I’m looking at adding water cooling to my rig and I’m looking for input.
As it stands now, I have the following hardware:
Intel i7 965
12GB DDR3 RAM
2 ATI4870x2 (4GPUs & 4GB RAM)
Asus Rampage II Extreme
ABS Canyon 695 computer case
I’m thinking about modding the ABS case to add a plexi-glass window (that is another project) and I should have enough room to add a Black Ice GTX Gen Two Xtreme 360 radiator to the front, between the front of the case and the removable front panel (I didn’t come up with this idea, I read about it on another case mod where someone used that on an ABS Canyon 965 case).
Since I have a pair of ATI 4870×2 video cards, I’ll be going with either the following:
Bitspower BP-WBVGA4870X2-BK Black Freezer GPU Block for ATI 4870X2 Video Cards
Danger Den DD-4870 -X2 Water Block for ATI Radeon 4870X2
Any recommendations as to which manufacturer is better?
Now comes the input I need from OT, what do you recommend for a pump, reservoir, and CPU block, and maybe even fittings and tubing?
Also, do you recommend even bothering with a chipset and/or memory cooler?
This is my first water cooling project, and any recommendations would be helpful.