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i was thinking about going for a full loop sometime soon and i was wondering what you guys thought about this kit https://www.dazmode.com/store/product/dual-radiator-laing-d5-complete-watercooling-flex-kit/
I live in Canada so i would like to buy from these guys. my budget is max $300 after tax and shipping. Also i would get the nickel cpu block upgrade,white tubes and black fittings. Also vario pump tank not the dual bay and you can take the fans out of the kit because i have two sp 120's from my h70. My rig is in my sig. Thanks in advance, TIllmander
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Bump, before i go to bed.
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Why do you need a watercooling loop at all? You have a asus M5a97 which is not great for overclocking at all, a h70 should tend to all your needs. Just wondering though?
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i guess that's true. I could put my money to more performance but i thought it would be fun to build a custom loop plus i like the aesthetics of a custom loop.
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post #6 of 27
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The water cooling bug has bit me and well i pulled the trigger and bought the kit. Wooooo, lets hope i made the right choice. It came to $283 after tax and shipping. I got the 240mm rad darkside flex kit with white tubes, tank res, and nickel plated cpu block and black fittings. I took out the fans because i already have some. Now lets hope it comes before the weekend. So a build log or re-build should be coming soon!
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post #7 of 27
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Well everything has came in. It came yesterday but no one was to sign for it because i was still at school. so today i got home and bike to the post office and holy crap was it cold. But anyways i will be uploading pics soon of everything. I didnt order or pay for fans but they still came so woo hooo! But i'm also an idiot because i thought the nickel cpu block upgrade was the black csq top but its not, its clear (it has a maple leaf which is cool tho). (i'm doing a black and white themed build) I would return it but its not a big enough of a deal plus i got free fans so i cant complain.
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post #9 of 27
Have fun building it! smile.gif
post #10 of 27
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Any tips. Also can i use a very old psu from a compaq evo to test pump and everything outside of my case first? it has molex but no 24-pin. It's still in the computer so i'm thinking of just plugging the molex in to my pump then turning it on.
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