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Want to upgrade to watercooling?

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Hi,
I'm looking to upgrade to a watercooled system, just the cpu for now. Don't have much experience with a water cooled sytem, never built one before. I'm wondering if there's anyone out there who might be able to offer advice or recommendations on best parts to use, value for money, what sort of setup I should go for, that kind of thing.
Any help given would be much appreciated.
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post #2 of 5
well, if you want a simple system, i would recomend the Khuler H20 series, while it dosnt look as nice as a custom built one, it can perform as well, is a fraction of the cost, and couldnt be easier to install

i saw a review of the 620, where the person built his own custom loop, and use that head to head with the 620, and the 620 was cheaper, easier, and faster to install
    
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post #3 of 5
This kit is right up your alley. You'll want to swap the tubing for better stuff, but other than picking up a gallon of distilled water (~$1) from a local store, that's everything you'll need. There's also a huge club for the Rasa kits in the watercooling section if you want more info.
post #4 of 5
Just get a Corsair H100. It is a pre built water cooler with a rad and fans. It is also simple installation.

Unless you want to completely customize your own water cooler- which requires much research, time, and money.
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post #5 of 5
Go custom, gives you much more room to upgrade bits later, gives you better cooling overall, plus you can make it look however you want really.
It'll cost you a bit more initially but in the long run its worth it.
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