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Old 16th June, 2006, 07:27 PM
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Asetek WaterChill Xternal

Anyone have any thoughts on this?
http://www.frozencpu.com/ex-wat-94.html

I saw it in the recent CPU magazine. it sounds better than the koolance external ones.

I am considering it for my next build.
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Old 20th June, 2006, 05:11 PM
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Also do you think the WaterChill Antarctica CPU cooler, WaterChill VGA cooler and WaterChill Chipset cooler are as good as other blocks? Or should I really get different blocks to go with the kit?

In the description it says the kit will dissapate 200 watts. But how does that compare to other solutions?

How much better would a setup be from peices for around the same price-350ish?

I am planning to get a DFI LANPARTY UT nF4 SLI-DR Expert and an X2 939 proc. and OC them for playing games etc.
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The advantage of a pre-built, pre-packaged system is that you know all of the components will work together. That being said, you will always be able to build a better performing system for the same money if you are willing to shop around and buy individual components. However, you also have to have a good idea of what you are trying to accomplish before you start. For example, you need a bigger rad to handle the heat load of both a GPU and CPU than you do if you are cooling the CPU alone.

I've no personal experience with the WaterChill kit, but I understand that it is one of the better pre-built units out, and the Antarctica block is supposed to be among the best of the CPU water blocks, IIRC.

200 watts? I don't know what gear you are planning on running, but I would think that would be a bit smallish for most systems if you are running GPU, CPU, and chipset cooling.
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Yeah 200 watts sounded a bit low to me also.

I am currently looking at putting together a setup like this:

CPU Block: Danger Den Copper TDX Block (with the copper top)

Chipset Block: Danger Den DFI EXPERT MAZE4 CHIPSET

Radiator: Danger Den Black Ice Pro III Radiator with the 3 fans on a fan controller.

Pump: Not sure I am looking at the Eheim 1250 AC Pump and the Danger Den CSP-MAG 12 Volt Pump. Is there a benefit to going DC other than no extra cord running outside? For instance can I control the pump speed in software on a DC?

I was planning to go ½ inch tubing unless someone knows a reason to go smaller.

Also I thought I would leave the GPU out of the loop.

One of the main things that attracted me to the prebuilt external units was the usb software control of the system. Is there anything like this that I can get third party for a custom setup?

This is my first water cooling attempt so let me know what you think. Am I on the right track here?
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Yeah 200 watts sounded a bit low to me also.

I am currently looking at putting together a setup like this:

CPU Block: Danger Den Copper TDX Block (with the copper top)

Chipset Block: Danger Den DFI EXPERT MAZE4 CHIPSET

Radiator: Danger Den Black Ice Pro III Radiator with the 3 fans on a fan controller.

Pump: Not sure I am looking at the Eheim 1250 AC Pump and the Danger Den CSP-MAG 12 Volt Pump. Is there a benefit to going DC other than no extra cord running outside? For instance can I control the pump speed in software on a DC?

I was planning to go ½ inch tubing unless someone knows a reason to go smaller.

Also I thought I would leave the GPU out of the loop.

One of the main things that attracted me to the prebuilt external units was the usb software control of the system. Is there anything like this that I can get third party for a custom setup?

This is my first water cooling attempt so let me know what you think. Am I on the right track here?
SOME of the DC pumps offer the ability to control their speed through a serial or USB interface, but I do not know which ones. It's pretty safe to assume that AC pumps will not offer any kind of speed control.

You definitely want to go with 1/2" tubing. Use Tygon, though. Regular vinyl tubing will kink in less time than it takes a politician to switch opinions if you bend it in a radius of less than about 400 yards.
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