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Hey i posted earlier today and someone mentioned water cooling and told me to take a look at your guide... so i did, i saw that it could get kind of expensive but then i took a stroll over to newg and i saw this
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835118015
for 219.00 and i thought could this be everything? and it does look like it but could someone else take a look and tell me if it is, and if it isn't im sorry im a nub
post #2 of 13
Do not get that please.

What is your budget for watercooling, and what all are you wanting to watercool? (CPU, GPU, etc etc.)
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This would be a better kit than the Zalman kit. http://www.petrastechshop.com/pecod4.html
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ok so i wont get that, and TnB i'd probably say maybe 300ish, if thats even possible, and i would like to just start with CPU,GPU
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ok so i wont get that, and TnB i'd probably say maybe 300ish, if thats even possible, and i would like to just start with CPU,GPU
what cpu and gpu do you have. and also what case?
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KIT = FAIL

Petra's is a great shop though!

Yeah let Gir and friends build you a custom loop. We here at OCN love to help people get the best bang for their buck out of water cooling. The boys here are quite good (even pro) Listen to what they have to say because it will save you a good amount of money and a ton of trouble in the end.
Edited by DIRTYDUCK - 12/13/08 at 7:21pm
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cpu - i7 940
gpu - 4870
case - RAIDMAX SMILODON
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Swiftech GTZ - cpu - 70
Swiftech MCW60 + ramsinks - gpu - 65
D5 or 665 - pump - 80
radbox - rad mount - 15
Swiftech 320 + 3 120mm fans - rad - 65
swiftech Micro res - res - 20
1/2in ID tubing - tubing - 10

ehhh thats 325 maybe go for a Tline instead of a res
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awesome dude! thank you so much, this is the most friendly computer site i've been too
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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.
Med/High CFM (Loud)
Option 1 - GTX360+pumpres1+Scythes= $317.20
Option 2 - GTX360+pumpres2+Scythes= $326.65
Low/Med CFM (Quiet)
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

*NOTE 5: If you have a fan controller, then any of the above options are good.


I hope this helps.
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