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I would like to cheap this loop under 300$. I would like it to be a small loop, without a bay res, if that's possible. Also a 360mm radiator, since I will be adding GPU some time.
If 300$ isn't possible, that's okay too.

EDIT:, Single bay res is fine :3
Edited by Frozenoblivion - 9/11/13 at 12:50pm
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If you are able to scrounge up another $30-40 (maybe less due to PPCs coupon) to account for shipping and reservoir, I think it's possible to do a complete loop (with full cover GPU block) at that price.

Raystorm $55 (Sidewinders)
EK 7950 full cover $100 (PPCs, you will need to check on this, depending on the PCB your 7950 has)
XSPC EX360 $55 (Sidewinders)
Swiftech MCP350 $40 (bmaverick, I think he's still selling, just not on this site anymore)
3x Yate Loons $12 (PPCs, choose stock option for cheapness)
10 ft. Durelene tubing $6 (Sidewinders)
8x barbs $28 (Sidewinders, but compressions on Aliexpress at $5 per shipped, if you want those, month shipping, quality apparently good according to some people on OCN)
Random reservoir $20 (anywhere, but cylinders on Aliexpress can be had sub $20 shipped, month shipping, quality apparently good according to some people on OCN)

And wait for a coupon for Performance PCs to get cost down (6% for >$50 orders pretty regularly).

Of course, you just need to pick a tubing size and a corresponding barb/compression size.

In the case you decide for some components on Aliexpress, google up "Aliexpress mastercard 5 off 25," it's daily at 12am PST (forget if it must be one item > $25, or can be multiple in one order exceeding $25). Just don't get radiators/pumps/blocks there.
Edited by lvlrdka22 - 9/11/13 at 2:27pm
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