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kING4000 October 12, 2007 11:07 PM

Internal watercooling kit
I was wondering if anyone know of a good internal water cooling kit that doesnt cost a lot. i want to oc a q6600 to 3.6ghz min. i would also like to cool a gpu hd2900 pro..... any suggestions? thanks

sswilson October 13, 2007 06:08 AM

What case are you going to use? That's going to affect what kit will or will not fit.

You're not going to get a lot of recommendations for "kit" wc cooling around here as they generally don't perform all that well. How handy are you with a dremel tool, and would you be willing to cut into a new case to get yourself an internal WC kit?

kING4000 October 13, 2007 07:01 AM

I looked at the thermaltake kandalf and armor even their LCS counterparts. I even looked at the CM stackers. I am not sure which case would work good with wc. this is my first time trying a wcs so i am not very knowledgeable. i looked at the TT bigwater 760i, i checked the review and it is a recommended product, but i am not sure if it will be up to the task of cooling cpu, gpu and memory under high oc. i am willing to drill the case as long as i know what i am doing. recommendations will be appreciated

which dremel tool will i need to do the job?

sswilson October 13, 2007 07:15 AM

Unless you're shooting for the "looks cool" factor, I wouldn't worry too much about cooling your memory with WC. Even fan memory coolers don't seem to offer much that good airflow in a case can't offer.

The "kit" WCs you see might be able to handle just the CPU, but once you start looking at cooling the GPU as well, it's time to start looking at something other than a kit.

Do you have a max you're willing to spend on a case if it means a minimal job of installing an internal WC loop? There are cases out there that are designed with WC in mind, but they can start to get a bit pricey..... :)

kING4000 October 13, 2007 08:17 AM

i want to oc my cpu and the video c (2900 pro to xt lvl). I read that to oc cpu i also need to oc memory, so that is y i wanted to wc my memory, if its not necessary thn i dont need it. what would u suggest i do? i wont even go with wc if i am not worried about the heat from oc, if there is a fan alternative, i would go with it. i want to oc quad 6600 to 3.6

Babrbarossa October 13, 2007 08:42 AM

If you just care about the CPU and are going for a modest overclock, then a decent aftermarket air-cooler (40-55$) will do you fine and is the most economical. There is no need for watercooling on your memory, although you could pick up a ten or 15 dollar air cooler for the memory if you want to be safe. There are also aftermarket air coolers for the GPU, but if you are really serious about squeezing max performance out of the whole system, go water cooling on the CPU, GPU, and mayb ethe northbridge- we can help with component choices..

Cptn Vortex October 13, 2007 10:08 AM

I have the Swiftech H20 220 Apex Ultra Plus in my case, the Silverstone TJ09, and it works admirably. It was not too hard to set up, and looks stunning. I can post pics when I get off work. If you wanted to match that cooling kit to the back of the Gigabyte 3D Aurora 570, I can see you having little to no troubles. It should work great.

3.0charlie October 13, 2007 01:17 PM

My Q6600 is oc'ed @ 3.6 and I use a Swiftech H2O-120 (the old model, with the MCP-355 pump) and it manages to cool the CPU @ 55-56C, loaded. That's with a single 120mm rad.

Now, if you want to cool the CPU, GPU and NB, you'll need some major hardware - single loop with 2x dual rads, one only for the Q6600.

That's my next step - I have to change that single rad. It's too close to 60C for confort. Also, water-cooling is not a sure way to reach an oc target - it depends even more on the other components of your computer.


kING4000 October 13, 2007 05:00 PM

hello guys..... thanks for the replies. i am new to oc-ing and wcs so i am not terribly knowledgeable with them. I will explain what i want to do with my cpu, gpu and ram and i would be happy if u guys help me select a cooling system and its components either air cooling or wc.

oc q6600 to 3.6 atleast
oc hd2900 pro to 2900xt's performance

i dont know if i have to oc memory to oc my cpu, if i must and if i have to cool it to make it stable, then i would liek to cool teh ram as well.

i know the case also affects the cooling options, if u guys have something in mind, then plz give me ur suggestions, but not more than $150 plz.

i will check back in couple of hrs... thanks guys

Babrbarossa October 13, 2007 05:38 PM

I would get one of these kits right now...great components (chosen by Linus I assume) and it seems like the only way to get your hands on a thermochill PA 120.2 right now. Grab an MCW60 or a full coverage waterblock for your GPU as well (don't forget the mosfet heatsinks and the mcw14s for the video memory if you go the mcw60 route). Some might argue that the 2X120mm radiator is not enough to do both your CPU and GPU, but these are GREAT radiators, and while I'm not sure as I've never actually used one, I think it would be enough- anyone else have a say on this?

Here's a worklog and a bit of a guide for H2O noobs that I made when I first ventured into the water waaaaay back in March ;-)

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