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coreyb April 6, 2008 08:04 PM

New to water cooling

I am looking into water cooling and need a little help if possible. Money is not really an issue as I want very good performance. I've read a little here and there but I was hoping that I could get some personal help from you guys.

So could you give me some nice recommendations and basic info that will get me started?

Here's my setup.

Antec P182
Asus p5k-e deluxe

Already have it overclocked to 3.6ghz but my temps are too high, which is why I am going to water cooling.

Thanks guys. :bleh:

coreyb April 6, 2008 08:10 PM

I should mention that I'm looking for an efficient setup. I do not want to cut my case or anything extensive like that.

Cptn Vortex April 6, 2008 10:08 PM

Here; http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...nufacture=NCIX

Get that, add a RadBox http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...cture=Swiftech a MCW30 for the chipset http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...cture=Swiftech and oh, maybe a videocard block : http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...e=Danger%20Den

There you have it, that will give you amazing temps.

coreyb April 6, 2008 10:26 PM

thanks man. that looks like a pretty high end kit.

is that overpriced or is that about par for a high quality kit?

Cptn Vortex April 6, 2008 10:30 PM

It's actually a Very well priced kit. Yes, expect to pay that much for quality. The radiator alone is worth over $140. It is quite possibly the best radiator on the market, and you don't even need loud powerful fans for it.

coreyb April 6, 2008 10:35 PM

what kind of temps do you think I would get on my setup @ 3.6ghz? I want to make sure this will a worthwhile upgrade.

coreyb April 6, 2008 10:36 PM

so i can mount the radiator on the back of my tower with the radbox?

Cptn Vortex April 6, 2008 10:38 PM

Well I can't get exact numbers for you, as everyone has different variables like ambient temps and stuff, but I would say full load temps with the CPU, GPU and chipset would be somewhere around here:

CPU - mid 50's Load (guessing 1.4-1.5V)
GPU - 45 Load
Chipset - 35-38 Load

These are roughly the temps I am getting, with a Lesser RAD setup, as well as a lesser CPU block. If anything, your temps should be better.

*Edit - Yes, you hand the rad off the Back of the case with the Radbox, on the rear 120mm fan. like in this pic.


coreyb April 6, 2008 10:41 PM

awesome! that sounds good to me. I was reading that the d-tek fusion is the best cpu block? Will I be okay with the apogee gtx for my quad core?

coreyb April 6, 2008 10:44 PM

and how do the kits on Petra's Tech Shop compare?

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