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I want a good water cooling for my cpu (and maybe gpu). I have seen a thread for noobs but it seemed old. And now I want some updated water cooler parts. What do I need (money not a problem, but we gotta think realistic... say $200-$400) so what are the high ends to cool a 1090t AMD?
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Well, you could go with a XSPC Dual bay res that fits a D5(MCP65x) in it or a MCP35x with pump top/res top.

EK Blocks (Supreme HF) are good but I think the Heatkiller 3.0 is supposed to be just a little better (or is it the other way around? I forget ).

I dont know exactly what size rad a HAF 912 can fit but go with an EK/XSPC/SR1 rad, they are all good. You can do just pull if its CPU only or do push/pull up to you how loud/quiet you want it.

I personally like compressions but others prefer barbs. Either way, for a CPU loop, its probably around $350 (give or take) with the parts I listed.
    
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post #3 of 4
The sticky at the top has a thread called watercooling for noobs.

You could cool well with this kit off the back for $275. You would need to a biocide like a silver coil or PT Nuke PHN plus distilled water and be good to go for a CPU.

You would have a great pump, good 120.3 rad, res, good although restrictive CPU block that is easily overcome with the 35x pump, and enough for an EK full-cover for $100 that should be compatible.

That a little bit under $400 - maybe enough for a fan controller. Good luck.
    
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I made this thread. It tells about the some of the best price/performance and best performance stuff. It isn't absolutely PERFECT, but it is decent.
http://www.overclock.net/water-cooli...nce-water.html
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