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Bulldozer Watercooling Rig

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Anonymous
June 19, 2010 8:53:39 PM

I'm making a new PC sometime in July. I want to try out watercooling and will get a few graphics cards, a new mobo and a AMD Bulldozer CPU next year.

I already have a monitor (24" 1920 x 1080), mouse, keyboardand Windows 7.

All of my main concers are in bold.

Here is the list of things I am thinking of getting:

Case: Coolermaster HAF X - Looks like an awesome case. Has everything the HAF 932 had, with all of the flaws eredicated.

PSU: 1250W Enermax Revolution85+ - Very high wattage and many SATA connectors. Should be able to power a overclocked Bulldozer and 2 or 3 GPUs.

Processor: AMD Athlon II X3 440 - Exelent CPU for the cost and may have a locked 4th core. How much do you think I'll be able to overclock this?

RAM: G.Skill Trident 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C8 1600MHz Dual Channel Kit - I'm not to sure about RAM but this looks pretty good. I'll keep the RAM when I upgrade to Bulldozer.

Mobo: Gigabyte GA-MA78LMT-US2H - Pretty cheap and has everything I need for the timebeing.

Hard drive: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB - Looks fast and good.

Watercooling parts, I'm going with a purple theme as it's my favorite colour :kaola:  :

CPU Water block: EK-Supreme HF water block for all socket CPU's - Should work will a Bulldozer and is supposed to be one of the coolest waterblocks.

Pumps: Swiftech MCP355 18w with 3/8'' (10mm) Fitting, Max 22 PSI powered by Molex 4pin - With an aftermarket top this should be the best pump out there.

Fans: 3x Scythe Ultra Kaze 3000RPM 120 X 38mm Cooling Fan - High airflow. (But loud)

Radiators: Hardware Labs Black ICE GT Extreme 360 - Best 360 radiator for high RPM fans, and will fit inside my HAF X.

Reservoirs: Acrylic Reservoir for Laing DDC - A aftermarket top for the pump with built in resevoir.

Tubing: 2m TFC Purple UV Reactive Tube 3/8" ID - 1/2" OD - I'm not sure how much of it I'll need. How many metres should I get?

Barbs, fittings, zipties: I have no ideas about barbs and fittings, could someone help me?

Coolant: 1l Feser One Fluid - UV Purple for water cooling systems (Non Conductive < 10 ìS) - I don't want to make my own coolant and this is the only purple one. I'm not sure how many litres I'll need though?

UV light: Akasa AK-188-UV Cold cathode UV dual pack - Pretty cheap and easy to install UV lights to make my tubes light up!
June 20, 2010 5:54:00 AM

If you thinking simple BIOS update for Zambezi i would really go with the 800 series mobos. While that AM3/760G is cheap you can't expect a cheapo board to perform as good as even an 870 ^^ If u are considering WC then suffice to say $$ isn't that tight ya hehe In any case u stated 2-3 GPUs and that mATX only has one slot for GPU? Lastly a quality 80+ 750W is all u need and the point of diminishing returns really set in once u go >2 in multi GPU so in summary

1. Rana 440 now sounds good! Unlock/OC: YMMV
2. Mobo
8/8 cheap : Asrock 870Extreme3
16/16 cheap: Biostar TA890FXE
16/16 (Rolls Royce/Ferrari of 800 Series): Gigabyte 890FXA-UD5/MSI 890FXA-GD70
3. U didn't mention GPU so a juicy HD 5850 in there?
4. Why not go high end air? Noctua perhaps?
Anonymous
June 20, 2010 11:03:54 AM

2. I'll be getting a new mobo when I get the Bulldozer, so I don't mind having a bad one for the timebeing.

3. I'll be geting a GPU when I get my Bulldozer as I'm getting quite a bit of money then.

4. I really want to try watercooling as it looks cool and lowers temps drastically.

Can anyone help me with watercooling?
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Anonymous
June 20, 2010 1:20:27 PM

Does anyone know if the intergrated graphics in the Bulldozer CPU's will be any good?
Anonymous
June 20, 2010 4:15:53 PM

Can anyone help?
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