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temps are high, water cool?

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by MichaelHo, 30 May 2006.

  1. MichaelHo

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    Hi,
    after having trouble cooling my x1900xtx with a hsf im considering water cooling.
    my specs are:
    sapphire grouper mobo
    x2 4400+ cpu
    x1900xtx
    g skill zx ram
    2 HDDs
    seasonic s12 600w psu

    My gfx card runs at 50idle and 102 on load!
    cpu is about 44 idle and 52 load.

    nothing is overclocked atm but i do have plans to overclock sometime in the near future.
    my main concern is my gfx card. to be honest i dont play games too often these days but no doubt there will be lasting damage if i keep running it at over 100degrees when i do play them. after reading abit about temps on this forum my cpu seems quite hot too as some ppl dont even reach 45 on load with the stock hsf.

    im looking for something quiet, would like passive but no room for the massive radiator, and something reasonably priced. full kit for around £100 would be nice.
    anyone got any recommendations?
     
  2. sablabra

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  3. MichaelHo

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    thanks for the link. i had a look at that one and the radiator with 2 fans look massive! is that size typical for WC? nothing smaller?
     
  4. sablabra

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    You should really have a dual radiator for that setup. A single radiator would be a tad too weak for great results. But I'm sure you can fit it somewhere, I got an almost identical setup and I fitted it all inside my lian li midi tower :D
     
  5. MichaelHo

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    i have a lian li v1000+, u think i will be able to fit it in there?
    have u got any photos of your set up?
     
  6. sablabra

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    Yeah, here's a photo of my setup. It does steal a lot of pci-slots though :p


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  7. MichaelHo

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    is the hot air blowing out of the bottom of the case or up into the casE?
     
  8. sablabra

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    sucking air into the case. I get MUCH better results that way
     
  9. chovi

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    nice bendy card u have there !!! sure thats safe ???
     
  10. sablabra

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    I know :p . But yeah, I think it's safe :D
     
  11. Goksly

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    hello? famous last words? yeah - ive got a job for you :p
     
  12. MichaelHo

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    so this Swiftech H20-220 Apex "Ultra" Watercooling Kit and Swiftech MCW60 VGA Waterblock is all i need?
    where would i get the fluid and anti algae solution from?
     
  13. mercyless

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    it should come with the kit, all you need is distilled /de-ironised water.

    btw nice setup there sablabra :)
     
    Last edited: 31 May 2006
  14. sablabra

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    Yup, should include all you need. I would also recommend you to add 10% blue anti freeze ;)

    Thanks :D . I'll be replacing the x1800xt 512mb with a 7800gtx 512mb next week :)