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Old 30-01-07, 01:11 PM
kerochi kerochi is offline
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Please recommend PSU and watercooler

Hi,

I'm doing major upgrades to my PC.

I just bought this case from thermaltake:

http://www.thermaltake.com/product/C...ve2000bws.asp#

but I read that the watercooling setup is tacky. Is this true? Can you peeps recommend a good watercooling system?

Also I need to get a new PSU to power the 4 fans, cooling system and everything else including a Quad Core, Geforce 8000GTX, 5HD, and ASUS striker motherboard (all of which get really really hot, so again a decent and reliable water cooler would be needed im thinking)

What are the best (and quite) PSU's out there?

And how many watts/voltage should I get?

Thanks!

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Old 30-01-07, 01:44 PM
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if ur cooling all those components with thermaltake, ud proboly kill them. ur gonna need at least a 120.3 to cool ur 8800 and ur quad core. theres so many pumps u can use a D5, aquaxtreme, DDC+ with a top from Liang or Petras. For price and b/c its a quadcore id go with and Apogee GT. and its ur choice whether u want a full block or a core block i say for the 8800. For a core block right now ud have to go with a MCP60, and some ramsinks, or just a full block offered by dangerden or EK.
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Old 30-01-07, 02:15 PM
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Thnx for replying.

So I took your suggestion and bagged the Swiftech Apogee GT CPU Water Block in my shopping list.

I still can't decide on a right pump that will complement the 120mmx240mm radiators, or the right tubing for that matter.

I also looked round for the PSU.

I've narrowed it down to the Lian Li, Corsair and Thermaltake.

Which of the these do you recommend?

And how many watts should I be looking at!!!

(bearing in mind i might put 2 GPU's in this baby)

Thnx
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Old 30-01-07, 02:25 PM
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Corsair HX620 i believe is a good choice, i would stay above 550 min. if ur only cooling the cpu, a D5 liang pump or a AquaXtreme 50Z would be fine. if u wanna future proof id get the Laing DDC w/ Petra's Top right now its out of stock but for another 25 US its more than worth it.
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Old 30-01-07, 02:29 PM
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Thnx.

I'll be looking to cool the GPU as well and use the

Swiftech MCW60 VGA Cooling Water-block (with Ramsinks??) to cool the GPU.

What's the difference between one which has ramsink and the other which doesnt?
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Old 30-01-07, 02:34 PM
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For Quad core and a 8800 you are going to need at least a 360mm rad as ai said, A 240 wont cope well enough with the heatload(circa 250w off the cpu alone). The D5 would be the pump of choice to go with that.

As for PSU, your going to want somthing in the 800w range to say safe with 5 hard drives. The 850w OCZ GameXstreme i reckon. Any of the usualy brands if not (Targen, PCP&C, Silverstone).
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Old 30-01-07, 02:35 PM
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Heres a full block it will cool the core and the ram on vid card. Its simple its easy very cool looking, h/e a minimal performance decrease, b/c it cools the whole card. If u want just a block for the GPU, it will cool it more b/c hence only the block is being cooled and not the memory, the mosfets and the I/O chip. Heres a core block, ud also have to get this to cool ur mem, mosfets and I/O chip.
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Old 30-01-07, 02:41 PM
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For Quad core and a 8800 you are going to need at least a 360mm rad as ai said, A 240 wont cope well enough with the heatload(circa 250w off the cpu alone)
Oh poo, so did I make the wrong choice already by buying the thermaltake case b/c of the 120mmx240 fans?

Will I need to get another radiator to cope with the heatload?

boy, this is waay complicated than I thought

what about the cooler tubes? 7/15 inch?

btw thnx
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Old 30-01-07, 02:46 PM
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sorry im getting a little bit comfused -

what does '360mm rad' refer too?

The radiator fans right?

Is this the pump you recommend?

http://www.dangerden.com/store/produ...5&cat=4&page=1

Thnx to ai too, will get full block
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Old 30-01-07, 02:49 PM
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i use to have the thermaltake armor as well i just took a quick photo it will house a 120.3 and will leave u with two drive bays one for a dvd player the other for a p/w button and a floppy drive.

and then just store ur hd in the back cage in the back where the 90mm fan is near the PSU
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