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Old July 15, 2009, 10:46 PM
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Hi I live in Canada, QUÉBEC and it come to a problem went I need some specialized piece of hardware.

Alright, let's begin!

I am planning to water cool all my MSI 790fx-gd70 motherboard: CPU, North and south bridge and voltreg... (/$%?&*!) & modding my case a little.

I'm not interested in WC my video card at the moment, simply doesn't need it.

I already own a Xspc delta v3 CPU block, with a tank/pump combo+120mm rad.

I would like to buy:

2 X xspc X2O universal chipset waterblock
1 X koolance MVR-40
3/8 in / 1/2out tubing (uv one) & compression fitting
1 X xspc dual bay reservoir/combo 750lph pump
1 X swiftech MCR 320 radiator
(Maybe home made shroud but we will see..)

I own a HAF 932 case, so I know the Swiftech radiator will fit on the top.

What I worry the most is the 750 lph pump with the swiftech rad + 4 cooling block.
Will it perform correctly, do I need a special setup loop for that? Do I need a better pump?

I am planning to command my items from koolance, directcanada (AAhhhh thx god saving me BUCK!!! ), frozencpu and maybe sidewinder).

I would like your comment on the hardware AND the online shop too!
Thx for the advice!
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Old July 16, 2009, 01:42 AM
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I just used Petra's Tech Shop last night and my package will ship this morning, stuff they say will be here in 3-5 days from California. The whole reason for doing so was the fittings I needed and not a bunch of shipping cost associated with using a few retailer's to get what I wanted
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Old July 16, 2009, 06:05 AM
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I think you forgot cooling fans.
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Old July 16, 2009, 09:35 AM
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no i didn't forget them.
I just didn't included them because noise it's a problem

but If you want to know:

12 pwm artic cooling 120mm

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Old July 16, 2009, 09:58 AM
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I've an old Titan water block for GPU and I'll use it to watercool my 780i.
The plan is to work the stock dissipator:
1. remove the vertical blades
2. weld the surface of the central piece (the one covering the NB)
3. apply thermic compound and fix the water block with screws or wb clips, making a "sandwich"

I believe this way I can cool the three pieces: NB, SB and Mosfets with just one block and preserve part of the original solution without the boring fan noise.
The alternative saves money but gives me more manual work to do instead of just buying / mounting parts.

Just my two cents.

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Old July 16, 2009, 10:01 AM
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Replace the Koolance with something, ANYTHING, else...

Koolance and ThermalTake water cooling products are simply terrible (cheap quality, mixed metals, etc.).

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Old July 16, 2009, 10:52 AM
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The only thing that I found to cool my voltage regulator and northbridge is this:

Anfi-tec waterblocks onlineshop - Anfi-tec MSI 790FX fullcover Waterblock MSI 790FX fullcover Waterblock

with shipping, taxes, etc... I go to 100 euros for a block.

The only thing that made my choice for the koolance voltage reg is that it is universal.
All the other voltage regulator that I found where made for specific motherboard.
Since mine is new, only a few things are available...
Maybe if you got a solution go ahead!

Reworking the motherboard could be an option, but I would like to keep this intact in case I got trouble with my cooling system. It's not a bad idea by the way.
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