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I think about replacing my bigwater cpu block with an Apogee. 3/8 tubings work on the Apogee right? i'm not entirely sure. My idle temps are at 48-50 -_-x with the bigwater cpu block. Tried a dozen times to remount it. I'm only at 3.05 ghz now with a 1.4125 vCore. My CPU IHS seems fine.
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Yea it's 3/8" ID tubing. Should work with 1/2" ID too... Might try some lapping on your CPU IHS too for better cooling and your apogee.
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If i do lap my CPU...Do i have to use 1000 grit or can i just use 600 grit?
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Question...The C2D have that little slanted curve where the IHS ends right? Not the coner but the long edge.
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I would just to recommend going to either AutoZone or Kragen and buy the assorted "Wet or Dry" pack of sand paper. The one I bought goes all the way up to 1600. Here is a FAQ explaining the procedures of lapping your waterblock and CPU.
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It looks like it. I'm not much of an Intel system builder though. Sorry!
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Well I hope you didn't order the Apogee yet, because it depends on which bigwater you have! The 745 & 735 use 3/8"ID tubing, but the normal bigwater and bigwater SE use 1/4"ID tubing. On top of that the pumps on all of Thermaltake's systems are very weak. I would say sell the kit as a whole and start from scratch. In the long run it will cost more upgrading piece by piece.

Yes, the IHS ends at the slant. There is a great lapping guide written by CM...I'll find it for you.
    
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Well I hope you didn't order the Apogee yet, because it depends on which bigwater you have! The 745 & 735 use 3/8"ID tubing, but the normal bigwater and bigwater SE use 1/4"ID tubing. On top of that the pumps on all of Thermaltake's systems are very weak. I would say sell the kit as a whole and start from scratch. In the long run it will cost more upgrading piece by piece.

Yes, the IHS ends at the slant. There is a great lapping guide written by CM...I'll find it for you.
I originally purchased the 3/8"ID BW...POS. The CPU block is ok. But, yeah, the pump is just ridiculous.
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i have the 735. 400 L/H? What is average for a good pump?
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>300GPH is what we usually use.
    
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