Best Water Cooling System

Mandlevi

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Read up on some forums, including the ones in this topic. I have been looking into getting a water cooling system by Swiftech and I am finding that overall this one looks right. http://www.swiftnets.com/products/H20-220-APEX-ULTIMA-plus.asp . I just want to make sure that I am reading everything correctly before I make a finalized purchase and confirm that it is compatible and no other purchases will be necessary to make it compatible (adapters, fittings, etc..)

CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115202
Mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813188046
RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145224 x2
Chassis: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146051&Tpk=nzxt%20whisper
HDD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136296 x3
GPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130442 x1 right now but x2 in the future
PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139007&Tpk=HX1000W

Thanks

 

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Read all of this too, don't rush, read a LOT!

Guides
http://forums.extremeoverclocking.com/showthread.php?t=282232 Pretty up to date info and buying guide
http://gilgameshreviews.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=75:hokiealumnus&catid=40:eek:verclocking-and-cooling&Itemid=86 Another good guide
http://forums.extremeoverclocking.com/showthread.php?t=312743 What to do once all the stuff is in the door
http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?t=223835 Many build logs on MANY cases, great learning tool.

My latest rig:
http://www.ocforums.com/showthread.php?t=604016

Forums
http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/index.php? Not a noob site, but great stickies
http://www.ocforums.com/ My fav, good peeps, know their stuff, less hardcore
http://www.over-clock.com/ivb/inde [...] opic=20277 A GREAT Europe site
http://www.overclock.net/water-cooling/ Decent site

Tests on equipment, not reviews, truly scientific tests
http://translate.google.com/transl [...] n&ie=UTF-8 Info on rad testing
http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?t=220593 More rad testing
http://skinneelabs.com/ Host for Martins lab and some newer tests
http://www.skinneelabs.com/MartinsLiquidLab/ Test results, very technical


Stores
http://www.dangerden.com
http://www.petrastechshop.com/
http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/
http://www.jab-tech.com/
http://www.performance-pcs.com
 

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Mandelevi. If you plan to cool a i7 and the NB AND a GPU you better be looking at a MINIMUM of a 120x3 rad, possibly a 120x4 rad. That rad is just way too small. But, it is able to easily add another 120x2 rad to the loop. The pump can handle it.

So buy another 120x2 MCR220, fittings, some hose your okay.
 

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Go to a scrapyard and check out car heater cores or motorbike radiators. Look for ones that have lots of fine channels and dense fins. Oil coolers also work okay, if you can find one small enough.

Those suckers tend to dissipate a lot of heat. They work best when coupled with impingent blocks and a high-pressure pump.

Note that you'll need a largish case - the Golf core I'm using measures at 140x200x50mm, on an i7 940 at 4.4GHz and two 4870 1GB cards. The coolant temperature (separate electronic probe, software can go stuff itself) is a constant 39ºC after it's warmed up. Speedfan claims the CPU temp is 46ºC at high, but it's known to lie.

Incidentally, don't ask what blocks I'm using, since both the VGA blocks and the CPU block are custom built.
 

Mandlevi

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swiftech apogee gtz cpu block : swiftech mcr320 rad : swiftech mcp355 12 vdc pump w/ xspc reservoir top: DD-GTX285 gpu block

More research, more research, more research. I love research! =D

Opinions on that WC set-up for a cosmos 1000 chassis
: The only thing I have worries about is that the 120mmx2 fan mounts located at the top of the chassis won't fit a 120mmx3 rad on it

Once again: http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showpost.php?p=3713280&postcount=486 going for that look only with my mods.

Thanks
 

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Now that you found a really top notch forum to post at, why the heck are you still here? Be careful at XS, no stopid questions.

I'm the same name there.....................

 

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Yep, its almost entertaining to me...

I logg into the computer in the morning grab a bowl of popcorn and start lmao at peoples stupid questions

and i like answering them (it gives you that warm fuzy feeling inside that says
"i just contributed to the community, because of me THF isnt going to die")

LOL
 
Go to a scrapyard and check out car heater cores or motorbike radiators. Look for ones that have lots of fine channels and dense fins. Oil coolers also work okay, if you can find one small enough.
+1 on the heater core. HOWEVER, unless you buy a brand new oil cooler most(if not all) of the oil coolers in the yard are used meaning they have oil. Oil can easily damage the pump/block,etc.