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    I am building my next system and i am going to overclock the processor. I am looking at a water cooled solution but w/ all this crap out there I am unsure as to what to use. I have a budget of about $500 USD to spend on a water cooling solution. What would you suggest?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mentyl
    I am building my next system and i am going to overclock the processor. I am looking at a water cooled solution but w/ all this crap out there I am unsure as to what to use. I have a budget of about 0 USD to spend on a water cooling solution. What would you suggest?


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    If ya goin' to use that motherboard ya'll be in for a big surprise when ya try to overclock it.

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    Yeah, no OC on that mobo. Anyway, I'd get a Hydor L30 pump, D-Tek Whitewater CPU block, D-Tek Pro Heatercore, and a reservoir of some sort, although its not a requirement. Get everything with 1/2" fittings, and 1/2" internal diameter Tygon tubing. Also get a 120mm fan for the heatercore

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    what mobo would you get? ive yet to purchase one... im just getting the list together and ill make one big purchase

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    ASUS's P4C800-E Deluxe is just one that springs to mind. Also a better overclock would be got with a 2.6C or 2.8C seein' as ya goin' water coolin'.

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    cool... thx for the help :)

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    I would defintely look into getting a 2.6C, you could get some great clocks with that (maybe 3.5GHz on a 1080MHz FSB). The 2.8C will probably limit your FSB speed. : peace2: Mista K6
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    As far as resevoirs go what would you suggest? internal? external? I saw some on frozencpu.com that installed in the drive bays. Should i look into purchasing some kind of liquid to use w/ the distilled water ill be putting in it to help prevent corrosion or buildup of algae or whatever?

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    As to the reservoir that will depend on whether ya want the case to be portable of not but water wetter added to the distilled water will help though water cooled systems will need flushing every now and again.

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    My suggestions:

    Pump: Ehiem 1048 or the 1250. The 1048 moves 600L/min at 1.5m head while the 1250 moves 1200L/m at 2m head

    WB: The White Water is a nice block, however the WW was designed to cool the athlon XP core and the IHS on the P4 may hamper the cooling ability of the WB. With that said, I can't really recommend you a WB for a P4 as i only really concentrated on finding what was best for my athlon

    Rad: Your choice here really, I've got a Black Ice eXtreme (aka BIX) and have no complaints except for the fragile paint job. If it can fit, get a rad that fits 12 cm fans

    Fans: Your personal choice again, I've got 2 adjustable enermax 12cm fans, one blowing air throught, the other suck air through

    Res: I personally wouldn't bother with one

    Tubing: Tygon is nice, but expensive, If tygon is too expnsive for you, have a look at clearflex 60

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