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Cheap WC setup?

post #1 of 13
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Can anyone show me a good "first time" kit? Not too expensive and reletively simple would be good. I'm tentatively considering WCing in the next 6 months. Maaaaaybe. Just maybe.
post #2 of 13
pcwatercoolingshop have some generic brand ones, EvilXP2400 liked its performance on his gfx. I sent my kit to clueless-oc to trade with his mobo, he's liking it so far.
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post #3 of 13
http://www.directron.com/bigwaterse.html
That's a decent kit for first timers.
Not bad at all...
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post #4 of 13
Ya, bigwater is good for starters, it even comes with its own coolant. But you could use another rad for the big water
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post #5 of 13
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Whats the deal with different sizes of tubing and barbs? And how does this affect cooling?
post #6 of 13
1/2 I.D. Is the favored size because it gives the best flow, 3/8 I.D. is also used and is OK but stay away from anything smaller. If you are going to use any quick disconnects then you also have to pay attention to wall thickness.
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post #7 of 13
Also, 1/2 stores more coolant in there, looks bigger, meaner
3/8 is cheap, but if you get a good one it'll still pwn.

I sent my kit to clueless, with big typhoon he's getting 43'C idle, now he's getting 32'C idle. PM him, I never got a chance to use that kit.
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post #8 of 13
I got a thermaltake bigwater and i love it, kits are really underrated these days. The thermaltake kits are good for starters, and are cost effective as far as water goes. I highly recommend it.
    
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post #9 of 13
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Originally Posted by wowza
I got a thermaltake bigwater and i love it, kits are really underrated these days. The thermaltake kits are good for starters, and are cost effective as far as water goes. I highly recommend it.
TOTALLY AGREED! People say kits don't perform well, because they're thinking pre-built doesn't perform well (like Dell...HP, etc). Good water cooling kits are still good water cooling!
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post #10 of 13
I used my bigwater se as the starting point for my w/c'ing build and it worked very well. A friend of mine also got very good results with the bigwater kit. It is a good starting point for w/c'ing.
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