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Best Website to buy Water Cooling Parts?

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I've been looking for one for awhile now, but I feel like there is something greater. Any help?
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Location, location, location...
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When i was planning my current build loop, it numbered 66 separate item types and 193 items (WC components, sleeving, connectors, tools, fittings) .... I checked 5 US vendors and only FrozenCPU.com had every item on the list ...... well 2 items (LED strip and LED connector) I bought from China for $12.00 - delivered).I did call each of them to see what kind of response I got .... they ranged from none ..... to curt ... to how can I help you.

There were 2 or 3 items that were cheaper at other locations by 50 cents to a dollar....and one item that was $15 more. The unfortunate part was that they in same state a me so had to pay tax but avoiding the tax just wasn't worth the hassle of dealing with multiple vendors and the responses and 'how can I make this work for you" attitude sealed the deal.
911 Carrera
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel w/ EK Supremacy Cooling Block - Clean P... Asus Maximus VI Formula 2 x Asus GTX 780 DCII w/ EK Full Cover Blocks a... Mushkin Red Line Ridgeback 2 x 8GB DDR302400 10... 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
2 x SAMSUNG 840 Pro Series MZ-7PD256BW 2.5" 256GB (2 x Seagate ST2000DX001 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cach... Asus BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS Blue Ray Writer 1 x Alphacool NexXxoS XT45-420 + 1 x Alphacool ... 
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1 x Swiftech 35x2 w/ Heatsink and NB Fan EK -MultiOption RES X3 250 White Acetal Reservoir 5 x PH-F140SP_BK_BLED + 5 x PH-F140SP_BK E22 Rigid 10/12 Acrylic Tubing and Bitspower Ma... 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
2 x Reeven Six Eyes Fan Controller Windows 7 64 Bit Professional OEM ASUS VG248QE Black 23" 144 Hz Monitor Logitech G19s 920-004985 
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Seasonic X-1250 Phanteks Enthoo Primo Ultimate Chassis Asus RoG GX950 Laser Mouse  Logitech Z5500 
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911 Carrera
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel w/ EK Supremacy Cooling Block - Clean P... Asus Maximus VI Formula 2 x Asus GTX 780 DCII w/ EK Full Cover Blocks a... Mushkin Red Line Ridgeback 2 x 8GB DDR302400 10... 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
2 x SAMSUNG 840 Pro Series MZ-7PD256BW 2.5" 256GB (2 x Seagate ST2000DX001 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cach... Asus BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS Blue Ray Writer 1 x Alphacool NexXxoS XT45-420 + 1 x Alphacool ... 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
1 x Swiftech 35x2 w/ Heatsink and NB Fan EK -MultiOption RES X3 250 White Acetal Reservoir 5 x PH-F140SP_BK_BLED + 5 x PH-F140SP_BK E22 Rigid 10/12 Acrylic Tubing and Bitspower Ma... 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
2 x Reeven Six Eyes Fan Controller Windows 7 64 Bit Professional OEM ASUS VG248QE Black 23" 144 Hz Monitor Logitech G19s 920-004985 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Seasonic X-1250 Phanteks Enthoo Primo Ultimate Chassis Asus RoG GX950 Laser Mouse  Logitech Z5500 
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PerformancePCs has the best prices, from what I understand. I only shop at Frozen if I'm unwilling to wait for PerfPCs to come back in stock.
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Intel i5 3770k 5.0Ghz @ 1.39v MSI Z77 Mpower EVGA GTX 780 1254 +340Mhz w/ Aquacomputer Block EVGA GTX 780 1267 +320Mhz w/ Aquacomputer Block 
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Corsair Dominator Platinum 8gb 2133 CL9 Seagate Barracuda 500gb Mushkin Cronos Deluxe 240gb Phobya 420mm G-Charger Rad 
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Alphacool 240mm Monsta Rad EK Supremacy Nickle Frozen Q Blue Spiral + D5 Vario 3/8 x 1/2 BP Fittings, White Primochill Advanced 
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Windows 7 Home Premium BenQ XL2420T (surround) BenQ XL2420TX (surround) BenQ XL2420T (surround) 
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Corsair Dominator Platinum 8gb 2133 CL9 Seagate Barracuda 500gb Mushkin Cronos Deluxe 240gb Phobya 420mm G-Charger Rad 
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Alphacool 240mm Monsta Rad EK Supremacy Nickle Frozen Q Blue Spiral + D5 Vario 3/8 x 1/2 BP Fittings, White Primochill Advanced 
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Windows 7 Home Premium BenQ XL2420T (surround) BenQ XL2420TX (surround) BenQ XL2420T (surround) 
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post #5 of 8
I second FrozenCPU if you can make it work for where you are.
I've never seen a complaint about their Customer Service.
That said, there could be something better for your needs. I've just only heard great things about the guys over at FrozenCPU.
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don't forget that ocn users get a discount from frozen pc 5.1% ( xtreme and ocn discount codes) and performance pc 5% ( ocn55 discount code)
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I've had good experiences with FrozenCPU. their store page layout is the best and they have a great selection. Sidewinder has been good for the most part, and their prices are good, but my last order took 3 business days to ship. I'd say thats borderline unacceptable IMO, especially when it caused me to have to delay my build. (it easily would have arrived on time if they had shipped even the next business day). Performance PC's seems good, but I've only ordered a few misc fittings from them
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Ya might wanna compare them over at resellerratinngs.com .... I like to go back a year or so to measure consistency as well as eliminate any effects of "ballot box stuffing " smile.gif

