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    Default BEST watercooler?? I want to piece it together

    I'm looking for the best watercooling unit for a cpu and dual gpus. I currently have a thermaltake bigwater system, but I want to piece together my own system, using the largest available tubing, powerful pump, and best waterblocks available. Could I please have some suggestions? thank you

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    Default Re: BEST watercooler?? I want to piece it together

    Supposed to be the best GPU block... http://www.frozencpu.com/ex-blc-244.html

    A really nice SLI setup, don't know of any other...
    http://www.frozencpu.com/ex-blc-236.html
    They are for 7800series, they make 6800 and may have to come out with a 7900 series. If you go dual ATI you may need to run separate GPU blocks with ramsinks???

    1/2" tubing is the largest that is readily supported with CPU/GPU connections.

    Here's all the pump you'll ever need
    http://www.pondliner.com/PM5.htm

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    Default Re: BEST watercooler?? I want to piece it together

    Those waterblocks for the video cards you linked to are a HUGE waste of money. The VRAM does not need to be watercooled and they hurt the performance of the water loop with extra heat load and pressure drop. Get the DangerDen Maze 4 SLI kit and forget about that monstrosity NV6800/7800 stuff. That CPU waterblock is very good, but the Swiftech Storm is the ultimate CPU block. I would not buy it though. Get the Apogee, the Maze 4 SLI kit and a single pass dual 120MM heater core for the rad and you cannot go wrong. I run an Eheim 1250 pump and it kicks some serious ass and is quite cheap too. And make sure to run all 1/2" ID tubing.

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    Default Re: BEST watercooler?? I want to piece it together

    Well, he did say he wanted the best...nothing about cost was mentioned. VRAM gets quite hot, hot enough to burn fingers, even with RAMsinks. Active cooling or an extremely high flowing case would be needed if you're going to do some decent overclocking with RAMsinks. But I also would not buy that setup, not with the way the GPU market has been coming out with new cards all the time.

    The Apogee has a lower pressure drop and lower thermal resistance than the Storm. It shows a good performance jump in Swiftech's tests too.

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    Default Re: BEST watercooler?? I want to piece it together

    I just got done with my H2O system and the Storm is great, took my temps down 8-10*c and the AS5 hasn't even set in yet. As for GPU I have a X1900XT and the Swiftech 60 with the Ramsinks works well, that temp is down 10-12*c and 1900's get hot, very hot. I do have a 80mm (very low speed) blowing on the card too, for the sinks, but I dont think I even need it. I went all Swiftech, Pump, 2x120 Rad, GPU, CPU. Im glad I did, it really works well, get the 1/2' tubbing like casecutter said, man the flow is great. Have fun, just make sure you do a good leak test! My first Radiator leaked all over, swiftech replaced it very quickly though! Good luck!

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    Default Re: BEST watercooler?? I want to piece it together

    In my opinion, the NV6800/7800 blocks are definitely NOT the best. The memory absolutely does not need watercooling and you will not get it to clock higher what way. THe extra heat it dumps into the water loop plus the drop in pressure is sure to hurt performance. The memory can be cooled fine with cheap aluminum ramsinks and decent case airflow or a simple low speed fan blowing near the cards. Stay away from those blocks.

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    Default Re: BEST watercooler?? I want to piece it together

    More performance is not the only reason to overclock, less noise also comes into play. The VRAM is not going to add much more heat, reviews show a 1C higher CPU temp at load using the DD GPU block. The GPU load temps were lower than the idle temps when they were on air. DD uses a high flow/low pressure drop design. IMO having the RAM watercooled is better than running heatsinks and running extra fans, but to each their own.

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    this is a link to my pic
    http://forums.tweaktown.com/attachme...tachmentid=228

    My temps for case/cpu diode/cpu socket are in the new attachment below
    Attached Images Attached Images BEST watercooler?? I want to piece it together-gigabyte-gpower-pro-heatpipe-cooler-jpg 
    Lian LI PC60
    (2 intake 80mm ADDA/3
    exhaust 80mm ADDA)
    EG465P-VE Enermax Dual fan PSU 465watt
    Asus A7N8X Dx ver2.0 C1007 latest bios
    AthlonXp 3200+ Barton
    Xms Corsair 3700PT TwinX paired 2x512@200mhz
    200mhz X 11.0 = 2.205GIG
    creative audigy 2
    Asus V8460 U Ti 4600 Dx
    CPU full load 28C
    Case full load 24C
    Western D HDD 120gb
    XP Professional current best- crap
    11682 marks=xp best performance settings @ 2500+ 166mhz x 11.0X = 1.83GIG

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    Default Re: yes it's me again!!!...an another

    This is a close up shot
    Attached Images Attached Images BEST watercooler?? I want to piece it together-dscf0542-jpg 
    Lian LI PC60
    (2 intake 80mm ADDA/3
    exhaust 80mm ADDA)
    EG465P-VE Enermax Dual fan PSU 465watt
    Asus A7N8X Dx ver2.0 C1007 latest bios
    AthlonXp 3200+ Barton
    Xms Corsair 3700PT TwinX paired 2x512@200mhz
    200mhz X 11.0 = 2.205GIG
    creative audigy 2
    Asus V8460 U Ti 4600 Dx
    CPU full load 28C
    Case full load 24C
    Western D HDD 120gb
    XP Professional current best- crap
    11682 marks=xp best performance settings @ 2500+ 166mhz x 11.0X = 1.83GIG

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    Talking Re: yes it's me again!!!...an another

    Quote Originally Posted by jamie_horwood
    This is a close up shot

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