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Old July 30, 2008, 06:48 AM
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Exclamation complete noob at WC...need help...

Ok so i've been looking around on the forum, at some of the systems with water cooling in them, and not only do they look amazing, i bet they do a lot of good cooling eh.

ok so here's my few questions, i'm basically looking for a noob guide of how to get water-cooling into my system.
My specs are in my sig, and as for my case, i'm using the Antec 1200.

Question 1: Where do i buy the water-cooling kit?
Question 2: How much does it cost?
Question 3: How hard is it to setup and install into my rig?

Last of all, can someone with experiance, build me a water-cooling kit? budget isn't a big issue, but i'm always in for saving some $$ :).

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Old July 30, 2008, 07:28 AM
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I bought this kit:

http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...cture=Swiftech

It comes with aboslutely everything you need. CPU northbridge and GPU cooling.

Works well too.
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Old July 30, 2008, 07:33 AM
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I personally buy all my WC stuff from http://www.ncix.com/

as for parts I'd go

Rad: Swiftech MCR320 - http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...cture=Swiftech

CPU: D-Tek Fuzion V2 - http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...DTek%20Customs

GPU: D-Tek Fuzion GFX V2 - http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...DTek%20Customs

Pump: Swiftech MCP655 - http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...cture=Swiftech

Res: Swiftech Micro Res - http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...cture=Swiftech

total price of thigns I listed: $267.95 but im sure could be PM lower. (side note, just realized I forgot ram sinks for GPU and barbs for rad lol)

I'd also go with 7/16 tubing as it makes a very nice, snug fit on 1/2 barbs. I'd pribably use some nice low speed yateloons on the rad as they work fine. I dont know if the MCR320 is over kill or not for 1 gpu+dual core but figured it would give him room incase he wanted to go with sli.

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Old July 30, 2008, 07:44 AM
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Honestly, that E8400 does not need water-cooling -they run so cool, it's amazing what a good aftermarket HSF (like the TRUE 120 with a good fan) can do. Now for your questions:

1. NCIX. And others in the USA.
2. It depends which parts you want; my setup costs upwards of $600.
3. Depending what you cool, and how water-cooling-friendly is your case. The 1200 has a nice size, should be rather easy.
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Old July 30, 2008, 07:48 AM
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They get hot at 1.6 volts.
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Old July 30, 2008, 07:55 AM
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what my main goal would be to get water cooling for my graphic cards. unless there is another easier way to cool them. running 9800GTX (planning on running SLI within a couple months)
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Old July 30, 2008, 11:45 AM
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Why don't ya check out me guide? WaterCooling Component Guide
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Old July 30, 2008, 11:53 AM
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Order from direct canada, quite a bit cheaper than NCIX for H20. That or PM DC at NCIX.
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Old July 30, 2008, 02:26 PM
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I dont like DC customer service as much as NCIX sao i suggets just sticking wiht NCIX, just use the pricematch feature.
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Old July 30, 2008, 02:45 PM
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DC has cust service? lol
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