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Old 06-14-2005, 11:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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DO NOT MAKE THIS INTO A THREAD WHERE YOU ALL DEBATE ABOUT WETHER NEWBIES SHOULD USE KITS.

I have a tight(ish) budget and I doubt that I will have very much choice. Please firstly give me a list of things that i will need for the watercooling system and which brands of these to get if possible
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Old 06-14-2005, 11:12 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Pump
Radiator
Tubing/Fittings
T-Line
Water Blocks

You can build a good starters kit for around 150 bucks if you want to get your feet wet and do a bit of cutting and welding with a car radiator, otherwise you're looking at probably close to just over 200 bucks.

TDX CPU Block $50
MCP650/AquaXtreme 50z/MCP655 Pump $75
Tygon Tubing and Fittings $15
T-Line $10
Radiator $30-80(?)
Maze4 GPU Block $40

The MCW6002 and MCW50 are decent blocks as well.
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do i need a resivwar or however u spell it ? btw im from uk so i have medium choice
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A T-Line is the cheap and space conservative alternative to a reservoir, you may use a reservoir if you want but either is fine.

There are most certainly distributors in your area, I wouldn't think they'd be in Canada but I checked and they were so don't give up hope so quickly.

http://dangerden.com/base_pages/distributors_Europe.htm
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i have a budget of about £165 which is approximately $297
i already knew about one of them but its expensive :P
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oh well then you're fine, you can easily fit in a nice CPU/GPU loop in there and have some nice components. Just make sure you get the D5 pump, I'm kinda pissed off I bought the D4 and a few weeks later, bam, the D5 shows up. Better flow and quieter to boot.

Go with what I've listed above, all good parts for a system that doesn't have an iwaki. If you want a good performing radiator visit xtremesytems.org and PM weapon about his cores, or for a dirt cheap alternative check out this:

http://www.ocmodshop.com/default.aspx?a=228
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lol one of the uk suppliers, i already used and knew about they just used a different domain name, they dont have brilliant choice
i was already looking at another.
so theres 2 more to lok at
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the tdx is £38.23 Including VAT
and is like 1/4 of my budget doesnt look good
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Old 06-15-2005, 12:13 AM   #9 (permalink)
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noooooooo.
I cant afford watercooling even with £165
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Old 06-15-2005, 01:45 AM   #10 (permalink)
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those pre-built ones are no better than a decent fan

if you can't afford it, save up for it

if you're just gonna buy those asetek crap, you might as well get yourself a tube of arctic silver 5 and a zalman 7700cu hsf
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