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I got my system water cooled and have no issues at all. Temps are great and the noise level is low. Now here is the question, I thinking of adding a Modified 1/5 HP Chiller, here is the link

http://www.aquastealth.com/modified15hpchiller.aspx

With this option I could take out all my rads, fans and controler and just run the chiller or leave the rads in and just turn off the fans so I have a backup system if the chiller goes out or I choose not to run it. I do alot of gaming on my system and folding also. So I need your input on this.
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I think 1/5 HP water chiller is not going to work on your system (an overclocked i7 860 + GTX470 SLI). If you really want to use it, it could be used as an auxiliary system to supplement your existing water cooling system. The chiller itself is just too weak to work alone as a primary cooling system.

Reference:
A ½ HP Hailea HC-500 can cool an overclocked i7 975 (4GHz at 51-58C / 4.4GHz at 60-67C).

Link:http://www.overclockingstation.de/co...-500-a280.html

I hope this gives you an idea (at least roughly) of the power needed.
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I got my system water cooled and have no issues at all. Temps are great and the noise level is low. Now here is the question, I thinking of adding a Modified 1/5 HP Chiller, here is the link

http://www.aquastealth.com/modified15hpchiller.aspx

With this option I could take out all my rads, fans and controler and just run the chiller or leave the rads in and just turn off the fans so I have a backup system if the chiller goes out or I choose not to run it. I do alot of gaming on my system and folding also. So I need your input on this.
That chiller should be enough even if you OC.
I use(for more than 1 year) a 1/13HP chiller for my OC-ed 1090T(955 before that) and there are no problems so far.
You dont need the radiators, fans... will pump heat into your loop. even if you turn off the fans. i did the tests with and without rads and fans.

Be careful ... you might have condensation issues if your chiller temp is set too low
Edited by IOSEFINI - 2/26/11 at 8:33am
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That chiller should be enough even if you OC.
I use(for more than 1 year) a 1/13HP chiller for my OC-ed 1090T(955 before that) and there are no problems so far.
You dont need the radiators, fans... will pump heat into your loop. even if you turn off the fans. i did the tests with and without rads and fans.

Be careful ... you might have condensation issues if your chiller temp is set too low
Did you have your gpu's in the loop also or just the cpu?
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Did you have your gpu's in the loop also or just the cpu?
just CPU. My chiller is ... weak
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this one looks like a good one that can handle both
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Wow, only 2 responses.
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Remember to use condensation prevention measures on the chips being cooled!

read carefully
this could be a big problem
the nice thing about rads and fans your dealing in ambient so you dont have to worry about condensation

when you start playing with chillers or anything that gives you lower than air temps you get into condensation issues
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