Originally Posted by jcpiont23
I certainly think you could accomplish a nice little water cooling set up with those components for under 300. If it's just for the gpu especially, a 240 or 360 rad would not be much around here, just keep an eye out on the classified i'm sure you'd get that set up for around $300 maybe even less
Just gotta be quick, the good deals fly off the shelves.
I'm keeping an eye on the for sale section, you're right, the good deals do go quickly.
I usually dismiss the kits, and most have a gpu block which I don't need yet, but those two links from Frozen CPU actually feature some good parts, which would be fine for what I'm looking for now, all keeping near the initial $300 budget!
Originally Posted by billy66bare
Agreed, with Bmaverick's pumps and the amount of hardware that goes through here (and sometimes ebay) you should be able to set something up for that price.
The XSPC rs or rx360 (go for the RX if you can) would easily handle a GPU + CPU block. Just make sure you pick up some Primoflex LTR unless you are rocking a Full tower.
Choosing a good rad isn't always easy given a price limit, I like this bad boy:
but it's at least 50 bucks more than some other good rads.
Thanks for all the suggestions and advise.
If I do decide to purchase some starter system parts now with my $300 budget, I'm only going to get enough to cool one 480, but the rad will be a good 360 so it has sufficient capacity for the second card in the future. No gpu or chipset cooling, and only one 480 block for one of the 480's, for now.
Then I will add to it as my budget allows, probably saving up enough at a time to do the second 480, then the gpu which may get another rad and loop.
I'm going to go with fairly good quality here, it saves money and trouble in the long run not scrimping on quality, so the parts won't be cheap.
But it looks like it can be doneEdited by DerComissar - 7/26/11 at 9:06pm