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Good info to consider the cost. I''m sure it's money well spent paying to look sexy, quiet and performance. Last month I just built my first ever system and people wanted me to start of water cooled. I'm glad I didn't because I was going through some trial and error. I accidentally bent the CPU pin and cost me $100 and 1 monthl delay waiting the MOBO to be fixed. Now I understand how things work I'd like to try my hand on a complete setup.

The 800D seems like a good buy, people rave about it able to handle a WK setup.
I would NOT buy the 800D. It's not a proper water case. Of course, if you can get a used one cheap, it might not be a bad buy depending on how cheap you get it. I'd still advise against it though, so many better options for water cooling out there.
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+ rep for having come to your senses and realizing the cents you've dropped wink.gif
Oh I'm quite aware of what money I waste. smile.gif I expected this to be a learning experience though, and it's not like I'm throwing away a kids college money on this stuff, since I was smart enough to avoid children. biggrin.gif

Scott, just because you like pics AND alcohol, this one's for you:



My buddy raves about this stuff, so I thought I'd try it since I'm on vacation for 2.5 weeks, starting tomorrow. smile.gif
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I would NOT buy the 800D. It's not a proper water case. Of course, if you can get a used one cheap, it might not be a bad buy depending on how cheap you get it. I'd still advise against it though, so many better options for water cooling out there.
Oh I'm quite aware of what money I waste. smile.gif I expected this to be a learning experience though, and it's not like I'm throwing away a kids college money on this stuff, since I was smart enough to avoid children. biggrin.gif

Scott, just because you like pics AND alcohol, this one's for you:
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My buddy raves about this stuff, so I thought I'd try it since I'm on vacation for 2.5 weeks, starting tomorrow. smile.gif

Tell me if it is any good I have some 30 year old single malt whiskey I have been sipping on. that is like drinking water. but still love my Rum and coke best!!!! Barcadi Black-- Select!!
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Rest assurred, there will be plenty of BOTH. biggrin.gif There already has been. This is the money that's been WASTED so far:

Corsair 800D case - $280 frown.gif
XSPC Dual Bay reservoir for dual D5 mounts - $80
FrozenQ 250mm helix tube reservoir - $100
Corsair H100 CPU cooler - $100
6 x CoolerMaster SickleFlow LED fans - $60
3 x Corsair AP120 fans - $60

Not bad overall I guess. Made a huge mistake buying the 800D, but oh well, live and learn.

I would hate to know what I have spent to try and play with. but so far i am making money from the items from ebay!!!
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Tell me if it is any good I have some 30 year old single malt whiskey I have been sipping on. that is like drinking water. but still love my Rum and coke best!!!! Barcadi Black-- Select!!
Well, I can tell you it doesn't cost much more than Captain Morgan spiced rum, which is 35%. This Kraken stuff is 47%, so it's automatically great bang for the buck without even tasting it. smile.gif
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Mr. Bart - should try out the Noctua NF-F12 fans for the rad. Real quiet but I know it's ugly but they do perform. I compared the Corsair SP120 to the Noctua fan's and the Noctua's were more quieter and at the same time lowered the temp by 4C.
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I might pick up a batch of Gentle Typhoons to go with the rads. They're still the king as far as rad performance goes, from what I read. Can't really go wrong with those things. Not sure if I'm going to drop the coin on those yet though, still thinking it over. smile.gif
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I might pick up a batch of Gentle Typhoons to go with the rads. They're still the king as far as rad performance goes, from what I read. Can't really go wrong with those things. Not sure if I'm going to drop the coin on those yet though, still thinking it over. smile.gif

I have some nice noise blockers I want to test in the next week so they might be better Bart!!!
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I might pick up a batch of Gentle Typhoons to go with the rads. They're still the king as far as rad performance goes, from what I read. Can't really go wrong with those things. Not sure if I'm going to drop the coin on those yet though, still thinking it over. smile.gif

Personally I love the corsair SP120 fans
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I have some nice noise blockers I want to test in the next week so they might be better Bart!!!
Pretty sure Martin tested those too, and while they did well, the Typhoons are still king of the hill as far as rad fans go. I trust Martin's testing methodology, and he's proven that fan stats don't mean crap in real-world testing. Some fans that have better stats on paper still don't perform as well as the typhoons do on radiators. You really can't go wrong with those things.

I'll be interested to hear your thoughts on the NBs!
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Pretty sure Martin tested those too, and while they did well, the Typhoons are still king of the hill as far as rad fans go. I trust Martin's testing methodology, and he's proven that fan stats don't mean crap in real-world testing. Some fans that have better stats on paper still don't perform as well as the typhoons do on radiators. You really can't go wrong with those things.

I'll be interested to hear your thoughts on the NBs!

That is true the stats dont mean anything because they are made in free air and not with a rad.. I am really interested in seeing for myself but my testing is not as scientfic as martin's. But I am getting the info i want... I think I will call them the High-Tech Redneck reviews??? LOL
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