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Is this swiftech good for a first timer.

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Looking for something good for a first timer. Maybe add northbridge but no gpu later. I wanted to know if this was a good kit.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835108105

I only want to spend about 200 to 250 US for a kit worryed about trying to build one form the ground up first time. Any help is great
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Thats a great starter kit, though for a slightly less price, I would recommend you get this one when they come back in stock...:

http://www.petrastechshop.com/pecod4.html

If you don't want to bother waiting, then yes, the H20-220 compact is fine
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I would go with sabermetrics recommendation. While that Swiftech isn't bad, the one from Petra's would be better.
    
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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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