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Old July 11, 2009, 07:00 PM
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Actually, the Bloodrage comes with a factory waterblock, and unlike other companies, it's actually a good block. The only catch is that the barbs are permanent and 1/2", so 3/8" tubing will require boiling water and brute force to stick on. But since the entire board is connected via heatpipes, the waterblock will pull some heat from everywhere. It probably gives up a couple degrees over a full replacement solution, but it's far simpler, and it'll definitely keep things cool to the point where it won't be what's holding back your overclocking.
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Old July 11, 2009, 07:10 PM
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+1 for that, I absolutely LOVE mine, but the stock block can be a real pita for thinner walled tubing, the paint on the barbs really wants to stick. A guy over at XS(Duniek) is getting his board in soon and has plans to make a fullcover at some point in the future, so that is something to look towards as well if you want to try that route.
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Old July 11, 2009, 07:17 PM
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Yeah, I've been following that. But honestly, my NB is maxing out at about 38-39 degrees right now, and I haven't even gotten around to using the waterblock yet. As long as a little bit of air's hitting the heatpipes directly, seems to take care of everything.
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Old July 11, 2009, 07:26 PM
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Alright! Glad to hear it already has a block on it. I didn't even see the barbs in the pictures of it on newegg. So to get my tubing around I just have to heat it up and stretch it around the barbs?
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Old July 11, 2009, 07:34 PM
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The board comes with several NB options. The pictures show it with the air heatsink on it, but that comes off with four screws. Just be aware - putting 3/8" tubing on that thing is no small task.
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And now that I take a look, are you American? Your link is to Newegg.com. The reason I ask is because the Bloodrage isn't available on Newegg.ca, only the Bloodrage GTI, which does NOT come with the extra cooling options.
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Old July 11, 2009, 07:44 PM
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Yes I am american and yeah Newegg.com has both options of the Bloodrage mobo. Lucky me! =) Sorry I infiltrated your canadian site though... I'm spying on you for the US gov
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Old July 11, 2009, 10:07 PM
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Alright so I've revised my set-up and here's what I'm putting into my water cooling set-up:

XSPC Passive 250mm Reservoir

XSPC Passive 250mm Reservoir - BLACK - FrozenCPU.com

Swiftech MCP655 water pump

Swiftech MCP655 12v DC Pump - with Speed Controller

EK D5 X-Top Acetal Pump Top

EK Waterblocks EK-D5 X-TOP Rev 2 for Laing D5 / Swiftech MCP655 Pumps

Danger Den Black Ice GTX Xtreme 360 radiator

Danger Den Black Ice GTX Xtreme 360 Radiator - Black - FrozenCPU.com

Scythe S-Flex 120mm fans for radiator

Newegg.com - Scythe S-Flex SFF21G 120mm Case Fan - Case Fans

Swiftech Apogee GTZ i7 CPU waterblock

Swiftech Apogee™ GTZ Ci7 Extreme Performance Waterblock - Socket 1366

EK Radeon HD4890 Cooling block model EK-FC2890 CF-Nickel

EK Waterblocks EK-FC4890 CF - Acetal+Nickel

Tygon 3/8"ID, 1/2"OD tubing

Tygon R3603 3/8in. ID 1/2in. OD Laboratory Tubing # AAC00027

Bitspower G1/4 thread 3/8"ID, 1/2"OD compression fittings

Bitspower 3/8in. Compression Fittings for 1/2in. OD Tubing

So there you have it. I'm almost positive that this is going to be my final decision for all the stuff thats going into my rig.
HAF 932
Foxconn Bloodrage
Silverstone 850W PSU
Intel core i7 920
ATi Radeon HD 4890
Mushkin 6GB DDR3 1600
WD 500GB HDD

I think I'm finally happy with all my choices and it doesn't even exceed $2,600! Thats before tax though. So let me know what you think.
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Old July 12, 2009, 12:36 AM
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This is a great reservoir that does not only provide plenty of fluid, easy mounting (internal or external) and great looks. It also cools the fluid quite a bit due to its aluminum, finned body!
Ixnay on the aluminum part. If you want a tubular reservoir, there are a few options from EK and Koolance that don't have aluminum coming in contact with the water. Otherwise, you're setting yourself up for all kinds of headaches with galvanic corrosion.

On a less urgent note, the 640GB WD drives have a definite edge in speed over the 500GB versions, and usually aren't that much more expensive. It's the slowest thing in any computer, might well do what you can there.
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Old July 12, 2009, 11:34 AM
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Oh !!! Everytime I think I may have found something really cool I get put in my place. Thank god for you MpG!

I'll take a look at those HDD's as well.
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Old July 12, 2009, 12:14 PM
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Ok so I'll get the EK MultiOption RES 250 Rev 2

EK Waterblocks EK-Multioption RES 250 rev.2

And I looked up those HDD's. I'm gettin the 640GB cuz they're the same price as the 500GB! Thanks for the reference!
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