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post #1 of 9
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I am going to be buying a Q6600 and wanted to know if getting one of those pre-assembled water cooling kits or a tuniq tower? My room gets very very hot and I cannot stand noise so please take that into consideration. What pre-assmebled cpu water cooler is the best?
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I dont recomend any pre assembled water kit, they just arent good. If your not doing anything crazy, and you dont have a passion to go with WC, just pick up the Tuniq for 1/4th the price of a good WC setup.
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If you have the funds and the time.. watercool!!!!!
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The swiftech apex ultra kit is, or any from petras tech shop.
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post #5 of 9
In all truth if you can get a "good" pre assembled kit it would be better than a tunig but I would recommend you take the time to build your own setup if you really want a good WC system.
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for this computer I just want something simple, I am planning on building an extravagant water cooled computer with a silverstone tj07 later this year but I need a quiet and cool solution for the current rig I am building.
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post #7 of 9
It seems to me you have already answered your own question Go air, later go water!
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what's your budgeT?
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post #9 of 9
When estimating costs/time/otherwise for a potential watercooling, you can do yourself, your rig, and your sanity a big favor and pretend the cheapo kits don't exist. Minimum commitment to quality WC would be a Swiftech or Petra's kit as mentioned above. Remember that the fate of your system rides on how well built each individual component is.

I had a Swiftech H2O-220 Ultra kit before I bought my Tuniq. The Tuniq is impressive and doesn't need much upkeep past the usual canned air occasionally. With that said, I REALLY miss the H2O setup. It's a hobby in and of itself; love it or hate it. It needs more upkeep than an air-cooler and that's one thing you should know going in. I'd say live a little and give it a try. If it's not your thing, sell it off and go with quality air-cooling.
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