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I asked a while back for a water cooling kit around $200 and everyone said it will cost more for a quality parts.

So I have about 300-350 to spend what parts do you guys reccomend? Its only for cpu which is an intell 775 socket and I would hope to fit everything inside my antec 900 if not its ok.
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post #2 of 7
well i know MSI has a cheap CPU-only loop on newegg for like 200.
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http://www.petrastechshop.com/pecoel.html just grab that and be done with it
    
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post #4 of 7
I priced a few things out for you, and $300-$350 is very doable.
Here's what I picked out at jab-tech.com:
D-tek Fuzion
Fuzion Pro Mount set
Swiftech MCP655
Swiftech MCR320
DD 1/2" barbs x2 (To replace the plastic barbs that come with the rad)
Medium speed Yate Loon fans x3
Swiftech Radbox
Mastekleer 7/16"ID 5/8"OD Tubing
1/2" T-Fitting
DD Delrin Fillport
Pentosin G11 Coolant

The only things you need to add are distilled water, some biocide, some zip ties, and a funnel. It totaled out to be $259.54. With a triple rad, a good cpu block and a good pump I think $260 is a very good price.

With a triple rad you might not be able to fit it in you case but it would give you good enough headroom if you ever decide to put your video cards in the loop. If you plan to stay CPU only for a while then a double rad would be sufficient and would have more of a chance to fit in your case.
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post #5 of 7
You can water cool even if you have a Antec 900 with easy.
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post #6 of 7
Quote:
Originally Posted by microman View Post
http://www.petrastechshop.com/pecoel.html just grab that and be done with it
+1 also: http://forums.extremeoverclocking.co...d.php?t=282232
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post #7 of 7
Go with carholmes recommendations. Thats a very solid setup. Nothing more
+Rep carholmes
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