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Old 10-30-07, 10:05 PM   #13
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Well look at it this way. I'm running my quad @ 3.6 ghz with a tuniq tower (air cooling) and when not in use its fan rpm is 720 (out of 2k) and I get 38-40c idle and 55-60c load (fan is at max, both exhaust and inside the tuniq). I expect your temps to be way lower with water though!
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Old 10-30-07, 10:09 PM   #14
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Ok if you're only cooling the CPU then you definately DON'T need a 120.3 radiator....a 120.1 should be more than enough. Or maybe go with a 120.2 to allow for future expansion.

With my Q6600 @ 3.2Ghz (B3 stepping) I get an idle of ~40C and load of ~53C (ambient ~23C). With a G0 stepping your temps will be much lower. Probably mid 30's idle, mid 40's load.
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Old 10-30-07, 10:14 PM   #15
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I cant find a rad to fit in here cant be any wider then a 120mm fan

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Old 10-30-07, 11:15 PM   #16
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I like the one the OP posted, looks real nice.

I am also looking at the Zalman setup

I know you guys have said the WC the chipset just adds resistance to the loop, what about the ASUS Maximus Formula SE ? it really seems to need WC as it does get a bit warm.

Maybe a more powerful WC setup would be required, or 2 Zalman's LOL, or WaterKeg.
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Old 10-31-07, 02:40 PM   #17
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hell no to the radiator. Get yourself at least a Swiftech MCR220 or a Thermochill PA120.2.. if you get a crappy radiator your temps will always suck. For fans I would recommend the yate loon D12sm fans, they are cheap and 25mm thick so you shouldn't have any clearance issues with your motherboard and did I already say that they are cheap?

Get an Apogee GTX or Dtek Fuzion cpu waterblock, get a MCP 655 pump(powerful enough for future expansion and will help tems, silent as well) and some decent tubing like Tygon(won't kink as easy).

Don't get any of that pre-mixed coolant scheisse that you have to pay like $20 for, go to petra's shop and get you some nice pentosin coolant, mix that with distilled water(5% coolant or 10% mix if you want a deeper color) and get a nice biocide, put a couple of drops into the mix and you're set.
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GG Lord.

I love my Thermochill. I only have two low RPM Yate Loons on it and it's still chilly.
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