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    Sigma Phantom PC Case
    AMD Phenom 9550 Processor - Stock 2.2GHz
    ASRock ALiveNFSLI-1394 Motherboard
    2GB Corsair Value DDR RAM
    Sapphire ATI HD4850 512MB GFX Card - Stock
    150GB SATA - OPerating Systems (Win7 64 Ultimate Edition)
    Ubuntu 10.04 64 bit Edition)

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  1. Hi guys. Thanks for the input. Bshmidht71, I had considered getting a kit but I was under the impression that they are not as effective as a (properly done, quality) custom system. It certainly would make my life easier. I'll look into that, thanks. Your rig's looking pretty sweet boinker. Nice cable management too, very tidy (save for the betraying connector poking out the bottom corner) I'm gonna go with your idea Drdeath and leave the NB for now. I reckon CPU alone to start, add GPU, then maybe NB. I've got my eyes peeled for a heater core and a frienmd who workls with cars says he'll see what he can do. Gonna keep the pond pump and heater core on my older hardware though and slowly collect quality parts for my main rig. I'll try and take some photos and post them up when its all up and going
  2. I suppose if it needed cooling that much they would put a fan on it by default. Thanks for the advice Drdeath, much appreciated. Nice hardware btw
  3. Do you think I should try OC'ing my CPU on air as it is or wait to WC it first? Phenom 9500 on ASRock ALive NF5SLI-1394, 2GB RAM.
  4. Hi I thought that originally but different peeps seem to say different things. Differs from board to board and chip to chip too. I guess something cooler is better than something....ummmm.....not cooler? I modified my gfx card cooling and added 2 fans pointing at it which dropped the idle temp to 48 deg C from 90 so at least thats running safe now. So I think I'll start with just the CPU, and add components, maybe another loop, as I go along. So you never cool your NB at all apart from the general case airlow Drdeath?
  5. Lol, I mentioned the "old school" idea to a friend about 3 days ago andhe's brought me a pond pump. Sigh.... just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in again. Ive got some p4 cpu's and mobo's somewhere I think. I know theres no benefit but I'm going to try and setup a system in an old case, just to get my feet wet..... see what I did there? I'll let you know how it goes. Peace
  6. Lol, I need to learn to post quicker. I think I'm going to start buying brand new parts for a solid WC system. Might give the old school thing a try if I run into some free/very cheap parts along the way for training and of course fun purposes Gonna have a look at your project now boinker Again, thanks for the input guys. Muchos Gracias
  7. Thanks for the welcome The "old school" idea is a collection of concepts from different forums/tutorials i was considering putting together up for a very cheap effective starting system. This one was suggestign a pond pump http://www.spodesabode.com/archive/content/article/watercool/2. Very informative guide as it happens. Reading back, my description of the whole idea painted a bad picture. Essentially I was looking at using a car radiator, 'perhaps' a pond pump and a home made reservoir. Waterblocks, pipes, barbs etc I would be getting 2nd hand. I know the setup works (not sure about the pond pump really) as many people have done it. I just didnt know if it would be a good starting point for a beginner or more of a seasoned veteran's project. What do u think?
  8. Makes sense. Think I might just go for CPU and NB to start with. Full cover GPU blocks seem expensive so might be better done as an upgrade. I'll get an Accelero S1 and module for now for my GFX card. Just checked it now. Its running at 90 deg C!!! Thats way too much for idle i think.
  9. That site's pretty good. Theres a good few items for sale there, I'll certainly be keeping my eye on there. I was looking to cool my CPU, GPU and maybe NB for my first system. Is that too much too fast do you think? I definitely need to do something about my HD4850 at least coz its running pretty damn hot. Thanks.
  10. Thanks for the reply wevsspot. I'm currently using a Phenom 9500 at 2.2GHz and an ASRock Alive NFSLI-1394 mobo. 2GB Corsair ValueSelect RAM. (Expected my setup to show on my sugnature automatically so didnt put those details in. How do i do that plz?) I'm based in UK and it seems most people on OCC are from the US so I don't know if postage and maybe customs might pose an issue if I wanted to buy something from someone. Has anyone had experience buying or selling to between the USA and UK? What do you think about the particular eBay item I mentioned? Is it worth watching or is there better quality 2nd hand equipment out there for a reasonable price. I think I kinda knew that the "old school" method was a bit too much for a first try. Just eager to get started I guess. Thanks again
  11. This is the eBay listing I was referring to btw: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Triple-Radiator-Pump-EK-Supreme_W0QQitemZ110592238262QQcategoryZ131509QQcmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZp4340.m444QQ_trkparmsZalgo%3DCRX%26its%3DC%252BS%26itu%3DSI%252BUA%252BLM%252BLA%26otn%3D19%26ps%3D63%26clkid%3D5338048622107782572 Thanks in advance
  12. Hi All Ive been researching the idea of watercooling (and overclocking) on and off for a while now and I feel I'm more or less ready to start trying it out. Ive never done any actual watercooling or overclocking except on my GFX Card through ATI Overdrive. Now, in an ideal world I would troll the internet for ideal starting parts (which I've done) and after much deliberation pull out my shiny credit card and sit and wait at my door for a large van to pull up. I'm on a tight budget however and it would be a while yet before I can get all the parts together. I'm looking at 3 options at the moment: 1. Doing it the old fashioned way i.e: Car heater core radiator, recycled pump e.g. from garden, homemade reservoir, some fans and hardware store pipe clamps. 2. Buying 2nd hand equipment. This option only occured to me as I noticed a guy on ebay selling a radiator for £1 , £5 p&p, and noone bought it (is there a reason?). I could have had 320mm radiator for £6. He's since reposted the radiator with a D-Tek DB1 Pump and EK Supreme waterblock all for £1 starting bid again. 3. Wait forever and ever, buying one piece brand new at a time until ive got good quality gear, then have a go. What do you guys think? I know I'm unlikely to get much results from my current PC hardware but Im looking to upgrade CPU and Mobo soon (looking at x4 965 BE + Asus M4A79T Deluxe 790FX). I'm thinking if I get my hands dirty with some actual watercooling and overclocking now, I'm less likely to damage my better hardware and cooling equipment when i upgrade. Theres only so much you can learn from reading right? Oh, and this site rocks.
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