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I'm looking to put my CPU on a real water-cooling system instead of an all in 1 type of thin like my h50. Anything in the $100-140 range?
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You cant go wrong with an XSPC kit....
http://www.jab-tech.com/search.php?mode=search&page=1
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These two are the same thing just at two different places. 4 cents more at Sidewinder...
http://www.jab-tech.com/XSPC-Rasa-75...t-pr-4753.html
http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/ra750rswakit.html

That would be fine for just your CPU.
If you do decide to get that, you should get new tubing, as the stock tubing that comes in the kit is not very good. The kit comes with barbs for 1/2"ID tubing, so you should get 7/16"ID tubing. ( Having the slightly smaller tubing over the bigger barbs will create a better seal. If you do that you also do not need barbs, but you could use them to be safe. Two more things you should get are distilled water and PT_nuke or a silver killcoil. Ther PT_nuke and the killcoil prevent things from growing in your loop. You will have to decide which one you want. They are both just as good. With the killcoil, you will have to just drop it in the reservoir/pump, but you should bend it in a way that it doesn't get sucked into the pump causing it to die on you. If you go with the PT_nuke, you will have to just put a few drops in the water. ( 2-3 should be plenty. ) ( Too much PT_nuke will cause the water to cloud up on you. )

PT_nuke : http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/peptpcobi1.html
Silver Killcoil : http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/sikibyia.html

EDIT : About the tubing... I would highly recommend Primochill tubing.
EDIT AGAIN : Oh, forgot about fans... You will probably want to get new fans. With the RS series rad, you will want a fan with high static pressure due to the high fins per inch. What would you noise tolerence be? You might want to keep the stock fans if you only want to spen so much money now.
Edited by Triangle - 8/1/11 at 9:58pm
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Forgive me if this sounds stupid, cause I've never used real watercooling, but does this kit have to be plugged into an external power source.
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Forgive me if this sounds stupid, cause I've never used real watercooling, but does this kit have to be plugged into an external power source.
yes pump will plug into a molex plug, and fans will plug into well... fan headers
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yes pump will plug into a molex plug, and fans will plug into well... fan headers
Ok, I've never setup watercooling before. Hope it's not too complicated.
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Read the guides stickied up top. Made my loop real simple to put together.
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Just a lot of reading to understand what's going on and what to do is all you really need.

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