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[XR] XTremeRigs and Performance PCs Introduce "Ultimate Watercooling Kit"

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This is a kit with everything you need to setup a water cooling loop for your CPU and giving an easy upgrade path to add more cooling later. The goal of this kit is to give you parts that you won’t want to replace in 6 months and will last a long time. Paying for the right gear the first time may save you money in the long run. Existing water cooling kits come from a single manufacturer and may have some items that are compromised. Our kit is designed to have only the best components from every category. These components have been tested and used by the Extreme Rigs team, often over many years and are our favorite products out there. They are all top performers with good reputations from the best brands. Because they are “the best of the best” – the kit may change as newer, better components are released and reviewed.

http://www.xtremerigs.net/2016/01/27/extreme-rigs-best-of-water-cooling-kit/



Personally, I think it's a great idea, especially for those trying to get their feet wet for the first time. Had something been around like this when I first started watercooling, I'd probably have saved at least 2-3 grand in watercooling gear that turned out to be less than great, and sometimes, even terrible.

Of course, I have my own preferences and some of the items I would switch out, but I think this is a REALLY big step to providing first timers with direction. A majority of their questions are solved by a kit like this, and it would be easier to learn and expand into full and complex loops later on by simply being able to skip the whole "what size this or that should I get?"
Edited by X-Nine - 1/27/16 at 8:09pm
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Huh, I've always been curious about water cooling but I'm too scared. tongue.gif (its the reason why I actually found this forum)
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Huh, I've always been curious about water cooling but I'm too scared. tongue.gif (its the reason why I actually found this forum)

I used to watercool in the Nehalem era, but now that Intel only cares about power efficiency, and all these really good air coolers exists, there is no longer a need for such a pain in the ass and overkill method of cooling.
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i like the execution of this. Being a long time WCer, i cannot even remember all times i bought stuff that did not fit or simply did not work on my setup.

Even after doing my reading, i always ended up getting stuff which wasn't really useful. Heck, the only components that have not been changed at all on my current loop are my pumps (bmaverick's DDC) and my radiators, other than that i have changed every single piece, from the CPU blocks to the tubing, at least twice each.

This will do nicely for a newbie WCer, with all top line components, to really experience "pro" water.
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I used to watercool in the Nehalem era, but now that Intel only cares about power efficiency, and all these really good air coolers exists, there is no longer a need for such a pain in the ass and overkill method of cooling.

*cough*X79*cough*X99*cough*
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I used to watercool in the Nehalem era, but now that Intel only cares about power efficiency, and all these really good air coolers exists, there is no longer a need for such a pain in the ass and overkill method of cooling.

Everyone knows you dont watercool for better temps......its all about them shiny fittings and tubing <3
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Nonsense, nothing strokes my epeen ego more than being able to tell people "my 4930K @ 4.5GHz doesn't run over 65C in Prime95" biggrin.gif
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$500...........................well they do say watercooling isn't cheap.
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this is something that i would and probably will pay for, just have to save the money for it now.
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I used to watercool in the Nehalem era, but now that Intel only cares about power efficiency, and all these really good air coolers exists, there is no longer a need for such a pain in the ass and overkill method of cooling.

Even with the southern California summer heat (95f+ temps during heatwaves I never felt that I should water cool.
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Everyone knows you dont watercool for better temps......its all about them shiny fittings and tubing <3

That's the reason why I wanted to do it, so pretty...
Edited by Alvarado - 1/27/16 at 9:14pm
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I used to watercool in the Nehalem era, but now that Intel only cares about power efficiency, and all these really good air coolers exists, there is no longer a need for such a pain in the ass and overkill method of cooling.

An 8-core Haswell 5960X really needs watercooling when you're pulling over 400 watts through the CPU alone biggrin.gif
 
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