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post #1 of 13
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Got my new pc almost planned out, 3700 cpu, 2*512 OCZ ram, along with other things...

i got my self around £70 to spend, so now for the cooling?
(just to let you know im not all to knowledgeable in the ways of cooling)

Initially i thought ill get an XP-120 for some nice cooling and take advantage of its big size to help cool everythin a bit too.

but then my attention was drawn to a really cheap water cooler, something along the lines of http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=174654

and then i was left wondering 2 things

a) is there some cooler i am overlooking that would be much better for me?
b) is a cheap water system like that worth it?


(sorry for if the post is a bit n00bish, its my second ever )
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post #2 of 13
welcome, go to user cp (top right) and fill out your rig profile. i havent heard of that water kit but frequently a kit is not any better than a good air heatsink. hopefully you can find a review or someone has heard of it before but i would really think twice about getting an all in one kit. the xp-120 is very good and the big typhoon has had some rave reviews as well. as for water cooling a non kit will run at least $150 probably more.
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post #3 of 13
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a gave it a quick fill out, (of the system ill be running once the parts are in stock and ive picked the cooler)

So you think the XP-120 is the one?

both products have good reviews, but are hard for me to compare as i dont know to much about expsected temps etc.
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post #4 of 13
I would recommend these coolers-

Zalman 9500 retails at £40 on ebay.

XP 120/Si 120 and a good fan £40

Artic Freezer Pro £17-25

Big typhoon- £30

The best value-

Artic freezer

best performance-

Big typhoon/ Zalman 9500

best for custom-

Xp120/si120.

good luck
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post #5 of 13
I'm going to vote for either the big typhon or the arctic freezer. both will give you great cooling... equal to or better than cheap water for a fraction of the cost. Plus they are both near silent.
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post #6 of 13
Zalman CNPS 9500 and Cooler Master Hyper 6+ are both really nice.
post #7 of 13
It realy what your going to do to your rig Water cooling is realy for if your going to take it to the Highest point you can where as Air Cooling although you can still push your CPU far with it wont allow you to go that extra bit that Water Cooling would but all in all its up to you.

Although it dosnt cover as much as the one you posted it is a great watercooling system and made buy a good name also

http://www.overclock.co.uk/customer/...roductid=17966
     
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post #8 of 13
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so i guess im now looking at the Big Typhoon or the XP-120?

well the big typhoon may well crush my mobo which is my main consern. hehe

Am I right in thinking, out and out the Big Typhoon will give me better performance (cooling) but the XP-120 will do a better job of cooling the surrounding areas and also to be quiter?

also any one with reasons for me to buy one over the other please speek up now
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post #9 of 13
Cheap watercooling is not worth it... especially when it's a kit!

Get XP-120. You'll be so much happier.
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post #10 of 13
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any reason?

xp-120 seems to be a funny thing, the more i google, the more foggy it gets

some reivews it is great...
yet some reviews it sucks...

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