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Old 04-06-07, 11:34 AM   #37
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're also a lot more expensive than regular waterblocks as well.
Dont forget inefficient

They cost extra power to run the refrigation unit, and it puts a LOT of strain on the radiator. You gotta have a super strong rad, or else...


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Old 04-06-07, 11:40 AM   #38
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Xion,
Thanks for the tip. When I get some extra time, I'm gonna play around with different o/cs.
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How much voltage are you running, Doc? That X2 is 2.6 stock, right?
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How much voltage are you running, Doc? That X2 is 2.6 stock, right?
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Old 04-06-07, 12:00 PM   #41
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So.. voltage?
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Old 04-08-07, 07:35 PM   #42
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I know what you mean about being scared about the first time you actually turn your pc on with your water cooling. Always hook it up to a PSU that isn't hooked up to anything, and run it for a full day to get the air out and check for leaks. This gets rid of a lot of the problems because if nothing is running, getting a little water on your board isn't going to fry it. Just fix the leak and test again.

I bought a little all in one solution with dual rads for my first one to get my feet wet, and it worked pretty good. It was easy to put it all together, and clamp down. It definitely wasn't made for heavy OC'ing or anything, and probably isn't as good as the zalman that is on my processor right now. I'd just suggest get right into it with 1/2" tubing and figure it out, otherwise your going to want to keep changing it. I'm probably going to get the swiftech apex ultra kit next time I decide to go liquid cooling.

I never had any issues with transportation, but with the way that my reservoir was set up I couldn't tip it on its side, so I just needed to make sure the case was standing up. Other than that I moved it many times.
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Old 04-08-07, 11:19 PM   #43
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Well, it's still gonna' be a while before I start buying the pieces for the water cooling setup. For the most part- I'm gonna' have to buy this new rig only a few components at a time. This week I'm aiming on purchasing the tower. The week after that I'll buy the proc, then after that I'll get the mobo, etc.

Thanks again for all your help- and expect to hear back from me once I'm ready to start purchasing components. In the mean time, I'll be doing as much research on this as I can to educate my self.

Thanks again for all your guys' help.
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Old 04-10-07, 10:57 AM   #44
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I'm considering upgrading to a QX6700/6800 soon and am highly considering water cooling. I have an Antec P180b case and have done some research on adding watercooling to it. Looks like I would need the following parts to get a proper water cooling setup in my rig for the quad core. Any experience with these parts and results?

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Old 04-10-07, 11:27 AM   #45
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I'm considering upgrading to a QX6700/6800 soon and am highly considering water cooling. I have an Antec P180b case and have done some research on adding watercooling to it. Looks like I would need the following parts to get a proper water cooling setup in my rig for the quad core. Any experience with these parts and results?

Radiator = Swiftech MCR120
Reservoir = Swiftech MCRES-Micro
Pump = Swiftech MCP350
Water Block = Swiftech Apogee GTX
All good parts, but you may want to think about a MCR220 instead of the 120. The 120 may not be sufficient for an overclocked Quad. If you don't have room for a 220, then go with one of these to get similar performance:
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...oducts_id=3119
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All good parts, but you may want to think about a MCR220 instead of the 120. The 120 may not be sufficient for an overclocked Quad. If you don't have room for a 220, then go with one of these to get similar performance:
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...oducts_id=3119
Thanks for the tip. I'm wondering if the ThermoChill HE120 you pointed me to will fit inside my P180b at the back same as the MCR120. Specs looks like its a much larger radiator. Thats the primary thing I was thinking of, but again, I could mount it on the backside of the case and run the tubing in through a PCI bracket. I appreciate the input. I'll take all the advice I can get.
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I'm considering upgrading to a QX6700/6800 soon and am highly considering water cooling. I have an Antec P180b case and have done some research on adding watercooling to it. Looks like I would need the following parts to get a proper water cooling setup in my rig for the quad core. Any experience with these parts and results?

Radiator = Swiftech MCR120
Reservoir = Swiftech MCRES-Micro
Pump = Swiftech MCP350
Water Block = Swiftech Apogee GTX
For your pump, get this. It is basically the same pump.. same DDC motor. However, that top allows you to natively use 1/2 ID tubing which will give extra flow. I have this pump and can vouge for its power.

Like Xion said make sure to get a double rad. 120 rads will not cut it... PA120.2 will be enough. Yes, Thermochills are twice as thick as other rads which is why they are better. Plus, their fins are spaced differently allowing more free air to blow the heat away, resulting in less CFM (and less noise) required.

Also, I personally am switching over to a T line... but that's just me
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The external "Thermaltake Aqua TMG2 - Dual 12 cm Motorsports Radiator" looks interesting. I don't move my case around, so it might do the trick.

Everyone agree that the 1/2" fittings are the way to go?
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