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the objective of this thread is simple ... point me out to a reputable source of h20 parts online store that sells in canada ... and provide some good choice and give your opinion or prior experience if possible with said parts





- cpu waterblock for am3+ platform
- radiator options different sizes etc....
- tubing options ....

etc.....
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Lots of this is up to you. People can recommend what to get all day long, but until you do your reading up on what's out there, no answer will be definite. Then there's questions of which you haven't provided answers.

The only site I know of that's actually in Canada is NCIX.

Questions:
What case will you be using? That's a big part of it. We need to know what kind of space you'll have to accomodate a loop. The sizes of radiators will depend on the case. As well, reservoir (will you have room for a stand-alone reservoir or will you need a bay reservoir/pump combo, etc.)
What's your budget?
Are you looking for high-end or low-end?
Do you want to build your own or do a kit?

Just about any block will work with an AM3+ CPU as long as there's a mounting system for it.
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IIRC, AM3+ will have the same mounting as AM3. I'm loving my EK supreme HF.
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i ordered off of http://www.dazmode.com/store/ good support, fast shipping, decent prices

im also going to be using an EK Supreme HF
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EK blocks are nice but EK sells everyone nickel plated parts that have the plating fall off, kill their loops, than tell them they are looking into it for 6 months and aren't doing anything about it. Get an Apogee XT. Works great and has room for large fittings.
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Lots of this is up to you. People can recommend what to get all day long, but until you do your reading up on what's out there, no answer will be definite. Then there's questions of which you haven't provided answers.

The only site I know of that's actually in Canada is NCIX.

Questions:
What case will you be using? That's a big part of it. We need to know what kind of space you'll have to accomodate a loop. The sizes of radiators will depend on the case. As well, reservoir (will you have room for a stand-alone reservoir or will you need a bay reservoir/pump combo, etc.)
What's your budget?
Are you looking for high-end or low-end?
Do you want to build your own or do a kit?

Just about any block will work with an AM3+ CPU as long as there's a mounting system for it.

dubget falls in the 300 - 500$ for h20 gears .... and about the case im still not sure .... ive seen a LIAN LI PC-X500FX or a LIAN LI PC-V2120X


deffinatly looking for high end setup ... and yes i want to piece my own kit ....

sorry if i left out things in the original post


but then again i might even take a case recommandation too .... the boards id be going with is most likely a asus crosshair V extreme


i hope it all makes sense now



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EK blocks are nice but EK sells everyone nickel plated parts that have the plating fall off, kill their loops, than tell them they are looking into it for 6 months and aren't doing anything about it. Get an Apogee XT. Works great and has room for large fittings.

how large are the fitting options on those apogee block are we talking about ???
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how large are the fitting options on those apogee block are we talking about ???
I have an Apogee XT on my 1090t on a Crosshair 4 Formula with these compression fittings. I don't think that they make fittings larger than these.

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/11...l=g30c409s1033
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I have an Apogee XT on my 1090t on a Crosshair 4 Formula with these compression fittings. I don't think that they make fittings larger than these.

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/11...l=g30c409s1033


sweet .. ill look into those
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Ok, so now we have details!

The X500 from Lian Li si one of my favorite chassis ever built.... for aircooling. It's not really designed very well for Water. That said, there are a bevvy of cases within that price range that would be suitable. Have you taken a look at CaseLabs here in the Hardware Vendor section of OCN? I own their M8 chassis and it's wonderful. Yes, they're a little pricey (about 400) but if you're gonna spend that on a Lian Li, you could go this route anyway.

I have a Swiftech Apogee XT I'm mounting to my AM3 CPU. It looks great and is one of the better blocks out there. You can get it on sale from Sidewinder Computers for 69.99 right now.

I personally went with 1/2 ID 3/4OD tubing, barbs, and compression fittings. My reservoir and my Aquaero monitoring unit won't take compressions so those are regular barbs.

Swiftech also has some good radiators, especially for the price. Sidewinder has their triple rad for 49.95.
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Ok, so now we have details!

The X500 from Lian Li si one of my favorite chassis ever built.... for aircooling. It's not really designed very well for Water. That said, there are a bevvy of cases within that price range that would be suitable. Have you taken a look at CaseLabs here in the Hardware Vendor section of OCN? I own their M8 chassis and it's wonderful. Yes, they're a little pricey (about 400) but if you're gonna spend that on a Lian Li, you could go this route anyway.

I have a Swiftech Apogee XT I'm mounting to my AM3 CPU. It looks great and is one of the better blocks out there. You can get it on sale from Sidewinder Computers for 69.99 right now.

I personally went with 1/2 ID 3/4OD tubing, barbs, and compression fittings. My reservoir and my Aquaero monitoring unit won't take compressions so those are regular barbs.

Swiftech also has some good radiators, especially for the price. Sidewinder has their triple rad for 49.95.
looking at the m8/m10 thread right now ... i gotta say that the case is looking good and big and roomy
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