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post #1 of 23
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Eh Guys!

I have always been wary of Watercooling...to me Electricity and water just do not belong together....but I have been seeing the other way now and would like to try this.

Here are my needs and wants:

A good setup. Whatever that may be...up to you guys.

Under $200CDN if you can help it.

SILENT. I want a DEAD SILENT pc or close to it.

RELIABLE. No leaks.

One copy of The Complete Morons guide to Watercooling....I may need it.

Thanks to all.
oh BTW...in case you need to know what case I have....I have a Thermal Tsunami Dream Black Windowed case.
post #2 of 23
Will you be OCing or just running stock? . . and is it CPU or GPU as well?

And the stickys here are really all you should need. . .Its pretty basic. Just check your fittings and leak test.

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post #3 of 23
Read the guide and if you have questions, then ask.
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post #4 of 23
$200 CAD = $182USD... plus higher cost of components in Canada.

It is going to pretty close unless you can get $250CAD. What you need (in USD):
$50 Block
$40 Rad
$75 Pump
$15 tubing & fittings
$10 fans
$5 additive
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For that much you could go whit a thumal electirc cooler and it workd way better than water.It can cool to below room temp and water cant.I dont even think that they sell for more than like 160$ and they work realy good.My bro had one on his old P4 and it OC to 4.0GHz easy.
    
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D-TEK Customs DB-1 12V Micro Silent Water Cooling Pump 1 -- 47 CAD

Swiftech Micro Res -- 22 CAD

Masterkleer Pvc Tubing 7/16IN ID 5/9IN OD 10 Feet -- 5.5 CAD

Apogee CPU block -- 52 CAD


Silenx fan
-- 22 CAD shipped . . . I would go with the 90 CFM ones unless your concerned more about silence than performance then I would go with the 74 CFM ones. . . either way its the best CFM/DBA you can get.

Swiftech MCR-220 "Quiet Power" Series Radiator -- 48 CAD

= 196.5 CAD + ship (tried to keep it all Petras for better ship)


* note I would use your rear case fan for now as the second 120 and get another Silenx from CD when $$ allows

** there are some better parts you can get but they would compromise of silence or cost. I chose the pump because it is very quite and cheap. . . There may be better, louder performers.

*** use Wire ties to secure hoses. . . I assume you have some lying around

**** I converted all prices using this
 
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post #7 of 23
go with the above suggestions.
    
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post #8 of 23
You forgot that he needs two fans so that brings the price to $220CAD.

Get the Yate Loons instead: http://www.petrastechshop.com/12yalod1cafa.html They are only $5 each and are highly praised. Their specifications are "real" since they are an industrial fan company.
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post #9 of 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post
You forgot that he needs two fans so that brings the price to $220CAD.

Get the Yate Loons instead: http://www.petrastechshop.com/12yalod1cafa.html They are only $5 each and are highly praised. Their specifications are "real" since they are an industrial fan company.
Read my first note

And noise is twice the Silenx for half the CFM for the fans you suggested

(Though dba is exponential and twice doesnt mean twice but it is a bit louder)
 
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post #10 of 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by DanNEBTD View Post
Read my first note

And noise is twice the Silenx for half the CFM for the fans you suggested

(Though dba is exponential and twice doesnt mean twice but it is a bit louder)

However, it is well known that SilenX's specifications are not exactly "real". I trust an industrial fan specification much more than a PC fan company's specification. It has been shown while SilenX are quiet, they are often comparable to other silent/quiet fans.

Getting two Yate Loons is cheaper and can be bought now.
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