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Ok I just want a simple cpu loop for now. With the possibility of adding northbridge cooling later. I have no desire to cool the sb or gpu's with it.
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Price range?

*******

It's a start...

Swiftech APOGEE GTZ - $64.99

Swiftech MCP65 - On Sale $29.95

Swiftech Micro Res Rev. 2 - $24.95

Swiftech MCR320 - $56.95 OR Black Ice GTX 240 - $99.95

Assorted fittings (preferably Bitspower) 7/16" or 1/2" ID tubing (feser/primochill/masterkleer); homemade coolant or Feser pre-mixed.

Approx $200 - $250


Edited by Slider46 - 12/12/08 at 6:07am
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Hello.

How about:

Pump: Laing Vario, DB1 (good for tight spaces and CPU only loops)
Radiator: MCR220, HW Labs 220, or Thermochill PA120.2
Reservoir: Swiftech MicroRes V2 (more configuration options) or EK150
Block: D-Tek Fuzion V1 or V2 with Quadcore nozzle
Tubing: Masterkleer
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Originally Posted by Slider46 View Post
Price range?

*******

It's a start...

Swiftech APOGEE GTZ - $64.99

Swiftech MCP65 - On Sale $29.95

Swiftech Micro Res Rev. 2 - $24.95

Swiftech MCR320 - $56.95 OR Black Ice GTX 240 - $99.95

Assorted fittings (preferably Bitspower) 7/16" or 1/2" ID tubing (feser/primochill/masterkleer); homemade coolant or Feser pre-mixed.

Approx $200 - $250


He could skip the reservoir and just use a Tee line, and use the money saved to get a D5 pump perhaps? Or maybe get a PA120.3 radiator?
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Also (I hope I am not violating the rules), if you are interested in a HW Labs 480 rad, I have one for sale.
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Here is a list for you to use as reference:

CPU: Apogee GTZ or D-tek fuzion v2 both are $61.95
Rad: GTX360 $99.95 or PA120.3 $119.95
Pump+Res option 1: MCP-655 $74.95 + Microres v2 $24.50
Pump+Res option 2: MCP-355 $63.95 + XSPC Res-Top $44.95
Tubing: 7/16"ID Durelene $0.45/ft
Fans: GTX360: 114CFM Scythe $8.95/each or PA120.3: 88CFM Yate Loons $3.70/each
Barbs: DD/BP Fatboys $2.50/each
Coolant: Distilled water from local supermarket. (Price will vary on your store)
Misc: PT-Nuke $2.50

Now for totals... all totals have 20ft of tubing, 8 barbs, and 3x fans.
Option 1 - GTX360+pumpres1+Scythes= $317.20
Option 2 - GTX360+pumpres2+Scythes= $326.65
Option 3 - PA120.3+pumpres1+Y-L= $321
Option 4 - PA120.3+pumpres2+Y-L= $330.45

Cheapest option::
CPU: Enzotech Sapphire - $54.99
Pump: MCP-655 - $74.95
Rad: Swifty 320 - 48.95
T-block: Enzotech brass T -$8.99
Tubing: 20ft durelene - $9
Barbs: 9x Fatboys - $22.5
Fans: 3x Yate Loons - $11.10

Total: $230.48

If you are lacking in space, Options 2 and 4 would be best. If you want silence w/o a fan controller, Option 3 and 4 are for you (1 and 2 if you have fan controller). If you have extra space and want a separate res then Options 1 and 3.

*NOTE 1: If you are on a really tight budget and this is still too high, switch the rad to...
Swiftech 320 rad $48.95.
For fans, I would use the Yate Loons mentioned before. (This rad is a single pass and not dual like the other two.)

*NOTE 2: If you are on a really tight budget, cut out the reservoirs and use a T-line. You'll have to buy a T-fitting in its place though. I would recommend the...
Enzotech Brass T $8.99
Do realize that you would need to add 3 more fittings too.

*NOTE 3: I personally like the Enzotech Sapphire. You may substitute other said blocks with it too.

*NOTE 4: You may or may not want to add GPUs to your loop down the road so here are some GPU only block recommendations(If you want fullcover blocks, they are much more expensive and much more specialized.):
D-Tek Fuzion GFX v2 $46.95
Swiftech MCW-60 Rev.2 $39.95

I hope this helps.
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