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I have a used Thermaltake Symphon that I bought from one of my friends for $50 since he will move to another city.

I was going to sell it but I am thinking about modding it and using it as a cooler for my system.

So ,I am thinking about replacing the two pumps (90L/h) with MCP655 pump and replacing the cpu block with D-Tek Fuzion.

note : I would use it to cool:
1- QX9770 (4.0-4.2 GHz)
2- HD4870x2 OCX (XSPC 4870x2)

is it worth modding it or is it better to buy a custom kit and sell it ?

Thanks
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Not worth it. Especially with what you would be trying to cool.
    
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Not worth it. Especially with what you would be trying to cool.
Can you explain to me Why is it?
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Can you explain to me Why is it?

For one thing the radiator would need to be replaced. Since you are also replacing the cpu block and the pump, you will effectively replace the entire thing. Basically it is a paperweight.
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if you are replacing block and pump already... you'll be replacing the rad later on down the road because of corrosion. that rad has aluminum and you don'nt want that in your loop.

so sell it, and buy everything from scratch.

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 $38.95
Tubing: 7/16"ID Durelene $0.45/ft
Fans: GTX360: 114CFM Scythe $8.95/each or PA120.3: 88CFM Yate Loons $3.30/each (Pricing for 3-9 fans)
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= $320.65
Low/Med CFM (Quiet)
Option 3 - PA120.3+pumpres1+Y-L= $319.80
Option 4 - PA120.3+pumpres2+Y-L= $323.25

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: 5x Fatboys - $12.50
Fans: 3x Yate Loons - $9.90

Total: $219.28

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: If you do pick a reservoir and you are getting the Swiftech Microres.. there is the previous version for cheaper...
Swiftech Microres V1 $17.99

*NOTE 4: I personally like the Enzotech Sapphire. You may substitute other said blocks with it too.

*NOTE 5: 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 6: If you have a fan controller, then any of the above options are good.


I hope this helps.
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post #6 of 28
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For one thing the radiator would need to be replaced. Since you are also replacing the cpu block and the pump, you will effectively replace the entire thing. Basically it is a paperweight.
man, so basically Thermaltake Symphon worth nothing !!!!!!

I thought that its huge radiator is good!!??

nafljhy,
thanks fro your help but is there a 2X2(120mm) radiator since I am not sure that the GTX360 or PA120.3 would fit inside my case ?
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sure, let me get you the pricing on those.

This is the smaller version to the BI GTX360
BI GTX 240 $89.95

I chose Feser this time because the PA120.2 costs the excatly the same but Feser is better.
Feser 240 X-Changer $109.95

Smaller version to the Swiftech 320 Rad
Swiftech 220 Rad $38.95

this should help
Edited by nafljhy - 12/16/08 at 10:24am
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sure, let me get you the pricing on those.

This is the smaller version to the BI GTX360
BI GTX 240 $89.95

I chose Feser this time because the PA120.2 costs the excatly the same but Feser is better.
Feser 240 X-Changer $109.95

Smaller version to the Swiftech 320 Rad
Swiftech 220 Rad $38.95

this should help
Thanks man

I just found this one :
http://www.pcwatercoolingshop.com/ca...88c2502c455029

is it good ?
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i don't really know about that radiator. and can you even fit that?

and if your case is the CMHAF... you should be able to fit a 360 rad in there easy. as for a 2x120 rad.. i don't think that would fit?
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http://www.coolermaster-usa.com/prod...roduct_id=2810
would not fit there from the inside ?
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