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Unread 05-13-2007, 09:33 PM   #2
Atragon
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Default Re: Request for feedback on proposed WC setup

After doing more research and getting feedback from other forums, this is what I'm thinking of now:

Component wise:
CPU: D-Tek Fuzion or Swiftech Apogee GT(X)
GPU: EK or Swiftech full cover
MB: MIPS DFI Freezer, or Aqua Computer Twinplex Pro
RAM: Koolance or other
Radiator, Thermochill PA120.2 or Swiftech MCR220 (though some concern was voiced that these may not be sufficient if I want to add a 2nd video card at a later time)
Pump: DDC-2 /w Petra's modified top.
Reservoir: EK Modular Res or similar

Now, I'm leaning towardsone loop since this is my first WC setup and I'd like to keep it relatively simple, but then again, here I am thinking of chipset + RAM cooling and a pair of radiators, so I suppose this isn't really all that simple. If I were to go with 2 loops, I would probably lower CPU and GPU temperatures, though it would mean 2 pumps, more cost, and more complexity.

OTOH, I am considering SLI eventually and a setup that can handle it would be nice. So 2 loops just may be the way to go.

In which case it looks like this:
Loop1:
D-Tek Fuzion or Swiftech Apogee GT/X
EK or Swiftech full cover
Thermochill PA120.2 or Swiftech MCR220
DDC-2 /w Petra's top.

Loop 2:
2X RAM blocks of some kind (Koolance, MIPS, other)
Chipset block, either MIPS Computing DFI Freezer, or Aqua Computer Twinplex Pro
Thermochill PA120.1 or PA160
DDC-2 /w Petra's top

Though it looks as though the rad for loop 2 would be overkill compared to loop 1.

If I were to go with 2 loops, do I need 2 seperate reservoirs for this, or would one bigger res work?

Last edited by Atragon; 05-13-2007 at 10:02 PM.
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