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post #1 of 17
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Hi!

I have the TT bigwater 760i and I want a new cpu block.
How many degrees less do you guys think I will lose if I install a APOGEE GT
on it?

Thanks for help!
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post #2 of 17
We told you you wouldn't like it....

And I highly recommend not getting an aftermarket block. You will be wasting your money, as the craptastic aluminum in the rest of the TT kit will start the galvanic corrosion process again and destroy the new block.
post #3 of 17
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We told you you wouldn't like it....

And I highly recommend not getting an aftermarket block. You will be wasting your money, as the craptastic aluminum in the rest of the TT kit will start the galvanic corrosion process again and destroy the new block.
^^ what he said

also, i dont think the pumps have much power
i know my apogee is restrictive
post #4 of 17
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actually I like it But I just wanted to see if I would get any ``big`` c drop

here is a pic for you, its ok temps, I know its not the best but still..
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post #5 of 17
You'll be fine, there isn't a spec of aluminum in the Big water.

Pickup the Apogee GT, get used to draining the loop, changing the block, and see what kind of performance it yields. Remember getting a better radiator and pump would help greatly (probably knock 10 degree's off your load), plus improve the reliability of the system.
    
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When did TT stop using aluminum?
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You'll be fine, there isn't a spec of aluminum in the Big water.

Pickup the Apogee GT, get used to draining the loop, changing the block, and see what kind of performance it yields. Remember getting a better radiator and pump would help greatly (probably knock 10 degree's off your load), plus improve the reliability of the system.
thanks! Thought about the black ice like this

But if im only to change the radiator and cpu block, what do I need to get all this done? Like what screws and all that?
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When did TT stop using aluminum?
From what I have seen the Big water SE on (at the very least) has no aluminum.


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thanks! Thought about the black ice like this

But if im only to change the radiator and cpu block, what do I need to get all this done? Like what screws and all that?
I would say a waterblock change will be the best.

The Apogee should come with both the 3/8 size fittings (what your kit uses for tubing) and it also comes with 1/2 inch fittings (for what you will be using when you upgrade your pump and radiator).

All you do is drain the system, remove the old block, and put in the Apogee. You probably should cut new tubing for the CPU block, but if it doesn't look like it needs it, then you might not have to.
    
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I would say a waterblock change will be the best.

The Apogee should come with both the 3/8 size fittings (what your kit uses for tubing) and it also comes with 1/2 inch fittings (for what you will be using when you upgrade your pump and radiator).

All you do is drain the system, remove the old block, and put in the Apogee. You probably should cut new tubing for the CPU block, but if it doesn't look like it needs it, then you might not have to.
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From what I have seen the Big water SE on (at the very least) has no aluminum.
Well according to this and this and this it still uses an aluminum rad. Nasty stuff that aluminum when mixed with copper.

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Radiator
Dimension 122 x 35 x 166 mm
Radiator
Material Aluminum

Radiator
Weight 835g
Fan Dimension 120 x120 x35mm
Fan Speed 1300~2400RPM
Fan Rated Voltage 12V
Fan Life Expectancy 30,000hrs
Fan Connector 4 pin
Oh and lets not forget what Thermaltake says.
    
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