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I made a thread for a ~$200 loop for my rig a while ago. Back then I was near 100% sure I was going to go WC, but I decided not to, seeing as other parts of my rig are kinda...eh. (1024x768 CRT, generic mouse, onboard audio, an aging video card, etc).

Instead of posting a budget, what do you think would be the best bang for the $$ loop I could get for my current system? What if I was to have a 8800GTS, instead of a 7600GT?

I originally wasn't planning on cooling my video card, seeing as the temps are very decent on air, given my ambients. (44C idle, 60C load - 38C ambients), although a little toasty when volt modded. But, I decided to buy everything in one batch, instead of hear and there.

NB doesn't need to be cooled, because from what I understand you need a very very high end pump to avoid it being a restriction (restriction or constriction? You get what I mean. ) point - but if it can be done without adding too much money, I don't see why not. Figure a HR-05 or the like could cool just as well, so I unno.

So, what would be the best bang for buck loop you can think of for my current system, and best bang for buck loop for my current system, swapping my 7600GT with a 8800GTS?

Although I don't care about budget, just no $500 loops. Keep it under $300, under $250 would be best. Keeping it cheap as possible while getting good performance is my #1 concern.

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You willing to mod a heatercore yourself?
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Kinda.

Talking about the Bonnieville heatcore?
Only problem is the lack of tools to do it, but I might be able to find some tools to use to do it, or worse case scenario, find someone to do it for me for a price locally.
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Black Ice Xtreme II - $43
MCP355 or MCP655 - $80
Dtek Fuzion CPU/GPU Combo - $107
10FT of Masterkleer 7/16'' ID tubing - $5
T-Fitting + DD Fillport - $13.70

Total - $248

Could save money with a heatercore though.
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Kinda.

Talking about the Bonnieville heatcore?
Only problem is the lack of tools to do it, but I might be able to find some tools to use to do it, or worse case scenario, find someone to do it for me for a price locally.
The only tools you need is a dremel and some JB Weld.
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http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...oducts_id=2744

One with the fittings already attached, but it's probably a little more expensive than you can buy a heatercore from like a junk yard or autoshop.
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You dont need all that, I have mine attached and with fans and too my case with nothing but zipties. You can go to like a hardware store and a threaded rod and cut it into four appropiate lengths and use nuts and washers on it to attach everything since you can push the rods thru the heater core. I used two old fans that I removed the center from for the shroud on mine. Sure its kind of ghetto but you can paint it and stuff if you want to make it look good.

I also got fittings and brazed them on there. It was really easy but it was my first time so it looks not so good but has held for over a year now. I put some silicon on there for added security although I dont need it.


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post #8 of 9
Yeah really a heater-core is you best bang for buck by far...

The rest I would go something like this...

CPU fstfrddys are supreme I think...Or get a D-Tek Fuzion...

...http://www.petrastechshop.com/dfuuncpubl1.html
Fuzion

Pump...

...http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/swmc12vdcpuw.html
Swiftech MCP655-B 12v DC Pump w/o Speed Controller

GPU..The Swifty 60 is non restrictive and wont dump the ram heat in your loop...And from the reviews I've seen it works great...

...http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/swmcvgacowim.html
Swiftech MCW60-R Retail VGA Waterblock with Nvidia 8800 G80 Adapter Kit

...http://www.madshrimps.be/?action=getarticle&articID=554
Swifty 60 and DD Full Coverage GPU Review for 8800 Cards...
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post #9 of 9
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Cool deal. Reps all around.

Lots of the parts you guys picked out ('cept the heatercore) look a lot like what I picked out, so I guess I cut myself short when I say I'm really THAT nooby with WC.

Cool deal guys. I'll let you know before I jump on anything.
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