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post #61 of 97
best poor man's WC...

use your fishtank as a reservoir, since it has a pump already. add a radiator and fans to finish to loop. you can use one of those big box room fans. from personal experience.

price... mostly free if you already have these stuff at home smile.gif
post #62 of 97
How about just getting an H100/h100i or something like it (all in one unit), cutting the stock hoses off, getting a gpu block and some ram sinks for the VRAM, some tubing, a reservoir, distilled water + you choice of biocide or whatever. biggrin.gif Ta dah! Custom poor mans loop accomplished biggrin.gif I"ve seen it done many times with decent results.
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post #63 of 97
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fish tank res: i have no fish tank
tap water: you use heaps of water evap cooling, that's why i would have to use tap water.

i might just get a second heater core and buy the rest of the parts, but i have very little money right now.

for the thermaltake loop guy, i might get that, but isn't it a terrible pump/block/radiator?
post #64 of 97
OP why don't you try this instead?

http://www.overclock.net/t/1367933/h110-mod-question/0_100#post_19447161

Cheaper too. safer. performance is awesome, i'm ripping off my vapor-x cooler to do this again (had a 560 ti 448)
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post #65 of 97
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while closed loop would be good, i have two issues with it:
1. i already have tubing and a cpu block
2. i can't get a 180mm closed loop cooler
post #66 of 97
So just get a cheap aquarium pump,cheapest used gpu/cpu waterblock instead of closed loop cooler.
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post #67 of 97
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Originally Posted by Pawelr98 View Post

So just get a cheap aquarium pump,cheapest used gpu/cpu waterblock instead of closed loop cooler.
my plan exactly.
would the thermaltake pump be enough?
or this one? http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/1600-1400-750-200LPH-Submersible-Aquarium-Fountain-Pond-Water-Pump-Fish-Tank-Air-/200882197879?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_15&var&hash=item2ec5831577&_uhb=1#ht_50wt_1146 in 1600lph form
post #68 of 97
@OP -

The new Swiftech H220 AIO cooler is FULLY customizable, and @ $140-ish right now, is a great deal.
The pump is MORE than enough to add a GPU block to it, and as most of these posts have said, just troll Ebay for that.
I know you already said you had a CPU block, but this kit eliminates most of that, gives you expandability and customization, and is a good future-proofing method (for a while)...
NTM, that if you do this you can sell off your current un-needed parts on Ebay for some replacement change!

If this is not in your wheelhouse, I'm sure a lot of these other ideas are good too!

Thanks - T
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My ghetto rig dual circut for SLI gtx460s and i7 920. I'm using two pond pumps!
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My ghetto rig dual circut for SLI gtx460s and i7 920. I'm using two pond pumps!

Dafuq!!! That is pretty ghetto!
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