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Old 31st January, 2006, 12:33 AM
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Liquid cooling kit recommendations...

Just like what the title says guys.
Basically I'm tired of having to hear 3 80mm Tornadoes.
Although its not that loud, Summer is soon approaching, its gets
pretty warm here, and I have some money.

However I"m no where near experienced in selecting a pump, reseviour, tank, etc... So I was looking for a CPU Liquid cooling kit. A DIY type thing, but with instructions so I can assemble and install on my 939.

Yet, I'm still clueless as to what is good. I've heard great things about Danger Den, but I'm still wanting some more opinions.

It would be nice if anybody could post, or link me some suggestions.
My GPU wouldnt be in the loop, so no worries there. I"m looking for
excellent heat dissipation, but a reasonable price. Try not to exceed $225...
give or take a few bucks here and there.

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Old 31st January, 2006, 12:46 AM
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check the screenshot $200.65 + shipping:

also go to the site:
http://www.dangerdenstore.com/produc...7&cat=2&page=1
to build your own

Although if you can get panaflo fans they are extremely quiet, and you could not buy the fans there.

I suggest a heater core, and the maze4 block with brass top - the clear (lucite) top does have a tendency to leak after a while

EDIT:

heat dissapation / $ nothing beats a heatercore
heat dissapation vs heat dissapation pretty much a double heatercore is the best
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Old 31st January, 2006, 11:05 PM
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A mate of mine has found this one and will be buying it very soon:

http://www.pccasegear.com/prod2668.htm

One of it's good features is 1/2 inch hoses.
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Old 31st January, 2006, 11:19 PM
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The Gigabyte cooler uses mixed metals. It is a system that MUST have anticorrosion additives in the coolant or corrosion will occur. If you only fill it with the fluid supplied, all should be good.

However if you have to top it up, top up with suitable coolant with anticorrosion additives, rather than plain or distilled water.
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Thanks Aedan, I'll let him know to be care full not to spill any cause then he'll have to find a suitable fluid to add.
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Been over a year since I've looked, but Danrok and I both swear by our Koollance setups. VERY quite, very effective.

Just looked, prices HAVE gone UP! Newer model. May no longer be quite a bargin, we both have the external model (older)
http://www.koolance.com/shop/product...roducts_id=189
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You might want to check here. They have swiftech kits for $190 US + shipping. http://www.svc.com Bought several things from them, including my thermalright xp90. Haven't had any problems with orders or delivery.

BTW: In case anyone is interested, they carry panaflo fans.
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Alright, I"m in class, when I have time all check all links.
If you have personal experience with any of these kits, can
you tell me about temps? Idle, load? Overclocked...etc.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Seperah
Basically I'm tired of having to hear 3 80mm Tornadoes.
Although its not that loud, Summer is soon approaching, its gets
pretty warm here, and I have some money.
Are these case fans?

Bear in mind that you still have to have case fans with a w/c setup. Although, you should be able to use quiet fans at a low speed.

I'm using a Koolance Exos and have quite a lot of fans. But they're all nice and quiet.
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Yes, their case fans. I realize I'll still need some, however I'll switch
to lower voltage and RPM fans (coolmax for example) once I pull in the
cash for the kit.
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Old 29th April, 2006, 09:06 PM
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http://www.dangerdenstore.com/produc...3&cat=2&page=1

I'll be placing an order for new stuff with newegg around the first week of June. Hoping to be able to pick that up as well...
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Alright everybody, for the sake of not making another thread, I'm going to revive this one for the time being. So, I have some Birthday cash, and I was looking for one last push before a new system again in Feburary (project realese for Vista)

So I have a new motherboard picked out, DFI XF3200, but I have a question namely aimed @ Dave if he see's this. What are the difference's between the SB480 and ULI m1575 Southbridge? I see the DFI and Asus brands are M1575 and Sapphire being SB480, according to newegg. Thoughts on preformance, overclocking, stability etc would be fantastic.

Also, I'm looking to ditch my current PSU and head for something a little...better, to say the least for my overclocking purposes.
I was looking around and say the Enermax Liberty 620, but I also found
these two and was just asking again for personal experience/opinions etc...

FSP
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817104015

Aspire
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817148020

What caught my eye was the higher amp coming off the 12v rails for the Aspire, but then again, that isnt everything. But please, dont limit yourself too these two, if anybody has any others they find truely standout, let me know.

Next and last off is my Danger Den setup,
This is a shot of what I was looking to pick up....thoughts????
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#1...the CFX is a much faster board than the ASUS, although it does take a couple of weeks to figure out all the options and to tame the board. I'm still getting temp readings that decrease from idle to load on air, although i get accurate temps under water

I've got the enermax unit here sitting in a box...if you plan to go crossfire and hugely overclcoking, this PSU may limit you w/ x1900's, as it only provides 22A on each of teh 2-12v rails. an x1900 draws approximately 11a...and 2-X1900's makes for 22A....see where I'm heading?

If you plan merely singlecard, than this psu is fine. I'd recommend it over the other two.

I'm currently running a DangerDen A64TDX, BlackIcePro2 1x120mm rad, DangerDen Tyee Crossfire blocks, BlackIceXtreme3 3x120mm rad, and MCP655, along with a fillport. Fillport is anodized aluminium...watch for corrosion with it installed.


The SB450 lacks some of the options the ULi chipset offers, although there are some IRQ issues with this chipset and creative soundacrds. I'm usingthe onboard sound currently, and it fares well. SB450 also has abysmal USB performance...slow and high cpu utilization...i noticed it on teh DFI RDX200 that i have laying around here.
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Anybody know if the Maze4 GPU block is compatible with the X1800 series?
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Gracias....drawing up my final list now.
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Ohh Oh!! What about this???

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817341002
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Just wanted to post a quick update....

I'm starring @ my stuff now, and I figure the second I can, I'll start taking pics and post them, but the list is as follows.

939 Socket TDX WB
Brass Top TDX
Black Ice Xtreme III Radiator (blue)
(2) 120mm Sunnon fans
12v Mag LE pump (1/2 fittings)
10ft of Tygon
Dual 5 1/4 bay UV blue reservoir
Blue fillport
12 Hose clamps & Y/T fittings
Maze4 GPU block ---I decided last minute to put my X1800XT in the loop

Altogether it was around $275 + shipping, but I'm extremely excited to get to work on it. Only problem is it will have to wait until tommorrow, becuase I work today and afterwards I'm going out with my girl


So, in the meantime; are there any tips, facts, recommendations or general info that I should know before going ahead with assembly and leak testing? Fluids? Corrosive materials? Distilled water? More specifically, what should I have as my loop configuration?

I may just want to buy another radiator now that I think of it, but we'll see how this goes. But any suggestions now that I have it are more than welcome at this point.
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The word on the street is that you want to use the metal hose clamps instead of the plastic ones. I ended up getting some nice stainless ones for my setup. Seems like good insurance.
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