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Okay I know this may sound silly but I have never built a custom loop system and thought it was time I try. I am going to move the Mini Mopar in my sig below to a Prodigy case and upgrade to a 7970 6 gig model .

I am looking for the best bang for the buck for this loop. I want to keep the budget small. I also want this to be easy, not something that that will lead to a lot of frustration. Any suggestions?
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Originally Posted by Mopar63 View Post

Okay I know this may sound silly but I have never built a custom loop system and thought it was time I try. I am going to move the Mini Mopar in my sig below to a Prodigy case and upgrade to a 7970 6 gig model .

I am looking for the best bang for the buck for this loop. I want to keep the budget small. I also want this to be easy, not something that that will lead to a lot of frustration. Any suggestions?

Your first mistake is planning a "small" budget for a water cooling rig. If you do a lot of research then your frustration will be low and it will be easy. Did you read the stickies? I mean really read them, as there is a ton of information in there that is invaluable to water cooling the right way.

For a custom cpu loop look at spending $250+ for the bare minumum.
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Huhh is right. Custom loops get costly fast! It's the little things like fittings that can get out of hand. Check to see if the radiators and blocks you plan to buy come with fittings. Some do - typically straight barbed ones, which might not be ideal in a Prodigy. Plan carefully and shop around. Enjoy!
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