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drdeville you thinink the list of parts i showed is good if yes im going to buy it
cuz all togther its 133$ and a 600ghp pump and free tubes and homemade water container
and whats better this cooler or a heat spreader for each ram??
http://www.xoxide.com/neon-crab-memory-cooler.html
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BTW, you, and all the other helpful people in these threads, have the patience of a saint.
I've never heard of a St. Snerp
    
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drdeville you thinink the list of parts i showed is good if yes im going to buy it
cuz all togther its 133$ and a 600ghp pump and free tubes and homemade water container
Hi Dani,

I'm flattered, but am not qualified to make that decision for you.
:withstupi
I'm glad to make mistakes for myself, because that's how I learn, but others are much more experienced and qualified than I.

But I'm glad to make a few suggestions.

First, I would *not* recommend getting the combination you selected, particularly because it looks like that radiator is aluminum and the waterblock copper--different metals like that might give you a corrosion problem. At the very least, I'd suggest looking for a radiator with copper tubes.

But more important, I'd suggest taking your time and immersing yourself in all the information that's available. I know that's frustrating when you're eager to start playing, but you seem curious, and like you want to make a high-performance system for little money. If you are, then taking your time and pondering will serve you better in the long run, for you won't make a bunch of the mistakes that have already been made. You'll also learn, where you can do stuff yourself and trade your time and sweat for money (the radiator core/shroud fab common here is a good example). To that end, I suggest reading all the faqs here and elsewhere, and reading up on reviews of leading components, and also ones that interest you. If you take your time reading, you'll learn the sorts of things that experienced people look out for, the distinctions they make, and start making them for yourself.

Just as an example, my relatively uneducated opinion is that, in a pump, high flow rate isn't as important as reliability. So a proven pump with modest specs might serve you better than a no-name unit with a big number. This is just one of the things you'll learn if you take the time. You seem to be on a tight budget, and research costs nothing but the Doritoes you eat.

Generally, I think you're overall strategy is good, but you don't know enough yet to know where to economize, and how. You seem to have selected a good waterblock, but not a compatible radiator (copper) or a reliable pump. I'm guessing that a big cheap copper radiator (like other folks here have been suggesting until blue in the fingers) and a reliable pump will give you the basis for a rockin system.

I hope this helps, good luck, and have fun.
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I've never heard of a St. Snerp
Has kind of a ring to it though, don't you think?
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Okay Dani,

Take Snerp's Cheap Bastard System:

http://www.overclock.net/water-cooli...r-cooling.html

You already have fans and tubing, so that takes $20 off the total, bringing it to $125. You be rockin'!

As I understand it, you want maximum performance for minimum dollars plus sweat equity. This'll do the trick, or my name isn't DrDeville. :withstupi

Gosh, I love that emoticon.
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where di i get this radiator(bonevvile 77`) i looked in car shop online and its 100~150$
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and snerp doesnt have a gpu block so its another 30$
and i really need one
i think ill buy the radiator you said and ill have a good system and ill get non-conductive water
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and snerp doesnt have a gpu block so its another 30$
and i really need one
i think ill buy the radiator you said and ill have a good system and ill get non-conductive water
Actually it'd be another $45 for a maze 4 or find one used. That is the only block people around here will tell you to get. best bang for the buck. Just start with CPU and then get a GPU block.
    
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where di i get this radiator(bonevvile 77`) i looked in car shop online and its 100~150$
In the watercooling world its called a radiator, in the car-parts world it's called a heater core (used for the car's heater). I think the heater core would do a better job and less likely to corrode and leak than the radiator you selected, but it's up to you.

You're making my point that a custom system requires more time and diligence to make sure parts and assembly are correct--otherwise your custom system will have poor performance and reliability. If you're in a hurry, get a kit--the BigWater SE--and add a GPU block later when you have more money.

"Act in haste, repent at leisure."

But even if you make "mistakes", you can learn and have fun.

Have fun!
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is this one good 1985 PONTIAC BONNEVILLE
heatercore w/ac or w/o ac for 19.00$
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