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Old 05-21-2006, 02:58 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey. i was talkin 2 a friend n he said that he was gona get a watercooling system 4 his Pc n he asked me witch 1 is better. but i donk know witch 1 is. so do u rekon u can tell me plz? this is what hes lookin at.

Gigabyte 3D Galaxy

Thermaltake Bigwater 735

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Old 05-21-2006, 05:16 AM   #2 (permalink)
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tell your friend to get serious if he wants water cooling. these 2 kits are basically marketed to people who don't have a clue. if it must be between these two i suppose the gigabyte only because i have not heard anything negative about it. but really water cooling is only for those who are prepared to do things properly. expect to pay $200-$300+ for a decent water cooling kit.

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Old 05-21-2006, 07:07 AM   #3 (permalink)
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well I'm not much of a water cooling kits pro...... but since nitestick didn't throw an offer of any sort, here's the most decent water cooling kit i could dig up in newegg........ its the bigwater series cooling kit too, but the bigwater SE. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835106063 , which comes with slightly more features like 5.12" cooling drive.... and if you got some extra bucks and wanna make it even better, get this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16835106070R its a great heatsink solution...

dunno but for me this seems a **** of a cooling kit...

However... it does seem rather cheap, and its a scary thing in these stuff since water cooling kits ruines fast if they'r not good quality... [pumps and radiators are sensetive hardware...]

so I would suggest go with something that is a bit more trustable lol..... I like the swiftech's cooling kits they seem pretty good to me..

either this:


or this which has some better pump and radiator:


Sadly both Swiftech has no extra cooling solutions like the harddrive one that comes with the Tt Bigwater SE.... but thats not all a bad thing, because it could also mean that they have concentrated more on the center which is.. cooling you'r CPU, and not on the features to make the product look and sound neat, but rather work neat No gurantees from me though, just saying whats logical..

hope I didnt get you in to too much mess, and that this links and my thoughts will help you decide whats best for you..

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Old 05-21-2006, 07:29 AM   #4 (permalink)
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It is always best to og with a custom kit (dangerden) in the US, it is only a few $ more over the kits, and you will get a better product.

I however have a BW SE in my PC, it works fine and cools well.

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Old 05-21-2006, 04:39 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Thanks 4 that. ill tell ma mate to go c the local nerd n get him 2 make him his own kit. n if he dosent wona do that.. ill recomend the gigabyte :P TY
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