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Cooling watercooling

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by ifyouknowme, 18 Jul 2005.

  1. ifyouknowme

    ifyouknowme What's a Dremel?

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    i want to water cool my pc as its very noisy and gets stupidly hot

    i have a AMD 2700 overclocked to 2.4ghz
    on an epox 9rda motherboard
    in a cheiftec dx-01 case

    i was thinking about something like this

    Alphacool NexXxos Extreme III rad £33
    Alphacool AP700 Centrifugal pump 12V £44
    Swiftech MCW6000-A AMD K7 Waterblock 3/8 Fittings £19
    1/4 to 3/8 barbs
    3/8 pipe
    and im not sure about gpu block

    any ideas on how to improve or anything that would work

    im on quite a tight budget so any ways to make it cheaper would also be gd

    cheers mike
     
  2. Nexxo

    Nexxo * Prefab Sprout – The King of Rock 'n' Roll

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    Stay with 1/4" barbs and tubing, or 3/8". You will get no benefit from using 3/8" tubing and barbs bolted onto a 1/4" system.
     
  3. ifyouknowme

    ifyouknowme What's a Dremel?

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    the heatsink only has 3/8 pipe connectors on it

    keep it comming

    cheers
     
  4. kaotic504

    kaotic504 What's a Dremel?

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    where are you getting all this equipment?? that's sooo cheap.
     
  5. Nexxo

    Nexxo * Prefab Sprout – The King of Rock 'n' Roll

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    Heatsink? I take it you mean waterblock.

    Doesn't matter in any case. You cannot mix barb sizes (well you can, but you get pretty poor results). Either pick components that all have 1/4" barbs, or that all have 3/8" barbs. There is no way around this.
     
  6. kbn

    kbn What's a Dremel?

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    I think he meant 1/4" bsp -> 3/8" barb....
     
  7. Nexxo

    Nexxo * Prefab Sprout – The King of Rock 'n' Roll

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    Hmmm... might work, but that depends on the barbs. I guess we need Coolermeister's insights here.
     
  8. coolmiester

    coolmiester Coolermaster Legend

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    Yeah i think all is compatible to run with 3/8" (10mm) hose tail barbs.

    As for a GPU block you could try a Maze4 GPU with 3/8" barbs as they pretty much fit all GFX cards on the market today though as your going for the Swiftech CPU block you may try sourcing a Swiftech GPU block from the same retailer.

    Having said that, there is no harm in using different blocks providing you keep the hose tail size the same which might be the way to go if your on a limited budget.

    The Alphacool NexXxos Extreme III rad @ £33 sounds like a bargin!

    Either way, let us know what you end up going for and how satisfied you are :thumb:
     
  9. ifyouknowme

    ifyouknowme What's a Dremel?

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    Da_Rude_Baboon What the?

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    Why cant you trust them?
     
  11. koola

    koola Minimodder

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    It's true :jawdrop:
     
  12. kbn

    kbn What's a Dremel?

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    It does!

    Does anyone know if this is exactlythe sameas the XSPC rads sold here becuase they look the same to me...
     
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  13. fivecheebs

    fivecheebs Dont panic!

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    I dont know for sure kbn but i did hear a wisper that they were the same as the XSPC. Cant remember where now, sorry.
     
  14. ifyouknowme

    ifyouknowme What's a Dremel?

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    they look like they might fall out lol
     
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    ifyouknowme What's a Dremel?

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    they do look the same the stats are almsot the same aswell
     
  16. fivecheebs

    fivecheebs Dont panic!

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    Are these push fits on the swiftech block?

    have a look here for an animation on how they work. They arent going to fall out if you install them properly
     
  17. Firehed

    Firehed Why not? I own a domain to match.

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    I trust my pushfit Plug and Cool connectors before I trust any barb. And the performance is relatively better (for ex, a 3/8" barb has an ID of about 1/4", where the P&C fittings intended for 6mmID tubing actually let you use all of that 6mm).

    I can easily hold up probably my entire watercooling system by a single tube, and I've got four blocks, two rads and a metal res. I wouldn't, but they fit in that well.
     
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    ifyouknowme What's a Dremel?

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    are they really that strong lol
    i have to admit the blocks they are on look really gd
     
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    ifyouknowme What's a Dremel?

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    ive just worked out i will ahve 7mm at the front and rear of my case where its not covered by rad and i have a huge case i found out its the tx not the bx
     
  20. ifyouknowme

    ifyouknowme What's a Dremel?

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    ordered all the bits they should be here 2morra and the case top is going to dads work to have the vents cut on the cnc
     
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