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Dual liquid cooling. Kits or Bits.

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by dual2max, 14 Jul 2006.

  1. dual2max

    Gangster

    Joined: 6 Sep 2005

    Posts: 281

    After spending two hours working out Pobability, Reliability and other really intense equations, my Tyan just turned off. No BSOD no warning, just off.
    I opened the case and it was baking. Both graphics cards at 65°C CPU's at 58°C & 60°C. The ambient case temp 40°C.

    So, what better time to upgrade the cooling. Easy yeah........not.
    With so much out there who's the best.
    Best = Value for money+Efficiency+Compatability / Looks-Size.

    WaterChill High End CPU/VGA/Chipset Cooling Kit - 120mm Radiator/Fan (03-L-1307) (WC-036-VP) £164. This looks a good option. Two of these each end of case cooling CPU's & GPU's.

    Or buy individual parts and assemble.

    Any thoughts, ideas, suggestions, comments etc. welcome. Cheers.
     
  2. Stelly

    Don

    Joined: 5 Oct 2005

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    Location: Liverpool

    Swiftech H20-220 Apex "Ultra" Watercooling Kit is a great kit mate...

    What case are you using??

    Stelly
     
  3. Rob43

    Mobster

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    Location: Scotland


    Have to agree,this is the best kit you can buy,much better than waterchill ;)

    Rob
     
  4. dual2max

    Gangster

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    The case I have is a Silverstone Temjin TJ-06. Looking at the specs for the Swiftech, it states "This makes the Apex Ultra a true high-flow system, capable of cooling multiple high-end CPU''s and VGA''s" so all I have to do is buy an extra Apogee Universal Waterblock and two VGA Waterblocks.
     
  5. Mikey1280

    Wise Guy

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    Location: South East London

    Techically all you need are the extra blocks, but can anyone confirm that the 120.2 rad included will cope?
     
  6. Rob43

    Mobster

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    What exactly are you going to be cooling ?

    You may also want to look at buying custom parts as well,if you are going to spend the best part of £200+.

    The benifit of the kit is that it all comes in one box & is pretty straight forward to set up,rather than having to source individual parts.

    Rob
     
    Last edited: 14 Jul 2006
  7. dual2max

    Gangster

    Joined: 6 Sep 2005

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    I was looking to cool 2 x Opt 252 and 2 x 78GTX.
    I'm stupid when it comes to the PC and roughly spend £400 per component type.
    I was looking at the Koolance Exos range and fittings.
     
  8. Marci

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    Location: Wakefield, West Yorkshire

    Ignore the Exos range. Apex kit with additional blocks will outperform. A triple rad would maintain slightly lower load temps, but a dual rad will still cope fine.
     
  9. Arthalen

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 20 Apr 2006

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    Location: Leeds, UK

    On the subject of 120.2 rad's, anyone know of a good case to fit one of these with 4 fans in push/pull config ?

    Something that has 2x 120mm fan slots side by side would be ideal so I wouldn't have to mod a new case.
     
  10. Rob43

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    Location: Scotland

    Gigabyte Aurrora has twin 120mm fan mountings at the rear,maybe worth a look
     
  11. dual2max

    Gangster

    Joined: 6 Sep 2005

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    Shopping Cart (Prices in British Pounds)
    REFERENCE DESCRIPTION QUANTITY PRICE COST REMOVE
    WC-014-SW Swiftech H20-220 Apex "Ultra" Watercooling Kit (Socket 462/478/LGA775/754/939/940) (WC-014-SW)
    £137.95 £137.95
    WC-015-SW Swiftech H20-120 Premium Watercooling Kit (Socket 462/478/LGA775/754/939/940) (WC-015-SW)
    £105.95 £105.95
    WC-019-SW Swiftech MCW60 VGA Waterblock (WC-019-SW)
    £23.95 £47.90
    Subtotal £291.80
    VAT £51.07
    Total £342.87

    How does this look. Are there any extras I need like fluid, thermal paste, clips or even tubing insulation.