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July 24, 2008 5:57:27 AM

Hey, my friend is going to be building a new rig soon and he wants to get water cooling for it.

So, I need to know a good water cooling system because I know nothing about water cooling, price does not matter.

Also, he's getting the Lian-Li PC80 case if that matters.

I can list the other parts he's getting if that matters too, thanks in advance for the help.

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July 24, 2008 6:14:47 AM

it does matter what components he wants to water cool, and his budget. that will determine everything.
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July 24, 2008 7:49:32 AM

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July 24, 2008 12:40:09 PM

how about my avatar? ;) 
July 25, 2008 9:45:03 PM

Ok, here's the list of parts he's getting, he wants to water cool the mobo, graphics, and CPU.
I need your help picking out all the water cooling parts he will need because neither of us know much about water cooling, all help is appreciated!

LIAN LI PC-P80 Black Aluminum ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Retail

EVGA 132-CK-NF78-A1 LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 780i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

EVGA 01G-P3-1284-AR GeForce GTX 280 SSC Edition 1GB 512-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail

Intel Core 2 Quad Q6700 Kentsfield 2.66GHz 2 x 4MB L2 Cache LGA 775 95W Quad-Core Processor - Retail

mushkin 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail

Western Digital VelociRaptor WD3000GLFS 300GB 10000 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
July 26, 2008 11:58:05 PM

Can anyone help me out please?
August 4, 2008 11:45:55 PM

for cpu i recommend the swiftech apogee gt (not gtx, its no better just a rip off)

i doubt you could WC the mobo since it would require taking off ALL the heat sinks. the stock cooling is fine i think, but if i were to go with a 780i i would get this MSI which has even better cooling
if u are going to tak off all th stock cooling then ether swiftech MCW30 or go to for a more buget chipset cooler (i own a OVV-M2 Chipset Block and i works great on my OCed p35)

as for a gtx 280 if money is not an issue (which shouldnt be since your buying the cards lol)
or +


rad, should be okay but if your overclocking get or two of the dual one

tubing get swifttech 7/16ID

additive get swiftech hydrx

get the everything except the extra rad, video and MB block as a set

that seems like a killer sytem there
personally i wouldnt get such an expensive case, if its the big fans in that case that ur buying it for then forget about it if you have WC you dont need that many fans, i would get an antec 900 if i wanted that style of case, but right now in sporting a XION2 case, its not super quiet with the stock stuff but ive modded it alot, mainly i like it for the looks

also i wouldnt waste my money on a gtx 280
i just bought a radeon 4850, if i had a losser budget i would have got 2 4870s, dont get me wrong i love nvidia but the performance for the 4800 series is insance comparded to price and they use less power, 2 4870s will perform as good if not better than 2 gtx 280s, + the advantage of going ATI (never used to be any lol) is that you can use a intel chipset such as X48 which are faster than nvidia
August 5, 2008 12:59:11 PM

That Swiftech kit is pretty good for what you get. I would suggest that for a first time water kit.