Water cooling socket 771

By mercury01
Feb 1, 2012
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  1. anyone here have any knowledge of water cooling the socket 771 cpu? I need to water cool a dual socket 771 mobo.[​IMG]
  2. mercury01

    mercury01 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I have a supermicro server board with 2 dual core socket 771 cpu's. This is an always on server in an office and I really need to quiet it down a bunch as well as cool the beast better! idle temps are around 55C on air with Thermalright coolers.
  3. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,891   +1,264

    There's no real difference between cooling an LGA771 and cooling any other CPU in practice since most CPU's under water get overclocked and a voltage bump as a general rule.

    So, watercooling the system is down to available space, radiator options and whether you want to cool the sockets in serial or parallel. Parallel (two seperate loops) may be the preferable option if you're limited to multiple single fan (and hence single 120/140mm radiators) chassis. A combined reservoir with pump would help if you're space constrained.

    As for waterblocks, I'd recommend Swiftech's Apogee series ( XT and GTZ, which are about as good as it gets for LGA775/771. The added advantages are that 1. if you upgrade the system then then there are mounting and hold-down plates available for LGA1155/1156, 1366 and 2011 sockets, and
    2. Being primarily associated with LGA775, they can can be bought relatively cheaply ( The GTZ and XT have been superceded by HD, which also supports LGA771).

    For a more tailored solution I'd suggest you post a link to the chassis you're using (+ any modifications made), budget, hardware purchasing options (i.e FrozenCPU, SpecialTech, Sidewinder, Performance PC's, and OnlineComponents (for fans) etc. - I've used all of these suppliers and found all to be very good), and any other considerations (low noise fans for example).

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