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Was jsut wondering whats so bad about bigwater, some guy at college says he has http://www.thermaltakeusa.com/produc...6/cl-w0076.asp and really recomends it, however im very put off from all your responses to bigwater, is this kit really all that bad? its so dam cheap. i guess its cheap for a reason eh?

bigwater = ?
    
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Extremely mediocre cooling, cracking waterblocks and pumps, poor overall construction, etc...

Getting a TRUE is a lot better (as a TRUE owns it in cooling, same for the majority of high end air coolers).
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i see, thanks mr pandah
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Marin View Post
Extremely mediocre cooling, cracking waterblocks and pumps, poor overall construction, etc...

Getting a TRUE is a lot better (as a TRUE owns it in cooling, same for the majority of high end air coolers).
Also mixing of copper and aluminum causing corrosion.
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Also, it gets beat by high end air coolers. Also air coolers don't run the risk of cracking and spilling coolant all over your expensive hardware.

edit: Also super crappy build quality.
    
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I'm sure it's a decent cooler if you install it gently and never touch it again. For overclockers it's probably to going to be better than high end air.

I had a Thermaltake Tidewater (GPU only loop) all in one dealie for about a year and had zero issues with it. It was cooling a X1900XT at the time, and did a great job at it.

I still wouldn't recommend a Bigwater to anyone. It's just not worth it for the mediocre performance and the number of negative reviews on it makes it scary
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post #7 of 36
Quote:
Originally Posted by hout17 View Post
Also mixing of copper and aluminum causing corrosion.
this happened to my big water about 2 years back i was so mad!
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i see, thanks everyone for your replies
    
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- Under performing
- Injury prone
- Expensive (when you take into account what you actually get)
- Ugly

Basically the equivalent of a washed up, fragile athlete locked in a long term huge contract.
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