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Demonic 
15/8/08 4:40:38 PM
Guru

I've decided i want to test out water cooling, where do i begin guys i want something cheap for my Q9300 and 8800GTS in my Antec Nine Hundred (possibly use it externally from the case to begin with)

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Mr Trademart

TTV4 17/6/04 to 20/1/06

)Sydney(

m4rx>> 
15/8/08 6:24:16 PM
Champion

Hi mate - if you ask anyone around here (particularly me) and have a look around at some threads you will very quickly discover that "cheap watercooling" is a lie, just like the cake.

A thermalright ultra 120 extreme with a decent 120mm fan can be found for about $90 total and will kick the proverbial rear end off any cheap watercooling setup, and indeed will suffice for even hardcore overclocking.

Likewise for the 8800GTS - it's not too hot to start with, and if you like there are plenty of decent third-party coolers to be had for it.

If, after all of this, you have decided to follow the path of the "what-the-hell-it-looks-damn-cool-and-cools-damn-well" person then I and a bunch of other guys with water experience are only to happy to give you a helping hand.

marxy

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PC FREAK 
15/8/08 9:02:49 PM
Guru

Cheap?

50 for a Camry 86-88 heater core
90 for block
80-120 for GPU block
~100 for pump?
20 dollars for tubing and clamps.

Also need 2 fans.

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Game Doesnt Support Wide Screens?
http://www.atomicmpc.com.au/forums.asp?s=2&c=26&t=21
Specs:
Q6700 | GA-X38-DQ6 (P45 On The Way) | 2GB Crucial Ballistix PC8500@1086 4-4-4-12 | HD4870 790/1100 (waiting on block) | Corsair HX520 | Antec

xidus 
15/8/08 9:35:47 PM
Champion

This is the cheapest simplest way I could see

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=207_45_391&products_id=6

that rad should be fine for your 8800GTS as well. But really, when it comes to overclocking you might squeeze out a few extra frames as opposed to if you went with high end air cooling which would be half the price.

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Dasa 
15/8/08 10:45:58 PM
Hero
Titan


Quote by PC FREAK
Cheap?

50 for a Camry 86-88 heater core
90 for block
80-120 for GPU block
~100 for pump?
20 dollars for tubing and clamps.

Also need 2 fans.



big +1 to that
you may be able to find some things secondhand
ocau forumns is where i grabbed most my first watercooling gear

here is some decent quality parts
D-Tek FuZion GFX v2 GPU Block $69
Laing DDC$ 119 or Laing D5 Vario 12V Pump $139

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nesquick 
16/8/08 8:57:11 AM
Guru

you could always run a hose from your kitchen tap :P

seriously though +1 to what has been said above.

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PC FREAK 
16/8/08 11:25:11 AM
Guru

question for Dasa what rad are you using bud? PA120.2?

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Game Doesnt Support Wide Screens?
http://www.atomicmpc.com.au/forums.asp?s=2&c=26&t=21
Specs:
Q6700 | GA-X38-DQ6 - RMA | 2GB Crucial Ballistix PC8500@1086 4-4-4-12 - RMA| HD4870 790/1100 (waiting on block) | Corsair HX520 | Antec P182B

Dasa 
16/8/08 12:52:16 PM
Hero
Titan


Quote by PC FREAK
question for Dasa what rad are you using bud? PA120.2?



Camry heater core $35

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Storm G5 e6600@3.4 1.47v 2x1g 8800gt 1g 1.35v 850c 2100m pcp&c 510w CM Stacker Dell 24" 2405fpw Z-680
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y83/dasa09/P1080547.jpg

PC FREAK 
16/8/08 3:48:16 PM
Guru

There quite good :)

Put my swiftech to shame im sure :)

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Game Doesnt Support Wide Screens?
http://www.atomicmpc.com.au/forums.asp?s=2&c=26&t=21
Specs:
Q6700 | GA-X38-DQ6 - RMA | 2GB Crucial Ballistix PC8500@1086 4-4-4-12 - RMA| HD4870 790/1100 (waiting on block) | Corsair HX520 | Antec P182B

Dasa 
16/8/08 6:30:12 PM
Hero
Titan


Quote by PC FREAK
There quite good :)

Put my swiftech to shame im sure :)



150x220mm tightly packed copper fins dose work rather well but i may need something bigger for 4870x2 and q9450 as i dont really want to up the fan speed again
currently 2x120x25 1600rpm scythe s-flex and in summer i add 2x120x38 1700rpm panaflow

a 4x120 rad in the bottom of the stacker would go well if i could find one

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Storm G5 e6600@3.4 1.47v 2x1g 8800gt 1g 1.35v 850c 2100m pcp&c 510w CM Stacker Dell 24" 2405fpw Z-680
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y83/dasa09/P1080547.jpg

m0zes 
17/8/08 8:41:03 PM
Champion
Quote by Dasa
a 4x120 rad in the bottom of the stacker would go well if i could find one



