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post #1 of 21
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Hey,

I'm considering getting water cooling with my new build that ill have at college.
My question is, what is a good brand? I know Zalman makes good air coolers, and I saw the reserator1 v2 on newegg for 250 about http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835118015

Is it a good deal? Or should i consider some other brand? I have no idea about other brands so help is appreciated.

Thanks!
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Either get a swiftech kit or piece together your own (best idea)

I would get the following

Swiftech Storm G5 If your running single or dual core
Dtek fuzion if your planning on running quad core
Laing D5 Pump
Whatever size radiator you want , I would get a black ice extreme , GTX or Stealth
if you want to cool your videocards you cant go wrong with dangerden or EK Full face waterblocks

I have a waterblock on my northbridge because the stock heatsink on the Quad GT sucks major butt...

Its not really needed if your not overheating, also its hard to find a good block. I like mine but you cant buy them
    
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born2killU is on the money!

Swiftech it is.

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Custom really is best you can pick and choose your parts....This is another good kit...

...http://www.petrastechshop.com/pecoel.html
D-Tek Kit

Some good reading..

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

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

...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

...http://www.overclockers.com/articles223/
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So you guys think the Zalman kit is no good compared to the swifttech?
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The Zalman kit's main selling point is to give you a Silent system, which it does well...

... However it doesnt give great performance so if you intend to overclock i'd advise agaisnt it, a Custom built setup will give you far better temperatures over a Resorator
    
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post #7 of 21
It's not that the Zalman Reserator is not necessarily good, but it is rather cumbersome.

When it comes time to move your system around you may find that you need four arms...

If you are concerned about performance, you can rest at ease with Swiftech products.

If you want to go with the "coolness" factor of the Reserator.... more power to you.

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Originally Posted by marcus000 View Post
The Zalman kit's main selling point is to give you a Silent system, which it does well...

... However it doesnt give great performance so if you intend to overclock i'd advise agaisnt it, a Custom built setup will give you far better temperatures over a Resorator
You can build a better inaudible kit for the price of a Zalman kit. In some cases, the Zalman passive kits perform WORSE than the stock cooler.
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Oh ok. Well, if i do WC then I'll have to look at the swifttech then. I'm surprised the Reserator isnt that great, they make good air coolers. Huh. But pretty much any WC from swiftech will be quiet right?
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Oh ok. Well, if i do WC then I'll have to look at the swifttech then. I'm surprised the Reserator isnt that great, they make good air coolers. Huh. But pretty much any WC from swiftech will be quiet right?
The only two components that really make noise in watercooling is the pump and fans. Most pumps now are very quiet. The fans now vary depending on what you want. If you want silence, get some low speed fans with a Black Ice Pro, Thermochill, or Swiftech Silent Power radiator. If you want higher speed fans, get Black Ice GTX or GT radiators.

Since you were asking about kits, only Swiftech makes a good retail kit. IF you are talking about components in general, get Swiftech, Danger Den, or D-tek.

Here are some other quality custom kits: http://www.petrastechshop.com/wacoki.html
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