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post #11 of 30
don't get the silver TDX - get a swiftech storm block if you can find one - its cheaper and it performs better than the TDX in either silver or copper


another thing i would recommend against is cooling the chipset - it just adds restriction to the loop and provides basically no performance increase over having a decent heatsink on the chipset instead of a waterblock


but for restriction, you could run a dual pump setup (pumps in series), which is what i do with my Thermochill HE 120.3 > Storm G5 > DD ATI-X18 > DD Dual 5.25" Res. > 2x MCP-655/D5


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don't get the silver TDX - get a swiftech storm block if you can find one - its cheaper and it performs better than the TDX in either silver or copper


another thing i would recommend against is cooling the chipset - it just adds restriction to the loop and provides basically no performance increase over having a decent heatsink on the chipset instead of a waterblock
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post #13 of 30
suggested lineup of parts from me:


CPU Block: Swiftech Storm (if you can find it) or Swiftech Apogee

GPU Block: Danger Den Maze4 w/ Acetal Top

Radiator: HW Labs Black Ice Extreme II dual pass

Pump: Danger Den D5/MCP-655

Tubing: 10ft Masterkleer 7/16" ID x 5/8" OD, 3/32" Wall Thickness (fits snugly over 1/2" barbs and is approx. the same ID as all the barbs in the system, thus an overall smoother path for the water to flow through)

Clamps: Stainless Steel worm drive hose clamps (7/8" or 1" max. ID)


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hmm so the silver tdx isnt worth the buy? thought a pure silver WB would have a higher thermal conduct and therfore displace more heat? not going to get a gpu block though, dont need it, my card isnt even worth it yet. although the thought of appling ramsinks does sound appealing. i could backorder a storm but who knows when i could get it. I know my boss has a few sellers who might be able to get there hands on one.
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post #15 of 30
the pure silver block has better heat conductivity than the copper block, but it still has the exact same design milled in it as the copper TDX's, so the performance increase is marginal, while with the storm, it uses the jet-impengement technology designed by Cathar himself, and has been proven to be the best technology for use with waterblocks so far, and the Swiftech Storm is hands down, the best production water block to date
    
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post #16 of 30
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Ok so far the setup is:
Swiftech storm g4 ordered
gonna go with Swiftech MCX159-CU Chipset Cooler -need
Danger Den DD12V-D5 Pump -need
Danger Den Single 5 1/4" Bay Reservoir-need
2x PrimoChill ICE - UV Red -need
1977 Bonneville Heatercore -need
Danger Den Acetal MAZE4 GPU-need
10' PrimoFlex Red Tubing - 1/2 inch -need
10' Swiftech Coolsleeves 500 (For 1/2in. OD Tubing) - UV Blue -need
now on to my next set of researching i will post again soon.
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Hmm what water block would fit on my graphics card, and if i upgrad to a 6800gt will it still work? or should i even worry about it right now.
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hmm also i dont have any idea what tubing. back to the drawing board.
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Hmm what water block would fit on my graphics card, and if i upgrad to a 6800gt will it still work? or should i even worry about it right now.
If you get a maze 4 from DD(very good block) you can use it on your 6600 and 6800gt along with any newer 7 series.
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hmm maybe ill add it to the list.
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