Also a lot of info on this subject both for and against here

http://www.overclock.net/t/1432609/my-horror-story-with-performance-pcs-com-and-swiftech

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Originally Posted by IronDoq View Post

PerformancePCs has the best prices, from what I understand. I only shop at Frozen if I'm unwilling to wait for PerfPCs to come back in stock.

I didn't find much difference in $ .... I had $2200 in parts on my order list spreadsheet....I had 5 columns for FCPU, PPCs, Jabtech, Sidewinder and ... ooops ...CRS syndrome strikes again ! ..... CRS = Can't Remember Shi ....er.... Stuff


Just comparing the items PPCs had in stock, I would saved about $3.50 at PPC's. Later on I did find one item (Bitspower Flow Senor) that was $15 cheaper at PPcs.

I did buy (14) C47 fittings from PPCs,when frozen ran outta stock.... no problems with the order.

OTOH several of my experiences on inquires to PPcs were less than satisfactory .... I inquired about 2 items that I was considering at the time and FCPU didn't have (90 watt Phobya PSU and 40" E22 tubing) I was disappointed that that I knew more about the products I than they did and had to correct them more than once.
Edited by JackNaylorPE - 11/23/13 at 6:56pm
911 Carrera
(20 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel w/ EK Supremacy Cooling Block - Clean P... Asus Maximus VI Formula 2 x Asus GTX 780 DCII w/ EK Full Cover Blocks a... Mushkin Red Line Ridgeback 2 x 8GB DDR302400 10... 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
2 x SAMSUNG 840 Pro Series MZ-7PD256BW 2.5" 256GB (2 x Seagate ST2000DX001 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cach... Asus BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS Blue Ray Writer 1 x Alphacool NexXxoS XT45-420 + 1 x Alphacool ... 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
1 x Swiftech 35x2 w/ Heatsink and NB Fan EK -MultiOption RES X3 250 White Acetal Reservoir 5 x PH-F140SP_BK_BLED + 5 x PH-F140SP_BK E22 Rigid 10/12 Acrylic Tubing and Bitspower Ma... 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
2 x Reeven Six Eyes Fan Controller Windows 7 64 Bit Professional OEM ASUS VG248QE Black 23" 144 Hz Monitor Logitech G19s 920-004985 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Seasonic X-1250 Phanteks Enthoo Primo Ultimate Chassis Asus RoG GX950 Laser Mouse  Logitech Z5500 
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911 Carrera
(20 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel w/ EK Supremacy Cooling Block - Clean P... Asus Maximus VI Formula 2 x Asus GTX 780 DCII w/ EK Full Cover Blocks a... Mushkin Red Line Ridgeback 2 x 8GB DDR302400 10... 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
2 x SAMSUNG 840 Pro Series MZ-7PD256BW 2.5" 256GB (2 x Seagate ST2000DX001 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cach... Asus BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS Blue Ray Writer 1 x Alphacool NexXxoS XT45-420 + 1 x Alphacool ... 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
1 x Swiftech 35x2 w/ Heatsink and NB Fan EK -MultiOption RES X3 250 White Acetal Reservoir 5 x PH-F140SP_BK_BLED + 5 x PH-F140SP_BK E22 Rigid 10/12 Acrylic Tubing and Bitspower Ma... 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
2 x Reeven Six Eyes Fan Controller Windows 7 64 Bit Professional OEM ASUS VG248QE Black 23" 144 Hz Monitor Logitech G19s 920-004985 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Seasonic X-1250 Phanteks Enthoo Primo Ultimate Chassis Asus RoG GX950 Laser Mouse  Logitech Z5500 
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