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March 6, 2004 9:37:17 PM

Just wanted to know some good water-cooling kits out there.. Looking into chillin my amd system a little better. Any info would be great. Thanks..


Barton 2500+ @ 2200mhz (10x220 vcore @ 1.8)
Asus A7N8X Dlx 440 FSB
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Segata 80gb SATA 8.5ms seek
ATI Radeon 9800 Pro(420/720)
March 6, 2004 10:11:06 PM

I would probably build one up from DangerDen. I ordered one from them with a CPU and GPU block and love it. My P4 2.8 is running at 3.4 with 25C idle and 35C load. My 9800 XT is running at 50C load down from 70C, stock. I have heard some good things about the Koolance kit that sit on top of your box but have no experience with it.
March 7, 2004 1:30:22 AM

to be honest with you there are few good kits and koolance kits suck because the are totally non upgradable (not to mention high end air cooling matches their perfromance). I think your best bet would be to DIY...or you could pay a little more and get a bundle deal which many places sell, for example it comes with pump fitting rad etc...but its from a variety of companies not part of some kit, in this way at least you will get good performance and some upgradablitiy.

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March 7, 2004 3:01:28 AM

Hmm checked out the joint and looks pretty good. Looking for a HUGE reservoir, the bigger, the cooler the intake fluid will be.

Barton 2500+ @ 2200mhz (10x220 vcore @ 1.8)
Asus A7N8X Dlx 440 FSB
1gb Geil GD pc3500 Dual Channel (2-3-3-6)
Segata 80gb SATA 8.5ms seek
ATI Radeon 9800 Pro(420/720)
March 7, 2004 3:15:47 AM

Now another good question. Wat kind of GPH from a pump would I need for an overclocked AMD chip?

Barton 2500+ @ 2200mhz (10x220 vcore @ 1.8)
Asus A7N8X Dlx 440 FSB
1gb Geil GD pc3500 Dual Channel (2-3-3-6)
Segata 80gb SATA 8.5ms seek
ATI Radeon 9800 Pro(420/720)
March 7, 2004 3:52:19 AM

gph means squat...what you need to look for is the head (pressure) of the pump. A 1000gph pump with 1ft of head will do you no good in a w/c system compared with a 100gph pump with 7ft of head. Anyhow...i would get around 300gph with good head...most specialty watercooling pumps fit the bill. Some good pond/aquarium pumps (prolly what i would use) are eheim 1250 and the danner mag3, the mag 3 is a good pump for the money...just its best to be submerged because its not sealed all that great. If you wana do a T-line style blead then you should take the shroud off of the pump and seal it with some silicone sealent ( <-only for mag pump, eheim 1250 is a more expensive but nice quiet powerful pump).

For rad, just get a cheepo heatercore. If you wana keep it in your case chevette heatercores work well for this, they are compact enough to fit. If you are looking for a big ass heatercore look to the 70's c30 trucks.

For fans...preferably 2 120mm fans, which you will proably want to run a 7v or use a rheostat of some sort to tune down their rpm. It is a good idea to make a shroud for the fans too, it allows air to flow over all of the rads fins...thus increasing efficiency of the system.

For tubing...1/2 inch id all the way!

For waterblocks...eh read reviews, off the top of my head i dunno who's on top. Been hering quite a bit about the rbx and whitewater, i beleive they offer close performane to eachother.

For gpu block the maze 4 gpu block is pretty good I hear...

For chipset...good air cooling, its not worth hurting your flowrate to add a chipset waterblock.

I think that pretty much covers a diy minus fittings, which im sure you can figure out. Good luck...

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