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    I was just wondering if i was wanting to purely water cool my whole computer, what is the list of components to cool?

    I am a newbie to water cooling, I'm not not going to start with a full system but i may start to upgrade in the future and i was wondering how many components are they.

    at the moment i know there's the:

    CPU
    Graphics card
    hard drive and optical drives

    the main ones im wanting to know are the chips on the motherboard, like the northbridge etc, and how to you go about cooling them? ive seen northbridge chips that you place over your northbridge for my motherboard but nothing else.

    the motherboard in question is the asus rampage 2 extreme and will be running an intel core i7 965.

    I would highly appreciate any information.

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    A lot of comments here say you really only need to consider cooling your cpu and graphics card(s) when you run x58 and i7

    I'm still using core 2 ....on this platform it is important to cool the Northbridge too (maybe even the southbridge as well)

    Your i7 watercooling plans don't have to include drives...in fact even the graphics cards could be left air cooled if you wish.
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    Yes, for a Core i7 you really only need to cool the CPU. It doesn't have a Northbridge anymore so that's not necessary.

    If you're ambitious then you can also good the graphics card, but depending what card you get it may run fairly cool and you can download an application to manually control the fan speed to adjust the temperatures/noise.

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    Wow John, million dollar questions.
    First of all, do you have a budget for this WC system that you want to build?
    A complete WC system can go over $1000USD.

    Yes, X58 board don't need to WC anything beside the CPU. Passive or air cooling is efficient for NB/SB and MOSFET.

    Also it is not necessary to WC HDDs or optical drives. A good case air flow are good enough to cool these compoments. My HDD temp never go over 35c on hottest summer days.

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