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Old 04-28-2005, 12:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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hey i was wondering about a temporary wc kit such as the thermaltake bigwater http://thermaltake.com/watercooling/...r/cl-w0005.htm .
i just need something for now for a few months or so and i dont mind paying a bit but what i was wondering, was intead of going to the cpu with the big water, would i be able to amply cool my 2 gpu's instead or in adition? i am going to frys tongith and i just need something for now this is not permanent, and when i get my permanent watercooling i will be selling this one to my friend so would this kit work to cool 2 video cards instead of 1 cpu? also the reason i like this kit is cause my new case (thermaltake shark) has places for all the components of it and i like that since this IS just temp. the only other wc kit i know for a fact they have at my frys is the zalman resorator (sp?) so which one would be better i hope the bigwater it is cheaper

also please dont reply to this about how crappy kits are i know but it is just temporary

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Old 04-28-2005, 03:59 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I know you said not to reply about how crappy the kits are, but yeah...

Buying the Bigwater for GPU purposes, especially if it's only temporary, is a lot more hassle and you'll end up spending a lot more on the price tag than what you may think.

The Bigwater is made for CPU cooling, it only includes a CPU block therefore you'd have to buy the GPU blocks seperately. Add the $150 pricetag of the BW to the cost of two MAZE4s at $80 (do not go with TT blocks) and you've bumped the price up to close to 250 bucks, you have a useless CPU block, and you have pump that will struggle to provide good flow through your blocks.

In addition, you'll either be getting 3/8" or 1/2" fittings for the blocks, assuming you'll be transfering them over to your "permanent" loop. This means you'll have to do a bit of fitting adjusting on different components to get everything to fit nicely.

For about 250 bucks, you can get a D4 Pump, GPU blocks, rad, and tubing and fittings that will easily outdo the bigwater. You're spending virtually the same amount either way, but you can stick with BW if you want.

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Old 04-28-2005, 04:15 PM   #3 (permalink)
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ok thats fine ill get my ps then and wait till june to get the wc and get the permanent kit thanks i needed someone to post so i would know
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