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Old May 11, 2009, 09:03 AM
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Default Advice/comment on my watercooling loop

Hi guys! I wanna jump into watercooling. Just wanna get some advice/comments about my loop. Also note that this loop must go into an Antec 1200. Here it is:

Reservoir -> Pump -> CPU Block -> NB/SB -> MOSFETs -> Radiator -> reservoir
core i7 920 EVGAX58 NB + Mosfets
IDK -> MCP655->EK Supreme LT-> EK-EVGA X58 complete kit-> MCR320-QP

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Old May 11, 2009, 09:34 AM
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Looks fine to me, should be plenty of headroom on that rad if you've got some decent fans. Do you already have the Supreme bought? If not you may want to consider another block as there are better bang for buck blocks around.

Do you know what res you are going to be using yet and how you intend to mount it?
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Old May 11, 2009, 10:13 AM
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I also intend to mount the radiator and the reservoir internally, in the front hard drive bays. I really don't know about the reservoir... I was thinking of getting a drive bay reservoir. I'll need to check up some models of reservoir when I get back from school. I'll get back to you tonight with a reservoir idea.

I didn't purchase the EK Supreme LT yet. What is the best bang for the buck i7 CPU waterblock? I was looking at the Apogee GTZ too... But found it expensive for the performance it offers. Any suggestion for the CPU Waterblock?

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Old May 11, 2009, 10:29 AM
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the ek supreme LT give good result for cheap, the supreme (the real supreme) is overpriced for what it give
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Old May 11, 2009, 10:54 AM
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Oops, its the LT, didn't notice that before

Yeah it's okay, for the res one of the easiest mounting ones is the microres v2. You can shoehorn one of those babies anywhere. If you DO want a bay res, get a dual bay, a single is too shallow, you can sometimes run them dry.
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Old May 11, 2009, 02:28 PM
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Supreme looks drop down gorgeous, but I'm getting the same performance results on LT for $20 less.
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Old May 11, 2009, 08:10 PM
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Will a MCR220 be enough for this setup (dual 120mm fans radiator)?

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Old May 11, 2009, 08:24 PM
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Definetely, yes.
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Old May 11, 2009, 10:15 PM
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All right the killer question... What are the best fans for this radiator???


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Old May 11, 2009, 10:33 PM
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I'm still working on this. All I can say it is not GELID.
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