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how might temps compare between these:

1)
77 bonville heater core
DD-CPX1 12V Pump
Swiftech Apogee GT

2)
thermalright IFX-14
    
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I'm thinking water would be the way to go. looks like a decent budget loop. What CPU are you cooling and whats your overclock? Also what fans are you putting on?
    
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Originally Posted by pwnage101 View Post
how might temps compare between these:

1)
77 bonville heater core
DD-CPX1 12V Pump
Swiftech Apogee GT

2)
thermalright IFX-14
I recently saw an article which pitted the top of the line air vs. a supreme budget water. The results were inspiring for w/c users. Although the idle temps may be very close, the load temps were several degrees lower.

Edit: That's way too much pump for that particular loop btw.
    
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I recently saw an article which pitted the top of the line air vs. a supreme budget water. The results were inspiring for w/c users. Although the idle temps may be very close, the load temps were several degrees lower.

Edit: That's way too much pump for that particular loop btw.
Where can i get a cheaper pump? Cheaper is always better. I'm already $50 over budget on my whole build. That's a lot when you don't have a job yet

btw, i'm cooling a Q6600. basically the only reason i'm going watercooling is for silent-ness and cuz it just looks so sexy. like i said before, you find air cooling thats way cheaper but you just keep getting sucked back in!
    
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Where can i get a cheaper pump? Cheaper is always better. I'm already $50 over budget on my whole build. That's a lot when you don't have a job yet

btw, i'm cooling a Q6600. basically the only reason i'm going watercooling is for silent-ness and cuz it just looks so sexy. like i said before, you find air cooling thats way cheaper but you just keep getting sucked back in!
Look for your parts at these stores.
http://www.overclock.net/water-cooli...ling-gear.html

I would say avoid frozencpu if you can...they have pretty expensive parts. Petras is decent as is xoxide.
    
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how might temps compare between these:

1)
77 bonville heater core
DD-CPX1 12V Pump
Swiftech Apogee GT

2)
thermalright IFX-14
The ifx-14 got poooor reviews so far, google thermalright Ifx-14 review

It performs significantly worse than the Ultra-120 extreme and is almost 2x expensive

You'd be best budget wise to get a ultra-120 extreme if you dont mind air.

Reviews: http://forum.abit-usa.com/showthread.php?p=856415
http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/...136626&page=11
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The ifx-14 got poooor reviews so far, google thermalright Ifx-14 review

It performs significantly worse than the Ultra-120 extreme and is almost 2x expensive

You'd be best budget wise to get a ultra-120 extreme if you dont mind air.

Reviews: http://forum.abit-usa.com/showthread.php?p=856415
http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/...136626&page=11
ok then, replace it with an ultra 120 extreme. now what does ocn say?
    
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nobody? are they neck-and-neck?
dont forget, i'm not talking about the IFX-14 anymore. i'm talking about the ultra 120 extreme
    
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nobody? are they neck-and-neck?
dont forget, i'm not talking about the IFX-14 anymore. i'm talking about the ultra 120 extreme
Sorry didn't see your thread, must've glanced over it , my bad..

I don't know much about that pump, but the other components are good. Water vs air is quite a BIG difference. One being the cost another being the time it takes to setup. With water your going to need a lot more than that.

Needs a pump, radiator, water block, tubing, clamps, water, water additives, a fan(s), barbs, shrouds, etc... etc...

It's really up to you. But performance wise, the apogee will get you farther in temps and overclocks. It's just a matter of how much you want to spend. Hope this gives you something to chew on for the time being.
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