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December 1, 2010 8:27:17 AM

Hey everyone.
I am looking into getting a "real" watercooling system after many have shonned me after i was looking into buying a close looped system like the corsair H70.

I have found a website that is based in aus "www.iibuy.com.au".
I have also found some parts for my watercooling system, please tell me if I have missed anything as this is a VERY rough idea because I really have no idea excactly all the parts i need. eg; ill take one of those, one of those and 2 of them!.. lol

What im building with:
ECS GTX480
i7-950
Antec 1200/HAF X

Alphacool HF14 Yellowstone CPU waterblock - socket 775/1156/1366 ~$80
http://tinyurl.com/cpuwaterblock

Alphacool NexXxos PRO II Rev.2 Radiator ~$68
http://tinyurl.com/theradiator

Swiftech Hi-Flo Acrylic Reservior Rev-2 ~ $40
http://tinyurl.com/thereservior

(i cant find a VGA block =c )

Added to this some red/blue (depending on case) UV tubing...

Yeh.. i really need to learn up on actual watercooling.

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December 1, 2010 4:23:38 PM

theree are a ton of VGA blocks out there for a GTX 480...EK makes some. I'm not sure what websites mail to Australia, but google search and you should find a waterblock that you can get. As for what else you'll need...a pump and then brackets to connect it all to your case. then fans for the radiator.
December 1, 2010 11:20:58 PM

japps2 said:
theree are a ton of VGA blocks out there for a GTX 480...EK makes some. I'm not sure what websites mail to Australia, but google search and you should find a waterblock that you can get. As for what else you'll need...a pump and then brackets to connect it all to your case. then fans for the radiator.


Is it possible to get a double/triple rad into the HAF X. I have my doubts because at top all it has is 2x 200mm fans..
December 2, 2010 12:57:08 PM

I have the Antec 900 case and am running watercooling...I put a 240 rad on back and have 2 scythe fans. even overclocked at 3.8GHz my CPU (only thing in the loop right now) runs at ~30 C under 100% load. I used swiftech connectors to attach the radiator to the back of the case. Also get some PT nukeit for the water...used distilled water with a couple of drops of pt nukit and you're good to go. stay away from all the expensive colored fluids...
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