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Old 07-10-2008, 03:10 AM   #1 (permalink)
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how much would a good budget water cooling loop cost? id like it to cool better than air ofc xD, any help would be appreciated.

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About $200 at the least, give or take $20. Pump,waterblock and Rad are the most expensive parts. I priced a kit out that I'd like and it came out to $300
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For a good w/c loop just for your cpu it comes to around $260-270. For both your gpu and cpu it can go over $300. Mine cost me about $270 after all was said and done.

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Very good airflow with good air HSF's will probably cool better than a cheap WC loop, so, don't necessarily go for the cheapest you can get away with.
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i was just wondering because everyone seems to be getting W/C and im jealous, lol, i didnt want to cheap out on any cooling because i wanna overclock alot, but if you say decent air can be as good as average water cooling, id stick with air, then i can upgrade my GPU after buying a new processor in a few weeks, thanks for all the replys.

although i may ask my older brother to buy me a decent watercooling loop for around 150pounds near christmas, ill just do him some favours that he wants me to do, im sure he will be kind enough xD
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I'm doing air myself. I don't see that its worth it for me to pay $300 for a loop just to have my cpu run 400mhz faster daily. What I would advise is if you can take off your stock heatsinks and throw some as5 ceramique down and reseat them. Your NB will run about 7-10c cooler.
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ive got an AF7 for my CPU so do i only need to reseat the NB chip? i dno my temps for my NB chip so
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I mean you don't have to do it but I recommend doing it because the contact is usually pretty bad from the factory. You also take the risk of damaging something if you take it off. If you have confidence, I say go for it. Use Everest to check temps
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ok, i dont seem confident and i havnt got the money to replace it since i got this build at christmas, present off my mum and brother, so that isnt an option lol.
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what mobo do you have?
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