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Ok, i need some advice and guidance. I am finally ready to make the move on to water cooling for my sig rig below. I have never used water cooling before but am getting better and better at overclocking all the time and my core temps are going up and up every time and air is starting to fail me...

I dont have a huge amount to spend but i do want to get a fairly decent water cooling setup that to start with will just cool my CPU and GPU but hopefully will be able to add too if i need to for example add a second GPU or whatever.

I have around £130-£140 GBP, that is about $240-$250 US i think.

I was thinking about the Zalman Reserator system as it has all the kit i need for the right amount of cash.

Come on guys give me some advice on what i should go for, or look for when finding a suitable W/C system.

Thanks
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SpinpointF1 1TB, 2x250GB WD VelociRaptor Raid0,... Asus LightScribe DVD-RW Corsair H70 + 2x Akasa Apache 120mm in Push Pul... Win 7 Home Prem x64 + RedHat Linux Dual Boot 
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AOC 32" FULL HD LCD Logitech G15 mk2 OCZ ModXtreme 700w 80+ Silver Modular CM Storm Sniper - Tinted Panal 
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I have never watercooled but from talking to people i understand that kits arent that great, its better to buy the seperate parts, look around in the FS section for water cooling parts and i think you could get some deals.
But ur in the UK
    
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I have heard many people that have had a decent setup with decent temps with the zalman but no body watercools to be decent. If you are really into buying just a kit then go for a swiftech kit its probably the closes thing to a custom setup you can buy in a kit. I would suggest going to places such as I would suggest taking a look at this:
http://www.overclock.net/water-cooli...ling-gear.html
to find where to buy and this for a good overview of some of the best components and kits out there
http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/...ad.php?t=75873

have fun WCing
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