Like this? :

http://www.chilledpc.com.au/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=shop.flypage&prod

cheers

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Dasa 
17/8/08 9:48:02 PM
Hero
Titan


Quote by m0zes
Like this? :

http://www.chilledpc.com.au/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=shop.flypage&prod

cheers



ah very nice
just a shame its 140usd

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Storm G5 e6600@3.4 1.47v 2x1g 8800gt 1g 1.35v 850c 2100m pcp&c 510w CM Stacker Dell 24" 2405fpw Z-680
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y83/dasa09/P1080547.jpg

Midnight_light 
18/8/08 1:40:26 AM
Master
Wait just a second i've just figured out a way to do really good water cooling on the cheap, Demonic what you need to do is take your case lay it on its side, take off the side panel and take a bucket of the cleanest water you can find (tap water would probably work) and just top up your case! problem solved and you've got yourself a nice watercooled paper weight.
Seriously thought if you wanted to water cool on the cheap route this would be the way to go
http://tinyurl.com/5d2rfo
Then grab yourself a water block for the GTS
http://tinyurl.com/6n4emh
And tube her up and you'd probably get slightly worse temps then air maybe

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AMD 5200+
4GB 800MHz
Gainward 9600GT Golden Sample
2 x 320GB Sata
2 x Pioneer 212D
Corsair HX-520
Antec 900 modded

Demonic 
18/8/08 10:06:25 AM
Guru

Where do i look at buying D-Tek Fuzion v2 CPU Block??

I don't mind paying cash for quality i though starting small would be good but bugger it i'll start with my CPU and GPU

What about the Kandalf LCS?? Or should i look at a bigger case an mod it?

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Mr Trademart

TTV4 17/6/04 to 20/1/06

)Sydney(

Midnight_light 
18/8/08 9:32:31 PM
Master
As far a Thermaltake go, dont ever touch them, avoid them like AIDS. Thermaltake have been know to use aluminum in their watercooling parts. This equal epic fail (read galvanic corrosion) and coolant leaking inside your computer.

If you looking at the d-tek v2 then custom is the way to go. have a chat to either the watercooling freaks (affectionate term :p) or head over to www.flabbergast.com.au or www.radiical.com.au and send an email to the guys there.

Also d-tek fuzion v2's are sold at both places.

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AMD 5200+
4GB 800MHz
Gainward 9600GT Golden Sample
2 x 320GB Sata
2 x Pioneer 212D
Corsair HX-520
Antec 900 modded

amdDarcy 
18/8/08 10:07:31 PM
Guru

Despite what most ppl here will tell you about TT water cooling it isnt that bad and a cheap way to get into water cooling.
I have just installed a Thermaltake bigwater 745 kit and also added the TT gpu block for my 4850 and i gota say the temps are awesome.

I am currently idle at 14c to 17c (between the 4 core of my q6700) and the gpu is at 25c idle. Under full load with everything stock i am getting temps of 32c for the cpu and around 35c for the gpu and thats with both the cpu and gpu under full load.

As far as galvanic corrosion goes, if you use a a proper coolant it has anti corrosives in it that will help prevent this.

I would suggest you take a look at the 745 bigwater for a cheap way to get into water cooling, Then if you like it and want to go more extreme then go grab yourself some higher end stuff. But really with the temps i am getting i cant see the point in spending any more cash.

(<_< >_> * keeps a carefull eye open for the inevitable flamage about to happen from the TT haters out there*)

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Midnight_light 
18/8/08 10:26:02 PM
Master
FLAME FLAME FLAME BURNING BURNING BURNING!!!!
Nah its all good but the thing with using coolant that has anti corrosives in it and other additives you can get clogging of water blocks. Also amdDarcy why do you have your equipment running stock when you've got water cooling. And whats the temp in your room?

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AMD 5200+
4GB 800MHz
Gainward 9600GT Golden Sample
2 x 320GB Sata
2 x Pioneer 212D
Corsair HX-520
Antec 900 modded

amdDarcy 
19/8/08 7:12:05 AM
Guru

I will be cranking up the overclock this weekend. only just installed all the water cooling gear and havent had time to play as of yet.

room temp was about 12c last night. This morning room temp is sitting at 10c and my temps are at between 12 and 15c. With my old air cooling i was getting idle temps around 25c in this temp. So the water has made a nice difference.

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Dasa 
19/8/08 9:03:02 AM
Hero
Titan


amdDarcy
idle doesnt mean jack its overlocked load temp you need to look at
what was your old cooling? as the true hsf can often beat or get very close to the tt big water
most people are happy with there tt water till it starts to leak just out of warranty and kills a few pc parts

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nesquick 
19/8/08 9:31:43 AM
Guru

i didn't know that cpu was capable of running so cool :D

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