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post #1 of 18
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What should I do:
Get an x1900XT, and have no money left, at all
or:
Get an x1800XT and buy some new WC parts (new pump and RES)?
I'm thinking about skipping the x1900 because It is way overkill for my monitor, because it dosn't support higher than 1280x1024 at 65Hz, and 65Hz looks really funny on my monitor.

What to do, what to do...
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post #2 of 18
Yes option 2 would be the most astute.

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post #3 of 18
Option 1, what do you need a new pump for? A res isnt important either lol.
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post #4 of 18
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Quote:
Originally Posted by bigval
Option 1, what do you need a new pump for? A res isnt important either lol.
I wanted to get an MCP350 with a matching MCP350 res, because the hydor ain't gunna fit easily with my new motherboard, or with an x1800/1900, because the x1800/1900 is 1/3 longer than my new motherboard, and there is barely enough space between my pump and card right now, and my motherboard PCI-E slot is 2 I/O slots further down then my current mobo. I just don't know where I'm going to fit the pump! I want it inside my case, and there is no where I can see to put it.
Edit: Oh, and my Hydor L35 is kinda too loud.
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Option 3? refurbished
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post #6 of 18
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Loki
Option 3? refurbished
Well... I was going to buy an x1800XT refurb for $380, but I geuss it's gone now... But the x1900XT refurm is only about $40 more than a retail or even $50 more than an OEM x1800XT.
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post #7 of 18
the refurb idea sounds like a money saver... and is there any room in the drive slots to mount the pump on its side? just an idea because you sound pressed for space....
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post #8 of 18
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Originally Posted by pbasil1
the refurb idea sounds like a money saver... and is there any room in the drive slots to mount the pump on its side? just an idea because you sound pressed for space....
I was thinking about doing something like that, but where am I going to fit my T-line? Any ideas?
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post #9 of 18
umm... not sure , i geuss it depends on how its all setup, you can drill holes for the tubing to go through the drive bay mounts and use a rubber plug thingy(dont know name of it) so the tubing doesnt get cut.

is the y coming right off the pump or what?
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post #10 of 18
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Originally Posted by pbasil1
umm... not sure , i geuss it depends on how its all setup, you can drill holes for the tubing to go through the drive bay mounts and use a rubber plug thingy(dont know name of it) so the tubing doesnt get cut.

is the y coming right off the pump or what?
But there is just one problem, I've got a full sized dual heatercore sitting right above my drive bays, and it would be in the way of a T-line.
And yeah, the T-line is right before the pump inlet.
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