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Was curious to know if this is good:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835108105

A lot of people have recommended buying swiftech stuff - I have been offered a storm v2 for 30 bucks aswell so...
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I've heard that the Swiftech kits are actually OK. However, many people will warn you against buying kits like that - they're usually full of cheap components. Is your budget ~$200?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by pcguru000 View Post
Was curious to know if this is good:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835108105

A lot of people have recommended buying swiftech stuff - I have been offered a storm v2 for 30 bucks aswell so...
Some people say it's great, others have it leak on them like crazy due to a bad connection between the Pump and CPU block.

So.. I'd go with something else

EDIT: This would be much better. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835108076
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post #4 of 10
It's alright, nothing stunning and definitely not the full or anywhere near full potential of water cooling. It's just simply mediocre. A custom setup would be the way to go.
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post #5 of 10
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I was suggested this from Sergery
I would suggest something like
pump: D5 vario or DDC3.1 w/ top
Rad: Swifty 320
Res: Swifty micro (lots of options here, pick what you think will look the nicest in your case)
Tubing: 10ftmasterkleer 7/16" ID
additives: either swifty green all in one OR ptnuke and pentosin (other options for this second component too)
Fans: 3x or 6x depending on rad mountingYate loon High speed
maybe a fan controller: SunBeam (also comes in silver)

and a storm block...

Good? Suggestions?
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post #6 of 10
If you get a new block, definitely check out the D-Tek Fusion V2. It blows away other blocks and is in the same price range as other high performance blocks.


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Originally Posted by xxhaloownerxx View Post
agreed. this is basically the parts I recommended with low/moderate performance block, and a small rad. the 3 fan rads are marginally more expensive, $49.99 @ newegg, the pressure drop is only slightly higher, but heat dissipation is significantly better.




From the swiftech website "The improvement is of the order of 1°C per 100 Watts dissipated across the range of tested flow rates."

as far as mounting, there are plenty of options. Outside the case should give the best temps though. Cruise our case forum and water cooling forum for more pics. here is an example:
    
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post #7 of 10
Kits are the devil. Look through the watercooling section and find an example of a custom loop. They are generally pretty similar to eachother.

Just grab yourself a decent rad (cpu only loop? 240 is fine. more is more), a quality pump (d5 vario for example, are others, but I'm drawing a blank), the best cpu/gpu block(s) you can afford, some tubing, a res or a tline, and run with it.

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Im going to propose a loop in a new thread thanks 4 your help guys
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Just got mine and its pretty good.I think im gonna add a second Rad though.QAnd believe me its not a bad setup for $135.The pump is solid i dont know why some are leaking.But all you have to do is check the screws to make sure they nice and tight.I have a BIP im gonna get some 3/8 barb and see how much a second rad will lower load temps
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My loop proposal : http://www.overclock.net/water-cooli...ml#post4160543

Please let me know what you guys think...(May aswell do it there lol)
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