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Old May 22, 2008, 08:31 PM
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Default Nub Water Cooling setup?

Whats a good set for a nub that hasnt touched watercooling yet?
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Old May 22, 2008, 09:29 PM
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What are you cooling? Can't help you without specs. Also how much are you willing to spend?
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Old May 22, 2008, 10:12 PM
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Thatguy i would sugest doing some reading but the Vortex Solution is a pretty simple setup and good components to start with. Im going to be setting up in the next 2 weeks and ill write a log of it its all about money my friend how much yur willing to spend but ill be happy to answer any questions and the Vortex solution is the best way to go if your a beginner. Theres a thread called Help with water cooling parts i have it 5 started read over there and itll explain the Vortex solution by Captain Vortex.
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Agreed! Let me see if I can...yup here it is. yes you will need some odds and ends, like zip ties, and fans...but this is a start!! My first venture into watercooling was with the Swiftech H20-220 Apex Ultra+ kit...it was a pretty advanced kit, but it was rather easy to get built and installed! This would be much simpler. I dont have instructions yet, but maybe I should make some soon! So far 2 or 3 people have already gone for my kit! yay!

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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 May 23, 2008, 12:11 AM
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well my budget aint that high, i just want to get my hands wet :)

No, basically i want to get a summer job at some computer store, thus knowing more wont hurt

a few of friends also have watercooling, i want to join the club :D
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Old May 23, 2008, 12:22 AM
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Hmm. To price match with Direct canada will shave about $40 off that I think. Or, you can get this: Swiftech H20-220 Compact 3/8IN Dual 120MM CPU Liquid Cooling Kit - DirectCanada
It will be good, but not as good. And will limit upgrading a little bit in the future.
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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 May 23, 2008, 12:25 PM
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If you're only going to cool the CPU, you could swap out the MCP655 for a DB-1 pump and save a few bucks, without your flow dropping below the 1 gpm mark. But if you want to add another waterblock in the future (i.e. video card), the pump may start to come up a little short.
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Old May 23, 2008, 01:24 PM
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Default go Vortex solution

Would really recommend spending extra on the Vortex solution--got it ground shipped for $4 (crazy promo) from NCIX after price matching it down to ~180 (not incl fans).

It works very nicely..going to update my case pics as they are awful.
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Old May 23, 2008, 01:56 PM
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Woot! I am actually working with Linus to make it a kit, so I dont have to keep adding the parts to my cart and taking screen shots!
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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 May 23, 2008, 03:28 PM
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Vortex the kit you recommend is just a simplified kit that already exists with swiftech excluding the 2 fans that it comes with and the gpu and northbridge block and ram sinks but that kit goes for 290 bucks. It has a lot of extra stuff yea probably wont need plus the radiator is the normal one without the intergrated Reservoir lol to sum up your choice of components is better i just hope it works out well for me.

Ill make my log pretty detailed im still waiting for this weeks deals on the forum ive already spent 270 bucks so if i can save some money why the hell not.
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