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Old February 4, 2008, 06:31 PM
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Personally, I would ditch water cooling the NB all together, unless you plan on running your FSB at 500Mhz+ for 24/7 use, or if you're going to use the hot X38 chipset.

Other than that, it will be an amazing build.
Well, I'm trying for 550 x 8 on my E8400, so the NB does get hot. And the Maximus Formula is X38.

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The HR-05 does a very good job at cooling the NB, and I agree with Wanker - water-cooling is very much optional. The PA120.2 fits the back of the 900, using the Swiftech Radbox.

Your loop is perfect.

If you do water-cool the GPU, do use a full-coverage block.
I'll look into that once I finalize my vid card for the next stretch.

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Yup drop the NB/SB and just do the CPU/GPU.
Go for a full covarage GFX WB that will depend on what videocard you end up going with.
Fuzions a good WB that or a Apogee GT but I'd go with a fuzion
PA120.2 is a amazing rad but as stated a bit wide, dont forget to pickup some magicool screws if your going to use a "closed" fan
Swiftec mcp655 you might have to swap the 12v wire when you get it, IDK if it still happening, but no big deal.
Sorry, I'm a bit confused here about something:

That's the Thermochill 120.2. It's the size of two 120 mm fans (roughly) and I can't see it fitting on the back of my 900 without getting in the way of the card slots and connectors.

and

That's the Swiftech Radbox - the size of one 120 mm fan. So am I missing a model that's bigger, or should I be going for the:
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Sorry for the n00bish questions, but I want to get this right.
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The dual 120mm RADs will only block ONE DVI connector should you need to use both. Other than that, they don't get in the way of anything.
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Check out this pic of a radbox installed on a dual rad. Like Cptn wrote, the rad blocks one DVI connector.

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Question. On the top of CM-690:


you think guys the thermochil 120.2 or any 120.2 RAD will fit without cutting or making additionalr hole on top of it?
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The dual 120mm RADs will only block ONE DVI connector should you need to use both. Other than that, they don't get in the way of anything.
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Check out this pic of a radbox installed on a dual rad. Like Cptn wrote, the rad blocks one DVI connector.
Thanks for clearing that up guys

Definitely going for the 120.2 then

Ok... I'm starting to get worked up here, and the parts aren't even close to ordered.

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just to give you some sort of idea of the cooling potential of the thermalchill rads. i have the PA120.1 and it effectively cools my X1900XT and Opteron 165 quite nicely. Mind you i don't over clock, yet but still . Also thermal chill rads are quite large. I have the Antec SX-1080B and i couldn't fit the rad inside. Also i didn't use a res but instead a t-line.

I think i posted some pics here of my project if you want to take a look. also the GPU block i got is the DD TYEE, not cheap but also an awesome block.

Finally the last thing you need think about is coolant. Such as are you going to use distilled water or de-ionized water or perhaps a coolant.

I would recommend Double De-Ionized water with some water wetter works well for me especially if your on a budget :)
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Question. On the top of CM-690: you think guys the thermochil 120.2 or any 120.2 RAD will fit without cutting or making additionalr hole on top of it?
Break out your tape measure. Not all rads have the same fan spacings, nor do all cases, so you'll have to determine that yourself. Thermochill and Swiftech both provide diagrams on their sites (as do others, I'm sure), so compare your case to those and see if something works out.
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Fitting in the top of a CM690 looks to be very very hard. I think even with a very thin RAD, it could be a problem, as the motherboard will get in the way. I have seen where people have modded it so they can fit a thin RAD in between the metal and the top air grill, but I think it means cutting or drilling the proper holes.
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Ok... so here's a preliminary list. Most prices from NCIX except the Fuzion, which I can't find in Canada and might have to order from the States or wait until someone gets it back in stock.
CPU Block D-Tek Fuzion CPU w/ Pro Mount & Nozzles $81.89
Radiator
Thermochill PA120.2 $124.99
NB Block EK EK-NB S-MAX $41.99
Pump
Swiftech MCP655 $74.99
Reservoir Danger Den Single Bay Reservoir 5.25 $29.99
GPU Block Swiftech Stealth REV 2 Nvidia 8800 GPU $99.99 (or something like this, if I get a new card.

This is already getting up towards $500 without the tubing, coolant and other accessories.

I guess the good thing is, this is more re-usable than the PC itself

What's the story with this nozzle kit for the Fuzion? What does it do?
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If I recall, the stealth is really only a "half" coverage block. I'm not sure why everyone here is preaching Full coverage blocks though. I have my dual 8800GTX's with MCW60's, and after hours and hours on end of Crysis, I NEVER see more than 50 degrees. It's quite amazing the temps I get with those coolers.
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