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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.
Oh I TOTALLY agree with you there. I've heard nothing but GREAT things from Petra's and why, back a few years, I went with Jab-Tech because while I could have gone bigger vendor I went smaller and paid more. No biggie.

I've been eying that Swiftech kit on the Egg only because I have some 200$ in gift certif's up there already.. If I hadn't and had the cash-in-hand I would go Petra.

Oh about those worm clamps.. You like them eh? I've never had good luck with them and sprung a leak or two in the day using them. Something possibly with the tubing used (masterkleer) or maybe over excited tightening.. I've gone to just simple zip-ties on everything and have not once had a leak/spill (/cross my fingers)
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Ghetto is not always bad
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i actually have a nautilus and they are pretty nice for stock speed plus they provide a good base to mod off of, ive replaced my radiator with a black ice xtreme and put a petra's top on the pump. after that i got a good 9c drop but it was fun doing it

oh yeah its kind of annoying to put the cpu block on, it takes strong thumbs
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well it seems the swiftech h20 - 220 is real nice, I'll probably buy extra hose and add a Swiftech GPU block and NB block... but I'm interested in a custom system. I mean i can make my own coolents and fan shrouds (what the hell are they?) The Swiftech Apogee is a good WB but Id be intersted in a different rad perhaps, idk. I may just go with the 220
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If you want to go custom something like this would make a real decent WC'ing rig...

CPU...I use all metal Stingers...Stinger WB..Commercial...D-tek Fuzion V2

I'd use a back plate with them...Dtek FuZion Intel 775 Quick-Mount Set

Res DD 5 1/4" Bay Reservoir...Or just use a t-line...

Pump...D-5

Rad... GTX360....Or.. GTX480..With some decent medium cfm fans..86cfm Pana.These are what I use on my GTX...115 Pana-S/W

GPU...Swifty 60.Sinks....Swifty 60 Ram Sinks

Shrouds will help...They help to close the dead spot in the center of the fans flow, it helps to draw air over more of the rad core...

..How To: Make any Sized shroud in 2 minutes

..How To: Build A Performance Shroud

..Part 1- Temp's with and with-out shrouds

..Poll: Push or pull configuration for Radiators

Tubing...I like this on 1/2" barbs..7/16x5/8"..Or this for full size...1/2x3/4".

Clamps or zip-ties...I like automotive type worm drive clamps...

Coolant...Mixed at 10 or 11-1 with distilled water.Pentosin..2 drops of this for a biocide...PT Nuke.

Stuff you might like to read I'll leave you my cleaning and set-up PDF also...

..Assembling your Custom Watercooling Setup

..Water Cooling - In English

..D-Tek Fuzion install tip! (Or why you should clean new blocks)

..PC Water Coolant Chemistry - Part I

..Cooling - An In-Depth Look
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whoa ira-k crazy stuff rep +, this is a big decision and i want to build it right.
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Oh about those worm clamps.. You like them eh? I've never had good luck with them and sprung a leak or two in the day using them. Something possibly with the tubing used (masterkleer) or maybe over excited tightening.. I've gone to just simple zip-ties on everything and have not once had a leak/spill (/cross my fingers)
They tend to geta flat spot around the barbs. I took mine and wrapped them around a 3/8 inch bar and then bent the flat spot so it was round. Works great.
    
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Wow, water cooling is not for the poor folks like me...... $60 for a water block, wow that is insaine! then 80 for a pump then like 100 for a rad. craziness, MADNESS! </300 quote>.

But i'm just going to pop in here to remind anyone who wants to be reminded about NOL's bong cooler thread, you should check it out if you haven't already it's pretty neat! And that could save some big cash if you didn't have to buy a rad, plus you get better cooling with a bong cooler.
Edited by J.Harris - 6/10/08 at 5:54pm
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