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Hey, my mom is letting me get a WC system since I've babysat my sis for a while, and my budget is like around 200.

How does this zalman look?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835118120

Keep in mind I'm overclocking as much as possible on this rig thanks
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post #2 of 13
The Zalman WC Kit is not known to be any good.

With that budget, I would recommend getting this one instead.
Petra'sTech CoolKit Basic

Otherwise, I think you could probably get a pretty decent custom setup with that budget also.
post #3 of 13
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Yeah, im looking to cool my cpu and my gpu... that one only mentions the gpu.

also, if i get custom parts, what and how many do i need?
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post #4 of 13
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Originally Posted by deagle View Post
Yeah, im looking to cool my cpu and my gpu... that one only mentions the gpu.
You mean it's only for the CPU.

And for a CPU and GPU setup, you will need:
Reservoir or T-Line
Pump
Radiator
CPU Block
GPU Block
Tubing
post #5 of 13
The Zalman is a nice kit*

** for silent PC applications

However, if you want a top overclock, look towards a custom kit. Here is a quick rundown of parts

**assuming 1/2" ID tubing for each part
**assuming you get a t-line, and dont need to buy a reservoir

1) TDX or Apogee waterblock for CPU
2) Maze4 for your 7900 (or Tyee-equivalent if you wanna spend 100+ dollars on a block
3) MCP 655 Pump (danderden calls it a D5)
4) Dual 120mm radiator (Probably a Black Ice Extreme or GTX)
5) 2 Nice 120mm fans (Might I suggest Yate Loons)
6) 10' of Masterkleer tubing (7/16")
7) Plastic T-line and some hose clamps

That may run you more than 200 bucks, but you can get waterblocks used on the cheap. Just get the pump and radiator new. Tubing is el cheapo.


Edit: that kit suggested above is nice, only missing the GPU waterblock. That means nice water cooling for ~250 bucks. actually,that would be an amazing kit.
    
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Where can i get used waterblocks?
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ebay

or right here on the forum
    
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post #8 of 13
If you can save up a little more, get a stinger wb. The Stinger D/O (not yet availible) and the stinger V6 both beat the apogee in testing. You can spend less than you would on the v6 by getting the standard. The cooling should be the same.

http://www.stingerwaterblocks.mysite.com/ Email him for pricing.
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post #9 of 13
Lot of us members sell waterblocks that are used but still in great shape since we all want the best. I myself am for instance selling a maze4 gpu block.
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These two are good kits...High quality parts and easy to upgrade...If you can afford it all go with this one...... Swiftech H20-220-APEX ULTRA CPU Liquid Cooling Kit


This one is good but not as..You can upgrade to a double rad and 1/2" tubing later on if you want to..... Swiftech H20-120 Premium 120mm Water Cooling Kit


This is an inexpensive kit Snerp put together.....Snerps Cheap Water Cooling
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