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Old November 9, 2008, 12:43 PM
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Looking to WC my PC, would like some of the knowledge from the HWC community on where to start.

My main concern is the NB/NF200 area which is the only temp I don't like, would also like to do a GTX 260 and the CPU of course. Specs are in the sig. I guess since no one has a kit with the proper blocks that will do, as the GTX and chipset are unique on this mobo, that I should buy all parts individually?
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Old November 9, 2008, 07:29 PM
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Piecing together your own stuff will almost always get you a better system in the end, but can be a bit daunting compared to a kit for the new commer. You have to figure out exactly what it is you want to accomplish with when going to water, i.e. is best cooling/max OC top on your list, or want to get ultra quiet, or just coolness factor? Then there's price/complexity/space considerations,1 loop or 2, blah blah blah.

So yes I believe you should get yourself individual parts but give us a little more to go on so we can make some recommendations.
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Piecing together your own stuff will almost always get you a better system in the end, but can be a bit daunting compared to a kit for the new commer. You have to figure out exactly what it is you want to accomplish with when going to water, i.e. is best cooling/max OC top on your list, or want to get ultra quiet, or just coolness factor? Then there's price/complexity/space considerations,1 loop or 2, blah blah blah.

So yes I believe you should get yourself individual parts but give us a little more to go on so we can make some recommendations.
Don't forget theres always the bling factor as well (plenty nice WC parts I can think of that bling bling bling... aqua computers anyone :) )
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Old November 10, 2008, 08:24 AM
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Also, you need to consider restrictiveness of blocks to determine how many you want to put in your loop. Pump power, radiator restrictiveness.

Lots of things.

Why don't you give us an idea of what you'd like to accomplish and we can help you figure it out.

I firmly believe there's no "best", but just "best for you".
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Old November 10, 2008, 11:37 AM
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The only thing that matters to me is cooling the NB. I like Nforce chipsets, if they are cooled very well, they OC like hell. I have my q6600 @ 3.4GHz, idle temp of NB is 49*C. I'd like to use heatsinks/fans but there is none for the NB/NF200 even though there is a really nice mosfet cooler, and a few SB coolers.
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Old November 11, 2008, 09:28 PM
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Well to start you off Id go for:

MCR 320+swiftech G1/4 half inch barbs
Swiftech res+ Bitspower barbs G1/4 half inch barbs
MCP655 with 10 feet swiftech 7/16th tubing
Hydrx solution
Swiftech rad mount-mounts rad to back of case
Fusion V2 or apogee GTZ
Northbridge block Im not sure whats best-get some bitspower barbs for it though if it doesn't come with any.

You could always choose a smaller pump and tubing but I like that combination as the tubing forms a great seal round the barbs and the pump has a lot of power.
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Well to start you off Id go for:

MCR 320+swiftech G1/4 half inch barbs
Swiftech res+ Bitspower barbs G1/4 half inch barbs
MCP655 with 10 feet swiftech 7/16th tubing
Hydrx solution
Swiftech rad mount-mounts rad to back of case
Fusion V2 or apogee GTZ
Northbridge block Im not sure whats best-get some bitspower barbs for it though if it doesn't come with any.

You could always choose a smaller pump and tubing but I like that combination as the tubing forms a great seal round the barbs and the pump has a lot of power.
Heres my list, I agree with most of magictorch's list.

Swiftech MCR320 Triple 120MM Radiator
Swiftech MCRES-MICRO REV2 Reservoir
Swiftech MCP655 Pump
Swiftech APOGEE GTZ CPU Water Block
Danger Den DD-TIETON Full Cover GTX 280/260 Water Block
Swiftech 7/16th Vinyl Tubing 10 Feet

As for a fluid I would use plain old distilled water with a few drops of PT Nuke or a pure silver coin/ingot in the res.

I'm not to sure for the northbridge, doesn't seem to be anything in Canada, perhaps someone else can chime in with what blocks you can get here that are compatible with the 750/780i.

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Old November 12, 2008, 07:42 AM
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Heres my list, I agree with most of magictorch's list.

Swiftech MCR320 Triple 120MM Radiator
Swiftech MCRES-MICRO REV2 Reservoir
Swiftech MCP655 Pump
Swiftech APOGEE GTZ CPU Water Block
Danger Den DD-TIETON Full Cover GTX 280/260 Water Block
Swiftech 7/16th Vinyl Tubing 10 Feet

As for a fluid I would use plain old distilled water with a few drops of PT Nuke or a pure silver coin/ingot in the res.

I'm not to sure for the northbridge, doesn't seem to be anything in Canada, perhaps someone else can chime in with what blocks you can get here that are compatible with the 750/780i.
Not freeking much, Gary has a nice selection and shipps to Canada
Liquid Cooling Waterblocks for Northbridge, Southbridge and Mosfets

I dont like the short threads on the BP fittings with swiftech products because they use NPSM on swifttech, I picked up 2 of these for my NB .

Bitspower ST Transfer Adapter (NPSM to G 1/4" Converter) Products Model: BP-WTP-C05 [BP-WTP-C05] : Performance-PCs.com, ... sleeve it and they will come
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The new Swiftech Microres v2 uses G1/4 threading now.

Don't their rads use the standard threading?
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The new Swiftech Microres v2 uses G1/4 threading now.

Don't their rads use the standard threading?
I dont belive they do, but I run a pa120.2

The only g 1/4 fittings that I have gotten to work with my GT and NB are the longer Dtec,DD ones the BP thread but dont seat properly and leaked.
I should have some info for your thread at XS zlojack next week when I pull this loop. feser and BP comps on a GT and ocz HF ( they fit the HF )
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