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post #1 of 62
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Hey everyone, I've finally decided to take the plunge after much contemplation. I currently have my cpu at 3.0ghz w/ 1.275v bios, 1.23v cpu-z. Idles at 38C and loads at 55C with 26C ambients. Heres my idea so far and I only plan to cool the cpu.

Swiftech MCR220 $40 - nothing bigger than 240 rad so i can fit internally

Danger Den MC-TDX $45

Swiftech Micro Res- $20

Swiftech 655 pump - $75

Swiftech 7/16 ID vinyl tubing $10

2 x Scythe Slipstreams 68.5 cfm (already own)

Primochill PC ICE $7

2 120mm basic fan grills $1 each

Total comes to $218 plus shipping and taxes comes out to about $250.

Let me know what you guys think and if theres anything I should change. The max I'm willing to go to is $300 shipped.
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post #2 of 62
Looks good to me.
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post #3 of 62
If you don't mind buying this separately, you can get a fuzion v1 for 49.95 at jab-tech. I ordered mine from there and I love it

http://www.jab-tech.com/D-tek-FuZion...k-pr-3667.html
post #4 of 62
Can you break that down for me? I'm totally new when it comes to WCing... I only see model numbers, don't know what they are or used for. I'm interested in doing the same for my rig as I have the same idle/load temps @ 3.0ghz.
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post #5 of 62
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I would buy from jab-tech, but i dont think they ship to canada. All of my prices are from www.directcanada.com I was also wondering if i should change the plastic barbs that come with the MCR220 to some metal ones.
Any suggestions welcome and much appreciated.

Edit: actually Jab-tech ships to canada but its 17 dollars alone for shipping so not worth it.
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post #6 of 62
Ahh, didn't know you were in Canada, sorry.

And yes, you can use metal barbs on the swifty rads.
post #7 of 62
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would using metal over the plastic make any difference in cooling or just aesthetics?
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post #8 of 62
Aesthetics mostly. I prefer using plastic barbs though, but that's just me. Plastic barbs hold onto the tubing better.
post #9 of 62
Doesn't look bad, if you can afford it I would get a GTX or PA rad instead...If you use the 220 Swifty I would put some higher cfm fans on it, its an OK rad but you can do better...


I'll leave you some stuff to read, be sure to read all the stickies here also if you haven't already...Take you time and leak test well and you'll be fine...

..Assembling your Custom Watercooling Setup

..Bleeding my WC setup..

..Cooling - An In-Depth Look

..PC Water Coolant Chemistry - Part I
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post #10 of 62
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I heard the GTX is for higher cfm fans, and my fans are only 68cfm. Not sure if they'll be good enough.

EDIT: How would the pa160 compare to the pa 120.2?
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