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post #1 of 16
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i thng i've just got my head round all the water cooling terms. i am looking at a couple of water kits:

http://www.specialtech.co.uk/spshop/...cat=605&page=1

and

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/XSPC-X20-Pro-W...QQcmdZViewItem

are either of these kit worth buying.

also if i understand correctly, say i wanted to add in a NB or VGA block i could do this by buying any block that fits the size of the pipes that i have

cheers guys
post #2 of 16
I would avoid the Thermaltake kit at all costs, they make good cases and thats what they should stick to.

That XSPC kit is fairly good, its an entry level kit and its good as an introduction to watercooling but you'd get better performance from a custom kit. Its up to you though and how much cash you wanna fork out.

1 of the problems with buyin a kit is that the pump isnt usually strong enough to add more blocks to. Same goes for the radiator as well, a 120mm rad would just be good enough for a CPU on its own but not with a GPU in the loop as well.

Whats your budget if you dont mind me askin?
I'll help you build a custom kit if ur budget allows it

PS - Use these guys for watercooling parts in the UK, service is excellent and if they dont stock it they'll probs get it for you.
http://www.watercoolinguk.co.uk/catalog/
    
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Yeah T-Take isn't worth buying...The other on i have no idea...If you can put a rig together your-self you will be glad you did...This is some decent reading for a new WC'er...Take you time and study it a little and you will be able to build your-self a really good rig..


...Assembling your Custom Watercooling Setup

...Water Cooling in English

...Bleeding my WC setup...

...D-Tek Fuzion install tip! (Or Why You Should Clean New Blocks)

..Part 1-Temp's With and With-Out Shrouds

...How To: Build A Performance Shroud

...PC Water Coolant Chemistry - Part I
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i knew it wouldnt be long before i seen you in this thread ira-k did he pm u?
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i knew it wouldnt be long before i seen you in this thread ira-k did he pm u?


No was he going to?
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No was he going to?
lol i told him to in a pm lol
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Maybe he will....I just don't know the stores over there though....I think everything costs about twice what it does here...And it costs to much here....
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i dont know about the prices over there but i know their money is worth like twice as much as ours ruffly
post #9 of 16
t-take is no good i agree now i know i have a upgraded one but i had to when my vga block crack and my water pump went south and my cpu block cracked in half great t-take products
post #10 of 16
Exchange rate is pretty much £1 = $2 at the moment aint it..

Over here the D-Tek Fuzion block is like £40 ($80) which is expensive compared to what you pay.
Stock Laing DDCs cost £40-£50 ($80-$90) - Petra shop is $75 for you guys!
    
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