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post #11 of 44
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but how much better will the storm or apogee be than a polarflo e series ($25 less) or a maze 4 gpu block. is it like 2-3c or 5-8c?
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post #12 of 44
Most likely 5-8. I can't say for sure, because I don't have any experience with the TT line, but I can say for sure the STORM will definitely outperform it.
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post #13 of 44
Yeah I agree with bum ( remember that one burn?)

the storm is the best block out there right now and personally im glad im going with w/c because it will last a long time,the only thing you ever have to change is the block!, cheaper in the long run.
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Indeed! Yeah, I remember that. Awkward?
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post #15 of 44
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well, then some pump options? also do most of you hae your setups out or in the case. i would prefer in if possible. thanks.
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post #16 of 44
My pump is the hydor L-30 II (320gph) it can fit in your case, but the radiator, we cant say for sure, we dont know what case you have, a full tower is perferred to fit ALL of it in there.
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http://www.dangerdenstore.com/produc...5&cat=4&page=1
Hands down, best one out there. Expensive, but well worth it. 75 bucks if you want to splurge a bit.
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post #18 of 44
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yeah the case may be a problem, i think i have a mid. what are good pump specs? main things are head and gph?
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post #19 of 44
I had a great post and my thing crashed so let's try again.

Yes you can get a decent setup for under $150. For that budget I'd strongly recommend getting the Cooler Master Aquagate Mini for $99.99. It's got the pump and CPU block built together, plus the base is copper. It comes with a 120mm radiator as well. You can't beat that with a stick really.

If you insist on going custom then check out the links in my sig. You can save money by shopping around. Examples are buying a dual heater core from an auto parts store rather than online. Make your own fan shrouds. Generic tubing instead of tygon. Buy a DC pump because they're smaller, quieter, longer lasting and have better specs than you'd think. Distilled water is like $.69 a gallon compared to fluid xp which can be pricey. Feel free to ask any questions and good luck in taking the plunge
    
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post #20 of 44
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yeah, i want custom cause i dont really need water, and i dont really know anyone who would be impressed to come see it so there wont be much fun in a kit. my main issue is how bad are the low end waterblocks? are they still better than decent to good air or right on par. also if they suck there is always ebay and the old upgrade.

is this pump any good? http://cool-cases-usa.com/Zen-Cart-v...roducts_id=184
how about this rad, i would really like a single 120 to put in my case. im looking for cheapest that isnt a piece of crap. http://www.dtekcustoms.com/index.asp...ROD&ProdID=103
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