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Ok so here it is roughly..any reccomendations on what I should add/remove plz let me know.

I also need some instruction on what watercooling rig I should get for this system..I have never used Watercooling before..but i beleive I will need to on this machine.

 

I was thinking Waterchill by Asetek

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Ooh, very nice rig. :nod:

 

Ohhhhh Ahhhhhh

 

Me very poor from Thailand no money buy stuff....

 

Hell, change the board to Venus and you are flying :nod: :shake:

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I am currently building a new rig mostly for gaming and media purposes. I bought almost all the parts from my sig with the exception of the case and liquid cooling.

 

I need advice on the type of case and liquid cooling solution for this build. I have build my last 3 rigs starting with an athlon 233 processor to current athlon 2800 barton.

 

I am most likely going to get the Armor Jr. case, but undecided on the liquid cooling. I have never tried liquid cooling before, but I am really interested in trying it out for this new rig.

 

Please give me advice, thoughts, and recommendations for my cooling solution.

 

 

P.S. This is my first post here so please bare with my noobiness :)

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Nomisig: If your planning to do liquid cooling, don't buy a pre-made kit, as they are expensive and most of them don't perform very well.

 

Check out EXTREME Overclocking forums, they have a big water cooling section, along with Thermal Electric Cooling - (TECs / Peltiers),

Vapor Phase Change and Dry Ice & Liquid Nitrogen (LN2) sections.

 

XtremeSystems also got good info.

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Nomisig: If your planning to do liquid cooling, don't buy a pre-made kit, as they are expensive and most of them don't perform very well.

 

Check out EXTREME Overclocking forums, they have a big water cooling section, along with Thermal Electric Cooling - (TECs / Peltiers),

Vapor Phase Change and Dry Ice & Liquid Nitrogen (LN2) sections.

 

XtremeSystems also got good info.

 

 

Thanks suspekt, but as I have mentioned before I am new to the whole wc deal. Also the infomation in the forum seems a little outdated. I have read that big water is a huge disaster, so I need a new wc solution. Do you think you can provide me with some ideas?

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Thanks suspekt, but as I have mentioned before I am new to the whole wc deal. Also the infomation in the forum seems a little outdated. I have read that big water is a huge disaster, so I need a new wc solution. Do you think you can provide me with some ideas?

Try PMing cpuz. He works for DangerDen, so he's the man to go to for watercooling.

 

I'm not into watercooling, but here are a few things I've found:

 

http://www.dtekcustoms.com/index.asp?PageA...ProdID=137&HS=1 this CPU waterblock has been given outstanding reviews for its effectiveness and because it does not limit the flow of water as much as others of the same performance might.

 

http://www.dangerdenstore.com/product.php?...75&cat=4&page=1 Easily one of the best rated pumps on the market for 1/2" loops.

 

http://www.koolance.com/shop/product_info....&products_id=87 This waterblock is not necessarily to be used for your VGA, but for the nF4 chipset. It can be mounted to the chipset and still fit underneath your video cards.

 

Don't take my word for it, though; always do your own research first.

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Ok I'm not very knowledgeble about WC either... just read the stickies about it in a couple of forums a few months back...

 

but if I were to give you a recommendation (based on my little insight), and the stickies, this is what I would buy:

 

65$ AquaXtreme™ MP-05 Pro Limited Edition (LE) CPU block

http://www.cooltechnica.com/Merchant2/merc...AQX-MP05-PRO-LE

 

44$ Danger Den Maze4 Acetal (Delrin) GPU block

http://www.cooltechnica.com/Merchant2/merc...tegory_Code=VCW

 

 

Depending on how big space you have in your case, either a single 120mm, dual 120mm or triple 120mm fan radiator: (note, this is radiators that works best with low-speed fans...)

 

28.99$ Black Ice Pro 120mm RADIATOR

http://www.cooltechnica.com/Merchant2/merc...Category_Code=R

 

35.99$ Black Ice Pro II Dual 120mm RADIATOR

http://www.cooltechnica.com/Merchant2/merc...Category_Code=R

 

44.99$ BI PRO III Triple 120mm RADIATOR

http://www.cooltechnica.com/Merchant2/merc...Category_Code=R

 

 

72$ AquaXtreme DDC pump

http://www.cooltechnica.com/Merchant2/merc...Category_Code=P

 

And then ofcourse some reservoir, and tubings and fittings.

 

The above CPU block is good for medium/strong pumps, not as good at the Storm CPU block (but almost), and alot cheaper. It is better than the White Water...

 

The GPU block I think should work for the 7900 GTX...

 

Radiators.. well.. I would go for the 3x120mm radiator.. and put 3 low speed fans on it, then you have a silent and effective solution. There are better radiators if you want >90cfm fans blowing (if you can stand the sound).

 

The pump, yeah it is a AquaXtreme DDC (same as MCP350 I think, but with improvements), it is very cheap, doesn't produce alot of heat and is almost silent. If you buy two of these and put in serial you would get _almost_ the same performance as a Iwaki MD20RLZ ($179.99, Link), and it would be alot cheaper, and take less place in your case.

 

Cooling your chipset with water, many people say you gain absolutly nothing in overclocking by doing this, but you will gain water temperature and the cooling on the CPU and GPU will be affected negativly... so it's up to you if you want to do this. I wouldn't do it...

 

The best way to decide what to buy is to research, and don't buy what I said here if you don't look up that everything works for your system, it has the right size of tubings etc etc. Look at this as a little pointer on what you could buy. [/End disclaimer] ;)

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NF4_build-8.jpg

 

I didnt get one thing. What is that 4 pin molex connector for ? Do we really need to conncet that ? I ran my mobo without it for a month. And i even pluuged a led light there :) So i should connect a 4 pin conncetor from the PSU. rIGHT ?

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