore be better than a regular rad, but this one would be better?
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I would take the chipset block out and go with either a Swiftech MCX-159 if you want to spend the money on it or a Thermalright NB-1. No reason to make the water hotter then it needs to be, and your northbridge isn't going to get hot enough to make a difference in system performance by watercooling it.

Get a Swiftech Storm...they seem to do better in test, but it looks like the Apogee actually does stand a chance and it is much cheaper.

That pump is nice and will be replacing the Eheim 1250 I got hell of cheap when I get some money for it, but I do like the idea of the Eheim being AC rather then running off of my PSU.

Also get the DD Bay Reservoir High-Density Polyethylene. It does very well when it comes to keeping air out of the system. I haven't heard anything bad about it.

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Snerp, I like your suggestions, I will most likely ditch the NB block and just to let you know, my reservoir actually IS the DD HDPE dual 5.25in bay you mentioned!
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post #6 of 19
And having one rad that intakes air and one that is getting case exhaust dont sound like a good idea at all..

I say use a 77 Bonniville heater core..
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Why a Maze4 CPU block? An XP-120 will probabally out perform a Maze4 CPU block. I say get an Apogee. They are cheap, and are supposed to perform better than a Storm G4, and they are less flow restricting. I would buy a Hydor pump instead of a Swiftech one because they perform better and cost a lot less. I would also skip the chipset block because they just restrict your water flow, and add heat to your loop. Oh, and you should get a dual heatercore from Autozone (1977 pontiac bonneville without A/C) for $13, and refit the barbs to 1/2" OD (easy to do).
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Hmm....well I am really at a loss as to why having one rad as an intake and one as an exhaust is a bad idea? That is the only config I can use with 2 120mm single rads in my case.
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Hmm....well I am really at a loss as to why having one rad as an intake and one as an exhaust is a bad idea? That is the only config I can use with 2 120mm single rads in my case.

Because you will be taking air that is heated and forcing it across the exhaust heater core..Why do that ?

Ideally you want room temp air blowing across the radiator..That is why people are saying to get a larger Bonniville heatercore so you can blow room air across it.
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Cpu block:
Swiftech Apogee or Swiftech 6002-64 (both are cheaper and perform better than the TDX blocks) or Swiftech Storm (the king)

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

Pump:

Swiftech MCP655 12 VDC Pump or the The Danger Den DD12V-D5 (they're the same thing)

Radiator:

Black Ice Extreme II (mout it in the top of the case - how would you take off your side panel if you had a radiator on it?)

Reservoir:

NO RES! T-Line + Fillport

Tubing:
www.mcmaster.com Masterkleer 1/2" ID x 3/4" OD tubing (same bend radius as tygon, and WILL NEVER STAIN)

Liquid:
Distilled Water

Additive:
any antifreeze works, don't bother paying more for zerex from DD's site (its all the same propylene glycol!!!)
    
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