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So I am torn between two companies Swiftech and Alphacool. I know most people mix parts from various companies but I would like to have all my parts from the same company for the sake of continuity. Which of the two setups would you guys choose and why?

Swiftech:

Apogee HD
Maelstrom Res with two MCP35x
2x Kamodo HD 7970s
1x MCRx20-QP (single 120mm rad)
1x MCRx20-QP (dual 120mm rad)
1x MCRx40-QP (single 140mm rad)
1x MCRx40-QP (dual 140mm rad)


Alphacool:

Alphacool NexXxoS XP³ Light (CPU Block)
Alphacool Repack - Dual Laing D5 Res with 2x Alphacool VPP655 pumps
2x Alphacool NexXxoS ATXP ATI 7970/50 Serie V2 (with backplate bought separately)
1x Alphacool NexXxoS UT60 (single 120mm rad)
1x Alphacool NexXxoS UT60 (dual 120mm rad)
1x Alphacool NexXxoS XT45 (single 140mm rad)
1x Alphacool NexXxoS XT45 (dual 140mm rad)


I am planning to pack all of this inside a Fractal Design XL R2 case, all running on Noctua fans.
post #2 of 5
definitely the alphacool but it really doesn't make sense to stick with one company if you want performance and good prices. you can get stuff that looks pretty similar from different companies that is cheaper and performs way better. is it just looks you are concerned about?
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eh... between the 2, definitely alphacool. my preferred brand is koolance, but if other brands provide better performance, price or both, then switching over is a no brainer.
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koolance for cpu blocks, alphacool for rads, swiftech for pumps, any company for res's
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koolance for cpu blocks, alphacool for rads, swiftech for pumps, any company for res's

Thanks for the info, and yes it is purely about the looks. I will probably just swap the pump/res for the swiftech version.
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