Originally Posted by Alatar
quite a lot better (depending on the CPU obviously, ... but honestly at a price point like this you should just pick all the parts yourself.
I am not sure you did the math.. considering the MCP35x pump which many agree to be the most powerful/versatile pump out there, combined with the block that make the Apogee Drive II (which is by the way one of the best waterblocks on the planet, and Im being modest), that's already $140 retail + a 2x120mm Rad, say $60, + 2 PWM fans, say $20, + 4 3/4" compression fittings add another $25, then the coolant ($10), the tubing ($5), and the PWM splitter (~$15) on top of it.. that's already $275.. you get the dual 120 kit for $240.. Now sure, you can get another pump for 1/2 the price, and cut your cost way down, and you can get a $40 waterblock.. and you can get $4 fans.. etc etc..
Look, if someone wants to pick the parts himself because it's fun, I have no trouble with that. But if you are looking for the best components money can buy in one bundle, this kit is a true enthusiast value.
Great add for my good friends and
customers at Aquatuning.. you work there hehe ? J/K but same comment as above. Surely you are not serious when comparing this pump: http://www.aquatuning.de/product_info.php/info/p13016_Alphacool-DC-LT-Ceramic---12V-DC-Pro-AGB.html
to the MCP35X
Originally Posted by bojinglebells
the good thing about kits is:
1. they're typically cheaper than building complete custom, of course this means less performance but that's expected
2. simplicity, they're good for water cooling newbies who want to take the plunge but aren't 100% confident and don't want to do all the extra studying just to make sure they've ordered all the right parts
You are absolutely right on 1, and I partially agree with 2. From a performance standpoint, this kit was designed for everyone, not only newbies.
Originally Posted by cloppy007
I'm running an H2O-320 Edge HD plus an EK-VGA HF and it's wonderful. In Europe is competitively priced, similar or cheaper than buying the individual components. If you want to go compression fittings and more complex stuff from the beginning, it's not worth probably, but otherwise you get a great waterblock, a great pump, and an ok rad.
compression fittings are included :-)Edited by gabe@swiftech - 11/24/12 at 5:08pm