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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Bbq.of.DooM, 24 Dec 2005.

  1. Bbq.of.DooM

    Bbq.of.DooM Custom User Title

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    Taking the plunge once again into the world of watercooling.

    Hydor L45
    DTek Storm for 939
    Dual Heatercore
    Fass-o-matic
    2x Silverstone 120mm
    shroud
    10 feet clearflex 60
    Required fittings


    Keep in mind I'm not rich, so try not to recommend me 'OMFG AQUA COMPUTER CUPLEX X 400, 275 feet Tygon 1/8'th, eheim 1260 x 2, ramblocks, hard drive blocks 7800gtx blocks to go with a 7800gtx you don't have, etc etc.
     
  2. silentphoenix

    silentphoenix What's a Dremel?

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    BTW - what do you want to cool?

    You might want to get some 7/16 tubing - www.over-clock.co.uk do some pretty cheaply me thinks.

    Also, you might want to try the Dangerden D5/swiftech 655 pump for power, or even the MCP-350 pump with a modded top if funds permit. I can't remember exactly, but the Hydor L45 had good flow, but didnt have amazing head pressure and its dumps a fair bit of heat in the loop. I think people are agreed with the fact that head pressure is more important than the free flow of a pump.

    Dtek storm? If there somethink im missing? Either way, the storm is an excellent block.

    If you want to save money further, you might want to get the apogee or the swiftech 6000 which would work well with a CSP-Mag pump.
     
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  3. Mister_Tad

    Mister_Tad Will work for nuts Super Moderator

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    Swiftech Storm? :confused:
     
  4. Bbq.of.DooM

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    Er... I meant DTek WhiteWater. I keep getting them meixed up
     
  5. geek1017

    geek1017 What's a Dremel?

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    D-tek seem to do a Storm sort of block as well.
    See here

    I thought 939s were supposed to be cooler than socket A? Do you need a dual Rad? Might save a few pennies.

    Seems to me like an L45 is a bit of overkill.
    You're only planning on cooling the CPU right?
    are you planning on an exterior box or inside your case?
    I'd go for a DC pump if you are going for inside your case.
    only a few dollars more or maybe about the same second-hand.

    The D-tek MAG is only $50.
    only problem may be the huge restriction of that rad and mearging the flows from that WhiteWater.
    Can't get a cheaper block though.

    yeah, pretty much what SilentPhoenix said.
    Or wait for CoolMeister or Nexxo to make an appearence.
     
  6. Bbq.of.DooM

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    L45 has 105 " head pressure. I wonder if I should just go with the L35... Cpu only, at least until I can afford a new graphics card and maze 4.

    Inside case

    I had bad experiences with the MAG. And the L45 is only $65 usd.
     
  7. geek1017

    geek1017 What's a Dremel?

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    yeah, L35 should do you.
    Also has 1/2" fittings rather than 3/4"
    WhiteWater is supposed to like High flow if I remember right.
    Head is important, but I don't think you need 8 feet. Your loop won't be that long.

    What bad experience?
    I'd still go with a DC pump, just easier.
    Was the problem with the newer version of the pump?
    I think they had issues with an early rev.

    You're planning on a BIX2 or some other dual rad?
     
  8. clocker

    clocker Shovel Ready

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    I just got a set of those blocks (the gpu is a MP-1) and plan on swapping out the current Storm/Maze loop.
    Won't be able to make any direct comparisons unfortunately as I'm planning on uncapping my Winnie and changing rads at the same time.
     
  9. metarinka

    metarinka What's a Dremel?

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    yah the hydor L45 seems like overkill. I'm running the l30 in a very long loop and I don't think I would see a big advantage from more head pressure.

    I haven't heard of socket 939 chips running cooler? they do have significantly bigger cores though? more area for dissapation?
     
  10. Bbq.of.DooM

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    Alright I think I'll go with a Magdrive III, tons of Tygon, and custom top for that block. I'll still need to dig up some other parts, and a source for a whole bunch of Glycol, but it'll be worth it.
     
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