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Oh well, I don't know of any comparisons of the BT vs the BWSE, where the BT has an after-market (presumably high CFM) fan on, so I can't really comment on the specifics of that. What I can say though, is that you can also put an after-market high CFM fan on the BWSE as well, for only a few extra dollars, which will most likely negate the extra performance the BT gets from having an after-market high CFM fan on it, for a few dollars extra.

You can also lap both the BWSE and the BT, which will presumably produce lower temps for both also, although I have read on the forum about pretty large (8°C to 10°C) drops in temps after lapping the BWSE, I don't know how well lapping works for the BT.

Anyway, I'm not trying to take anything away from your custom H20 build suggestion, its a great idea to make a thread like this, to show folks it can be done for around $155.00, as many people still believe that H20 cooling will cost at least twice as much. All I'm doing is trying to report the facts I am aware of and trying to say that in some circumstances, pre-built H20 cooling kits like the BWSE, are a better option than a budget custom build is.

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I understand why you are saying it and I respect your opinion, but I do disagree with it. But that's what makes this website so great. We can disagree and argue, but we can do it like adults.

That being said I feel that the extra drop in temps from a custom setup as compared to the Big Water is worth the extra 40ish bucks. It will keep your loads much lower.

As far as the TT kit being easier it really isn't when it comes to actually setting it up. Sure it's only one "order" button to press, but the second you get all the parts the setup is exactally the same.
    
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I understand why you are saying it and I respect your opinion, but I do disagree with it. But that's what makes this website so great. We can disagree and argue, but we can do it like adults.
Agreed .

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That being said I feel that the extra drop in temps from a custom setup as compared to the Big Water is worth the extra 40ish bucks. It will keep your loads much lower.
It's $56, rather than $40, which as said, is 56% more, but yeah, if you can afford it, I totally agree that the custom H20 set-up will be the better option.

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As far as the TT kit being easier it really isn't when it comes to actually setting it up.
I have set up a BigWater SE in about 30 minutes, using the instructions that come with the kit. Although instructions aren't totally necessary, they really help when you're a novice and I doubt you get them when you're buying the individual bits. I suppose you could (for a custom build) download and print off a general installation guide from the web before you start installation, but the actual instructions for the specific kit you have is quite a bit better imo, especially for a novice or first timer.

I still think that a budget kit like the BigWater SE represents a good starting point for the H20 cooling virgin, is better than air cooling afaik
and makes for a very simple and painless introduction to water cooling, especially for those on a very tight budget; so I guess we'll just
have to agree to disagree on this one .

Good guide though; makes for a worthwhile thread and should help to inform people that custom H20 cooling can indeed be had for around $155.00.

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I guess we'll just have to agree to disagree on this one .
I'm ok with that
    
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Why did "Bastard" get removed from my title? It's been there since Feb and now it is inappropriate? If that is the case I demand that everyone in the entire website that has posted the word "crap" at any point in the history of overclock.net be warned for each use and that each and every "crap" be edited out of their post.
    
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LOL--that's gotta be annoying. I remember having my entire sig erased because someone thought it was over 8 lines when it was only 6--maybe they were viewing it on a 600 by 800 monitor...hard not to use the POWER when you have the POWER I guess...bastards (JK)
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hi, i dont know too much about WC and iv looked at the BW and seen reviews of it, it seems to be pretty good from the reviews i read but i dont know what to choose for a custom WC build. can anyone here help me?

and also, with my stock HSF, i idle at 24 and load at 38 on stock, idle at 27 and load at 43 @ 2.4ghz. would WC help me get this lower? and also i want to get a GPU waterblock, a DD maze4 or something around $50. thanks.
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hi, i dont know too much about WC and iv looked at the BW and seen reviews of it, it seems to be pretty good from the reviews i read but i dont know what to choose for a custom WC build. can anyone here help me?

and also, with my stock HSF, i idle at 24 and load at 38 on stock, idle at 27 and load at 43 @ 2.4ghz. would WC help me get this lower? and also i want to get a GPU waterblock, a DD maze4 or something around $50. thanks.
Those temps don't seem right to me. How cold is your house?

WC will always lower your temps over air. The parts to get really depend on how much you want to spend.
    
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Those temps don't seem right to me. How cold is your house?
yeah they seem really low for a stock cooler, house is 80F.

and i plan on spending maybe around $200 for WC for this summer. any ideas on parts?
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yeah they seem really low for a stock cooler, house is 80F.

and i plan on spending maybe around $200 for WC for this summer. any ideas on parts?
I think he meant he thought it was hot
    
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