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Cooling WCing HTPC

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Volund, 24 Oct 2008.

  1. Volund

    Volund Am I supposed to care?

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    I am going to begin working on my HTPC soon, but I want to cut down on noise as much as possible, so I'm looking at watercooling for the CPU and the gfx card.

    I'm going to be using a Gigabit LGA 775 board, a Core 2 Duo E4600 CPU, and a 8800GTS OC.

    I'm hoping that I can run all of this with one 2x120mm rad, and one pump, however, I have never touched watercooling before, so I wouldn't really know. Also, do I really need a reservoir?

    I was looking at the following parts-
    GFX waterblock- http://www.frozencpu.com/products/5...oling_Block_DD_-_8800_GTS.html?tl=g30c311s799
    Rad- http://www.frozencpu.com/products/4...40_X-Flow_Radiator_-_Black.html?tl=g30c95s160
    CPU waterblock- http://www.frozencpu.com/products/7...ater_Block_-_AMD_and_Intel.html?tl=g30c85s141
    Pump- http://www.frozencpu.com/products/6...38_Conversion_Kit_317_GPH.html?tl=g30c107s155
    Res- dunno really
    tubing- http://www.frozencpu.com/products/7...2_OD_with_116_Wall_-_Black.html?tl=g30c99s172
    1/2 in fittings- http://www.frozencpu.com/products/5...m_ID_G14_Threaded_Nozzles_Pair_NZL-V13KG.html

    anything I'm missing? anything I should change? help me?
     
  2. Rocket733

    Rocket733 Austerity - It's the only way

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    The GPU and CPU waterblocks, pump, and tubing looking fine. I'd probably got with a different radiator, both the swiftech mcr-220 or thermochill 240 will offer better performance with low speed fans. I'd probably include a res for easy bleeding, the swiftech microres is excellent, but you can get away with a T line if that works better with your layout. The fittings you currently have linked to are for 1/2" ID tubing while you have 3/8" ID tubing selected. I'd probably consider looking around at some other watercooling shops for some better prices as well. Petras-Tech Shop, Sidewindercomputers (has a gts block for $100), and Performace-pcs are a couple places to look at.
     
  3. Volund

    Volund Am I supposed to care?

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    thanks, didn't realize that I had mixed up the sizes.

    I may just go with a T line running up to the top of the case with a fill port.

    I will be looking around for better pricing, I just pulled a random site out of my head to do that part list :p
     
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