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If you can put an A/C in the window, that might be a good. ;-)
Lol, I already have an AC running most of the time, the house is usually at about 68-72 degrees F.
post #12 of 34
Noldevin, to answer you question about waterblocks/components, here is a guide by a member: http://www.overclock.net/water-cooli...ml#post3899938
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post #13 of 34
The Swiftech MCR-220 will certainly outperform the BIGTS 240.

The barbs you listed would not be compatible with the DDC (MCP-350) pump; they are intended for the blocks/res/rads, the pump top has integrated 3/8" barbs. If you need 1/2" barbs then you either have to go with a D5 vario (MCP-655) or get the DDC (MCP-350) with the Petra's Tech top (has removable barbs).
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post #14 of 34
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Okay so I am set on radiators, except I could use a suggestion as to what barbs would be good for the MCR-220. I have also decided on the Fuzion v2 instead of the apogee.
Now for the pump... I have figured that the pump top for the mcp350 will cost me about an extra 20 dollars plus shipping. It just so happens that newegg has the MCP-655 vario for 20 dollars more, and would add minimal shipping since there is no extra part. Would the better choice be the 655 or the 350 with top? I do like the idea of being able to slow down the pump if I don't need its full capacity/raise it for higher ambients, but its really down to performance per dollar. My budget here is about $215-$225 max.

P.S. + rep for PhelanJKell and Radodrill, most helpful posts so far.
post #15 of 34
I'd get the vario, actually I did lol, as the reviews I have read put it in the top for pumps and it is less expensive than the ones that beat it.

Here's a nice flow rate estimator that Martin made. Linky Put the Vario in and then check your loop versus other pumps. you will see a difference but the other pumps, need tops and are more money.

As far as adjustability I cannot hear mine, so I don't think that is much of an issue.

GL!

Forgot to add it's the Laing D5 Vario IIRC.
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The LIANG DDC (MCP-350) with Petra's Tech top performs about on par with the LAING D5 (MCP-655); the DDC with top would be a bit smaller than the D5, so if space is a concern go with the DDC/top otherwise get the D5.

With regards to the barbs, AFAIK the Swiftech hardware comes with plastic barbs; but they are more prone to leaks than standard metal barbs. 2 options that I would recommend are the DangerDen High-Flow barbs or the D-Tek High-Flow Barbs.
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post #17 of 34
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Thanks again radodrill. Space isn't really a concern with the pump, just the rad, so I will go for the variable pump to control noise (thanks to Tufel). Will those barbs have the proper thread to fit the swiftech rad?
Edited by noldevin - 6/14/08 at 10:33am
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Will those barbs have the proper thread to fit the swiftech rad?
Yep; Almost all watercooling components use G1/4" threads for the barbs; the only exception I know of is the Thermochill rads that use G3/8"
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post #19 of 34
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Okay then it is settled, here is my final list for review and final check over. Please let me know if I'm missing anything.

Petras Order:
Tubing - $5.90 (10'x 0.59)
Clamps - $6.00 (10x 0.60)
t-joints - $3.98 (2x 1.99)
t-line plugs - $3.50 (2x 1.75)
Fuzion v2 - $64.99
Quad Insert - $4.25
Rad Barbs - $4.60 (2x 2.30)
Total with shipping: $105.84

Newegg Order:
Pump - $74.99
Radiator - $35.99 (a 360 wont fit, I WILL NOT go external)
Total with shipping+tax: $128.39

Grand Total: $234.23

A little bit more than I intended to spend, but I'm sure it'll be worth it, plus my brother owes me some money for the cellphone bill anyway. Let me know if anything should be changed (but PLEASE do not suggest more expensive parts for the sake of better parts, unless something else can be lowered, I am at the limit of my budget ATM)
Edited by noldevin - 6/14/08 at 11:14am
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Anyone want to give it a look-over? I'm ready to pull the trigger as soon as a couple of the water people give me their blessings.
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