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Final pick for watercooling setup

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Snakegb

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Apr 23, 2008
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UK
Hi all,

Here is hopfully my final pick for my water cooling setup
This is what am cooling :-
Asus Maximus Formula (with 3/8) watercooler on board
intel Q6600 2.4 @ 3.6 (hope)
4x1mb Crucial Ballistix Tracer 5-5-5-15
Powercolor 3870 512MB
620W Corsair PSU
320GB WD Sata
2 dvd wr

Here is the water cooling bits
XSPC X2O Delta
XSPC Dual 750 Bay Reservoir & Pump
EK HD 3870 GPU Water Block
Alphacool NexXxoS Xtreme lll Rev2 Triple Radiator
8 X EK 3/8" Hose fitting
XSPC 3/8" High Flexibility PVC Tubing - 3m
Fluid - water & Anti-Freeze

Would just like to know :-
1) is a 620w psu good enough
2) will the X20 Delta fit on the m/b as i read maximus is quite tight
3) have I made any bad errors in my cooling bits that ive matched

Thanks
 

saxile

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Mar 21, 2002
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Virginia, USA
The EK HD3870 block will not fit on that powercolor card first off, nor will it fit the blue pcb sapphire cards. I would hit a 800w psu myself, just for insurance. Cpu water block for best preformance go either d-tek with quad split nozzle or ek block. Fluid, drop the antifreeze, not needed doesn't help anything, just hampers imho, just add a biocide and you'll be good to go. Also would go with 1/2 over the 3/8, better cooling with it, final step, best cooling go with thermochill pa120.3

xspc x2o delta vs d-tek http://www.overclock3d.net/reviews.php?/cases_cooling/xspc_x2o_delta_cpu_waterblock/5
 

Dawgdoc

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Feb 20, 2007
That psu will be enough for that setup.

I agree. Especially if you only have 1 hard drive.

I ran a HX620W with a highly OCd C2Q, Moderately OCd 8800 GTX, 4 SATA HDs, 2 SATA DVDs, bunch of case fans, UV lights, blah blah blah.....

I still had a bunch to spare.
 

saxile

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Mar 21, 2002
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Virginia, USA
Like I said, extra insurance, just in case of extra draw components, such as more video cards, more pumps, etc, I always try to go 200 extra watts just for some head room for changes.
 

Perseus

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Dec 12, 2004
Location
Hanover Park, IL
Like I said, extra insurance, just in case of extra draw components, such as more video cards, more pumps, etc, I always try to go 200 extra watts just for some head room for changes.

Beyond the insurance policy aspect of buying up, a PSU runs cooler, is more stable and will last longer when its utlization curve is relatively low.