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I currently have a Thermaltake Big Water cooling system. I have my system overclocked and stable to 3.44ghz and my idle TEMPS are 37-40C. I have had so many people on various forums, this being my new favorite, tell me the Thermaltake is a beginners kit. I have been told by many that Swiftech is the best. Then I hear so many different parts and pieces required. Now, I understand the component aspect of a water cooling systems since I have own one for almost 2 1/2 years.
My question pertains to me purchasing the best cooling parts from either Swiftech or Koolance ( I was told by many these are the top 2), and replace my system.

Thank you,

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Swiftech is the best money can buy in the retail world.

Check out the Stinger V6 made by our own fstfrddy. They are known to yield much better results than anything retail.

http://www.stingerwaterblocks.mysite.com/
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I say Swiftech or Danger Den are the top two. Koolance is too expensive for what you get and the temps are ok, but Swiftech or DD will beat any of the Koolance kits.

We also have a blocksmith on the forum, named Fstfrddy, who makes a custom block that beats the pants off any of the swiftech or danger den blocks. There is more than likely a line to get one of the "Stinger" blocks, but it is well worth the wait.

:edit: I've been beat to the punch...Fstfrddy is also making the standard now at a lower price than the V6. They are very reasonable. Ask a mod to PM him for you or email him for the price.

Here is the best money can buy that is normal retail:

http://svc.com/rad-3420.html - You can go bigger, but 2x120 is normal.

http://svc.com/storm.html - Best or you can get the apogee which runs about 1-2C hotter on a chip that has the IHS on it, but much cheaper - http://svc.com/apogee.html

http://svc.com/gpu-1500.html

http://svc.com/ddmkt.html

http://svc.com/mct-5.html - I like this stuff a lot. It's non-conductive.

http://svc.com/ddfp5bk.html

http://svc.com/t0-8np.html & http://svc.com/mm5ss00p.html - get these for much cheaper at the hardware store.

http://www.petrastechshop.com/laddcwpeddto.html - Best, or http://svc.com/mcp655.html

http://svc.com/fba12g24m.html - 2 or 4 of them, your choice. Get a fan controller to go with it http://svc.com/fanandtemman.html

Don't forget http://svc.com/as5-3g.html

That should do you just fine.
    
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I have a mix of swiftech and innovatek parts in my computer and think that the best stops atthose two companys at this point ..

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I figured the Swiftech's are the better waterblocks and system. I believe through all my research the APOGEE water blocks are the best?
How much does a Stinger block cost?
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I figured the Swiftech's are the better waterblocks and system. I believe through all my research the APOGEE water blocks are the best?
How much does a Stinger block cost?
You can PM fstfrddy or go to his website and E-Mail him for prices..Stinger WB
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I figured the Swiftech's are the better waterblocks and system. I believe through all my research the APOGEE water blocks are the best?
How much does a Stinger block cost?
I believe the Swiftech Storm is slightly better than the Apogee. However, these are the best retail blocks. You have to contact Fstfrddy directly about the pricing of the Stinger. Prices varies depending on market value of copper.
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Well, let me use my system set-up as an example. I am currently at 39C idle at a 3.44ghz overclock using my (so called cheap) Thermaltake Watercooling system. Does anyone contributing to this post or who ever is reading it have a 3.44ghz overclock or DATA with a Swiftech, Stinger, etc., cooling system have better results. Currently my room temp is 70F.

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Well, let me use my system set-up as an example. I am currently at 39C idle at a 3.44ghz overclock using my (so called cheap) Thermaltake Watercooling system. Does anyone contributing to this post or who ever is reading it have a 3.44ghz overclock or DATA with a Swiftech, Stinger, etc., cooling system have better results. Currently my room temp is 70F.

Thanks,

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All CPUs run differently. So giving you a hard number is almost imposable. I would be able to tell you that you will see quite a drop in temps with the Stinger, Storm, or Apogee.
    
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Well, let me use my system set-up as an example. I am currently at 39C idle at a 3.44ghz overclock using my (so called cheap) Thermaltake Watercooling system. Does anyone contributing to this post or who ever is reading it have a 3.44ghz overclock or DATA with a Swiftech, Stinger, etc., cooling system have better results. Currently my room temp is 70F.

Thanks,

Abe

Like Snerp said, hard to give solid numbers. However, I can give you my experience: I have a 89w TDP processor while you have a 69w TDP. Both of our CPUs are overclocked but mine is putting out more heat. I have a 7900GT and Northbridge in my loop using a quad 120mm heatercore and D5 pump. My processor is running 24C idle and 31C loaded with a 22-24c ambient. I doubt any Thermaltake kit can get that.
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