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August 21, 2004 10:11:38 PM

Hi guys, first time posting so here goes....

I'm soon to upgrade my PC with a nice little AMD 64 3200+ with new motherboard and some spangly corsair RAM. I've got an existing Gigabyte 5900XT gfx card that I also intend to clock.

As I know that cooling will be a problem if I overclock (I intend to push it far...) and I really hate my noisy tower, i'm opting for a water cooled system. I really need the chipset, CPU and GPU to be cooled using an internal system.

Does anyone have any suggestions as to pump power or possible kits that i'll need to keep these chips crispy? I've got maybe £200 (?$450) to spend but as this is the UK, it costs more than in the states.

P.S. I also have a Zalman 'silent' 350W PSU. Will this be enuf to keep my system going or will I have to shell out for that too? :( 
August 22, 2004 6:30:27 PM

I would recommend buying one of the innovatek kits and adding additional blocks that you would need such as the video block.
The innovatek kit will be a little harder to install than others depending on your case but it will be better, I have no doubts about that.
They actually make a waterblock specifically for the 5900xt that will cool the gpu and ram on it.

That 350watt will be pushin it especially if you are overclocking. If you can afford it buy somethin nice over 400watts. I recommend Antec truepower power supplies just because they have served me well for so long but I know other manufacturers like Zalman, Enermax, Vantec, etc. probably also make nice powersupplies.
August 22, 2004 7:55:53 PM

I own the asetek KT12-L30 water cooling kit and its great. It costs around £220 for the new antartica system, I think it is the best kit for begginners.
Have a look here <A HREF="http://www.overclockers.co.uk/acatalog/Water_Cooling.ht..." target="_new">http://www.overclockers.co.uk/acatalog/Water_Cooling.ht...;/A>

If you wanna build one yourself the best site to go to is <A HREF="http://www.over-clock.co.uk" target="_new">http://www.over-clock.co.uk&lt;/A>. They do a lot of seperate parts for watercooling kits.
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September 4, 2004 9:17:05 PM

If you have the space get the Zalman RESERATOR 1


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all in wonder 9800 pro
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klipsch ultra
September 4, 2004 11:13:57 PM

Do you work for zalman?
a b K Overclocking
September 5, 2004 7:42:04 AM

I think he does! I reviewed both and prefer the Zalman, even though the Asetek cools better.

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September 5, 2004 12:23:28 PM

Isnt the radiator for the zalman huge though? Thats the only thing that puts me off the zalman cooler.
a b K Overclocking
September 5, 2004 6:56:46 PM

Yes, it's enormous. My Asetek was half the size and still so enormous I had to remove drive bays to install it. The Zalman will fit in any PC case but with that huge radiator/reservior on the outside.

Good luck getting the Asetek to fit in a normal case.

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September 5, 2004 10:57:28 PM

I just like to keep everything inside my PC case, I use a full tower case so didnt have any trouble with the asetek kit. But I can imagine it being virtually impossible in a standard tower.

Could you cool the CPU northbridge and graphics card with the zalman kit?
September 5, 2004 11:40:24 PM

No actually i dont work for zalman i was planning on getting the resarator and one of my friends got it so i decided to recomend it but i dont recomend it anymore after a few reviews that i read.
Bad for overclocking definately bad
Dont go with the zalman
sorry about that

System Spec:
Asus P4c800-E
3.2e @3.8ghz
2X512 corsair xms pro 2-2-2-5
all in wonder 9800 pro
74gb raptor
audigy 2zs
klipsch ultra
September 6, 2004 1:04:58 AM

Quote:
Dont go with the zalman
sorry about that

Don't take us so seriously, were just giving you a hard time. You were definitly pro-zalman there for a while, which is ok, if you like zalman stick with it, generally all this stuff just has to do with personal preference.

Don't let us bother you, we're just kidding.

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a b K Overclocking
September 6, 2004 1:30:39 AM

Yes, I'm cooling my VGA card right now, and considering using the spare sink (VGA kit comes with 2) to cool my chipset.

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September 6, 2004 11:57:52 AM

Well I am pretty keen in silience, maybe when I get some money together I will buy the zalman kit for my second computer. Still not sure where I could put that damn radiator though.
September 6, 2004 6:41:35 PM

The thing is I like Zaman but the reserator 1 is not suitable for overclocking but i have come up with a compromise, I will use it together with a thermoelectric cooler and i'll have cooling and silence.

i dont mean to be a pain in the @ss but can you reply under a new thread i posted called DOES ANYBODY USE A THERMOELECTRIC COOLER. If anybody knows about this thing please reply.
Thanks again


System Spec's:
Asus P4c800-E
3.2e @3.8ghz
2X512 corsair xms pro 2-2-2-5
aiw 9800 pro
74gb raptor
audigy 2zs
klipsch ultra's
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