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Thermaltake BigWater SE Or Rocket ?

post #1 of 13
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hitting my mind everytime.. dont know what to 2..

might go on the rocket cuz it looks more serious and more expensive then the bigwater so i guess i`ll get a lower temp with the rocket.. :]

any suggestions ?

thanks

Bigwater

http://www.thermaltake.com/watercool...l-w0005-01.htm

Rocket

http://www.thermaltake.com/watercool...t/cl-w0011.htm
post #2 of 13
i run a modded bigwater kit and has been good to me, the smaller tube size is a bit of a pain but you can get around that, not sure if the rocket will give you much better temps and worth the extra hassle of having something mounted outside of ya case, not sure if you move ya rig around much for lan partys at all but all in all the bigwater is introductory and one if not the cheapest kit around but it comes with everything needed to get you going so you cant really go wrong. it all depends on what you really need out of it aswell. how much you need to cool.
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post #3 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by tuchan
i run a modded bigwater kit and has been good to me, the smaller tube size is a bit of a pain but you can get around that, not sure if the rocket will give you much better temps and worth the extra hassle of having something mounted outside of ya case, not sure if you move ya rig around much for lan partys at all but all in all the bigwater is introductory and one if not the cheapest kit around but it comes with everything needed to get you going so you cant really go wrong. it all depends on what you really need out of it aswell. how much you need to cool.
Wow it's just nice. Recently I just bought the BigWater SE but unfortunately I have to mod my case out. Pity me, I have the Thermaltake Xaser III mid Tower!!! Stil pending to test the system in a week or so. Really hope to have a look at your setup
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Personally I'd avoid TT WC kits, they're kinda like Zalman where they focus more on looks rather than functionality. Swiftech, Corsair or Cooler Master all makes better kits for the money IMO.
    
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Listen to the transmaster -hypnotizes you-...the bigwater is good...until you overclock.
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The rocket is a passive cooling kit I agree get one from swiftech.
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Get a swiftech kit, unless you can manage to save up for a custom kit.
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post #8 of 13
Or you can do what I did and visit Dangerden for:

Dual Rad
Cpu block
GPU block
Chipset Block
18' of clear 1/2" tubing
and a pump that pumps 740gph!

Total: $450 - But I am known not to care about price
just so I can have more performance...

But if I were to pick one of your choices, I would say go with the BigWater...
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post #9 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by metalkobra
Listen to the transmaster -hypnotizes you-...the bigwater is good...until you overclock.
untill you overclock, well im at 2900 with the bigwter, 1.1 over?
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post #10 of 13
If you're dead-set on a TT watercooling kit, at least get the Bigwater. Wanna know why the Rocket is more expensive? Because that huge hunk of metal sitting outside your case costs more than the waterblock and radiator you'll be using in the Bigwater. Plus, it's passively cooled, which is a big no-no in the overclocking world. If you have an option, go for a custom DIY kit.
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