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although i have not many tools, with syrillians and others' help in my modding thread i have managed to cut the acrylic panels for my cube transparent case. now i have to make fan and screw holes and assemble it. because of the way i am making the case, i dont need a good pump, and i probably need 2 feet of tubing MAX (dead serious, i would not use any more) it would be about 6 inches from pump to CPU block, 6 in to rad and 9 back to pump, 3in extra. so would a hydor l25 pump (265gph, not too much head, but head doesnt count for SQUAT since vertical displacement of tubing is never more than + or - 2-3 inches) cool my system better than my BT? on 1.45Vcore i have 33 idle and 55load; i had asked this before BUT for a different setup, since i dont have as much $$$ this is for a cheaper setup (my friend payed me less for makng him a WC setup than he said at first).
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Don't worry about tubing length it accounts for almost nothing regarding head loss, the water blocks and fittings are key.

Not familiar with the pump but I would expect it would be fine, if worried about head...get the apogee GT...much less pressure drop.

Anyway, that'll definately do better than the BT, just make sure you get some good fans on the core, some sunon 120x38s or something with good pressure and air flow would be good.
    
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but which water block is actually better? the apogee GT or Storm
    
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but which water block is actually better? the apogee GT or Storm

As far as i know Apogee GT is better in your case, Storm is better with a more powerfull pump.
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The hydor pump doesn't have the head to be in a loop with the storm. Mcp655 or the MCP355 (with petra top, so I'm told) would be much better if you go with the storm. Well, they would actually be much better even with the Apogee GT lol.
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since the loop is so small, and i only have (chose ApogeeGT)
an apogee GT and one heatercore rad as restrictions to flow why do i need a $70 pump??
    
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You really don't but you have to watch those pumps for leaks you might want to mount the pump externally...If you think you might want to add GPU's later you might want to get the Laing D-5 pump its really a good reliable pump...

...http://www.dangerdenstore.com/produc...&cat=23&page=1
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well i think ill stick for high end air cooling on my GPU, i mean with the stock cooler on my 7600 i voltmodded it to 1.5V its been fine for 6 months, as long as i have a 113CFM 120mm right below it; so with like a VF-900 it would be better.

would i see considerable temp drop on the CPU from this change though? I am starting to think that it will only be like 5-6C and its not worth it
    
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Yeah I don't WC anything but my CPU either...If I was going to WC any thing else I would pit it in its own loop...CPU mhz is King as far as I'm concerned...
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yeah, im mainly a power user/programmer on the comp, WC3 and CSS are the only games i play, i prolly play SC2 too...
    
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