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Old April 2, 2010, 05:28 PM
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Talking Ok so here's my list of revamp stuff, thoughts?

current setup:

Swiftech Microres v2->Swiftech 655 pump->Swiftech triple rad (x3 noctua fans on it)->Apogee GTZ CPU block->Swiftch GPU-only block

I have 1/2" ID 3/4" OD Primochil tubing btw if it matters.

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So I want to get rid of my bothersome pump and res, I'd prefer an all in one solution like the XSPX 720 (is it as good?) Also, a 5850 water block.

I'd like to use compression fittings where applicable (I don't know what to buy for what)

res/pump:

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ducts_id=26843

Full Cover Block:

http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/hegp58.html

MoBo (my NB is 70C! in game)

??????

And I still need compression fittings...and I hear Noctua is NOT good for rads so maybe I should change that too

And maybe a good fan controller.

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Old April 2, 2010, 06:06 PM
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Those look like Noctua p12's, which are fine for rads IMO. The other noctua fans aren't recommended because they have very little static pressure and are meant for moving air without obstructions.

Fittings - http://ncix.com/products/?sku=28960&...ture=Bitspower

No idea really on that res/pump combo, you'll have to do some reading. Seems a little crappy in that any heat dissipated from the pump goes straight through your loop.

You could always go with a mcp 355/res top seeing as you have alot of room in that obsidian case.

ie: http://ncix.com/products/index.php?s...Water%20Blocks

Or you could put your mcp 655 at the bottom of your case near the psu.
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Well I want it to use the bays, so much more convenient and easier, plus who actually use their bays? I know I don't except for one BD drive. And it's cheap too...
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Well I want it to use the bays, so much more convenient and easier, plus who actually use their bays? I know I don't except for one BD drive. And it's cheap too...
I use all 5

NZXT sentry, dvd-r drive, and a Primochill typhoon III bay res.

Im kinda tired of the bay/pump res. though.
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So what would you recommend for the North Bridge cooler? I noticed Gigabyte attaches their NB cooler to another cooler thing so do I need two?
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With that particular pump/res combo, you'll be giving up quite a bit of pumping power over the 655, especially with multiple blocks in your loop. On the other hand, water loops are more forgiving of low-flow than many people realize. Still, definitely don't expect any performance gains on that things account. Heat dump will be negligible.

On another note, based on your fan orientation, your NB looks like a pretty classic case of no air hitting it. If you don't have a side fan, I'd want to try and jury-rig a fan in there somehow. I'm not sure there's any easy watercooling solutions for the GB boards, like Asus has.
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Too me that XSPC thing is pretty convenient, yeah not super effective but I'm only cooling a cpu and 5850 (those don't get hot) I'm not doing for better temps, but more convenience/ease. It's not like that pump/res combo will make my 29C idle GPU temp go to something very high.

Can the XSPC thing accept compression fittings? If so then that's great. And can't I just put a new TIM heat sink on the NB and the other chip?

So let's see, list:

Fan controller
Newegg.com - Sunbeam RHK-EX-BA Rheobus-Extreme Fan Controller Panel - Controller Panels

Bay/res
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ducts_id=26843

Video Card Block
HEATKILLER® GPU-X˛ for 5850 and 5870 ATI cards

Compression fittings:
Bitspower True Silver G1/4 Compression Fitting 1/2" to 3/4" - BP-SLCPF-CC5 (I plan to buy 5, the 6th one be 45 degrees or se)

last compression fitting (for rad):
TFC Angled Compression Fitting - G 1/4 Thread 3/8" ID x 1/2" OD


:\ seems rather pricy Why can't water cooling be less niche? It seems like only like 3 sites in the word sell what you want @_@
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worth it?
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worth it?
I'd definitely get some water on that northbridge or prop a fan up against it.

Compression fittings, really tempting but too rich for my blood (make sure you get the proper sizes, you have a 3/8" i.d. 1/2" o.d. as your rad fittings).


Its up to you, if your current gpu block is doing the trick you can save 100 bucks for a minimal loss in performance/looks.
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TFC Angled Compression Fitting - G 1/4 Thread 1/2" ID x 3/4" OD

^right comp fitting :D

Can't I just buy a heat sink for the NB?

But look how the NB attaches to something else:

http://www.beareyes.com.cn/2/lib/200...4/image001.jpg

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