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well i am not cheap, my wife just wont let me buy expensive stuff, lol. anyway i love getting something good for a small amount of money. is a custom wc setup with cpu and gpu possible for 150? would i be wasting my time with these items?
1. maze 4 cpu cooler
2. maze 4 gpu cooler
3. polarflo e series cpu http://www.polarflo.com/index.asp?Pa...ROD&ProdID=125
4. black ice pro 120mm

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any comments on the effectiveness of any of the parts? total wc noob here.
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Want me to build you a system? ill get the links and everything.

Edit: its a wee bit over budget, but its the best youre gonna be able to do...

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im looking for ideas, cheap as possible but i probably wont buy until later in winter or spring. if you dont mind, i really want to know if i can get a $35 cpu and gpu block and still be a good amount better than air.
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Jazino, I did my setup for close to 150. My setup comprises a STORM G4, Hydor L40, and '77 bonneville heatercore. A quick price breakdown:

STORM- 65 bucks (shop around)
'77 Bonneville heatercore w/o a/c- 20 bucks at Autozone
Hydor L40- 51 bucks at marinedepot.com (I'd advise a pump with higher head and less flow though)
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Yeah, but hes going to want a gpu cooler too and thats easily going to add 30 dollars to the total...so 180 should be his budget.
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I've been told to avoid the Black Ice Pro like the plague.
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Whatever you do, DO NOT GET THE Black Ice Pro!! It is a horrible performer. A single heatercore will outperform the BIP by a very large amount. If you absolutely want a Black Ice radiator, go with the Black Ice Extreme.
I too have been looking into PolarFLO. I don't like the fact that the tops of their CPU blocks are clear and they don't come any other way...not even custom (I asked). It seems to me that the company went from a "**** SOOO SEXY" line to a "cheap look". Granted that looks are basically nothing, but I am kinda nervous about Plexiglas (it cracks) chillin over my CPU.

Another thing about PolarFLO, It took 4 days to get an email response from them. I was asking about their trade in program. They send me a response WITHOUT their address. It took another 4 days to get their address. A bit weak IMO.
    
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post #8 of 44
Well for one, a cpu block with 3 barbs aka the dangerden RBX is what that polarflo is...its gonna restrict flow, its probably saying something about changing things inside of it to allow the flow you want well its crap...youd be better off with a storm G4 or a TDX...
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post #9 of 44
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yeah, for looks id go polarflo for sure, the tt series looks sweet. but i will either go price or performance. http://www.cluboverclocker.com/revie...g/polarflo/tt/

so two barbs is better? i like the idea for simplicity's sake.
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post #10 of 44
Yeah, two barbs is better, if youre gonna go that route, id suggest picking up a storm G4 or apogee and do a review compared to the G4 , see which waterblock is the best, crazypc has the g4 on sale for 59.99 .
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