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Old November 26, 2007, 07:13 PM
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Yea thats about right in price. It's not cheap, but it sure is worth the smile in the end.
1/2 tubing is the way to go. Some believe otherwise but thats what I recommend.
Oh and don;t forget your GPU.
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Old November 26, 2007, 07:22 PM
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I have both 3/8" and 1/2" tubing, both on Quads. The 1/2" is not worth the pain of installing it. 3/8" works just fine. If you do choose the 1/2", 7/16" will work also, providing a tighter fit between the tubing and the barb.

Do choose metal barbs, as I have had some bad luck with Swiftech's plactics barbs lately - twice the threads broke inside the hole. And no I did not overtorque them.

And yes don't forget the GPU block - if you do go for the Ultra+ kit, one GPU block (and ramsinks) is already part of the kit.
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Old November 27, 2007, 07:45 AM
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For the GPU block I'll probably be grabbing the Swiftech MCW60 (yes, more swiftech!), as I'm pretty sure it will work on my card. As for ramsinks, I'm not to worried about that, as ATM I don't plan to overclock it.
Onto tubing, I'm thinking about paying the extra to pick up some Tygon, as I've been hearing good things about it. Or would I be better off buying something like Clearflex and some smartcoils?
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Old November 27, 2007, 08:19 AM
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After what you're spending, you should strongly consider grabbing some ramsinks as well. There are a lot of people who say that you don't actually need to cool the memory, but considering that the card will no long have a fan on it, there's going to be a definite shortage of airflow going across the chips. Personally, I'd want something to help sink the heat away, even at stock speeds.
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Old November 27, 2007, 09:58 AM
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Ugh...2-3 weeks for the Koolance RAM-30 to ship? I think I'm going to ignore that part for a bit unless I can find it elsewhere. So here is an updated list so far (I wanted to make a pretty graph...but apparently I don't have office installed ).

MOUNT - Swiftech MCB-120 Radbox Revision 2 Black (MCB-120) (MCB-120) - 15.66
CPU - Swiftech Apogee GT S478/LGA775/S754/S940/S939/AM2 3/8IN & 1/2IN &1/4IN Barbs (APOGEE-GT) (APOGEE-GT) - 35.84
GPU - Swiftech MCW60-R GPU Water Block for Most NVIDIA & ATI Video Cards 1/2 & 3/8 & 1/4 Barb Fittings (MCW60-R) (MCW60-R) - 39.42
PUMP - Swiftech MCP655 12V Industrial Water Cooling Pump 1/2IN Barbs (MCP655) - 69.33
RAD - Swiftech MCR320 Quiet Power Water Cooling Radiator Black G1/4 Threaded (MCR320-QP-K) - 40.93
RES - Swiftech MCRES-MICRO Clear HI-FLOW Water Cooling Reservoir 3/8IN & 1/2IN Barb Fittings (MCRES-MICRO) (MCRES-MICRO) - 14.54
TUBE - DANGER DEN Tygon R-3603 3/8IN ID 5/8IN OD Tubing 5 Feet (DDTT31) - 12.93 x2 - 25.86
COOLANT - D-TEK Customs Liquid F/X UV Dye Water Cooling Additive Fire Red (or Alien Green) - 5.94

Total So far - 241.85

Yay for pricematching! Yes, I went for 10 feet of Tygon tubing, just because I want to make sure I don't run short (not cheap stuff either ). Not to sure if I'll be using Fire Red or Alien Green as coolant, but I still have a bit before I have to decide (though I must say, Fluid XP Blood Red would be tempting...just because it apparently looks pink ). The only things left is the barbs, clamps and of course, the 3 fans.

So of course, another question, would the Thermochill 1/2IN Chrome Plated Barb Fitting G3/8 work with my setup? I think it would...but I'm not 100% sure.
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Old November 27, 2007, 10:07 AM
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k, now you are getting silly. You are basically getting the swiftech apex ultra+ kit for about the same money and less features.

I bought the kit and love it. cpu, gpu and northbridge cooling, everything you need in the kit.
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Old November 27, 2007, 11:59 AM
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After looking a lot for wather cooling and being tired of working in cramp midtawer I purchase the fulL tower LCS from THERMALATKE at NCIX PM at directcanada and combien to a free shipping item for my Q6600 quad, many HD a 8000GT(up from a 1950PRO) and silverstone 500EF and I'M very happy, a ton of fans great look for a bargin price (relatively speaking)

No problem perfect fit not the biggest setup but CPU very cool enav OC and I'm sure I can add a VGA and Northbrige cooler.
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Old November 27, 2007, 06:28 PM
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Ugh...2-3 weeks for the Koolance RAM-30 to ship? I think I'm going to ignore that part for a bit unless I can find it elsewhere. So here is an updated list so far (I wanted to make a pretty graph...but apparently I don't have office installed ).

MOUNT - Swiftech MCB-120 Radbox Revision 2 Black (MCB-120) (MCB-120) - 15.66
CPU - Swiftech Apogee GT S478/LGA775/S754/S940/S939/AM2 3/8IN & 1/2IN &1/4IN Barbs (APOGEE-GT) (APOGEE-GT) - 35.84
GPU - Swiftech MCW60-R GPU Water Block for Most NVIDIA & ATI Video Cards 1/2 & 3/8 & 1/4 Barb Fittings (MCW60-R) (MCW60-R) - 39.42
PUMP - Swiftech MCP655 12V Industrial Water Cooling Pump 1/2IN Barbs (MCP655) - 69.33
RAD - Swiftech MCR320 Quiet Power Water Cooling Radiator Black G1/4 Threaded (MCR320-QP-K) - 40.93
RES - Swiftech MCRES-MICRO Clear HI-FLOW Water Cooling Reservoir 3/8IN & 1/2IN Barb Fittings (MCRES-MICRO) (MCRES-MICRO) - 14.54
TUBE - DANGER DEN Tygon R-3603 3/8IN ID 5/8IN OD Tubing 5 Feet (DDTT31) - 12.93 x2 - 25.86
COOLANT - D-TEK Customs Liquid F/X UV Dye Water Cooling Additive Fire Red (or Alien Green) - 5.94

Total So far - 241.85

Yay for pricematching! Yes, I went for 10 feet of Tygon tubing, just because I want to make sure I don't run short (not cheap stuff either ). Not to sure if I'll be using Fire Red or Alien Green as coolant, but I still have a bit before I have to decide (though I must say, Fluid XP Blood Red would be tempting...just because it apparently looks pink ). The only things left is the barbs, clamps and of course, the 3 fans.

So of course, another question, would the Thermochill 1/2IN Chrome Plated Barb Fitting G3/8 work with my setup? I think it would...but I'm not 100% sure.
Looking good

No those Thermalchill barbs wont work they are G3/8 you need G1/4, I use these, NCIX.com - Buy D-TEK Customs 1/2IN G1/4 Chrome High Flow Barb Fittings (Pair) - 1/2-inch-barb-pair In Canada..
And like I said on X-fire, might as well post it for everyone, PLASTIC BARBS SUCK
Go to Crappytire in the hardware section they sell stainless steel worm driven hose clamps get some of them. you will want 10, I think they are 0.55c each.
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Old November 27, 2007, 06:41 PM
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Don't use that Koolance RAM cooler. It's not very good in terms of quality.... :(
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Old November 27, 2007, 07:24 PM
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Urgh, I wouldn't touch that Koolance ram cooler, and I have one of their systems! Besides which, it's for the computer's memory, not the GPU's memory. For the record, when I mentioned ramsinks, I was referring to something like THIS, to handle the peripherals of the GPU.
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