how come no one asked what case this is going inside?
And how he intends to mount his radiator?
And when his budget is that tight why are you guys recomending him GTX's and PA's? Its like telling a medium class worker to buy a bently. :X
If you think you can fit a 120x3 class radiator, and there quite large, believe me... then i would grab that. The best when you look at budget and performance is the swiftech MCR320.
No other rad will get close when it comes to budget and performance... Well maybe a BIP.
So if you dont mind i'll tweek your build a little bit.
51.96 [This should be your Rad with your budget]
As for Cpu block, did you read up on injectors and low restriction blocks? Do you understand how each performs better in its niche, and there is no such thing as a uber all in 1 block?
If your intending to keep this loop on the CPU ONLY, and in the future add a GPU loop entirely, then i would recomend you go the route of injectors.
If you intend to drop a GPU block somewhere down the road, and not add a second loop, my recomendation is you go the low restriction route.
For injector blocks: (this is the apex in h2o, also will cost you $$$)
Id only look at 3 right now.
Koolance 350... [incase no one's seen it yet,]
Copper core with nickle plated base:
The Swiftech GTZ
The EK Supreme.
If your going the low restriction route:
D-tek Fusion V1 not the V2
XSPC Delta V3
As for the pump selection, this also plays a big role...
Injectors, you will need to go the 355(DDC-3.2) route with After market top. I believe someone discussed what this means in a earlier post.
The XSPC Res/Top + DDC-3.2 is the best single combo you can get right now when it comes to head pressure. Injector blocks LOVE head pressure.
If your going the low restriction route, the 655 aka D5 is probably the best ideal pump. Watch out for the 655-B as its a non vario. The difference between vario and non vario is the vario has a setting 1-5 while the non vario your cap'd at 4.
Ima a bored lurker... Edited by NaeKuh - 12/13/08 at 8:11pm