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Alright finals are only 2 days away (damn you AP Chemistry and Physics B) and I have this side job thing where i repair people's computers. With the summer heating up I'm hoping for a new level of Dell failure so i can get my buisness in gear. I'm already in the means to buy the SunBeam Acrylic 9-bay case and I'm looking for an eventual liquid cooling system. My budget is for around $150

Choice 1: ThermalTake BigWater 745
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835106074

Choice 2: Corsair Nautilus 500
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835181004

Choice 3: Zalman Reserator I
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835118111

are any of these any good? can you recommend me one thats around this price range?
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This is the only kit I would recommend:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835108076
post #3 of 18
Build a custom kit from Petroshop,or sidewinder computers. Dont bother with Ready made thermaljunk and zalman kits. (friends dont let friends buy thermaltake)
Stick to the guys that make ugly W/C kits, swiftech, danger den.
Go custom, and you wont be sorry...

edit: what do you want to cool? CPU and GPU?
that swiftech kit is basicly a custom kit(ie not ready made and not junk)
Edited by -=sT3V3=- - 6/9/08 at 4:13pm
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That Swiftech kit is pretty much what I custom built a year or two ago and although I had a few different parts (radiator and the speed variable MCP655 pump) it was *way* more expensive than that kit.

I've been thinking of picking up that kit from the Egg because it's basically the very same "custom" I built from recommendations from members here. Other than a Fuzion block as some have recently recommended here it's the same and is as good as you'll get from 'custom'.
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post #5 of 18
None of the 3 you listed, just get agood HSF rather then those...

This isn't a bad "kit" with the biggest rad and fan option..Fuzion Kit..You still better off building your own...But that or the Swifty kit will get you started and they are easy to upgrade...
Edited by ira-k - 6/9/08 at 4:37pm
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post #6 of 18
none of those;

http://www.petrastechshop.com/pecoba.html
is one of the only wc kits that i'd touch.

http://www.petrastechshop.com/thulhecpucos.html
is what you should get if your not willing to spend 200+
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post #7 of 18
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Originally Posted by THEBREN View Post
Alright finals are only 2 days away (damn you AP Chemistry and Physics B) and I have this side job thing where i repair people's computers. With the summer heating up I'm hoping for a new level of Dell failure so i can get my buisness in gear. I'm already in the means to buy the SunBeam Acrylic 9-bay case and I'm looking for an eventual liquid cooling system. My budget is for around $150

Choice 1: ThermalTake BigWater 745
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835106074

Choice 2: Corsair Nautilus 500
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835181004

Choice 3: Zalman Reserator I
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835118111

are any of these any good? can you recommend me one thats around this price range?
do not get big water i had that and it works good for a month or so then the temps start to rise big time. custom is the way to go really.
    
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post #8 of 18
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http://www.petrastechshop.com/pecoba.html
is one of the only wc kits that i'd touch.
Which is, as close (minus some extras), as the Swiftech kit listed on Egg.

Just because it doesn't come from Petra, JabTech or any other small vendor doesn't mean it's bad. Hell I have very much the same and paid much, much more individually than the Swiftech kit and it's virtually the same thing.
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post #9 of 18
The only brands I'll consider for H2O are DangerDen, EK-waterblocks, Swiftech, D-Tek, Thermochill, Hardware Labs, and LAING. Nuff Said
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post #10 of 18
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Which is, as close (minus some extras), as the Swiftech kit listed on Egg.

Just because it doesn't come from Petra, JabTech or any other small vendor doesn't mean it's bad. Hell I have very much the same and paid much, much more individually than the Swiftech kit and it's virtually the same thing.
The swiftech kit is pretty solid- all the main components are good- but the petra's kit has worm-drive clamps, which are cheap but imo important, and the swiftech additive has been known to cause buildup.

all in all, the swiftech kit may be a better deal, but I like to support the little guy. And Petra will take care of you.
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