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Old July 6, 2008, 11:17 AM
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Looking for some help into what I would need for a watercooling setup, I'm running a q6600 on rampage Formula with a 4870 (possible xfire in future) I know right now I think I will wait out for the full block for the 4870 but in terms of Rad, Pump, fans, Hoses, coolant, Blocks (should I cool NB?) Basically Im looking for a list of all the parts Recommended/required for a Watercooling Build.
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Old July 6, 2008, 11:51 AM
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for cpu waterblock i would recommend the D-Tek Fuzion thats in sale @ 54$ instead of 64 for the member of HWCF, also for radiator i just ordered a Thermochill PA120.3 radiator that use 3 120mm fan and it should be more then enough for a quad and a video card .. its also for sale @ 99.99 instead of 143$ for the member of HWCF

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tubing i would go 7/16'' and pump i would drop off a Swiftech MCP655 , reservoir could also be a switech micro res. with all that, and your full coverage block for your 4870 you should have a full watercooling setup

just checkj my worklog, i will start it when my part will arrive, that could give you a nice idea of what you can do
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Old July 6, 2008, 01:16 PM
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Thanks for the quick reply I'm sure I will have questions as this will be my first watercooling setup, Im looking forward to it!
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Old July 6, 2008, 01:51 PM
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For CPU block, the D-Tek V2 is awesome, and even better with a quad midplate for your Q6600. I'd recommend the MCR320 over the PA120.3 unless you have some money burning a hole in your pocket, just because there is <2C with low speed fans. If your going with some nice high speed fans, the Black Ice Xtreme is the rad to get, but it lacks with low speed fans. The MCP655 (aka Laing D5) is a great pump and is very quiet, especially when that foam pad that comes with it is used. For the resevoir, pretty much anything other than a bay-res is good. I've heard bay-res's are very hard to bleed and such. And with 7/16" tubing over 1/2" barbs you will get an amazing seal, but it'll take a bit of elbow grease to get it on the MCP655 (some boiling water did the trick for me). D-Tek 1/2" barbs and 7/16" tubing is fairly easy to get on (what I use). I've used the Swiftech 7/16" and it works great. And Tygon tubing is amazing, but costs a pretty penny. For the fans, that depends on your noise tolerance. If you want something quiet, get the Yate Loon D12SL-12's (from Petra's Tech Shop, as they have a different distributor than most other stores). If you want something with a bit more power, San Ace H1101's are amazing, but they are very hard to find and expensive, so a 38mm thich Panaflo would be my 2nd recommendation. The X38/48 NB doesn't run too hot, but lots of people have gotten better overclocks by putting them under water. The MCW30 from Swiftech is a nice low restriction NB block, but isn't the sexiest thing out there. I like the look of the EK NB/SB-5 (the EK universal block) but I don't think any retailers in Canada have it in stock, so you'd be stuck getting it from the US.
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Xtremesystems member Martin does a TON of fan testing. These Zalmans fared very very well, even beating out the Petras modified Yateloons. Buy Zalman ZM-F3 120MM Sleeve Bearing Case Fan Black 900/1800RPM 20/34DBA 3PIN Connector

I just ordered 6 for my new build.
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Xtremesystems member Martin does a TON of fan testing. These Zalmans fared very very well, even beating out the Petras modified Yateloons. Buy Zalman ZM-F3 120MM Sleeve Bearing Case Fan Black 900/1800RPM 20/34DBA 3PIN Connector

I just ordered 6 for my new build.
I was just reading about those Zalman fans on the Xtreme Systems yesterday.
Sorry to go a little off-topic, CanadaRox will that Swiftech MCW30 block fit on a P45 chipset. Oh and just saw sidewinder computers having that EK in stock.. EK Waterblocks EK-NB/SB 5 - Acetal

Plus they have farely reasonable price shipping to Canada. edit: First Class International shipping rate is just under $3 anyway.
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Gary and the gang over at Sidewinder Computers are great, and will do anything to please their customers. I've ordered from them many, many times.
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You'd have to check for the specific board if it would fit as different companies, and even different board from one company have different hole layouts. But the MCW30 is a great block for fitting many boards, so it would likely fit fine.
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Old July 6, 2008, 03:22 PM
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Hmm ok so aside from the actual waterblocks themselves this is the list I have is there anything Missing? Swiftech MCR320, STech MCB-120 radbox, 2 sets of Dtek 1/2 barbs G1/4, Stech MCP655, Stech MCRES-Micro, Stech 7/16 ID tubing , yate loon D12sl-12 X 3 and Feser one fluid what else is needed other then the CPU and GPU waterblocks?
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the tubing and coolant (or coolant additive(s)) and clamps (not necessary, but they're cheap for peace of mind) :)
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