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First time water cool..need help

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May 11, 2010 4:30:32 AM

This is what i got
1. cooler master case
2. i7 980x
3. Gtx 480
4. ASUS P6X58D Premium LGA 1366 Intel X58

I would like to cool the cpu,chipset and the video card
am looking to spend about $400 to $600
need help on what i should get for the best proformace and low noise level

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a c 86 K Overclocking
May 11, 2010 4:38:25 AM

Did you start with the sticky at the top? Bookmark all the links and stores? Please read for a few days.


But May I ask have you read at least ONE post in this forum asking the same questions? You'll learn a lot. Read 20-30 posts from beginning to end dealing with watercooling. You'll learn a ton!
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May 11, 2010 4:41:53 AM

I already have the sticky bookmark...and read most of the post am looking for some ideas...for the set up in this case..and what would fit
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a c 86 K Overclocking
May 11, 2010 4:45:09 AM

Good, CYA in a week, after you have all the links in the sticky bookmarked and you have started learning. My post is nothing but helpful hints. The info is in the links, and you got a lot to learn, apply yourself.

You'll find hundreds of posts showing pics of setups in many varied rigs and posts asking the same question you asked, and pros answering them.
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May 11, 2010 4:51:16 AM
a c 86 K Overclocking
May 11, 2010 5:16:29 AM

Not a single martins or skinnees. Or OCF or XS.

Or the guides at the top.

Sure, whatever. What is the heatload of your GPU? Not ful system load, just the GPU. And with an XSPC RX 120x3 rad with 1500 rpm fans what is your expected DT Temps? DT is the kind of knowing a loop can give good temps or be over whelmed with too much heat?

Out of ALL your links only one is even a forum where people discuss watercooling. I used to be a member of that forum till I realized it's a poor place for informed watercoolers, all sorts of wrong and just bad info.

ALL the rest are marketing hype stores, at least a few stores are there I trust and have done business with. In fact I have met two of the owners personally.

LOL, you have a link for Asetek watercooling hahaha.

Gaa..... I'm a real hardass, it frustrates peeps. But I know what I'm talking about.
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May 11, 2010 5:18:58 AM

Well you may know what you talk about....but not a thing you said so far help....appx 7 year ago i done some water cooling...i had use a koolance case where i cool the hd and cpu.......havn't kept up with water cooling for a while i did some reviews.....those sites i send am looking to buy my stuff from all i asking is for imput on what would work best for me and fit in the case...
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May 11, 2010 5:23:29 AM

XSPC Passive 250mm Reservoir - BLACK
Swiftech MCP655
Black Ice GT Stealth 280
Swiftech Apogee GTZ i7 CPU Waterblock - Socket LGA 1366
Swiftech Apogee GTZ i7 CPU Waterblock

This is what am thinking of........
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May 11, 2010 5:25:44 AM

XSPC Passive 250mm Reservoir - BLACK
Swiftech MCP655
Black Ice GT Stealth 280
Swiftech Apogee GTZ i7 CPU Waterblock
Bitspower Black Freezer VG-NGTX480 GeForce 480...not sure on this block

This is what am thinking of........
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a c 86 K Overclocking
May 11, 2010 5:32:13 AM

See? The GT stealth is over 4 years old. It's so old there is no comparisons anymore. I know of one experianced overclocker, he has even done Liquid Nitrogen (Ln2) to bench another rig. He is VERY unhappy with the capability of the rad. Porr flow, very weak heat removal unless he runs some very loud and high RPM fans. Over 2000 RPM.

That rad will not cool your chip. Ohh the GTZ is the OLDer block. Maybe the XT, or the HK 3.0, or the Koolance 360, or the Apogee HF would be better.

All your looking at is stores, not solid data, user comments or tests.

I won't tell you what to buy till you have a clue of what it's all about. All the links are above. Maybe you need another batch of links to link to.

http://www.overclockers.com/forums/showpost.php?p=64893...
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May 11, 2010 5:35:22 AM

then the idea of a forum is useless...........
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May 11, 2010 5:41:38 AM

My time is limited...so i guess i'll depend on someone else for info.......thanks alot for your input
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