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Old 01-16-2008, 10:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Thinking about watercooling

Alright this is the rig i am buying sometime very soon
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Gigabyte DS3L

And i want to really take advantage of my cpu's OC.

I have $100 to spend and at max $150
*$150 would make me have to get a mid-tower case instead of full-tower*

I have no experience with watercooling and im certain that i wont have that hard of a time with it.. Should i buy the kit already put together or buy the kit piece by piece. What do u think I should do? Is $100-$150 enough?

And lastly.. SHOULD i even consider watercooling?

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Old 01-16-2008, 10:20 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I dont think 100 can get you a decent WC. I may be wrong though.
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if u want good water cooling that wont fail or leak on you. you are gonna need spend $200+ on a half decent setup
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Ok.. well what about a real nice heatsink?

Is their anything better then a zalman9700?
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Thermalright Ultra Extreme is regarded as the best air cooling around.

$100 is too little for a decent water cooling kit.

Save up and when you have something like 250 hit me up and we can talk about what you'll need
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what is it with everybody and the TRUE it isnt the best the cooler around. the thermaltake big typhoon 120vx does just as good job
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hm? The true Is rated as the best air cooling solution last time I checked though. Thats why people use it. with the tuniq at a close second.

Yes there are others that work well. The true just does it better.
Depends on your budget and tastes, or if you just generally like to avoid doing what everyone else is doing just because they're doing it, even though they're doing it for a reason. XD

Anyway the true would probably obliterate any 100$ water setup you made and be 100x less trouble and/or time consuming setting up.
Even the Tuniq tower, which is cheaper and still works good.
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what is it with everybody and the TRUE it isnt the best the cooler around. the thermaltake big typhoon 120vx does just as good job
now that just aint true.
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matt im guessing you have the big typhoon?

I dont get what makes that thermalright any better then the Zalman 9700.. it must be really huge or something.
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i love my tuniq, but the true looks easier to work with, i have to take my power suply out to get my tuniq on or off.
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