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I want to water cool my computer but I don't have a lot of money. Would this work for the block? http://www.overclockers.com/tips206/
    
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sorry to burst your bubble, but CPU's at that time didnt put out as much heat, nor were there any air coolers out there that remotely competed with watercooling. both have changed, so you will need quite a bit of money to make your WC worth it. (~200+)

so i'd say just get yourself a TRUE and a nice big fan.
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I'm just getting started on reviewing one of these, but the Apogee drive will probably become my highest recommend for those looking to save money. It has a better flow than the Apogee GT, so it probably performs similar if not better than an Apogee GTX and it has a built in Lang DDC 3.1 pump motor on top. What I really like about it is the pump can be easily modified to a Laing DDC 3.2 by a simple soldering connection and pump can easily be removed and pump top added to it if you wanted to change blocks out later.

So for a low budget but still well performing system, it'll be hard to beat.

Drive includes pump plus Apogee GT block integrated $80
http://www.ncixus.com/products/25711...RIVE/Swiftech/

Then get at least a double rad like this MCR220 $35
http://www.ncixus.com/products/20089...QP-K/Swiftech/

Add a "T" fitting for your reservoir, some tubing and antifreeze/water mixture and you'll have a good upgradable kit for about $120.

Later if you decided you didn't like the block, you could buy an aftermarket top for the pump motor. It's really an amazing deal really. You basically get a $40 waterblock and and $80 pump in an $80 price package.

If that exceeds your budget, a $60 TRUE would be the best performing.
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yes the basic channel designs still work well with c2d/c2q.
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