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$100 loop upgrade

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K so I got some dollars for Christmas and seeing as how I just got a new mobo/RAM combo a few weeks ago (3 mobos in 3 months, woot! ) I'm thinking maybe I can sink around $100 into upgrading my loop.

The two obvious ideas are upgrading the CPU block (currently a Danger Den MC-TDX) or swapping out my externally mounted MCR220 for an MCR320.
Loop order and components are listed in my sig. I'm pretty sure my loop is over-rad'd as it is (two MCR220s) so I am thinking that a new CPU block would help temps most...

So what would you guys recommend for high-performance quad-core CPU block? Seems either a Apogee GTZ or Fusion v2 would be a good choice but are there any more exotic coolers that perform as well? Maybe something like this...

Or is there another loop upgrade I should consider? Thx for the help
Edited by MCBrown.CA - 12/25/08 at 5:00pm
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The D-Tek Fuzion or the Swiftech Apogee GTZ is a good upgrade.
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You've really got enough rad on it. Do you have good fans and shrouds on your rads? If not you might want to shroud them. More rad surface area is always better, but if you already have good fans and shrouds those 2-220's should do fine.

If thats all good a new block, Fuzion,GTX, or whatever might give you another C or two.

A good HSF on your NB might help some, I like these..Swifty Chip HSF .That NB HSF is a big solid hunk of copper, they are nice coolers.Ramsinks on your v-reg's are nice to, hang some fans over them. I like these since they are contact set instead of heat set like the Swifty ram sinks..Enzotech Ram Sinks

I use one of these on my SB.Enzotech SLF ..I really don't know why other then I like them....
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Thanks Ira. I actually already have a full set of Enzotech copper mobo heatsinks that I'm trying to sell because this board really doesn't need the extra cooling.

As for fans on the rads I have 4 Kaze Jyuni 1200RPMs in push-pull with no shrouds on the external. I don't want to add shrouds or put bigger fans on the external rad because it would stick out from the case more, be heavier, etc... The internal rad has 2 cheap Coolermaster blue LEDs in push and 2 Ultra Kaze 2000RPM with 25mm shrouds in pull.

I may PM Andreoid and see if I can buy a 775 CPU block straight from him instead of through Anfi-tec.de....
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i think your loop is fine unless you want to WC your NB or buy a bunch or compression fittings

i think you should get more ram especially with the prices its at now, i believe its 35$AR for 2x2gb doms @ newegg(800 or 1066, i forget)
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