What water cooling kit?

spaztic7

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Hi everybody! I am building a new computer and no I do not need help picking out core parts, I have already done that. I am planning on doing my first water cooling rig and I want to buy a water cooling kit. So this is where I am stuck at. I want a water cooling system that will be quiet (at idle and load) and that will be at room temp when at idle and no more the 40°c when at load (this is targeted not reality). They both need to be expandable so I can eventually add a GPU cooler.

I am looking at these two systems:

Thermaltake Bigwater 745 Liquid System
or
GIGABYTE GH-WIU02 3D Galaxy II Liquid Cooling

I have no idea which one is better then the other. I am looking forward to your input!

This is the rig I am buying after Intel price cuts, and when Amd/ATi release their new beastie.

~New System~
- GIGABYTE 3D Aurora 570 Silver 1.0 mm Aluminum body ATX Full Tower
- Thermaltake A1926 120mm Blue LED Case Fan (to replace stock fans)
- Thermaltake W0116RU ATX 12V 2.2 & EPS 12V version 750W Power Supply
- Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 Conroe 2.4GHz LGA 775 Processor Model BX80557E6600
- G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-6400CL4D-2GBPK (x2)
- Intel BOXD975XBX2KR LGA 775 Intel 975X ATX Intel Motherboard
- Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3320620AS (Perpendicular Recording Technology) 320GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive (x2 for raid 0)
- SAMSUNG 206BW Black 20" 2 ms (GTG) DVI Widescreen LCD Monitor
- ASUS ATAPI/E-IDE DVD-ROM Drive Model DVD-E616A3
- ASUS 16X DVD±R DVD Burner with 12X DVD-RAM Write, Light Scribe Technology, E-IDE/ATAPI Model DRW-1612-CAB
- Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Elite 7.1 Channels PCI Interface Sound Card
- Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate
 

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Hi everybody! I am building a new computer and no I do not need help picking out core parts, I have already done that. I am planning on doing my first water cooling rig and I want to buy a water cooling kit. So this is where I am stuck at. I want a water cooling system that will be quiet (at idle and load) and that will be at room temp when at idle and no more the 40°c when at load (this is targeted not reality). They both need to be expandable so I can eventually add a GPU cooler.

I am looking at these two systems:

Thermaltake Bigwater 745 Liquid System
or
GIGABYTE GH-WIU02 3D Galaxy II Liquid Cooling

I have no idea which one is better then the other. I am looking forward to your input!

This is the rig I am buying after Intel price cuts, and when Amd/ATi release their new beastie.

~New System~
- GIGABYTE 3D Aurora 570 Silver 1.0 mm Aluminum body ATX Full Tower
- Thermaltake A1926 120mm Blue LED Case Fan (to replace stock fans)
- Thermaltake W0116RU ATX 12V 2.2 & EPS 12V version 750W Power Supply
- Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 Conroe 2.4GHz LGA 775 Processor Model BX80557E6600
- G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-6400CL4D-2GBPK (x2)
- Intel BOXD975XBX2KR LGA 775 Intel 975X ATX Intel Motherboard
- Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3320620AS (Perpendicular Recording Technology) 320GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive (x2 for raid 0)
- SAMSUNG 206BW Black 20" 2 ms (GTG) DVI Widescreen LCD Monitor
- ASUS ATAPI/E-IDE DVD-ROM Drive Model DVD-E616A3
- ASUS 16X DVD±R DVD Burner with 12X DVD-RAM Write, Light Scribe Technology, E-IDE/ATAPI Model DRW-1612-CAB
- Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Elite 7.1 Channels PCI Interface Sound Card
- Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate
If you want the best performance and flexibility, go to DangerDen:
http://www.dangerden.com/

You can learn a $hitload about watercooling, and buy custom parts.

They also have instructional videos.

Have fun with your fancy-arse computer, I assume by beastie you mean the X2800XTX. Well you might want to watercool that card, as it is supposed to run quite hot.

Talk to Chuckshissle, hes got dual Kingwin watercooling systems in his rig.

enjoy
 

spaztic7

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Fret no more of what is water cooling kit is better then what, since i know everyone here has been losing sleep over it, but I have decided that for me it is more efficient and cheaper to go with a air cooling system. I will be buying a Tuniq Tower 120 unless I am convinced otherwise.
 

enforcerfx

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They haven't mentioned anything for a X2900 series Waterblock, so don't be so eager to find one once the actual card hits the market. If I had to pick between the 2, I'd choose the Galaxy. The Bigwater is overall terrible, and if you consider overclocking your processor with the bigwater, don't expect good results, nor temps.


I am also with billdcat4 on the Danger Den watercooling. Top quality stuff you can get, and better than the Gigabyte Galaxy. My second computer houses a Danger Den watercooling system, and the results have only been fantastic.


Good luck. :D
 

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