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I'm deciding to go water cooling over air cause i just know in the future i'll go water anyway, so i'm trying not to waste cash and just get the water cooling now.

I have:
CPU: AMD 955
MOBO: GB 790GPT-UD3H
GPU: Sapphire 6950 (reference, can be unlocked)

I have a Lian Li A05NB, so fitting everything will be hard. Try and recommend me parts that are suitable

Looking to spend around $400. Looking to cool both CPU and GPU

Going for best silent/performance ratio. More on the silent factor though. But of course, looking for exceptional performance. Little maintenance as possible if possible

Here are my general thoughts: (mind the Australia stores and prices)
CPU: EK-Supreme HF Acetal Nickel $89 (GAM)
GPU: EK-FC6970 V2 Acetal+Nickel $124 (GAM)
RAD: XSPC RX240 Radiator $86.50 (GAM)
RAD2: XSPC RX120 Radiator $59.95 (GAM)
FAN: 3x Gentle Typhoon 1850rpm (w/ fan controller) $75 (PCCG)
PUMP: Laing D5 $119 (PCCG)
RES: EK-D5 X-RES TOP 140 - Black Acetal $83.40 (GAM)
FIT= Barbs - haven't looked at
TUBE: Primochill - haven't looked at

Total so far: $664.35
Edited by calvinbui - 4/22/11 at 5:36am
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If your case is small, you will want to go with the MCP355 or DDC pump with an XSPC (or similar brand) res pump top. It will save space in your case and still perform very well. As for the rads, I'd say go with the RX series as they are better performers. Something like the AP-15 fans would work with these rads.

For tubing, I personally would go with colored Primochill tubing. It won't stain waterblocks like dye will. You can go with another brand, too (I like PrimoChill because it doesn't kink and has plenty of colors available).
Edited by TheSchlaf - 4/22/11 at 1:58am
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If your case is small, you will want to go with the MCP355 or DDC pump with an XSPC (or similar brand) res pump top. It will save space in your case and still perform very well. As for the rads, I'd say go with the RX series as they are better performers. Something like the AP-15 fans would work with these rads.

For tubing, I personally would go with colored Primochill tubing. It won't stain waterblocks like dye will. You can go with another brand, too (I like PrimoChill because it doesn't kink and has plenty of colors available).
what about the Swiftech MCP655?
would you recommend an additional 120mm rad?
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MCP655 is a great pump, just get the NON-B version (which you can speed-adjust).

Also if you are looking for a silent system, I think MCP35x or MCP655 are your main options (you can both speed-adjust, the 655 has mechanical adjustment and 35x by software, bios etc)
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cool, i'll go with the 655/d5

anyone to comment on the extra 120mm rad?
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what about the Swiftech MCP655?
would you recommend an additional 120mm rad?
MCP 655 is good, but it's big. An MCP355 + the res I linked to takes up about the same space as an MCP655. I would go with as much rad as you can fit in your case. If you can fit another 240 in there, do that. If not, 120mm should work.
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MCP 655 is good, but it's big. An MCP355 + the res I linked to takes up about the same space as an MCP655. I would go with as much rad as you can fit in your case. If you can fit another 240 in there, do that. If not, 120mm should work.
I'll add the RX120. I'll go with the D5 mainly cause it's quieter.

I've also updated the build list, but $664, farrrrr am i doing something wrong?!
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