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Im toying with the idea of water cooling my computer (CPU and GPU) and have been looking at a few different products and ways of doing it. The option that Im leaning to at the moment is a all in one system. Specifically the Kingwin Aquastar. Has any one had any experience with this product?

and if this setup is not worth the money..can anyone suggest something in a very similar price range?

any response is greatly appreciated
thanks in advance!
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Do NOT get a kit, trust me, you'll regret it, save up your money if you can't afford it, and just go custom when you get the money. I'm thinking around $300-$400.
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There is nothing wrong with a kit per se, but you get what you pay for. In my research, the best cheap kit is the ThermalTake BigWater SE for about $120 delivered. It's compact, silent, and will deliver performance equal to the best air solution without the noise. But it is cheap, and makes compromises for cost.

If you want to go with higher quality components, you can get a better kit from a company that makes better components, like Swiftech or DangerDen. You can get the same components recommended here, bundled together in a kit. Or, if you want to immerse yourself in the hobby, you can go full custom and buy individual components and fab your own radiator from a car heater core.

The decision is up to you. Ignore the anti-kit bias, read the stickies, and decide what's best for you.

Hope this helps!
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here is the best kit made so far... its a little expensive and you can get a good custom for the same price, but its great for a first build WC setup!
http://www.voyeurmods.com/index.php?...=2&prevstart=0
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