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stormkiller22 March 4, 2008 09:59 PM

Will This Work?
Hey guys I hope this is the right form it is sort of a problem. I'm building a new PC and was wondering if anyone knows if this is compatible. I'm pretty sure it is but just want to make sure. Also Is the water cooling powerful enough if I OC to say... 3.5ghz

CPU: Q6600 quad core
RAM: OCZ Platinum OCZ3P13332GK 2GB DDR3 2X1GB DDR3-1333 CL 7-7-7-20 Dual Channel Memory Kit
Visiontek Radeon HD 3870 512MB GDDR4 PCI-E Dual DVI-I HDCP HDMI HDTV Out Video Card
CD:Liteon BLU-RAY Reader BD-ROM 6X DVD-ROM 12X CD 32X SATA Black Drive W/ Spare Silver Bezel & Software
Case:NZXT LEXA Blackline ATX Case Black 4X5.25 2X3.5 5X3.5INT No PS Temp Display Window Front USB & Audio
HDD:Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 750GB SATA2 7200RPM 32MB Cache NCQ 3.5IN Hard Drive
ASUS Maximus Extreme LGA775 X38 ATX DDR3 2PCI-E16 2PCI-E1 2PCI 2GBLAN 1394A SATA RAID Motherboard

liquid cooling:
Swiftech MCR220 Quiet Power Dual 120MM Water Cooling Radiator Black G1/4 Threaded

Swiftech MCRES-MICRO Clear HI-FLOW Water Cooling Reservoir 3/8IN & 1/2IN Barb Fittings

NCIX Water Cooling Essentials 120 CPU Water Cooling Kit

If someone could put my mind at ease and let me know if this will work and or give a suggestion to fix any errors or good upgrades I will be happy:biggrin:.

Thanks in advance.

sswilson March 4, 2008 10:07 PM

Good call to include the 240 rad, but you forgot the fans for it (couple of Yate loons would do the trick... :) ).

From a cooling perspective you should be OK with the 240 + the 120, but for ease of install I'd grab a 360 rad (I think they're only $10 more) instead of the 240 and not bother with the 120.

stormkiller22 March 4, 2008 10:37 PM

yea but the 120 comes with the kit.

3.0charlie March 5, 2008 07:17 AM

You'll be fine with the Dual, no need to add the single in the loop if you are only cooling the CPU (the Essentials 120 only has a CPU block). Now if you wish to mount that Dual outside your case, you'd better add a Radbox to your order.

Regarding the Dual / Micro-res setup, you could buy the MCR-220-QP-RES, which is a rad/res combo. http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...cture=Swiftech

YateLoons are fine, and if you can find some Scythe SFFs on sale, they are even better.

stormkiller22 March 5, 2008 04:27 PM

Oh I didn't mention what I'm cooling I'm also cooling the chip-sets as well it's part of the Mobo. if you look at the picture. should of mentioned that.

3.0charlie March 5, 2008 04:30 PM

No difference, the chipset does not dump that much heat load in the loop. Adding a GPU would be a different story though.

stormkiller22 March 5, 2008 04:47 PM


Originally Posted by 3.0charlie (Post 44152)
Y Now if you wish to mount that Dual outside your case, you'd better add a Radbox to your order.


Eldonko March 5, 2008 04:51 PM

Looks good to me, why not the HIS 3870?

stormkiller22 March 5, 2008 04:56 PM


Originally Posted by Eldonko (Post 44291)
Looks good to me, why not the HIS 3870?

switched to it after i posted last night :biggrin:

but I'm still puzzled about the radbox thing ^^^

3.0charlie March 5, 2008 06:02 PM


Originally Posted by stormkiller22 (Post 44290)

Sorry - radbox: Swiftech. This allows to use the fan to secure the rad to the case. Makes installation a snap.

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