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I've been thinking about watercooling my main rig, but I feel my lack of knowledge in watercooling probably would ruin my rig. Now I noticed that Petra's is having a clearance sale and saw a Socket A waterblock and I thought, "Hey! I have an old (disposable) Socket A rig! I could make it into a watercooling project until I feel safe watercooling my main rig." I didn't think they still sold Socket A waterblocks.

I would love it if you could help me put together a list of things to buy (with links) to get a basic watercooling setup going for as cheap as possible. Now I'm not planning on watercooling the GPU (7300GT AGP) because I don't think they make waterblocks for it, but if you find one be sure to notify me.

Any help is appreciated.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 G0 GA-EP45-UD3P Rev. 1.0 Sapphire 4850 4x 2GB DDR2-1066 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
WD1600AAJS Random IDE Sony DVD Burner Tuniq Tower 120 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
6x 120mm Scythe SY1225SL12SH Fans Thermalright T-RAD2 2x 92mm Scythe DFS922512M-PWM Fans Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Acer 19" @ 1400x900 Sceptre 19" @ 1280x1024 Cherry G81-7000LPAUS-2 (MY Switches) Corsair 650TX 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Antec 900 Razer Diamondback 3G A black one with a cat in a hammock Asus Xonar D1 
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A rig like this...Snerps Cheap WC'ing..Will get you going as cheap as possible and be fine for your old slot A......That way you wont be out much $$$ if you don't like it....And you can always re-use the Bonnie core...Thats basically what my first rig was, except with a Little Giant pond pump and a home made block...

...Barbs for heater-core-fstfrddy

...How To silence a Via Aqua

...How to make a dual heater core fan shroud...

...Easy to make Shroud for the Bonnie
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2x Seagate 160 Perp. RD-1 2x Asus Vista Premium Corsair HX 620 
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