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Hello all <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile"><br><br>
This is my first adventure into water cooling and would greatly appreciate your input and know how.<br><br>
I have been offered the following free of charge (only postage costs ~£15)<br><br><a href="http://www.modding.net/review.asp?ReviewID=163" target="_blank">XSPC - Radiator 120</a> (Single 120mm rad, not dual)<br><br><a href="http://www.crazypc.com/Merchant2/merchant.mv?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=9337" target="_blank">Hydor L25 Inline Water Pump</a> 240v AC Pump<br><br><a href="http://www.dangerdenstore.com/product.php?productid=54&cat=27&page=1" target="_blank">Danger Den Dual 3 1/2" Floppy Bay Reservoir</a><br><br>
Are these sufficient?<br><br>
Also I require a S939 CPU Block, DDR Memory Block (For my BH-5), and maybe GPU and NB blocks at a later date.<br><br>
Any advise or suggestions on the missing parts of the system would be greatly appreciated.<br><br>
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Ive seen this: <a href="http://www.vadim.co.uk/Cooling+%26+Modding/Watercooling/HD-Memory+Blocks/Aqua+Ramplex+RAM-cooler" target="_blank">http://www.vadim.co.uk/Cooling+%26+M...lex+RAM-cooler</a><br><br>
for memory cooling (only option ive found so far)<br><br>
I just need advise on a CPU (and maybe NB) blocks <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile">
 

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if you're gonna cool all that I would strongly advice you to get a bigger Rad<br />
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and for Cpu block the apoge is IMO a very good choice <br />
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you dont really need a NB block and if you're using a SLI-D I would advise against a NB block cause it's going to be a thight fit <img src="/images/smilies/rolleyes.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)" class="inlineimg" /> I would just get a good aftermarket solution <img src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" class="inlineimg" />
 
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tgry this for your nb since that board is going to be a pain to get a water set into with your vid cards (trust me i tried it) <br />
<a href="http://www.vadim.co.uk/Cooling+%26+Modding/Air+Cooling/Chipset+Cooling/Swiftech+MCX159CU+Chipset+Cooler" target="_blank">http://www.vadim.co.uk/Cooling+%26+M...Chipset+Cooler</a><br />
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the ram thing well i havnt tried that but good air flow and heat spreaders <br />
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would prob be fine personally i would just go with your cpu and gpu, keeps your flow good and your system can get rid of the heat very well
 
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Yeah ive only really got the space for a single rad on the back unless you could suggest another way of fitting it all in.<br><br>
Here is a pic of how its setup currently:<br><img alt="" src="http://www.overclock.net/customprofilepics/profilepic21241_2.gif" style="border:0px solid;"><br><br>
I thought I can get a single 120mm rad on the back but where else <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue">
 

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You should be able to fit a BIX ll on the back if you use a Swiftech rad box to mount it..EDIT: Apogee is a good cpu block..
 
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Dont suppose you have a link or two so I can see what you mean <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile"><br><br>
Totally new to the WC scene <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Dont suppose you have a link or two so I can see what you mean <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile"><br><br>
Totally new to the WC scene <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile"></div>
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Here you go....<a href="http://www.svc.com/mcb120k-blk-28.html" target="_blank">http://www.svc.com/mcb120k-blk-28.html</a><br>
Swiftech MCB-120 Black 120mm Radbox Kithttp://<a href="http://www.svc.com/apogee.html" target="_blank">www.svc.com/apogee.html</a><br>
Swiftech Apogee Extreme Performance Universal CPU Waterblock (3/8" and 1/2" barbs)
 

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Don't get a RAM waterblock, it'll just restrict flow. Just strap a fan onto them.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Don't get a RAM waterblock, it'll just restrict flow. Just strap a fan onto them.</div>
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Ah did not think about that lol.<br><br>
Since the SI-120 is the thing thats blocking me putting a fan on the memory I should be ok once I cool the CPU with water and free up a bit of space. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile"><br><br>
I like the look of the rad box, could be a nice way of rigging it all up <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile"><br><br>
So if I rule out RAM cooling and stick to CPU and NB (maybe)<br><br>
Not sure if its worth putting a block on the 6800GT since im not sure how long I will keep it. Are the blocks generic or are they specific to each range ie 6 series 7 series etc<br><br>
Thanks again <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Ah did not think about that lol.<br><br>
Since the SI-120 is the thing thats blocking me putting a fan on the memory I should be ok once I cool the CPU with water and free up a bit of space. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile"><br><br>
I like the look of the rad box, could be a nice way of rigging it all up <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile"><br><br>
So if I rule out RAM cooling and stick to CPU and NB (maybe)<br><br>
Not sure if its worth putting a block on the 6800GT since im not sure how long I will keep it. Are the blocks generic or are they specific to each range ie 6 series 7 series etc<br><br>
Thanks again <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile"></div>
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the DD maze4 Gpu block is pretty much universal <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile">
 
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<div style="font-style:italic;">the DD maze4 Gpu block is pretty much universal <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile"></div>
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Oh ok <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile"><br><br>
Will have a look see if I can find a UK stockist.<br><br>
If I go for a CPU, NB and GPU block is a dual rad a must?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Oh ok <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile"><br><br>
Will have a look see if I can find a UK stockist.<br><br>
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I would Really recomend it <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile"> you'll find it in the UK cause I ordered mine from the UK <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Big Grin">
 

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I have the XSPC Pump, XSPC Dual radiator, CPU block, GPU block and resivior. Thay are very good, my temps on my GPU never rise above 42c and CPU 39-40c.
 

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I wouldn't even WC the NB... but it's up to you. I'd go for an Apogee, Maze 4 for the GPU, I think there's a Maze 4 for chipsets, too... hmmm... and a good double rad.
 

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I would only WC the cpu and gpu, the rest is not needed and only adds restrictoin to your loop...Try to go with 1/2 fittings on everything and use 7/16 Masterkleer, it reduces the bulk of your lines without reducing your flow much..I'll leave you a link from Danger Den, dont know if you can get it over there.But if you can it's nice tubing...<a href="http://www.dangerdenstore.com/product.php?productid=238&cat=33&page=1" target="_blank">http://www.dangerdenstore.com/produc...&cat=33&page=1</a><br>
Danger Den :: Tubing :: Tubing and Clamps :: 7/16" ID (5/8" OD) Masterkleer General Purpose Clear PVC Tubing
 

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Is a single rad only enough for a CPU block, was hoping that I would not have to buy another rad <img src="/images/smilies/frown.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Frown" class="inlineimg" /><br />
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Thanks for the link, been taking a good read through the site <img src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" class="inlineimg" />
 

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</div> It should be enough just for the CPU, but that would be about all...
 

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</div> ive ran a single 120 rad with a cpu/gpu/nb set up but it was outside the case and had a push pull with dual 120 fans and they were shrouded, worked just fine
 
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