View Full Version : Upgrade questions

09-15-2008, 06:14 AM
Hello all,
I just joined this forum and upgraded my WCsystem from a thermaltake big water SE to a laing D5 pump, PA120.3, D-TEK fusion V2 block and an Swiftech micro res.

The system is a P5N32-E sli with an E6750@3.4 4gig Geil Blakdragon DDR2 PC6400.
and a Asus 8800GTS (stock)

Now i want to WC my NB and SB and 8800GTS with EK waterblocks.
Do the NB/SB blocks have alot of restiction??
And is it possible to do this with one loop ??


09-15-2008, 06:27 AM
Given that you are using a D5 pump and a Fuzion V2 CPU cooler you shouldn't have any restriction issues w/ putting a NB cooler in the mix. As for the video card, I am not too sure if you'd want that in the same loop with your processor and NB chip using only PA 120.3. Its more than likely enough seeing how you are only using a dual core and its not clocked very high. I can't speak of how restrictive EK blocks are for video cards and how that might hinder your flow though. As for cooling the SB, just throw on a Enzotech Forged Low Profile Copper Northbridge Heatsink (http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=197&products_id=23200) and call it a day. Given the impact another block would have on your flow and the little benefit you'd receive from cooling the SB, I don't think it would be worth it.

09-15-2008, 06:55 AM
Should be fine... I have a Dtk Fus v1, and cooling an 8800gts 512. The GTS512, when heavily overclocked doesnt go over 36C.

09-15-2008, 01:51 PM
Well thanks for the replies,
@ TouGE:
The NB and SB are really hot heads on these (P5N32-E sli) MoBo's and i already have a fan on the NB and it is
still between warm and hot.
And the small fans are noise makers.
So i just give it a try and see where it will end.