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Old 01-21-2008, 05:26 AM   #11 (permalink)
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man if ur still looking at water cooling have a look at this. it looks alright
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Old 01-21-2008, 08:43 AM   #12 (permalink)
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My tuniq tower (for the short time i used it, ill be using it again today when my mobo gets here !) was awesomely cool...

I wouldnt go water cooling just yet...your rig will be fine with a nice air cooler... when u save up some money later on you can water cool
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yeah im probably going to go with the tuniq and ill be buying the e8400 instead of q6600 now xD
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you can't even get a good pump for under $75 or a CPU block under $75.

a good watercooling kit is going to run you at least $250
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Old 01-22-2008, 02:25 PM   #15 (permalink)
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you can't even get a good pump for under $75 or a CPU block under $75.

a good watercooling kit is going to run you at least $250
There are plenty of good cpu blocks under $75

as for pumps, yeah a good one will run you about $75

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This is what I use, again $55 shipped

Just because you decided to use the most expensive parts around does not make any of the blocks I posted bad, or even decent. They are all awesome blocks and perform with a degree or two of each other.


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And while it may not be a great kit, it uses the same block design as the apogee gtx and a ddc-2 pump and will handle most anything you throw at it
for 80 bucks less than the number you gave out.
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Old 01-23-2008, 01:55 AM   #16 (permalink)
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water cooling is only worthwhile if you're gonna wc EVERYTHING... CPU, GPU, RAM, NB, HDD and that's expensive. Air cooling is about 80% as good and 1/5th the price. For that type of system air is definitely the way to go. You can get the TRUE for only $10 more than the tuniq at svc.com and if you can fit it in your case the TRUE would be the one to get. What case are you using?
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^ Thats not true. Watercooling your RAM and drives is pretty pointless. I do agree though that if you are going to WC your CPU you might as well throw the GPU in the loop
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I'll probably build a loop just for my CPU and NB.

I see no point in putting water on my GPU, i can't OC it anymore unless i volt mod it. So no point in that, plus it runs pretty dang cool to be a G80.

If I were going to do it I'd go with:
Laing D5 pump
MCR220 with some Yate Loons
EK NB block
EK or D-Tek CPU block
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I see no point in putting water on my GPU, i can't OC it anymore unless i volt mod it. So no point in that, plus it runs pretty dang cool to be a G80.
How about silence...?

Stock air coolers are loud, inefficient, and comparably performing heatsinks are huge and take up several slots.
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