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ok im looking for quite cheap but also good cpu block, and maybe someone has suggestions? laso how good this pump+res?
http://www.alphacool.com/product_info.php/info/p1059_Alphacool-DC-LT-Ceramic---12V-DC-Pro-AGB.html
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Raystorm with AMD adapter..or RASA
 
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Great block for great price. Get it while the stock last, these are last pieces: http://www.ekwaterblocks.com/shop/blocks/cpu-blocks/supreme-ltx/ek-supreme-lt-amd-nickel.html
    
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I would suggest an Apogee HD as an option too. If you are not adept at putting stuff together, the mounting system is pretty easy. I also like the 5noz, but with the caveat that the mounting system is finicky. I can't comment on the Raystorm or the Rasa blocks in terms of build quality or mounting for AM3.

However, I can not recommend any of EK's nickel plated blocks. They are pretty, but you can research why I say that with a search. If you can get one that's plain copper your life will be simplified.

Misc. related opinions:
Avoid clear acrylic tops. They seem a bit more brittle and are easier to crack than the opaque acetal tops. I think the clear tops have a lower tolerance to over tightening a fitting on a block. It is appealing that you can see inside the block with the clear tops though.

Don't buy cheap and try to go long. Remember, you are putting water around high performance electronics. It is wise to not skimp on the important bits. You may wind up replacing a mediocre part because it doesn't do what you want.

My 0.02...

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Originally Posted by EK_tiborrr View Post

Great block for great price. Get it while the stock last, these are last pieces: http://www.ekwaterblocks.com/shop/blocks/cpu-blocks/supreme-ltx/ek-supreme-lt-amd-nickel.html

and then how about shipping? how much would cost it?
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i would definitely go for the Raystorm waterblock: http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/racpuwai.html

and heres the am3+ mounting plate for it: http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/xsraadkitfor.html

figure 60 bucks for a very well reviewed cpu block is a great deal in my book thumb.gif
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i would definitely go for the Raystorm waterblock: http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/racpuwai.html
and heres the am3+ mounting plate for it: http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/xsraadkitfor.html
figure 60 bucks for a very well reviewed cpu block is a great deal in my book thumb.gif

only 60 just for a cpu block... oh man and pump is the same biggrin.gif
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