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Corsair Nautilus 500 Watercooling Kit

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Bindibadgi 5th May 2006, 13:08 Quote
Fly 5th May 2006, 13:46 Quote
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I'm a hand model, mama. A finger jockey. We think differently than the face and body boys... we're a different breed.
z4114 5th May 2006, 14:22 Quote
Those sealed disconnects are awesome. Has anyone used them on their personal WC rigs before? How do they affect flow and whatnot?
WhiskeyAlpha 5th May 2006, 14:25 Quote
Hi Guys,

So, my first post:

Might as well get it over with and stop worrying about sounding like a complete n00b! :D

I've got a fairly good knowledge of PC components and their operation but only recently have I ventured into the world of overclocking.

I've put together a nice little system - Antec P160W case, Enermax Noistaker 600w PSU, ASUS A8N32SLI mobo, AMD Opteron 165 (@2.6Ghz), XFX Extreme edition 7800gt, 2x250Gb WD SATA Hard disks etc.

I have a 120mm intake and a 120mm outtake fan. Now the system is completely stable and everything runs perfectly but I am a little concerned about the heat (particularly CPU and mobo temps).

My CPU idles at about 46C and under load can get up to around 58C. I'm using Artic Silver 5 and an Artic Cooling Freezer 64 Pro. My mobo idles at about 42C but can get up to 48C under full load.

Basically, the reason for all this info is that I would like to know whether water cooling is the answer. Unfortunately, being new to overclocking, I know absolutely nothing about water cooling but something like this corsair product intruiges me.

Would I be able to add A GPU water block? and what about NB/SB blocks?

Your thoughts would be appreciated, thanks. ;)
drudragon 5th May 2006, 14:27 Quote
A well written article with great informative images :)

Being a relative newbie to understanding WC, this has certainly shown me confidence at possibly attempting such a starter kit for newbies :P
jezmck 5th May 2006, 14:43 Quote
Do you have an aprox price or distributor?
chemo 5th May 2006, 14:51 Quote
i dont like the look of the mounting being all plastic and non adjustable.
nice review with great pics though
PA!N 5th May 2006, 14:58 Quote
Nice review (as always)
I saw it at the Cebit and the quality really looked very good.
MiNiMaL_FuSS 5th May 2006, 16:10 Quote
WhiskeyAlpha - post in the extreme cooling forum mate and sombody will answer any questions u have.
zr_ox 5th May 2006, 16:23 Quote
Thats a nice looking system.

The markets just right for something like that now as well.

Only concern is the potentially poor sealing between the radiator and fan, what would you say about that?
Washfordmonkey 5th May 2006, 17:01 Quote
looks quite smallish..
would def fit ontop of a shuttle?

i might start seriously considering this!!
Arkuden 5th May 2006, 17:10 Quote
shape is kinda ugly to me but it seems to be a solid little kit. Maybe it was just the pic of this kit ontop of the CM stacker case that didnt fit well but still impressive.
Firehed 5th May 2006, 19:37 Quote
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Originally Posted by jazzle
Do you have an aprox price or distributor?
Article said just under 100GBP. I'd imagine $150 give or take in the States, between exchange rates and you guys always getting a raw deal on anything computer related.

I hate having anything external, but it seems like one of the better kits.
The_Pope 5th May 2006, 19:41 Quote
£100 inc vat from Scan - see the final page for a direct link
WhiskeyAlpha 5th May 2006, 19:47 Quote
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Originally Posted by MiNiMaL_FuSS
WhiskeyAlpha - post in the extreme cooling forum mate and sombody will answer any questions u have.

Thanks a lot mate - appreciated. ;)
LoneArchon 5th May 2006, 20:24 Quote
Look nice i think it would match the black Li Lain v2000 or 1000 very well. I like custom loop better but this kit is great for starting out in water cooling. My frist watercooling kit was a swiftec kit.
ashikamlani 5th May 2006, 21:02 Quote
would something like this be easy to set up for someone inexperienced?


(i.e. me!)
dire_wolf 5th May 2006, 22:01 Quote
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Originally Posted by ashikamlani
would something like this be easy to set up for someone inexperienced?


(i.e. me!)


Of Course!

That, after all, is why it exists :)
jezmck 5th May 2006, 22:05 Quote
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Originally Posted by The_Pope
£100 inc vat from Scan - see the final page for a direct link
:o
Zekey 6th May 2006, 00:06 Quote
Thinking this would look nice on one of Aspires X-Qpack's.

I think this would be great in a HTPC setting. Do you think the 120mm fan be able to be swapped out for a lower speed fan without a big drop in performance?
Etacovda 6th May 2006, 02:02 Quote
It would be fine.

A few people use QD's in their loops, I used to use the larger colder 3/8ths ones. The small ones like on this kit are pretty flow restrictive.
Tulatin 6th May 2006, 03:23 Quote
Adding GPU/chipset blocks would be a snap, all you'd have to do is cut the tubing from the CPU block, then just clamp the others on at the correct intervals. Unfortunately, you'll have to deal with kinking for one (unless you grab some cool sleeves, as seen inside the unit), and two, you may need more coolant than is supplied.
Mother-Goose 6th May 2006, 11:23 Quote
seems like a brilliant solution for people such as myself who havent gone to water due to fear lol, not a bad price as well
Fly 6th May 2006, 16:46 Quote
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Originally Posted by zr_ox
Thats a nice looking system.

The markets just right for something like that now as well.

Only concern is the potentially poor sealing between the radiator and fan, what would you say about that?

The distance between the fan and radiator is minimal. Also the unit is totally sealed, so the only way the air can come in is through the radiator and out is through the fan vent.
Fly 6th May 2006, 16:59 Quote
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Originally Posted by Washfordmonkey
looks quite smallish..
would def fit ontop of a shuttle?

http://www.bit-tech.net/content_images/shuttle_sb81p_xpc/3shuttles.jpg

http://www.bit-tech.net/content_images/Corsair_Nautilus_500/43.jpg

There it is sat on a P series Shuttle, and above it you can see the P compared to the other shuttles.
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