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Hi there

Im after a cpu block but im not quite sure were to start , money really is no option, the only real limit is that i want to use bits power crystal link im also not quite sure onwhat fittings to use with that either i was looking at http://www.swiftech.com/lok-seal.aspx and i haven't heard bad things about it but please feel free to tell me im making the wrong choice im looking to get the best water cooling system i can iv all ready got my eyes on a stealth 360 gt for my rad and a Heatkiller GPU-X³ GTX 680 Hole Edition Water Block for my gtx680 feel free to tell me im wrong with that too im pretty set on a 360 for my case (chaser mk-1) but hey even that is changeable if needed id love a full run down on what to pick and why if possible im pretty new to water cooling i know a few things but not much if anyone has a water cooling set up in a chaser mk1 id love to see what you have in it

Thank you in advance
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the best waterblock you can buy is the koolance 380i. it is an amazing value and looks really cool as well:

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/17580/ex-blc-1376/Koolance_CPU-380I_Intel_Liquid_Cooling_CPU_Block_-_No_Fittings_.html

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Stren's Waterblock Roundup is a great place to start when picking a CPU block. Let me take this opportunity to preface that the difference in temperatures in the 'top performers' is close enough that you can--and should--consider aesthetics when choosing.

Bitspower crystal links use the standard G1/4" thread that 99% of the mainstream water cooling components use--nothing special/extra needed.

Heatkiller makes very good blocks, and it is a good choice for a GTX680. That said, in the interest of full disclosure, there is very little to gain from watercooling a GTX6*0 GPU. They're not overly hot or loud on air, and you may find that you are able to overclock within 90% of your card's limits while on air. I won't be one to tell you not to push for overkill, but just so you are aware.

Fittings are a highly personal choice, there isn't a tangible difference between them for anything other than personal preference. I will personally recommend using Compression fittings over Barbs (if you can afford them), just for quality of life and reliability purposes. Two of the favorite brands for Compression fittings these days are Monsoon and Bitspower, I have no personal experience with the Swiftech Lok-seal fittings, but would guess that they would be fine.
     
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i currently have a Kühler H2O on and amd board would this be the same process to fit the koolance 380i

EDIT: never mind i just found that they make an amd version
Edited by Mr Chemical - 2/14/13 at 2:49pm
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