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Old 01-05-2010, 05:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Water Cooling Kits?

Well, as far as opinions, is this good for anything?

Swiftech H20-220 Apex Ultima Water Cooling Kit at Xoxide!

I have read guides on what I need, and I don't really see a reservoir in that kit. But I'm not quite sure. It might be that thing with two tubes coming out and clear, and would attach to a fill port?

As far as buying stuff individually, the prices look killer no matter what. And wondering if I could get away with a good product for 300.

I really don't want to add cooling to my GPU (GTX 295) as the faceplate that I have to buy is around $174, which is ridiculous.

And finally, I have a coolermaster HAF 932, which seems like plenty of room for the setup!

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If you have a better setup, I have up to $400, but it's just so high :|. I also probably won't buy this until around march.

EDIT: And as far as cooling my northbridge, I think I'd have to spend even MORE money!

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for $300, get this kit (out of stock right now, Petras should be re stocking their whole inventory soon):
Petra's Tech Shop

easily destroys that swiftech kit
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Hence the posting! Thanks, I'll see if I can't get more ideas/reviews/suggestions.

The kit doesn't seem to have a reservoir. Maybe I just don't see it, or you don't need one.
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Default Re: Water Cooling Kits?

the kit i posted uses a T-line instead of a reservoir. acts the same as a reservoir, it gives a place to fill the loop and for air bubbles to find their way out. reservoirs just make the bleeding process (getting the air bubbles out) a bit faster.

edit: if you want to cool your NB/SB and GPU, you are easily going to break that $400 budget. i'd stick CPU only for now, you can upgrade later if you want
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The xspc res top for the ddc is a nice way to go if you want a resi. Although not necessary as a t-line will do you just fine.
Petra's Tech Shop out of stock. frozencpu has them for $10 more. XSPC Laing DDC Reservoir Pump Attachment - Laing DDC-1T/1TPlus MCP-350/355 (No Fittings) - FrozenCPU.com
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Default Re: Water Cooling Kits?

OK, but then we are looking at whether reservoir or a t-line is better. If it bleeds the bubbles out faster I'd imagine the T line. But then again, there may be other reasons.

I also am wanting to know if I need anything else besides what is in that kit for the CPU? This includes more liquid, etc.
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Res is better, but more expensive. T-Line does the same thing just slower, but is way less expensive.

As for liquid, distilled water mixed with PT nuke is the best way to go. All those "non conductive" liquids are rip offs

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And finally -- Do I even have a legitimate reason to go with Water Cooling?

I'm running core i7 920 revision d0, I have X58 SLI LE motherboard.

I bought a coolermaster v8, but it's already too late to RMA it, and the fan is already going out and there is something wrong with it, as I'm idoling at around 44C.

I also wish to overclock up to 3.8 GHz or more, but hopefully staying within a safe limit. I figured I'd need water cooling for this.

And finally, I am building this for my senior project at school. It needs to be the coolest ever, and I figured this would be a really nice addition.

Are those good enough reasons, or anything I should think about other than those?
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Default Re: Water Cooling Kits?

I can't really offer any advice on water cooling, but after reading this thread I had a question of my own. Is that 44c a temperature reading on an overclocked CPU already? I see people talking about this kind of temperature on stock CPUs alot, and it's kinda confusing me. I'm running the exact same motherboard with an i7 920 and my cpu sits right around 26c. This is in a Cooler Master Storm Scout case with completely stock cooling. I checked this after my computer had been on for a while, so maybe I'm just an idiot an it increases THAT much when I'm actually playing a game or something. It's just that every time I check it its right at 26-27c.

Does this mean my stock air flow is just that good? Would this benefit me when I start learning to overclock myself? or why would your CPU be at more than double the temperature if it isn't overclocked?

Sorry if I overstepped my boundaries >.< If I did let me know, so I can copy/paste this into a new thread before you delete it. Thanks!
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Jay,

You might be looking at your CPU temp. Mine sits at 23C, but its the cores that you need to look at.

I'm sure that you should be fine because there is legitimately something wrong with mine. 30-37C seems like a fine idol temp for the cores.
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