View Full Version : Loop Planning - MCW30?

02-04-08, 02:09 PM
well, i've ordered my parts and now I'm starting to think about my loop when I put all this together later this week.

Pump > Radiator > CPU > GPU > NB > Reservoir

I was going to hold off on the NB at first. Does anyone else water cool the ip35 pro NB?

Also, I've got an Antec P180B & I'm going to mount the rad off the back like this (http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?t=143916&highlight=p180)

here's what all i just bought from jab-tech:
Thermochill PA120.3 with 1/2" Plastic Barbs
Swiftech MCP655™ 12 VDC Pump
D-Tek FuZion Accelerator Nozzle Kit
Dtek FuZion Intel 775 Pro-Mount set
Swiftech MCW60-R VGA cooler
Swiftech MCW30 Chipset cooler
3 x YATE LOON 120x120x20mm Case Fan - D12SM-12C Medium Speed
15' ClearFLEX 60 Tubing 1/2" ID / 3/4" OD
Swiftech MCRES-Micro

and all this from petra's:
D-TEK FuZion Universal CPU Waterblock - 1/2"
Swiftech MC8800 SMC Cooling Kit
15 x Stainless Steel Worm-Drive Hose Clamp (Wide Band w/Liner)
Petra'sTech "PT_Nuke" Concentrated Biocide (10mL)
Danger Den Acetal T-Fitting
Danger Den Acetal FillPort
EK High-Flow Fitting (G EK-G38-12 3/8" Thread, 1/2" OD)

02-04-08, 02:13 PM
I run a 650I chipset, but I cool my NB using the MCW30.

I personally don't think NB cooling is necessary unless:

The cooler on the NB is crap
You are pushing lots of volts
the Nb isn't getting much/any air.

If you answered yes to any of the above, then I would say, maybe water cooling your NB is a good idea.