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post #11 of 19
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wait. that's WRAP?!

*edit* i just saw the image. im blind -_-
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post #12 of 19
yeah they have some decent water cooling stuff. home depot also has 1/2" ID vinyl tubing too (in plumbing)

YES, a wrap

like this

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post #13 of 19
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ohh, i'll be getting the tubing from microcenter i guess, :] as i read i needed a 1/2 inch in diameter.. soo that should be easy to find..

I'll post back in this forum as soon as i get my watercooler to work, and my 2nd 8800 GTS :]

here i come 3.7ghz q6600
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post #14 of 19
good luck and thanks for the reps!
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post #15 of 19
What will you be cooling? Cpu only or CPU and GPU?

From Newegg, stick with all Swiftech gear. If you are cooling just your CPU, then the H20-220 Apex Ultra kit would be perfect as it would include everything you need - including coolant and tubing. If you want a cpu/gpu loop, then get:

MCW60-R http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835108095 $34.99
MCP320 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835108098 $49.99
Apogee GT http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835108093 $44.99
MCP355 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835108097 $64.99

If you have a fan controller then:
Scythe Ultra Kaz x 3 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835185054 $30
else
Scythe Slipstream x 3 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835185060 $27

As much as I'd hate to say this, you'd have to buy your tubing from a Lowes or Home Depot (or other local shop). Get about 10-12 feet of 7/16" ID or 1/2" ID tubing. Get assorted zip ties to use instead of clamps.

You could make coolant from 5% antifreeze and 95% DISTILLED water (from the grocery store).

Your best bet though (IMHO) would be to wait until the Apex Ultra Kit was back in stock and buy it AND the MCR320 (for CPU/GPU) and three fans. You'd still be under your budget, but end up with a spare 220 rad wich you could sell or use later.
post #16 of 19
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This watercooling set would be for my CPU for 1 month, and then i might get 2 waterblocks for my GPU, Im not sure about cooling my chipset. because i don't like stripping my copper heatsinks :]
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post #17 of 19
Don't get tubing at microcenter!! My friend did, spend 15$. My tubing was 2$ at my local hardware store, and it works just as well. Don't throw money away.
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post #18 of 19
agreed about the tubing. the microcenter near me is expensive.
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post #19 of 19
I ended up getting the Swiftech H20-220-APEX-GT kit

I think its alright for the money, installation was pretty straight forward things to have around are good scisors or a blade to cut the tubing, pliers, and you may have to mod your case abit... also since I'm only cooling my CPU right now I'm getting temps of low 50s to mid 50's running prime 95 stress test

before water I has running a Zalman 9700 and temps got high 60's on prime95 so overall this is a decent kit

one thing with MCR-220 rad is that it needs good fans to keep it cool I'm using 4 fans right now and temps have improved abit it really gets affected by ambient temps too
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