Full water cooling kit, how much am i looking at?

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Now I've done my research, im not being entirely lazy. And i find that the price margin heavily depends on the different make of the kit.

Soon i believe i will be getting a antec P900, and with the kit i wish to cool the following on the board,
Graphics card- 8800GTS
CPU- E6300
North bridge- Asus P5W DH (but isnt the north bridge cooler connected to some other thing that cools down something else?(if u know what i mean))

How much will i be looking at? and is the case im getting fine? im going to get the p900 for 50 pounds from a friend i recently met. He also has 3 reservoirs which i believe i can buy off him for cheap ish.

And will 1 tri 120mm fan radiator be fine to cool everything down?

And i would like some suggetions on which brands to go for, Thankyou very much in advance
 
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You mean just the Antec Nine Hundred :p

You'll be looking at around 250 for an all in one kit.. but maybe a bit more as the one i know (the Apex) only cools the CPU and not the nb,sb nor the graphics.

If i were you, i'd opt for:

Thermochill PA120.2mm rad (either mounted at the back or front of the case) - ~£35 cheaper if you can find one second hand[/]

Laing DDC (10w/18w doesn't matter) - ~£40[/]

The res of your choice.. i only have a Tank o'matic, Fass o'matic left.. so 2 not three sorry. - to be considered[/]

Either a D-Tek Fuzion or a Storm G4 CPU block - ~£40

EK Chipset blocks x 2 - ~£40 altogether use mosfet heatsinks to cool the voltage regulators.. or a mosfet block if you wish.

EK 8800GTS waterblock - ~£45[/]

#ft of 7/16 Masterkleer tubing - £0.34 per foot

So around 220 odd mark is what i'd say decent
 
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What would be the max amount of cash you would spend becuase you could easily spend around £400 on two loops for watercooling a system like that.
 
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well I'd say around 200 pounds looking from what carbine wrote, I'm selling my bike and i should get around 1000 pounds for it. so i thought i will treat my case for a water cooling kit. Since my current overclocks are rather poor.
 
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For a decent CPU loop i would say around £240 custom spec with postage.

increase it to about £300 if you want your 8800 watercooled as well, although i find it pretty hard to get Decent parts in the UK.
 
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Sinny said:
For a decent CPU loop i would say around £240 custom spec with postage.

increase it to about £300 if you want your 8800 watercooled as well, although i find it pretty hard to get Decent parts in the UK.


You obvisouly dont look at the right shops. ;)
 
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My watercooling component prices (of what i can remember..)

18w DCC waterpump with Alphacool top £60
PA120.3 rad £56
D-Tec cpu waterblock about £39
Ek 8800gtx waterblock £56
EK 680i NB waterblock £20
3x Yate Loons 120mm fans about £16
XSPC Bay Reservoir £20
Danger Den Delrin Fillport (Used for drain plug) £8.25
10ft Masterkleer tubing about £10
hose clips about £4
Barbs about £10
G11 Coolant £2.50

TOTAL = £301.75 not including P&P

But did cost me an arm & leg in postage prices as i had to order them components from multi retailers at different times (mainly because most watercooling retailers rarely have all items instock)...
 
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with regards rad size, you could cool it all with 1 120mm an sized rad if you wanted.. depends how low you want temps.

and remember its diminishing returns:
1fan rad might give 35c water 2 fan rad 30c water, 3 fan rad may only give 28c, 6 fans 26c....

Koolance 2PC601 i have has a 3*80mm rad. it kept water at about 35c with fans running about 50% under max load (artifact tester + dual orthos) with full oc's cooling cpu, gpu and northbridge.
 
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I think you'd struggle to fit a 120.3 in a 900, there's not a lot of room in there, you could have it hanging out of the back I suppose, I'm too much of a neat freak for that personally, I prefer it all internal.
 
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I see, is it possible to have 2 radiators then? what im thinking is one 120mm on the top where there is a top extractor fan, and a twin 120mm on the front inside if you know what i mean...
 
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and as for finance, i think i will stick to second hand as much as i can, and try to get a xbox360 as well as well as some nice cash left over for party.

AND ALSO, can some one shed light to what this thing is...

Thermoelectric Cooler TEC Peltier Module
 
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Uses Ecectrical energy to pump heat from one surface to the other. thus cooling 1 side and heating the other.

pick a suitably high powered one nd you can achieve the following:

Sub Ambient (maybe even down below freezing) temps

A Real Excuse for a >700W psu (these things can chew up 200-300 real watts, all by themselves!)

A Substantial electric bill (see above)

Melted wires/molex's (300w @ 12V = 25 Amps, ati specify 7 12v cables (1*6 pic pci, 1*8 pin) for 300w

Verycool, but not even slightly efficient. (sorry for the negative picture, best to err on side of caution)
 
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