Mid. water cooling

which one should I get for my pc? please help me!!

getting h50 and adding additional 220mm radiator(swiftech MCR220-QP Liquid Cooler Radiator)

GIGABYTE GH-WIU02 3D Galaxy II Liquid Cooling
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835128015&Tpk=galaxy

larkooler
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/9927/ex-wat-153/Larkooler_Universal_High_Performance_Complete_CPU_VGA_Chipset_Mosfet_Liquid_Cooling_Kit_BA2-241_Sockets_LGA775_LGA1156_LGA1366_754_939_940.html?tl=g30c83#blank

or even make my own:
Swiftech MCR220-QP Liquid Cooler Radiator
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835108086

PrimoFlex Pro LRT Clear Tubing
http://www.amazon.com/PrimoFlex-Clear-Tubing-2in-4in/dp/B00150U84M/ref=wl_it_dp_o?ie=UTF8&coliid=IFWQNJNFW8BPN&colid=19CEYLK7BVTUT

30gph small fountain pump

Enzotech SCW-REV.A CPU Waterblock
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835708019


spec:

case: COOLER MASTER COSMOS S RC-1100-KKN1-GP Black Aluminum ATX Full Tower Computer Case

mobo: MSI 790FX-GD70 AM3 AMD 790FX ATX AMD Motherboard

gpu: XFX HD-577A-ZNDC Radeon HD 5770 XXX Edition 1GB

psu: CORSAIR CMPSU-1000HX 1000W

cpu: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition@3.4 but might over clock to 3.8

ram: CORSAIR DOMINATOR 4GB


Thanks for your help!
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  1. If you are planning on getting larger radiators, then i would not get the H50 because you will have to do some major modding in order to hook a 240mm radiator up to you h50. It is meant to be used as is and not be upgraded. i.e it is sealed.
  2. Now. h50 out the way, which cooling is better?
  3. If your going watercooling, do it properly, You'll need alot of time to research it and also about £150-£200 for a good CPU loop, Don't go for cheap watercooling like the GIGABYTE GH-WIU02 3D Galaxy II Liquid Cooling kit.

    If you don't have that kind of money then go for high end aircooling.
  4. Here is a good started kit from Swiftech: Swiftech H20-220-APEX ULTIMA CPU Liquid Cooling Kit w/ Apogee XT $239.95
    It is easily upgradable to include gpu blocks, nb blocks, etc. with the addition of extra/better rad's and fans.

    -ouch1
  5. Get a Swiftech XT/GTZ or HK 3.0, pair it with a D5/MCP355 with a micro res. Run distilled water with KillCoils. Run Primoflex LRT or Tygon tubing. Get at least a 220 rad. The MCR220 is a good choice.

    30GPH is NOT ENOUGH! You need AT LEAST 200GPH to be good
  6. So there's no way i could water cool less than $160? Is it better if i start with small water cooling and upgrading to 'true' water cooling? or start with high-end air cooling?
  7. unj008 said:
    So there's no way i could water cool less than $160? Is it better if i start with small water cooling and upgrading to 'true' water cooling? or start with high-end air cooling?


    For less than 300€, you won't get a water cooling system which can beat the best air cooling systems (Noctua NH-D14, for example).
  8. but i could get cheaper parts. for instance, i could goto nearest junk yard get car heatercore.. use my fountain pump or buy $25 350gph pump...etc.etc do you think my idea would work?
  9. ^Yes, you could. I managed to hack together a cheap WCing set up with a heatercore for ~$180 with a Swiftech GTZ about a year ago.

    @OP: Check Ebay for a ViaAqua water pump. I use it and it works quite well. Just make sure you get the 400GPH+ one like this: http://cgi.ebay.com/526-gph-AQUARIUM-FOUNTAIN-Via-Aqua-306_W0QQitemZ380207112723QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item58861c2213 as the pumps are quite a bit over rated from actual output.
  10. Shadow703793 said:
    ^Yes, you could. I managed to hack together a cheap WCing set up with a heatercore for ~$180 with a Swiftech GTZ about a year ago.

    @OP: Check Ebay for a ViaAqua water pump. I use it and it works quite well. Just make sure you get the 400GPH+ one like this: http://cgi.ebay.com/526-gph-AQUARIUM-FOUNTAIN-Via-Aqua-306_W0QQitemZ380207112723QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item58861c2213 as the pumps are quite a bit over rated from actual output.


    wow, thats so ghetto.
  11. I have been thinking for a while about a configuration and this is what I think is the minimum to get a really good water cooling system (cpu only). And I am not using the components that I would like to.

    CPU Watercool: HK Rev 3.0 LT Socket 1366 49,95 €
    Pump: SWIFTECH MCP355 59,95 €
    Pump adapter: EK EK-DDC X-TOP V2 ACETAL - ACETAL white 18,00 €
    Reservoir: EK EK-MULTIOPTION RES 150 Rev.2 34,95 €
    Reservoir adapter: EK EK-ANTI-CYCLON for MULTIOPTION SERIES 2,50 €
    Radiator: Alphacool NexXxoS Xtreme III 360 Rev.2 49,95 €
    FANS: 6 x SCYTHE ULTRA KAZE 3000rpm 120x120x38 59,40 €
    Fittings: 8 xFESER G1/4 12.7mm. 45º 47,20 €
    2 x PHOBYA G1/4 19/12.7 mm. 5,40 €
    LIQUID: PRIMOCHILL PC-ICE blue UV 21,70 €
    TUBE: 2 x TYGON R-3603 19-13 mm. 21,20 €

    Final price:370,19 €

    I wouldn't buy anything less than this (and maybe there is something that now I am not taken into account...)
  12. Excuse me. That AMD cpu needs a change of waterblock:

    SWIFTECH APOGEE XT 57,60 €
  13. Edit:

    With the "AP-XT-MULTI-HDP" Replacement hold-down plate and mounting hardware for AMD processors, sockets 754, 939, 940, AM2, AM3, 770 $9.95
  14. @OP: Get a Swiftech XT if you have the money, or get a HK 3.0 LC (~$35-40).
  15. is it better off doubling car heater core than single 220mm radiator?
  16. ^ With high CFM fans, yes.
  17. Heater cores are very capable of removing heat. Unfortunately they are a very dense thick fin design and need LOUD high CFM fans to work properly. You laso need to make a shroud for them, usually cardboard, bits of metal/wood and tape.

    Ghetto!
  18. ^ Yup. +1 on the shroud.
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