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Hi does anyone know what a good cpu watercooler is im looking to spend 200 i only need it for cpu too thanks

PS a whole kit
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You might be able to squeak in at that price if you don't mind doing some work or buying used parts...

A version 2 Fuzion CPU block has come out, so some of the guys will probably be selling their version 1's...Look for this block in the for sale forum, its V1. FuZion CPU Block..

I'd use a back-plate with it..Dtek FuZion Intel 775 Pro-Mount set..You can make one out of a little piece of HDPE sheet to, that would be a lot cheaper...

For a pump I'd go for this..D-5.Make sure to get the vario version like that if you can....Thats one thing I wouldn't cheap out on is the pump...

For a rad Bonnie heater core is good and cheap, use some decent cfm 120x38mm fans on it and a shroud....

You can use hardware store tubing, its cheap but pretty stiff a CPU only loop shouldn't have that many hard bends in it anyway, so you can probably get by with it...I like this you use it on 1/2" barbs, its more compact, fits the barbs tighter so you have less chance of leaks..I'd look for it if you order from one of the stores..7/16x5/8"

For coolant just use 10% any anti-freeze and a little Lysol, just a ounce or so, or add a little 1 ounce bottle of iodine tincture, the kind that has a little alcohol in it...The Lysol and iodine will work as a biocide, just use one or the other..

..Barbs for heater-core-fstfrddy

..How to make a dual heater core fan shroud

..Info: Using teflon tape

Here are a couple of links for making your own coolants...

..PC Water Coolant Chemistry - Part I

..PC Water Coolant Chemistry - Part II

I'll leave you my cleaning and set-up PDF to, clean all your new gear before you use it...

These are the stores I use most often..

..Jab-tech

..Petra's Tech Shop

..Sidewinders

..Danger Den

..SVC

..McMaster-Carr
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Whatever you do, don't get a kit that includes everything. They usually suck one way or another.
 
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Sorry i didnt reply till now was at work thanks man killer info i appreciate your help.

I wish i could give you 2 rep lol
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Quote:
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Whatever you do, don't get a kit that includes everything. They usually suck one way or another.
Swiftechs 220 Compact kit excluded from that.
which actually is best bang for buck.
do reassemble the pump/block though, as it isnt properly done from factory.
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I wouldn't get the bottom one. But the Switech is actually a pretty decent kit. As was said though take apart and reassemble the pump.
    
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Here are a couple of things to read before you buy one of the Swifty kits, if you get one be sure to look over that that guide in the first link...

..Swiftech H20 120: Tiny wonder or silent killer?

..DO NOT BUY the Swiftech H20-120 Compact!
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I hear they are decent and work well for most (and are easily upgradeable). But the 220 is definitely the minimum rad to get.
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Yeah Ive heard bad things on the swifty compact kits, thats why I opted for the swiftech apex ultra kit, comes with some decent parts for the price.
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