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Old June 6, 2010, 08:02 PM
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Old June 6, 2010, 08:42 PM
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well my swiftech mcr320 can handle a 920 at 4.4 and i had my C0 at 3.8 with my 4870 and temps where great have to agree rads make matter's not, and paint is cheap if

they chip at all only every had 1 of them get chipped and it does happen to other rads. most need to shop around a great

Water cooling loop does not have to cost over 500 it can be cheap. and i said "does not have to"

what you really need to order rad,pump,block/s,done go used here you can save a lot. jmo as always
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Old June 6, 2010, 09:28 PM
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My two cents is that I will not cheap out when it comes to watercooling. I may not pick "the absolute" best, but I will not skimp out. IMO this isn't something you want to cheap out on. I hate having a part (like that rebranded Danger Den pump [for example]) crap out on you, and then need to replace it. In my opinion (and my opinion only) if your going to cheap out on watercooling - do not even bother.

Sorry if that sounded harsh, that was not my intention.
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Old June 6, 2010, 10:15 PM
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My two cents is that I will not cheap out when it comes to watercooling. I may not pick "the absolute" best, but I will not skimp out. IMO this isn't something you want to cheap out on. I hate having a part (like that rebranded Danger Den pump [for example]) crap out on you, and then need to replace it. In my opinion (and my opinion only) if your going to cheap out on watercooling - do not even bother.

Sorry if that sounded harsh, that was not my intention.
The DD-CPX-Pro is a great pump though. It, DDC, or the D5 are all capable pumps.

And the only real reason to go w/ a more expensive radiator over an MRC320 is for looks as performance is less than 1C difference in most cases.
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Update: Here are the parts I am considering right now,

Rad: Thermochill PA120.3 Triple 120MM Fan Water Cooling Radiator with 15MM Spacing *No Barbs*
Pump: Swiftech MCP655
Res: Swiftech MCRES-MICRO REV2 Clear HI-FLOW Water cooling Reservoir
GPU Block: EK Water blocks Nickel Plated Full Cover Radeon HD 5970
CPU Block: Apogee XT Water block
Fans: I plan to use the ones that came with my noctua nh-u12 se2

I am a bit confused on what size barbs I will need and does the size of tubing really make a big difference? If I can, I would prefer to use smaller size tubing since there is not much room to work with in a HAF 922 case.

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Old June 8, 2010, 02:09 PM
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I am a bit confused on what size barbs I will need and does the size of tubing really make a big difference? If I can, I would prefer to use smaller size tubing since there is not much room to work with in a HAF 922 case.
Bigger tubing means less restriction, but since W/C loops use such a short distance of tubing, the difference from 3/8 to 1/2" is minimal. The main thing is to use as few sharp 90* bends as possible, and don't have your tubing bending in such a small radius that it kinks. There are methods to get tighter bends such as anti kink coils or even hose clamps on the tightest part of the bend, or there are methods involving heat ing and cooling the tubing to make it conform tot he shape you need. Some of these "tricks" may be necessary in smaller cases.

The Swiftech MCP655 has 1/2" barbs that are built into the pump top and are not removable. There are other D5 pumps (the 655 is just a swiftech brand D5) with different/custom tops that allow you to use any sized barb you wish.

I would reccomend you go with 1/2" ID tubing, but if you feel that you need to use 3/8 to save room, that would work just fine, as long as you are aware of the 1/2" barbs on the 655.
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Ok, one more question. Would it be possible to stay with a single loop setup if I decide to add on a hd 5870 in the future? and which rad should I go with so I have the option of a tri fire setup?
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I have 6 blocks in single loop on triple rad with good fans.
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I have 6 blocks in single loop on triple rad with good fans.
Cool. Which rad would you recommend for my setup? I don't need amazing idle/load temps, heck I am quite happy with my current idle/load temps on air but I just can't stand the noise coming off my video card.

i5 750 oc'd to 4.01ghz @ 1.38v
HD 5970 oc'd to 950/1300 @ 1.12v (want to also add either a hd 5850 or hd 5870 in the future)
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Old June 9, 2010, 09:39 AM
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If you want silent - you need to maximize radiator size while minimizing fans speed.
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