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OK. A few years back, many probably won't remember since OCN has changed so much, I delved into custom WC for the first time opting for a 1/2" custom setup that I pieced from Jab-Tech.

That setup is still going strong in a P4 3.2 Pressy setup that is now my wife and kids as I went C2D last year. Until this summer things have been fine but computers were unfortunately not a priority so I never retro-fitted the custom kit into this new build; I think it's time.

I have some NewEgg cash and found that Swiftech makes the APEX-GT kit which is pretty much the same components I purchased individually for the first build. Just wondering if anyone had this kit, it's quality (as a kit) and any comments.

For record what I have current still running strong on the P4 is:

Apogee Block
MC655 Pump (the controllable one)
Black Ice 240GT Rad
2 Panaflow 120mm push (can't remember the CFM, high 80's if not 100's)
Hydrox additive (which is superb and not spot of algae or buildup)
T-Line instead of reso

The Kit contains pretty much the same components LESS the MCP655 controllable pump, the kit has the non controllable, the Swiftec Rad instead of course my BI 240GT and of course the reservoir which is fine but I like T-Lines

Pieced out, the single components would be much more than the $199 egg price so I ask, would I be sacrificing anything going with the kit over pieced components? I mean, a P4 pressy running 70c prior to WC and just over 32 load is a MASSIVE improvement but again, that was a pressy and this is a low wattage, low voltage C2D...

I couldn't possibly need more than what's on the pressy now, no?

Any input of course is greatly appreciated as I delve back in, again, to custom 1/2" WC
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Oh just an update as I hit Post before thinking..

Being a C2D and running stock hovering 35c idle 50c load during the summer months is water, for a lack of better term, worthless?

I mean, sure it's cooling and cooling is cooling but for much less I could go into something like a Tuniq or other high output air cooler and still get some good OC results. (I've not much time these days for OC or Tweakin unfortunately)

WC or Air I guess is the first questions, lol, then refer to the first post.

hehe.. much obliged...
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Oh just an update as I hit Post before thinking..

Being a C2D and running stock hovering 35c idle 50c load during the summer months is water, for a lack of better term, worthless?

I mean, sure it's cooling and cooling is cooling but for much less I could go into something like a Tuniq or other high output air cooler and still get some good OC results. (I've not much time these days for OC or Tweakin unfortunately)

WC or Air I guess is the first questions, lol, then refer to the first post.

hehe.. much obliged...
I like that switech kit. My only concern and I cannot remember is does the Swiftech CPU block contain aluminum. I think this KIT is better due to the CPU block, pump and rad plus you can get a 320 rad for $14. However, as you have Newegg bucks I would think the Switech could easily handle a Core2Duo.
    
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Nah it's the GTX that has the aluminum top.

The kit you saw will be sufficient. If you would like something that would give you better temps, the kit suggested above has a Fuzion V2 which is one of the best blocks available.
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