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Old February 1, 2007, 12:07 PM
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Well I just pulled an all-nighter last night to finish and submit my first draft of my thesis- feels really damned good-- and yet when I went to crash out this morning after handing it in, I had nothing but dreams about new memnory sticks, and water cooling setups-- I feel a graduation to a level five overclocker coming on . The trouble is that If I go water, I want to do the whole system, including the chipset and gpu, and the only decent solution for the 8800gts is not in stock in canada yet (koolance)-- I want to go ALL swiftec, and the three 12cm radiator isn't available yet either- then there's the worry- wouldn't I be better off blowing the 400 bucks on some other upgrade? What would you guys do with my system if you had the irresistable urge to blow another 400 bucks?
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Old February 1, 2007, 01:56 PM
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Well I have 575 bucks worth of water cooling supplies (even after price matching) in the checkout at NCIX and for some reason when I go to final checkout, it keeps coming up with the "Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage" error-- maybe a good thing-- perhaps I should meditate further-- this is more than a second 8800gts.. The other thing I'm worried about is that alot of this stuff is out of stock because swiftech keeps dumping all of their merchandise into the premade kits making it difficult for vendors to stock the components seperately-- i worry that it will be ages before they ship.

here's what i have ordered, perhaps someone with more savvy could lend some advice:

OCZ Rally 2 High Performance 2GB USB2.0 Dual Channel Flash Memory Drive This product is not returnable and is final sale only. No returns or refunds. NCIX.com SURPRISE SPECIALS!
Available in limited quantities only, with a limit of 1 per customer. Hurry! No rainchecks or Price Matches for these items are available after limited quantities are sold out. Note: Your order for these items are counted only after you've completed your purchase. In Stock 18860 $30.98 $30.98 Koolance VID-280-V10 Full Coverage Video Card Water Block for 8800 GTS 3/8IN Fittings SLI Ready Backorder 22486 $112.70 $225.40 Swiftech MCP655 12V Industrial Water Cooling Pump 1/2IN Barbs In Stock 19862 $90.30 $90.30 Price Match request for the above item
Competitor's price: $77.00, source url: http://www.directcanada.com/products...cture=SWIFTECH
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$77.00$77.00 Swiftech MCR320 Quiet Power Water Cooling Radiator Black Backorder 20090 $65.45 $65.45 Swiftech MCRES-MICRO HI-FLOW Water Cooling Reservoir In Stock 20091 $20.70 $20.70 Swiftech Smartcoils 500 Blue - UV Reactive In Stock 20085 $2.63 $2.63 Swiftech Smartcoils 625 Blue Backorder 20086 $3.15 $3.15 Swiftech Storm CPU Water Block S478/S604-604/LGA775/S754/S939/S940 3/8IN & 1/2IN Barbs In Stock 19770 $90.39 $90.39 Price Match request for the above item
Competitor's price: $75.90, source url: http://www.directcanada.com/products...cture=SWIFTECH
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$75.90$75.90 Danger Den 32OZ Fluid XP+ Extreme Blue NON-CONDUCTIVE Water Replacement This product cannot be exchanged. Final sale only. No returns or refunds.
Please read our Terms & Conditions of sale on Water cooling equipment Backorder 21998 $29.67 $29.67 Clearflex 60 Tubing 3/8IN ID 5/8IN OD 10 Feet This product cannot be exchanged. Final sale only. No returns or refunds.
Please read our Terms & Conditions of sale on Water cooling equipment In Stock 19704 $18.00 $18.00 Price Match request for the above item
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$12.84$12.84 Clearflex 60 Tubing 1/2IN ID 7/8IN OD 10 Feet This product cannot be exchanged. Final sale only. No returns or refunds.
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$12.84$12.84 Fitting Swiftech 1/2IN Delrin Barb to 3/8IN NPT (Set of 2) In Stock 21189 $1.35 $1.35 Fitting Swiftech 3/8IN Delrin Barb to 3/8IN NPT (Set of 2) In Stock 21190 $1.35 $1.35 Cooler Master Neon Blue LED 120MM Case Fan 3PIN 22DBA 1220RPM 42.734CFM 3PINS Limit to 5 per customer. In Stock 14259 $4.99 $14.97 NCIX VIP MEMBERSHIP FEE PER YEAR **NCIX Rewards** In Stock 8380 $0.00 $0.00 OCZ Ultra 5+ Premium Silver Thermal Compound 3 Gram Tube **NCIX Rewards**

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Old February 1, 2007, 04:18 PM
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Good idea to review choices just to make sure.

There are choices there that could be changed if you take a few minutes looking here first is the store where you will find pretty well everything you need. http://www.bigfootcomputers.com/Merc...ory_Code=510.2

The link happens to be to a reservoir that also doubles as a visual aid to see that the pump is indeed working well and that the fluid is at the proper level and flow.

Now as far as the liquid to use my recommendation after trying different fluids as well as the non-conductive stuff sold here http://www.bigfootcomputers.com/Merc...ory_Code=510.5

is to stick with demineralized water sold at any large grocery store or drug store. Add to that some water wetter http://www.redlineoil.com/products_coolant.asp
found at good old CT That is what I've got running in my system and it works just fine without stressing the pump that is caused by the non-conductive fluid that happens to be quite viscous and sticky too I might add if it does spill.

The tubing is another thing where you can get it at any decent HomeHardware type store. They have reels of different sizes and types that are the same as you can get from online stores but at a fraction of the cost.

You could also just go step by step and see how it works out for the chipsets. Do the CPU first and then see how your temps are. Once the GPU cooler comes in then you can add that and follow up with the chipset cooler if you need it.

In any case you will be well off to have good ventilation flow so the radiator gets cool air and exhaust it away from the case. That flow of air is enough to cool my chipset.
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Old February 2, 2007, 04:37 AM
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Thanks! I appreciate the heads up on the fluid and the suggestions-- I suppose the chipset fan (while loud) would suffice until I picked up a wb for the chipset- I just hate to pay shipping more times than I have to-- either way, I have some food for thought (or water on the brain?)
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Watercooling is great for lowering the noise level but it is the lowering of temperature that is so satisfying for me. The thing that surprised me the most was how little water is needed to fill my system...maybe a cup or so at the most.

That may be a reason to reconsider the pump you've selected to this smaller and quieter one that still is way more power than is needed to push water around the few feet of tubing I have http://www.bigfootcomputers.com/Merc...ory_Code=510.3

Look at this item at NCIX that I would buy if I ever sell my kit http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...cture=Swiftech

Describe here better at the actual website http://www.swiftnets.com/
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