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I'm looking for a GOOD/decent w/c setup for around $200-$300...A custom would be fine, but I'm actually leaning towards one of those internal kits that take up a few drive bays and look cool with the gauges and temp monitors and everything. Anyone have any suggestions? Should I just stick with a custom set?

Hoping to fit the kit in this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811133133

The thermaltake tsunami...

I'm open to suggestions on an awesome looking case that would fit watercooling nicely inside.

thanks!

Oh...setup would actually be next-gen, might have to take that into consideration for temps. Looking at purchasing x1600xt (or x1700xt, whichever is the 256-bit version) OR x1800xt/xl if the prices drop from the release of the 1900xt...also a 65nm Intel. Any/all suggestions are greatly appreciated.
    
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I think I have fallen in love with the gigabyte kit: http://www.giga-byte.ca/Peripherals/...s_GH-WIU01.htm
    
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um... no... the gigabyte kit is garbage... just garbage


how many 5.25 bays do you currently occupy? could you spare 2 or 3 bays to allow the placement of a dual 120mm radiator in the top of your case?
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Sneaky
um... no... the gigabyte kit is garbage... just garbage


how many 5.25 bays do you currently occupy? could you spare 2 or 3 bays to allow the placement of a dual 120mm radiator in the top of your case?

Yes, I could spare 3 bays easily.
    
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post #5 of 7
I think it's crappy too. If you must have a kit get a Swiftech kit or make a custom setup. If you really want the gigabyte kit get it, but don't whine when something breaks.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Swifterzor
I'm looking for a GOOD/decent w/c setup for around $200-$300...A custom would be fine, but I'm actually leaning towards one of those internal kits that take up a few drive bays and look cool with the gauges and temp monitors and everything. Anyone have any suggestions? Should I just stick with a custom set?

Hoping to fit the kit in this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811133133

The thermaltake tsunami...

I'm open to suggestions on an awesome looking case that would fit watercooling nicely inside.

thanks!

Oh...setup would actually be next-gen, might have to take that into consideration for temps. Looking at purchasing x1600xt (or x1700xt, whichever is the 256-bit version) OR x1800xt/xl if the prices drop from the release of the 1900xt...also a 65nm Intel. Any/all suggestions are greatly appreciated.

You could custom biuld for that much money. It just takes time and patience.
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post #7 of 7
Get this: http://www.swiftnets.com/

That is about $250.

I would suggest doing a custom setup. I ALMOST ordered that Gigabyte one. Now my setup is almost complete. I used a 77' Pontiac dual heater core, I make a custom housing for all my parts (I am keeping them out of the case), for the resivoir I used 3" PVP pipe with plugs on the end. I got my tubes and tube fittings from Home dept. Ghetto, but with the 317GHP swiftech pump and the Apogee block this should be a great setup for under $200.
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