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I am thinking of buying a water cooling kit to cool my cpu and gpu. Any ideas?
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post #2 of 9
Why not save a little more and get phase?
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post #3 of 9
For less than $400, you can make a custom w/c rig that will be 10x better than any "kit" you could buy. I suggest you start looking at http://www.dangerden.com or http://www.frozencpu.com for parts. Just make sure all diameter sizes match up.

P.S. Phase is overrated. And rediculously priced.
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How much and how big is a phase cooler? I'd like to spend around $200 on water cooling, but I figured a good water cooler is more expensive.
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post #5 of 9
It is overpriced, but you get negative temps. Phase is like $800. I figured you had 500 to spend, you coudl save a few hundred more and get it.

Get a stinger V6 WB (anyone have the link? I don't have it on this computer).
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post #6 of 9
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alright, after I come up with a parts list, i'll come back and run it by everyone.
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post #7 of 9
Found link to stinger waterblocks. Email him for pricing. http://www.stingerwaterblocks.mysite.com/
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post #8 of 9
It will cost you a lot less then $500.00 for a top end WC rig.....

CPU block....fstfrddy makes a great one for us.....Stinger WB

Pump...... Danger Den :: Pumps :: DC Powered :: 12V DD-D5 Pump

Rad..This is the best one going right now....Danger Den :: Radiators :: Black Ice Series :: GTX Xtreme Series :: Black Ice GTX240

This one is also good, but not as.........Danger Den :: Radiators :: Black Ice Series :: GTS Stealth Radiator :: Stealth GTS 240 Black Ice

Res...I like this one...Danger Den :: Reservoirs :: Bay Style Reservoirs :: Danger Den Single 5 1/4" Bay Reservoir

Or you can use a T-Line or Fil-Port.....

Rad-Box... To hang it on the back of your case......Swiftech MCB-120 Black 120mm Radbox Kit

Tubing...Use this with 1/2" fittings...Flows about as well and is easier to work with in your case.....Danger Den :: Tubing :: Tubing and Clamps :: 7/16" ID (5/8" OD) Masterkleer General Purpose Clear PVC Tubing

GPU Block if you need one.......Swiftech MCW60 Extreme Duty VGA Bare Water Block (3/8" and 1/2" barbs)
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post #9 of 9
what ira-k said

or if you really felt like spending more on a better pump: http://www.petrastechshop.com/laddcwpeddto.html

& if it would cut down on your shipping the DD MAZE4 or 5 GPU block will do you well.
    
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