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What would you guys reccomend is the best bang for your buck in liquid cooling? I'm looking at cooling down my shiny 2600k after I was unsatisfied with the performance of my frio.

Would like to keep it relatively cheap, but quality takes preference if my components are at risk of being leaked on.

Also, are radiators typically mounted inside or outside the case? I have a Tt armor tower, any problems with that?

Ty

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post #2 of 22
This.

And I hate complicating this post (), but I prefer mounting radiators internally if possible. I can't tell whether there is an easy way to do so on the stock Armor+, but some simple modding should make it possible if not.
Edited by t-ramp - 4/26/11 at 11:41am
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http://www.jab-tech.com/XSPC-Rasa-75...t-pr-4753.html

... or an H70 if you want something cheaper and easy/quick to install.
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That.

The only way its going to be cheaper is if you piece it together from used parts or if you DIY something like they used to back in the day.
post #5 of 22
Corsair H60/H70 if you want pseudo watercooling.

The above RASA kits are high quality parts put together for ease of choice+cost. They are amazing performance wise considering they are only 30-40$ more than the Corsair choices with better performance.
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P.S. If you had taken 15 seconds to use the search feature you would have seen that this info has been covered a thousand times.
So thank you for polluting the forum with another useless thread.
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is there a big difference between 240 and 360 rad? let say if i just want to cool the cpu?
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is there a big difference between 240 and 360 rad? let say if i just want to cool the cpu?
Temps would most likely be similar, but with a 360 you could use lower speed fans.
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P.S. If you had taken 15 seconds to use the search feature you would have seen that this info has been covered a thousand times.
So thank you for polluting the forum with another useless thread.
We all have questions and don't bash the OP.

Back on topic. There are the Corsair and Antec coolers which are both self sealed units and require no maintenance.

The other route is the full blown wc loop. There are a few options. Kits made by EK, Swiftech, and XSPC. Then the custom loop. The Corsair and Antec solutions are cheapest and 0 maintenance solutions but there is no upgrade-ability. The Rasa, Swiftech and EK kits give you a good base and experience to build on and run at moderate costs. The fully custom loop is usually the most expensive but will yield the best temps the more money you dump into them.
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post #10 of 22
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I've heard h70's perform pretty close to a frio, so I've decided to get "real" watercooling.

Thanks for the responses, will look into thinks deeper once I have the time. I've seen some pretty good things about the first link (I think) on this part of the forums.

What do you guys think a custom loop would cost? And what sort of performance differences can I expect?

Thanks

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