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Hey guys, I am saving to buy myself a watercooled solution because I removed my big Zalman 7700 to add new components. Anyway, that water cooling solution seems awesome for beginners like me. Anyway, does anyone recommends something else in the same range of price ($100-$150) that I can get on newegg. Just to let you know, I don't feel like buying components appart, just want something that brings my prescott under 45c. So do you guys have any recommendation, and what important thing should I know about watercooling?
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look into a swiftech kit. You will be much more pleased with the results of those compared to ThermalTake kits. Even though I just bought a TT Bigwater 745, but I bought it cuz it was only 65 bucks!!! w00t
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True, the Swiftech kits are simply better than the TT kits. Better CPU block, pump, rad...
    
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Okay I'm searching it over newegg. Anyway, it would work right if I use artic silver 5 for the CPU water block?
    
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Yes, without a problem.
    
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Cool.
    
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post #7 of 13
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Hey is that good:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835108075

Another question, I'm just wondering, does the overall kit requires huge amounts of power to run?
    
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post #8 of 13
If you can't go over $150 right now check this one out..You can always upgrade to a double rad later..You can easily upgrade this and it cools fairly well.WOOPS it's a little over.......Swiftech H20-120 Premium 120mm Water Cooling Kit
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post #9 of 13
Yes get a swiftech. My Bigwater 735 pump broke after 2 months of usage. Air cooling can do better than the bigwater.
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post #10 of 13
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What is an average life expectancy for a swiftech pump?
Ah, what I feared, I just read in the specification that the motherboard removal is required too bad, I'll do it at Chistmas, at least I have a PCI Sound Card so I won't need to mess with all the audio in/out, mic.... cables.
    
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