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Switching to Watercooling help needed

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May 7, 2010 3:18:15 PM

I'm building a new rig with an i7 processor and ddr3 RAM. Ive always used air cooling in the past but ive decided to change to watercooling. As i know nothing about watercooling i would appreciate some tips on what to buy and cost. My budget is under 100 pounds and i would like for it to cool CPU 1366 socket. And also GPU ATI radeon 4870X2.
Any help appreciated
Regards Maney
May 7, 2010 4:08:27 PM

The main reason you'll want to switch to water cooling is if:

-you're not happy with your noise level
-you're not happy with your temperatures
-you don't mind draining and cleaning your loop every six months or so.

Are you going to be overclocking?
May 7, 2010 4:10:16 PM

Yes i would like to overclock my I7 920 to a decent speed maybe over 4.0GHZ also my 4870x2 is very loud and noisy
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a b K Overclocking
May 7, 2010 4:16:50 PM

maney266 said:
I'm building a new rig with an i7 processor and ddr3 RAM. Ive always used air cooling in the past but ive decided to change to watercooling. As i know nothing about watercooling i would appreciate some tips on what to buy and cost. My budget is under 100 pounds and i would like for it to cool CPU 1366 socket. And also GPU ATI radeon 4870X2.Any help appreciated
Regards Maney

You're going to need a bigger budget.
May 7, 2010 4:22:06 PM

delluser1 said:
You're going to need a bigger budget.

My Money left after all parts is 140 pounds but that is for a case and cooling.
a b K Overclocking
May 7, 2010 4:36:44 PM

^ You need more than 100 GBP. Water cooling is about $250 (USD) and considering stuff cost more over there, you need a bigger budget.
a b K Overclocking
May 7, 2010 6:09:26 PM

Waterblocks for video cards are pricey. Your budget would be gone with that one part.
Heres some pictures from frozen cpu with a watercooled 4870x2,north bridge and a cpu in the same loop. Someone thats done this can comment on the parts cost. But the waterblock for the 4870x2=140.00 us

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/8474/ex-blc-556/Swift...
a c 86 K Overclocking
May 8, 2010 2:52:01 AM

LOL, yes. A proper WC rig for your CPU and GPU is about $420 minumum.

Unless your good at picking some used parts.

CPU $60
GPU $100
Pump $60
Radiator you need 150$
Res $30
Hose, fittings etc $50.

There are some nice aftermarket air cooling solutions for your GPU under $100.
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