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Old September 15, 2008, 02:15 PM
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Question water block and pump choice

Ok guys im a bit confused...

I already own a low end wc setup (girlfriend computer) but i whant a bether setup... so what i have now im my hand

3x zalman 120 fan
5x 120 grill
swiftech 3x 120 rad (with 1/2 fiting)
10 feet of swiftech tubing

what i need:
water block
pump -- swiftech 665

i need suggestion on what i need..

the swiftech gtz really worth more than the gt? what about fusion v2?(with or without quad core nozzle)

pump i need advice for my setup

juice: swiftech shit, primochill pure or other???

my complete setup is:
p5q deluxe
4g kit accent pc2 8000 (ordered)
corsair 520w
raptor 150g

note: sorry for my english


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Old September 15, 2008, 02:30 PM
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FuZion v2 and Apogee GTZ are both great blocks. Either one will be fine. Don't bother with the quad midplate for the FuZion v2 though as it apparently makes temps worse for 45nm quads.

Pump wise, get the Swiftech MCP655.

For fluid, I use Feser One pre-mixed stuff, works fine and is apparently non-conductive. Comes in lots of colours too.
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Old September 15, 2008, 02:35 PM
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The GTZ results I've seen are 2-3 degrees lower temps at load (edit: vs. the GT). Little difference at idle. It's a sweet looking block on the board, that's for sure.
I'm running the Primochill PC Ice right now, but just picked up some Fluid XP+ to try out.

The 655 pump is still king of the hill, as far as I know, if you're running 1/2".

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Old September 15, 2008, 02:37 PM
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ill second the swifttech MCP655 great blocks weighs about 5 lbs but its well worth it
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Old September 15, 2008, 02:44 PM
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Fuzion or GTZ indeed. MCP655 is solid, but those D-Tek and DangerDen pumps are great and cheap. Plus, you can use whichever fittings you want.
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Old September 15, 2008, 02:56 PM
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MCP655 off course. But as Vortex said, I've hard some pretty impressive things about those D-tek and DD pumps..

Well as for the block GTZ vs Fuzion V2, they are both good, go with whichever is cheaper.
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Old September 15, 2008, 02:57 PM
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It depends a lot on how high you want to overclock your computer, and what kind of budget you have. The GT is a good waterblock, but the Fuzion V2 and GTZ are noticeably better. If you decide to use the Fuzion, don't bother with the quad-core insert, since it doesn't seem to help much. But either is a good choice.

For coolant, you can use the pre-mixed special coolants if you want, but I much prefer using distilled water with a drop of anti-algae (for example, PT_Nuke). The special coolants such as Fluid XP+, Primochill, Feser One don't necessarily work any better, but if you spill some on your system, you MIGHT get lucky and not have anything break.
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Old September 15, 2008, 03:42 PM
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Do you want to push the CPU overclock to the limit ? If not, you could save acouple of dollars and buy the GTX or used Fusion V1. If you want the best then :

Fuzion V2 or GTZ. Like others said, dont bother with the quad plate for the v2, does not change a lot.

And for the liquid general concensus seems to point towards water with anti-algae.

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Old September 15, 2008, 04:04 PM
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so the pump will be a swiftech 665... and yes i will push the cpu to her limit so..

and for make around 2l of water how many pt nuke i will need??? and pt nuke + dye color is good or bad??

thanks for youre reply

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Old September 15, 2008, 04:36 PM
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Good choice.

I have been more than happy with mine.

I use hydrx and distilled. You can mix additive usually but the more you add to the mix the more particles you are adding, which can lead to premature wear theoretically.

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