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i know any water cooling system is better than air cooling... but is this one good for overclocking and such? i know i can overclock with pretty much anything but i want temps to drop ALOT.
found that on frozencpu.com for $135, im satisfied with that price, i just want to make sure its not crap.... and its a lot better than what i have now.

any input? i know thermaltake is reliable and all but i want to know for sure about this specific product... lol id rather have it than the fanless zalman... FANLESS?? i mean, fanless doesnt seem like it would allow me to overclock well enough.
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I hope this Review helps you Decide: http://www.bigbruin.com/reviews/ttbigwater/
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That is the older version which was not a great performer... they have released a new model the 745 has 2 radiators 3 120mm fans 3/8 tubing....
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It's very good for a kit if all you want to do is cool the CPU and strapped for cash.

Obviously many of us like hte enjoyment knowing we did it on our own, but also spend twice to three times as much.

Definately looks like a good choice for 1 block
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I have had the TT SE system installed in a rig for over a year now and have had no issues with it at all. It is not the best quality and the tubing that comes as standard is not the best and can easily be replaced with something the same size but a litte more on the heavy duty side of things. You really get what you pay for with these kits. For the money you can't really go wrong but at the end of the day it is cheap.

You are never going to get great temps with only water, below ambient is not possible, it will just help keep it a little more under control.

Some people like their TT water cooling kits and some just plain don't like them. It's your call, read some reviews and make a desision.

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Quote:
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That is the older version which was not a great performer... they have released a new model the 745 has 2 radiators 3 120mm fans 3/8 tubing....
haha thats the one im talking about - the one with 3 120mm fans and two radiators
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this is the one im debating buying:
http://www.frozencpu.com/ex-wat-86.html
it looks good, its got two radiators and 3 120mm fans, and the reservoir is in case... im just wondering do i need to buy the liquids, or would i want to? also, how does it refill? do i have to open up the case and put more in the reservoir, or what? i don't want to have to open my case and do that! lol maybe i can leave the reservoir on my desk... that might be easier, if the cooling system allows and the tubes are long enough...
maybe i could use a dremel and cut a hole in the side of my case for the tubing to run through
anymore suggestions/ideas for that cooling system, or if you think a different system would be better?
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Quote:
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That is the older version which was not a great performer... they have released a new model the 745 has 2 radiators 3 120mm fans 3/8 tubing....
Woops Sorry mate.
post #9 of 14
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mmhmm
i think im gonna get it.
once i get the money lol i just spent $250 on 2gb of ram...
lol why do i do these things?
at least i didnt have to take out of my lifes savings for that ram... lol
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waste of money I THINK NOT!
i'll do anything for speed + memory size....
i mean i got the stuff to ddr512 3-3-2-5 UNDER stock voltage! its at 2.71V stock is 2.75V!
this stuff is SO overclockable! its benching 6.8gbps and not even showing and form of instability or anything!
also consider that i didn't overvolt it!
it also barely even feels warm when i touch it lol
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