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  1. #16
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    Also a problem with many kits such as waterchill etc is that they use 3/8 tubing whereas 1/2 is more beneficial.

    The problem would then occur when wanting to upgrade and buy 3/8 - 1/2 adaptors etc
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    ahh i see, thats a think ill look out for too when i finally decide to go for it.
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    I just bought the TT kit. Although definatly low end. It cools just fin on the super hot AMD 2000 pal.

    Under total load no other fans going, in a slightly cramped case, it hits 60-61.

    I turn on the rear fan half (fan control) and it 58-59.
    I turn on the rear and top fan 50% and it 54-55.

    Not the best, but No lock ups and this is one hot chip.

    Also the rad is in the fron being blocked by a disconnected 120mm fan and restricted air holes.

    But it is a silent and 12v pump all in one system that is simple to set up and even easier to change out the water.

    The kit works with Intel/AMD all chips. I got it from Directron for $89, I wanted to get my feet wet (no pun) before dropping over $200 on the full set up.
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    Not to bag on your purchase, but those are bad temps even for air-cooling.

    My processor:
    AXP 1700+ @ 2450 1.85v
    Thermalright SLK-800A
    Thermaltake highperformance 80mm @ 10v
    5 case fans at 8v
    Antec 550w Truepower
    Full load temps NEVER get above 47C
    it idles at 38C.
    The only thing you can hear is the harddrive in my machine


    The water-cooling will be going on by the 15th, and I expect temps just above ambient especially with the mobile 2600+ that will be here this afternoon.
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    it is a pally chip though, but you could upgrade the water block and pump.
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    Not too sure if you can with the aqarious II, still i got 50C on air with my old pally
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    is your pally overclocked and is it in a hot room or tucked under a desk with its back right to the wall?
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    You have to remember it is one of the last Palis, super hot and NO other fans are running except for the 80mm on the rad. And that one is even blocked by the fan grill and a 120mm fan in front of it.

    One thing I have found one the "quest" for the temps, is a lot of people tend to subtract a degree or two.

    Not to say you are, but I was thinking my chip was so hot because I would read so groups talking about their 2k pali running mid 30's under total load for 6 days straight, and I was blow away. Because I just couldn't reduce my temps.

    However, no matter what my temps are, the comp is near quiet and I never have any lock-ups, crashes, or weird things. Goal complete. And the chip can got to 90 cel, I just have given up on the quest for low temps.

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    Martin_89 -- it is sitting under a desk, tucked away, with only slight breeze, I know this isn't too good for the chip, but I must side with my temps, and the stability. Which in my book is the biggest thing.

    Marvt74 -- You can actuall swap out the water block, but the biggest limitation is the res, last time I swapped water out, the entire thing empty didn't fill up a coke can.
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    Asetek WaterChill is another good one for $229 here:

    http://www.svcompucycle.com/aswacosy.html












    This unit looks a lot like the Danger Den unit with easier fittings to use. Here is a reveiw:

    http://www.motherboards.org/articles...ws/1371_1.html
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    Nothing but good things about that kit. The problem I had was the AC pump.

    It depends on if you would like ac or a dc pump.

    And that one breaks the $200 barrier, which is where I am heading as soon as the next upgrade to 939 - AMD64
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    AMD 2700+, 1Gb Ram, Geforce4600 VIVO
    AMD 2000+, 1 1/8Gb Ram, ATI 8500 (128)
    AMD 1800+, 1Gb Ram, ATI 9600 pro(128)
    Intel 1.6Ghz (478), 768Mb Ram, 8500 (128)

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    If your still thinking about this kit, I added 33% coolant (auto type) and now I am 53 under full load no fans.

    And 47, while surfing.
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    AMD 2700+, 1Gb Ram, Geforce4600 VIVO
    AMD 2000+, 1 1/8Gb Ram, ATI 8500 (128)
    AMD 1800+, 1Gb Ram, ATI 9600 pro(128)
    Intel 1.6Ghz (478), 768Mb Ram, 8500 (128)

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    Small question:
    Is there a shroud on your radiator?

    This could improve your cooling by UP TO 50% without doing anything else.
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    Sapphire X800GTO2(520/580 - Unlocked 16 Pipes)
    Antec TruePower 550 vmodded
    2x Western Digital WD-1200JS(RAID0)
    Lite-ON 1633S DVDRW
    Gentoo 2.6.14-nitro2

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    I thought I would update this thread a little.

    I will be holding off buying any WC stuff as a power surge last night blew out my monitor. I get power, but no picture. I tried different cards, plugs and then finally a different monitor. The new monitor worked fine, so at least I have something too work with. If I can't fix it, then forget it. I figure 6 years of life out of my 19" Sony was pretty good. Hopefully I can find an equal replacement.
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    No shroud, just a quiet TT fan, blcked by the 120mm fan in the front.

    One of these days I will move the 120 and actually do something, if I could get more air through the rad I could cool more, but everything seems fine, and this is not one of those extreme kits. This is just a kit for simple, quiet, cooling.
    AMD64 3200, 1 Gb Ram, ATI 9800xt(256)
    AMD 2700+, 1Gb Ram, Geforce4600 VIVO
    AMD 2000+, 1 1/8Gb Ram, ATI 8500 (128)
    AMD 1800+, 1Gb Ram, ATI 9600 pro(128)
    Intel 1.6Ghz (478), 768Mb Ram, 8500 (128)

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