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Water cooling
« on: July 28, 2010, 02:19:21 am »
Hey guys i have a NZXT M59 classic mid tower, and with the vid card im getting i am interested in liquid cooling. I do not want to spend a S**t ton on a system but i do not want cheap either. What would be a decent but worth the money and not a lot of cost for a socket AM3 for phenom II x4. Also the video card i will be cooling also will be a radeon 5770.

Edit @ 9:22 EST : I am a newb to water cooling  ::)
Edit @ 9:25 EST : I found http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835106077 on newegg. Looks decent, But i really do not know if my cpu is K8 series, i really do not think it is...lol
Edit again @ 9:33 EST : All the water blocks i se are for am2/am2+ or 1377.... is there any compatable with AM3
« Last Edit: July 28, 2010, 02:34:38 am by bigdaveberg »
NZXT M59
GIGABYTE GA-880GA-UD3H
OCZ Fatal1ty OCZ550FTY 550W ATX12V v2.2 / EPS12V
Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition
SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB)  DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666)
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Re: Water cooling
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2010, 09:22:53 am »
Sorry to pour cold water ;D on your idea bigdave but what you were looking at there would be of no real use to you. I know that you said you are a noobie to watercooling but you need to start right. If not you will just be throwing your money away and would be better off staying with air cooling. This kit would be ok(just) to watercool your CPU but certainly not your graphics card as well! I would advise you to do some research into proper liquid cooling systems before you jump in. I am more than happy to help you with any advice etc. Have a google for some watercooling sites over in the states and see what is available. This is one I use regularly that I am sure will give you some ideas.
http://hardforum.com/index.php
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Re: Water cooling
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2010, 02:29:25 pm »
Yep, i actualy checked out hardforum, and i am an active member there, but currently the site is down. I also may have misworded my origanl post. I only plan on doing cpu cooling thus far. But i wan the option to vga cool with the same gear later on. I found decent gear on performance-pcs.com But that being said i do not exactly what to get. I found a water block for AM3, a radiator,12V pump, resevoir and uv reactive tubing  ;D but other than that i am stumped.
NZXT M59
GIGABYTE GA-880GA-UD3H
OCZ Fatal1ty OCZ550FTY 550W ATX12V v2.2 / EPS12V
Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition
SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB)  DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666)
Intel X-25V 40gb SSD----FREE
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Re: Water cooling
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2010, 02:36:29 pm »
Well you seem to have it all sorted there really apart from the fittings which are usually extras. As I am sure you already understand it is just a cooling circuit that you have to build. The only other thing you you will need is a decent fan for your radiator. I would suggest something like a Sythe Gentle Typhoon or similar, they are nice and quiet but still move some air.
Gigabyte X58A-UD7
i7 920
Dominators 1600 x6 12GB
6970 2GB
HX850
256GB SSD, Sam 1TB, WDB320GB
Blu-Ray
HAF 932

Gigabyte Z68X-UD5-B3
i7 3770K
Vengeance 1600 16GB
6950 2GB
HCP1200W
Revo Drive x2, 1.5TB WDB RAID0
16x DLRW
StrikeX S7
Full water cooling
3 x 27" Iiy

Re: Water cooling
« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2010, 02:50:06 pm »
Delete     
Enzotech Sapphire CPU Water Block Rev. A with "Micro-Pin Design"    Enzotech Sapphire CPU Water Block Rev. A with "Micro-Pin Design"
- Water Block Backplate Stock Water Block Back Plate
- Fitting Size 3/8" Barb for 3/8" ID tube
   

   $37.95
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*** NEW *** EK-CoolStream RAD XT (240)    *** NEW *** EK-CoolStream RAD XT (240)
- Nozzles Add Nozzle Pair, G1/4 Barb [10mm, 3/8"] NZL-V10KGB
   

   $67.95
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*** HOT *** Danger Den/Laing DDC 3.25 -12V 18 Watt Version    *** HOT *** Danger Den/Laing DDC 3.25 -12V 18 Watt Version
- Pump Adapters No Pump Adapters
   

   $84.95
Delete    
*** HOT *** XSPC Acrylic Dual 5.25” Split Bay Reservoir    *** HOT *** XSPC Acrylic Dual 5.25” Split Bay Reservoir
- Nozzles Add Pair Bitspower G1/4" [3/8" Barb]
   

   $55.45
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Tygon 3603 3/8" ID (1/2" OD) Clear Tubing    Tygon 3603 3/8" ID (1/2" OD) Clear Tubing
   

   $5.96
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Koolance Liquid Coolant Bottle, 700mL Fluorescent Green    Koolance Liquid Coolant Bottle, 700mL Fluorescent Green
   

   $14.99
Sub-Total: $267.25

This is what i have picked out so far, i am not going to worry about clamps because i have some for this tubing.  ;D So far this is a "yes it could benefit me, but i do not need it yet" kind of thing
NZXT M59
GIGABYTE GA-880GA-UD3H
OCZ Fatal1ty OCZ550FTY 550W ATX12V v2.2 / EPS12V
Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition
SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB)  DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666)
Intel X-25V 40gb SSD----FREE
WD Caviar Blue 500gb s

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Re: Water cooling
« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2010, 02:52:12 pm »
Looks good bigdave. Something to drool over for now! ;D
Gigabyte X58A-UD7
i7 920
Dominators 1600 x6 12GB
6970 2GB
HX850
256GB SSD, Sam 1TB, WDB320GB
Blu-Ray
HAF 932

Gigabyte Z68X-UD5-B3
i7 3770K
Vengeance 1600 16GB
6950 2GB
HCP1200W
Revo Drive x2, 1.5TB WDB RAID0
16x DLRW
StrikeX S7
Full water cooling
3 x 27" Iiy

Re: Water cooling
« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2010, 02:57:03 pm »
Kk. So i get the basics, now is there a certain company to avoid while water cooling?
NZXT M59
GIGABYTE GA-880GA-UD3H
OCZ Fatal1ty OCZ550FTY 550W ATX12V v2.2 / EPS12V
Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition
SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB)  DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666)
Intel X-25V 40gb SSD----FREE
WD Caviar Blue 500gb s

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Re: Water cooling
« Reply #7 on: July 28, 2010, 03:26:20 pm »
As with most things you get what you pay for. EK, Swiftech, DangerDen, Phobia, Laing,  there's just too many good makes out there to list. A good place for looking around but not for purchasing for you because of location is http://www.aquatuning.co.uk/
Gigabyte X58A-UD7
i7 920
Dominators 1600 x6 12GB
6970 2GB
HX850
256GB SSD, Sam 1TB, WDB320GB
Blu-Ray
HAF 932

Gigabyte Z68X-UD5-B3
i7 3770K
Vengeance 1600 16GB
6950 2GB
HCP1200W
Revo Drive x2, 1.5TB WDB RAID0
16x DLRW
StrikeX S7
Full water cooling
3 x 27" Iiy

 

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