Overclock.net › Forums › Cooling › Water Cooling › Thinking about Water Cooling
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Thinking about Water Cooling

post #1 of 5
Thread Starter 
I've been interested in Water Cooling for quite some time now, but I don't much about it and I haven't been able to find a good setup from a Canadian Vender. My system is as in my CP, but prior to adding Water Cooling, I should also have the Enermax Liberty 500W PSU, the Sound Blaster X-Fi Fata1lty FPS Sound Card and a WD Raptor HDD. Is there any good setups from Canadian venders? If so, which components are actually worth cooling if I'm planning to OC in the future?
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardOSMonitor
AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ Asus A8R-MVP Windows XP Professinal 17" Flat CRT 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech MX5000 Bluetooth SilverStone ST60F 600W Xion II Logitech MX1000 Bluetooth 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardOSMonitor
AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ Asus A8R-MVP Windows XP Professinal 17" Flat CRT 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech MX5000 Bluetooth SilverStone ST60F 600W Xion II Logitech MX1000 Bluetooth 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 5
Not sure about Canadian Vendors--anyway--the CPU is the most important part. You will still have to use air to cool the case so no sense in getting to crazy with chipset RAM and HDD coolers unless you like plumbing. Adding a GPU cooler is no biggy--plenty of info out in the Forum about this....take a read on some of the FAQs (even the one's in my sig).
Shop Dog
(13 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E8400 Asus Blitz Formula SE HD3870X2 G Skill 2 x 2GB DDR2 800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Velociraptor 150GB LG DVD Burner Vista Ultimate 64 AOC 21.5" LED 1080p 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Deck Legend Silverstone 750 Modular OverClock Edition Lian Li V1100 Logitech Trackball 
Mouse Pad
Nope 
  hide details  
Reply
Shop Dog
(13 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E8400 Asus Blitz Formula SE HD3870X2 G Skill 2 x 2GB DDR2 800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Velociraptor 150GB LG DVD Burner Vista Ultimate 64 AOC 21.5" LED 1080p 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Deck Legend Silverstone 750 Modular OverClock Edition Lian Li V1100 Logitech Trackball 
Mouse Pad
Nope 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 5
Thread Starter 
Ya, the CPU and GPU are pretty well a given, I was just curious if it was actually worth cooling the RAM or HDD. I don't really know much about overclocking yet, but I wasn't sure if the RAM was worth water cooling, even with overclocking. As for the HDD, I heard the Raptor can run pretty hot sometimes, causing problems if not cooled properly, but the Xion II has a front 80mm that runs over the HDDs, so I didn't really think I would need it. Besides, the HDD coolers are ugly as sin.
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardOSMonitor
AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ Asus A8R-MVP Windows XP Professinal 17" Flat CRT 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech MX5000 Bluetooth SilverStone ST60F 600W Xion II Logitech MX1000 Bluetooth 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardOSMonitor
AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ Asus A8R-MVP Windows XP Professinal 17" Flat CRT 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech MX5000 Bluetooth SilverStone ST60F 600W Xion II Logitech MX1000 Bluetooth 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 5
Thread Starter 
Sorry for the double post, but I've done a little digging.

The Corsair COOL kit is kind of drawing my attention, but the very bulky Radiator is kind of making me hesitant. It's a nice cheap solution that's gotten alot of good reviews for performance, but I'm still unsure. I've also heard about the Swiftech kit that supposedly performs slightly better than the Corsair kit, but still has the bulky rad and doesn't have the nice 5-1/4" bay Res. Finally, I've also looked at the Koolance Exos-2, but have reservations about due to the bulkiness of the whole system (slightly longer than my case is, so it would overhang a little) and the cost. Any suggestions?
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardOSMonitor
AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ Asus A8R-MVP Windows XP Professinal 17" Flat CRT 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech MX5000 Bluetooth SilverStone ST60F 600W Xion II Logitech MX1000 Bluetooth 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardOSMonitor
AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ Asus A8R-MVP Windows XP Professinal 17" Flat CRT 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech MX5000 Bluetooth SilverStone ST60F 600W Xion II Logitech MX1000 Bluetooth 
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 5
Swifttech H20-120

That kit comes with a 5/14 bay res, with the pump as well, but only a single 120 rad. teh 220 kit appears to use a different res.

Or, you can buy the res/pump combo (MCRES-1000P) yourself and build your own kit using a bigger rad or a heater core.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Water Cooling
Overclock.net › Forums › Cooling › Water Cooling › Thinking about Water Cooling