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post #1 of 8
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I was wondering how much a bottom of the line water cooling system would cost. Also, how much better than air cooling would it be.
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Part 1: A good one will be over $100

Part 2: Alot, but you get what you pay for
    
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post #3 of 8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Mister Crowley
Part 1: A good? one will be over $100

Part 2: Alot, but you get what you pay for
Bottom of the line means El Cheapo(i know over 100 is cheap but can you go cheaper?)
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post #4 of 8
you can build a 3/8 for 60$ but it would be the same as a good air hs.

like this one
post #5 of 8
Look for some of Snerps posts here in the WC section, look in his sig for putting togather a cheap WC rig around $150.00 . Thats about as cheap as you can go and have something that will cool well and be upgradable..
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post #6 of 8
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Ok, thanks for the comments, i think ill still go air cooled though.
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post #7 of 8
yeah . .if you go below $100 then your probably getting the same performance as highend air for twice the cost . . . i could have probably gone air and had the same (if not better) results . . . but then it wouldn't look as good lol. . .

(BTW my kit matched my case and it cost ~120)
 
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post #8 of 8
well if you were good at working metal like my friend is you could make the cpu block and you can make your own reservoir so all you need is a pump, radiator, lines fluid and fans (probably around 60US) thats what I plan to do
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