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Hey guys im looking to water cool my computer whats the best way?

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November 22, 2012 2:26:39 AM

Hey guys im looking to water cool my computer whats the best way to cool down an Intel Core2Quad Q9550 and a nVidia XFXForce GeForce 8800GT Alpha Dog Edition GPU card, I'm looking for a good system that cover the GPU completely meaning the core, ram, etc. Also for a decent price nothing crazy over $150+
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November 22, 2012 3:09:39 AM

You are going to struggle there, a fullcover block for the 8800 is going to be rare and Xspc kits start at around $130 anyway,
I'd read the W/c sticky first though if you really want to get into it,
And check ebay/craigslist for 8800GT fullcover blocks
Moto
November 22, 2012 3:34:00 AM

Motopsychojdn said:
You are going to struggle there, a fullcover block for the 8800 is going to be rare and Xspc kits start at around $130 anyway,
I'd read the W/c sticky first though if you really want to get into it,
And check ebay/craigslist for 8800GT fullcover blocks
Moto


Could you point me in the right way of the W/c thread? Also what are my choices on liquid cooling my CPU only. My GPU is normally between 40-70C idle/load, but as for the beastly CPU it's normally sitting at 67C idle, and around 90C+ when in half load.
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November 22, 2012 5:03:23 AM

Gpu temps not that worrisome but one of the Xspc kits should control the Core2 fine,
The Watercooling sticky is in the overclocking section at the top, sorry for not linking but I was on my mobile when I responded earlier :) 
http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/277130-11-read-firs...
Moto
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November 22, 2012 5:33:10 AM

You are going to spend so much on watercooling that you could have just updated to some hardware that's not obsolete. Spend $25 on a budget Hyper 212 cooler and save the rest for a more modern CPU/Board/RAM and GPU. It's crazy to spend $150-$200 cooling a CPU that's 3 generations old at this point.
November 22, 2012 6:34:36 AM

Well why fix something that is not broken? I can run some on today's games okay, and i'm mainly looking into water cooling to actually make it last me a bit longer, and for FAH. I don't actually do much gaming either way, I mostly watch DVDs on there via Netflix.
November 22, 2012 10:18:23 AM

you're putting $10,000 rims on a $2,000 car...

the money you would spend to W/C that setup you could replace the video card and put a hyper 212 on the CPU.
November 22, 2012 10:19:23 AM

whoops double post.
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November 22, 2012 10:54:53 AM

I kind of agree it doesn't seem very sensible. If you want to get into watercooling as a hobby $150 isn't enough for a proper complete system.
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