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Old 24-04-07, 05:13 PM
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ok that sounds good ordered the d5 with speed sensor got the xspc 500ml single bay resevoir and now i need some advice on the radiators ?

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Old 24-04-07, 11:34 PM
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ok that sounds good ordered the d5 with speed sensor got the xspc 500ml single bay resevoir and now i need some advice on the radiators ?
Hold on a minute. State your purposes of watercooling. Do you want to have very good performance, with the best of everything? Or do you just want a watercooling loop that will keep your components cool?
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Old 25-04-07, 05:50 AM
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a bit of both as i say i am building my dream rig and want it to last. I do overclock as the name suggets but i have only done overclocking on air before, would love to be able to get phase cooling but cant stretch to that much i want to be able to overclock the quadcore, the 2 bfg 8800gtx's and just wanted some advice from you guys about watercooling. Lets say i have a blank cheque to watercool my system. I already took the advice by getting the d5 now i just need two rads one internal one external

Thankyou
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Old 26-04-07, 12:31 AM
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Okay then...D5 runs noisier (I think), uses more power, and will give you less flow in a watercooling loop than a DDC+, but its fine if you're not like IanY (check on XS He has 6 pumps, 2 rads, 12 fans cooling the CPU). DDC+ is better, and with an aftermarket top (alphacool or petras, DO NOT GET THE RADIICAL it has bad performance due to lower max. pressure) totally beats the s*** out of D5. And if you're even more hardcore, Iwaki RD30 But they're sorta hard to find and very expensive, and also need either a 12V-24V DC converter, or a 24V PSU to work. Iwaki MD20 also is really good. Okay enough talk about this.

Okay I noticed your 8800gtxs have Koolance waterblocks on them. That is VERY BAD. Koolance waterblocks are terrible, and will destroy your performance. I strongly suggest that you buy some EK blocks. http://www.petrastechshop.com/ekgtxfucowaf.html

Do not get the DangerDen 8800 blocks because they suck as well. EK blocks are the best fullcover block. If you don't mind the hassle, getting a few packs of cheap ramsinks, and some swiftech MC21 heatsinks, then 2 Fuzion GFX or MCW60 blocks would offer better performance, but you need to stick the ramsinks on which I hear is a HUGE PAIN IN THE ASS.

For your CPU block, the D-tek Fuzion is probably what you want. It has the lowest restriction out of all blocks, and performs very well.

For the radiators, heh, PA120.3 is the best radiator, period. The only rads worth buying at all are Thermochills (which are the best radiators), Swiftech, and Coolingworks (swiftech and coolingworks rads are almost exactly the same in terms of performance).
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Old 26-04-07, 05:32 AM
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ok d-tek fuzion ordered and 2 ek 8800gtx full waterblocks ordered when they come back in stock i have read on here it is probably better to get the one with the black top instead of the one with clear is that true and thankyou for the help i am going for a thermaltake 1200w psu when they come into stock and thinking of getting the qx6800 as for the pa 120.3 are the hw labs black ice 480gtx going to outperform that one what if i went for one gtx480 as external and one pa 120.3 as my case topper
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Old 26-04-07, 07:56 AM
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Don't get the Thermaltake 1200w - totally pointless. Get something decent like an OCZ GameXstream or PCP&C 850e (my personal favourite)

I prefer the D5 as the head and flow is good and they don't break and screw your system. Mine's been solid as a rock.
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Old 26-04-07, 05:26 PM
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dont i need something with a bit more kick than 850w have got the d5 in front of me and have the d-tek fuzion and 2 ek 8800gtx blocks in my basket just waiting for advice on the radiators now and then just need to know wether i fill the reservoir first to feed into which bit on the pump then round the cpu and gpus , to rads then back to res and pump is this right ?
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Old 26-04-07, 08:08 PM
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No way dude the PCP&C 850w will cope with everything you throw at it...and more. I'd put good money on it being more able than the cr@ppy TT 1200w PSU

Don't even get me started on TT stuff...or how good PCP&C is
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Old 26-04-07, 11:54 PM
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ROFL for an SLi plus Kentsfields system, 700W is ENOUGH. Actually NickS ran a Kentsfield and 8800 (single) GTX Vmodded all on a 500W Enermax, and they were drawing just 400W from the PSU. A very good 600W might even push it (so go 700, or 850. Anything above that=totally pointless).

For absolute performance, reliability, and quality/sturdiness, Iwaki is good stuff hehe

For the radiator, a single thermochill PA120.3 will do Good luck!
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Old 27-04-07, 05:42 AM
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ok how do i get hold of a PCP&C 850 , i have always gone alot overboard on psu's my last system build was

galaxy 1000w

thermaltake tsunami dream

asus p5b deluxe wi/fi

e6400

ocz xtc gold pc2-5400

7900gts

aegia physx

fatal1ty gamer sound

sata opticals

4x seagate sata 2 750gbs raid 0

this i built for my boss lol
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