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    help with water cooling

    hey guys, just joined and i was hoping you all could help me out.

    ive been building computers for years now, and im a computer tech in the marine corp, but ive never even looked too heavily on water cooling. heres my current build and its all fans, and well lets face it fans get loud and dusty, so lets see what you guys can do for me, budget ~$500

    cooler master sniper case
    intel core i7 960
    ASUS P6X58D Premium
    nvidia gtx 260 (upgrading to the 470 soon)
    1 64 GB kingston SSD
    1 500 GB HDD
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    XFX Black Edition P1-750B-CAG9 750W power supply

    that should be all you guys need to know.

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    to the Forums.

    we can cure your noise but theres still fans in the equation and the joy of dust "cakes" blocking your radiators from time to time

    certain others will chime in... im taking my brain off-line its seven in the morning here and "I is V tired"

    i`ll chime in a little later

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    lol yeah im stationed in iwakuni japan right now, 1510 right now.

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    Semper Fi Arcanise. $500 you should be able to WC your CPU and VGA. I hear the 470 is a noisy space heater so make sure you have enough rad for that monster. I'm not familiar with that case so I don't know what rads will fit in it or what mods may need to be done. Here's a link for some testing and reviews on WC components.

    http://www.skinneelabs.com/
    CPU - i7 920 DO 4200mhz(daily tune) 4597mhz@1.4375v(max so far)
    Mobo - Asus P6X58D-Premium
    RAM - OCZ Gold 1600 6gb
    Video - Asus EAH5770
    HDD - WD Black 500gb
    PSU - Thermaltake XT 750
    Case - Corsair 800D
    Water - Apogee XT, MCP655, TFC rad

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    well I had a look at the coolermaster site and it sent me back here #Laughs#

    Heres a link for the sniper case with some WC`ing in place.

    http://www.overclockers.com/cm-snipe...-watercooling/

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    anyhow looks like options are 2x120 "wrestled" into the top & maybe a 3x120 off the back.

    not sure just yet (not been looking) on what a Nv470 wants minimum to tame it
    and as for a WB well we need to know the exact card where dealing with at the time.

    if you want quiet then we need to look at the lower FPI rads so we can steer clear of the "jet turbines" required to drive them #Laughs#

    heres a link to a hole bunch of rads, info & links

    http://www.overclockers.com/forums/s...d.php?t=626885

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    i also did wc for silence. you can reduce a lot of the dust with filters. the prefilters for most hepa filtratiosn systems work and don;t reduce airflow a ton. shake out the carbon though. also some places sell fan covers with built in filters. they are more expensive but do the same thing and look a little prettier.
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    Feser triple Rad, Feser dual rad, 5 Noctua fans, 2xSwiftech MCP655, - MCRES-Micro res., MCW-NBMAX(northbridge),Danger Den MPC-CPU - 775 Quad Core Block,DD-4870-X2, DD Aqua Bay
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    hrmm i was hoping there would be a kit i could just pick up that would fit what i need with minimal modification or none at all, and im not too worried about noise, im just worried about heat more than anything, i plan on OC and not just typical OC either im very determined to get my new i7 to 4.3GHz

    to be honest i dont even know where to begin with water cooling, from what i can tell this is what ill need

    cpu block
    gpu block
    liquid tank
    tubing
    pump
    radiator?
    i do see two holes in the back of my desktop that are advertised for water cooling, why would the water tubing ever need to exit the case? im pretty sure i can mount one of these radiators on the top of my case and have it blow the air up and out.

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    you can start out with a swiftech kit and develop it to your gpu needs

    H20-H220 kits
    http://www.swiftnets.com/

    shows why the holes for tubing in the case that GPU your planning on will need another rad in the loop and if your really clocking over radding is the way.

    my system took two 3x120 rads to handle the cpu & gpu
    http://www.overclockers.com/forums/s...8&postcount=67
    whole thread links in the top right... its not compulsory viewing #Laughs#

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    =[ i live in a military barracks so im trying to condense all of this inside the case. i was thinking i could mount one at the bottom and one on top for 2 rads?

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    look at the link in my sig and you can see what went into the build including how it fits. you can start with a kit but get a nice one or you will end up replacing all the parts as you get the bug to wc

    for 500 you can get a nice setup. the only difference between a kit and building your own is the planning part. cause really, you still have to install the parts whether from a kit or parts purchase. but i understand the desire
    -ASUS Maximus II Formula LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel -SAPPHIRE 100251SR Radeon HD 4870 X2 2GB 512-bit
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    -mushkin 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400)
    Feser triple Rad, Feser dual rad, 5 Noctua fans, 2xSwiftech MCP655, - MCRES-Micro res., MCW-NBMAX(northbridge),Danger Den MPC-CPU - 775 Quad Core Block,DD-4870-X2, DD Aqua Bay
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    mounting rads and fans is no problem, i just dont have the tools/time to mod the case all too much so i need stuff that fits the preset holes

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    true but you most parts are the same tools you'd need to put on any parts. as for teh radiator, my original build had it velcro mounted to the top
    -ASUS Maximus II Formula LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel -SAPPHIRE 100251SR Radeon HD 4870 X2 2GB 512-bit
    -Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 Yorkfield 2.83GHz LGA 775,
    -mushkin 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400)
    Feser triple Rad, Feser dual rad, 5 Noctua fans, 2xSwiftech MCP655, - MCRES-Micro res., MCW-NBMAX(northbridge),Danger Den MPC-CPU - 775 Quad Core Block,DD-4870-X2, DD Aqua Bay
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    see i can figure out how to put it all together, i just need links for equipment because i have no idea how much room i have vs. how big the parts are, i dont want to end up with a radiator twice the size of my case

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    take look at the rad info I posted here, gives all the dimensions even diagrams of the designs with some.

    something like the swiftech rads have a low FPI and you can asess if the case will handle a 2x120 up top.

    then hang a 3x120 off the back, best I can suggest to attatch them and keep it all together



    Q. WC`ers could someone give us some shopping links?.... dont think my UK lists gonna help here


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    yes links would be awesome im trying to figure out if buying separate parts or a kit would be the best

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    Bump!


    Q. WC`ers could someone give us some shopping links?.... dont think my UK lists gonna help here


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    CPU - i7 920 DO 4200mhz(daily tune) 4597mhz@1.4375v(max so far)
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    RAM - OCZ Gold 1600 6gb
    Video - Asus EAH5770
    HDD - WD Black 500gb
    PSU - Thermaltake XT 750
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    Water - Apogee XT, MCP655, TFC rad

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    Try this for size:
    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/25...rcooling-guide


    I have no idea about UK stores. There are a few UK guys here, maybe they can chime in.
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