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jcrox
08-06-06, 06:12 PM
I'm contiplating a return to water cooling. I use to have a dangerden system for my 3200xp, it did an amazing job of cooling but really it was waaaaaay to loud for my taste. Currently im thinking about either the kingwin aquastar or getting the ThermalTake Tai-Chi case with the built in H2O system. Anyone have any experience with these or some other recommendation of a system that has a nice balance of performance and silence. I don't need nor do I want some super high performance loud system nor am I interested in vaporchill or any of those cutting edge ultra-expensive units, under $500 would be preferable. Any help would be appreciated thanks.

Imbroglio
08-09-06, 10:08 AM
just out of curiosity what pump were you running? when watercooling is done correctly it is much quieter than air cooling, what was the loudest? the pump? or are you one of those people that still tack on 8 case fans even though you didn't need them? or was it a stock bridge/gpu fan? never heard of a watercooling system being too loud

Bman212121
08-09-06, 10:56 AM
Yea, a liquid system should be cooler since it's presumably less fans that are quieter. From what I've heard, that Tai-chi isn't worth much because it's only 1/4" tubing, so it hampers the amount of performance that the system could deliever.

I've heard the swifty systems are pretty good, and they should be quiet since they have 120mm fans. http://www.xoxide.com/swiftech-h2o-apex-ultra-extreme.html This ones about $260 and should do a really good of cooling.

LBJM
08-09-06, 03:48 PM
I would suggest you read the stickys at itr would help decide which parts to get.
http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=70
most kits suck but this one is good
http://www.petrastechshop.com/pecoba.html

• (1) AquaXtreme MP-1 CPU Waterblock (w/Socket 939/775/478/462 compatible USMA)
• (1) AquaXtreme 50Z-DC12 Pump
• (1) Swiftech MCR220-QP Dual 120mm Radiator (w/fittings)
• (2) Yate Loon D12SL-12 120mm x 25mm Fans (47CFM, 28dBA)
-Or- (2) Yate Loon D12SM-12 120mm x 25mm Fans (70.5CFM, 33dBA)
• (10') 7/16" ID (5/8" OD) Masterkleer Tubing
• (1) 1/2" OD Polypropylene T-Fitting
• (10) Stainless Steel Worm-Drive Hose Clamps
• (1) Machined Delrin Fillport/T-Line Cap
• (1) Swiftech MCB-120 RadBox
• (1 bottle) Swiftech HydrX Coolant Additive
• (1) Petra'sTech Water Cooling Setup Guide

XServer
08-09-06, 04:05 PM
swifty systems are the way to go but danger den based many of there kits on there systems, as far as noise go replaced the fan that come with danger den it is way to loud and there are better fans out there.