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Thread: Getting a new setup, any advice?
07-07-08, 08:29 PM #1
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Getting a new setup, any advice?
It's been a few years since I got my last water cooling system so I've been thrown out of the loop a bit. I've been doing some research and think I've picked out some good parts. I'm mainly going for silence in this build.
Rad: ThermoChill PA120.2
CPU: D-Tek FuZion v2 w/ quadcore insert
Pump: Swiftech MCP655-B
Tubing: Tygon 3/4" OD 1/2" ID
Fans: Silverstone FN121
Like I said, I'm mainly going for silence in this build and would appreciate any comments/suggestions you guys may have. Also would a shroud be necessary for the PA120.2? My last rad was a danger den double heatercore and I used a shroud for it.
07-07-08, 10:32 PM #2
the thermochill rads and others already have shrouds built in i believe but i cannot confirm that.
as for the setup its a nice setup and aside from the tygon, fans and rad its my setup. it will work out good for you.CPU: Q6600 G0 3.5GHz@1.4v (4.2GHz max) / 4790k 4.8ghz @1.265v
GPU: 9800GTX /GTX780 hydrocopper
Ram: Samsung 4GB /gskill 16gb DDR3 1600
Mobo: EVGA-NF68-A1 680i (P32) /AsRock Extreme6
PSU: Enermax Galaxy 850Watt /EVGA 850 G2
HDD: OCZ 120GB Vertex4, Samsung evo 840 250GB
LCD: Samsung 32" LN32A450, Samsung 226BW 22" wide
Sound: Logtiech Z 5500
CPU & GPU: 3x Swiftech MCR320, 2x MCP655, Apogee XL, 18 high speed yates @ 5v
07-07-08, 10:44 PM #3
Yea, no worries. Good stuff. You don't need a shroud unless your really pushing the heat load and need every watt dissipated. You won't be close to it and even if you were, the shroud only gives about 2C help on overall water temps anyway.
A TC rad doesn't have a shroud built in, there is about 3/8" of space between the fan mount and actual rad.
If you plan to cool a hot GPU in the future, I'd think about getting the 120.3 right off the bat tho.
That pump is good, the vario one has higher flow, but the MCP355 and a good aftermarket top is even better, and it's kinda smaller. More $$$ tho. If I need to add a pump later, it will be one of these for sure.
Here a good place to look at pumps etc.
http://www.martinsliquidlab.com/I want my old title back.
Old beast is torn down.
Will update later.
900 watt (1500VA) UPS
27" ASUS VG 3D/Nvidia V2 3D glasses and 24" Acer H243H