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CHANGE

I can now spend $200 again! got some huge scholarships for college, since i am taking 25 credits/semester i need it, and was saving work money for it but i guess i dont have to anymore. So i am thinking

PUMP?? for ~$70. I was looking at Swiftech MCP655
dTek-FuZion $65 shipped
6.90 + 3 for clips and tubing ~$10
Swiftech MCR-320 for $48 or GTS320 for $55 (WHICH ONE IS BETTER?)
http://www.jab-tech.com/Black-Ice-GT...k-pr-3418.html
http://www.jab-tech.com/product.php?productid=3320
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what Rad is it, and congrats for taking the plunge...
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lol the plunge , anyways ..... I think he's asking what rad for $50 would be the best bang for the buck.

The Swiftech MCR320 is a good triple 120mm rad for just under $50, $48 actually

or a black ice GTS 240 for $48

I hear the GTS are good, but I would go for the bigger swiffty
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well bigger surface area HAS to be better, right? because i do not see much structural differences, so the swifty would get more heat dissipation.

i have a question: would the db-1 paired with the d-tek fuzion be better at cooling than the L35 and apogeeGT? tempwise, that is, i dont really care about noise or anything.
    
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lol the plunge , anyways ..... I think he's asking what rad for $50 would be the best bang for the buck.

The Swiftech MCR320 is a good triple 120mm rad for just under $50, $48 actually

or a black ice GTS 240 for $48

I hear the GTS are good, but I would go for the bigger swiffty
would this beat the swifty? its a GTS 320 i think.
http://www.jab-tech.com/Black-Ice-GT...k-pr-3418.html
    
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OK, have you purchased this up yet, if not i really suggest you look @ a D5 pump, they are one of the best DC pumps, and for a rad the larger the surface area the more cooling is possible, but things like how many passes the water mkaes, and what material the radiator core is made of also matter, seriously If ira-k posts in this thread he will give you a very good suggestion, do you have a budget if so postit, and the D-Tek cooler is a very good waterblock, it does a solid job at cooling multicore procs. I suggest a setup such as this

FuZionhttp://www.dtekcustoms.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=182&HS=1
D5 http://www.dangerden.com/store/produ...5&cat=4&page=1
Swifty 320
MCRES/Tline
7/16" tubing
Zyrex coolant and distilled water
and 3 good 80MM fans with high CFM
and whatever clamps you need...i suggest zip ties, but i personally use worm drive hose clamps, and the MCRES comes with 2 clamps of its own (just a headsup)
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bump for change. budget is $150 now.
I can still get the dtek fuzion if i make my own res. doesnt seem too hard, just has to be leakproof (thats what silicone is for)
do you think i could do it? how hard is it to fab barbs. thats my only problem.
    
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You just have to make sure everything is sealed perfectly. Then tap your own holes for the barbs. Leak test the hell out of it.
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With the small pump probably all you will be able to cool is the cpu...I think I would go with the 240 GTS with some decent cfm fans and the Fuzion CPU block its real free flowing and would be a good match for the pump...If you think you might want to add another pump and maybe a GPU to it later get a 360 GTS now so you wont have to upgrade the rad to....

A T-Line would work fine for you and save you from having to make and test a res...

These are good fairly quiet rad fans that would be good on a GTS...

...
http://www.svc.com/kd1212pmb1-86.html
Sunon 108cfm
...
http://www.svc.com/fba12g12m.html
Panaflo FBA12G12M1J 120mm High Speed Fan 86.5CFM 35.5dBA

Stuff to read...I'll leave you a component cleaning PDF there is other stuff in it to that might answer some of your other questions...

...http://www.overclock.net/water-cooli...ing-setup.html
Assembling your Custom Watercooling Setup

...http://www.overclock.net/water-cooli...-wc-setup.html
Bleeding my WC setup...

...http://www.overclock.net/water-cooli...stall-tip.html
D-Tek Fuzion install tip! -(Or why you should clean you new blocks)...

...http://www.overclockers.com/articles993/
PC Water Coolant Chemistry - Part I

..http://www.overclock.net/water-cooli...diators-2.html
Poll: Push or pull configuration for Radiators - Page 2

...http://www.overclock.net/faqs/118766...ce-shroud.html
How To: Build A Performance Shroud

...http://www.overclock.net/water-cooli...g-english.html
Water Cooling - In English -
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yay i can spend $200 again, so a better pump and 320 rad are in my list now
    
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