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Old December 18, 2008, 09:05 AM
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Default Help with First WC setup... time sensitive, it's for christmas!

Hey guys, this is my first post here but i'm a longtime reader.... anywho. I have a rough idea now on what to pickup, but i feel like i'm a little lost when it comes to the barbs, fittings, tubing, and other smaller parts required in a setup. I just replaced my Antec 900 with a HAF 932 with the intentions of watercooling so now all i need is the gear. Note that i have no current intentions on case modding, but i believe this only limits me to not getting the thermochill 120.3... unless it's INCREDIBLY simple to get this in there.

I know it's asking alot, but would anyone be willing to storm NCIX and put together an entire system for me? The only things i have locked are the Swiftech 320, and jet black tubing of some sort.

Any input at all really would be of great help, i'd like to get this ordered today and express shipped so i could somehow have it by christmas :)

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Old December 18, 2008, 09:36 AM
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What all do you intend to WC? Vid? NB/SB? Mosfets? What are your systems specs?
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Old December 18, 2008, 09:54 AM
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Q6600 @ 2.4ghz
GTX 260 core 216
2gb RAM (going to 4 though)

I want to WC the cpu for sure, and the video card is definitly something i'd consider. What are the benefits to cooling the motherboard? One of the main things im looking at doing is really pushing my Q6600
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Old December 18, 2008, 09:57 AM
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If it were me being a beginner to WC I would go with the following-

MCR320 rad

Primochill Jet black 3/8"ID tubing

MCP350 pump

Swiftech micro-res V2

D-Tek Fusion with pro mount

DD 3/8" Barbs

Swiftech MCW-60 R2 VGA block

Swiftech GTX200 FC Heatsink

Then if you want your choice of SB,NB & Mosfet blocks but isn't necessary right off.
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Old December 18, 2008, 10:08 AM
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I like the proposed loop, I prefer t-line personally, but bleeding is way more fun with a RES.

For the VGA cooling, I would consider this :
NCIX.com - Buy D-TEK Customs Fuzion GFX V2 GPU Water Block for Most NVIDIA & ATI Video Cards 1/2" Barb Fittings - FZ-GFX2 In Canada.

No barbs for this block, they are included.

and for the RAM of the GTX260 :
NCIX.com - Buy D-TEK Customs UNI-SINK Heatsink for Use with Water Block Cooled GTX 280 & 260 Video Card - U-Sink Nv2XX In Canada.

I prefer GPU cover block only, but you could also go with a full cover. Like :

NCIX.com - Buy Ek Water Blocks EK-FC280 GTX SLI Nickel Plated Full Cover GeForce GTX 260 & 280 GPU Block G1/4 - 3830046993489 In Canada.



Finally, the proposed MCP is a great pump, but you could consider buying a custom top :

NCIX.com - Buy Ek Water Blocks EK-DDC X-TOP Version 2 Custom Top for DDC or MCP350 or MCP355 Cooling Pump G1/4 - 3830046995018 In Canada.

or even one with a res integrated : NCIX.com - Buy Ek Water Blocks EK-DDC X-RES 100 Custom Pump Top Fo Rddc or MCP350 or MCP355 Water Cooling Pump G1/4 - 3830046994189 In Canada.
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Old December 18, 2008, 10:18 AM
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OR BUY THIS :) !

Watercooling kit
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OR BUY THIS :) !

Watercooling kit
Another vote for this with this from NCIX

NCIX.com - Buy Swiftech GTX200 Full Cover Heatsink for Use with Water Block Cooled GTX 280 & 260 Video Card - GTX200-HS In Canada.
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If it were me being a beginner to WC I would go with the following-

MCR320 rad

Primochill Jet black 3/8"ID tubing

MCP350 pump

Swiftech micro-res V2

D-Tek Fusion with pro mount

DD 3/8" Barbs

Swiftech MCW-60 R2 VGA block

Swiftech GTX200 FC Heatsink

Then if you want your choice of SB,NB & Mosfet blocks but isn't necessary right off.
Well personally I would stick with the Core only (GPU only) Video cards block myself, simply for the fact that new video cards are coming into the market ever so often and the Full Cover blocks might be limited to just that video card you have. Those core only blocks have been around for over an year and are supporting lots of new cards that recently got released.

As for a good setup, Sniper has a good choice there, however I would change few things in there:

Pump: MCP655
Tubing: If you do like colored tubing, Primochill Primoflex Pro 1/2" or Plain Clearflex 1/2", cheap tubing, but is quite good tbh, lots of water cooling pros here use it too.

Barbs, pay a dollar or two more and get the D-tek 1/2" barbs, excellent quality, they are built very well.

Other than that, like most of it is what Sniper and Matsta suggested..
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Yeah he said he wants black tubing is why I added that. But he will have to downgrade to the mcr220 if he gets the kit from Skyllz & maybe add a 2nd 220 to the loop just to be safe.
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Old December 18, 2008, 10:59 AM
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YEP, if you buy the kit in the F/S section (you got a nice discount there, so I would be looking at it) Get the heatsink cover that sniper suggested I find it easier to use than copper RAM sink inlcuded in the price.
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