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Old April 6, 2008, 08:04 PM
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Hi,

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
Q6600
8800gtx
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.

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Old April 6, 2008, 08:10 PM
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I should mention that I'm looking for an efficient setup. I do not want to cut my case or anything extensive like that.
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Old April 6, 2008, 10:08 PM
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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.
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Old April 6, 2008, 10:26 PM
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thanks man. that looks like a pretty high end kit.

is that overpriced or is that about par for a high quality kit?
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Old April 6, 2008, 10:30 PM
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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.
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Coolermaster ATCS 840 w Window panel
MSI Z77A-GD65
Intel i7 3770K @ 4.6GHZ 1.28v
Galaxy GTX 680 @ 1241MHZ
8GB Mushkin Blackline 1600MHZ 9-9-9-24 1.5v
Asus Xonar Essence STX
OCZ Z-Series GOLD 850W
2 x 128GB Corsair Force GT SATA3 SSD RAID0 :)
Acheiva Shimian Q270 Lite 2560x1440

Benq W500 Pojector.

Watercooling:
EK Supreme HF, EK FC GTX 680 Block, MCR320+Gelid Silent 12 Push/Pull, DD Pump, EK Multioption 100ml Res, EK Coolstream XT 220 RAD Gelid Wings Push/Pull.
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Old April 6, 2008, 10:35 PM
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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.
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Old April 6, 2008, 10:36 PM
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so i can mount the radiator on the back of my tower with the radbox?
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Old April 6, 2008, 10:38 PM
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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.

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Coolermaster ATCS 840 w Window panel
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Intel i7 3770K @ 4.6GHZ 1.28v
Galaxy GTX 680 @ 1241MHZ
8GB Mushkin Blackline 1600MHZ 9-9-9-24 1.5v
Asus Xonar Essence STX
OCZ Z-Series GOLD 850W
2 x 128GB Corsair Force GT SATA3 SSD RAID0 :)
Acheiva Shimian Q270 Lite 2560x1440

Benq W500 Pojector.

Watercooling:
EK Supreme HF, EK FC GTX 680 Block, MCR320+Gelid Silent 12 Push/Pull, DD Pump, EK Multioption 100ml Res, EK Coolstream XT 220 RAD Gelid Wings Push/Pull.
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Old April 6, 2008, 10:41 PM
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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?
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Old April 6, 2008, 10:44 PM
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and how do the kits on Petra's Tech Shop compare?
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