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All I have an kingwin (http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...0396&CatId=499) cooling one of my Socket 754 rigs and I was not all that impressed. It was easy to install but I havent noticed any large temp drops and the neon colored front (when lit up) looks like a flash back to the 70's. Anyway I am planning on Watercooling my signature rig AMD 64 X2 4400 with the following kit: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...ab=11&NoMapp=0 but have not seen any reviews. Does anyone have an experience with this kit?
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nooooo

cpu block

heat core

pump

res

tubes

clamps



that's one of the best setups around (mine), now you could decreace the size of the heat core and put in a T line to save some cash but loose profomance (frome the heat core).

and READ THIS GUIDE IF YOU HAVE QUESTION
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nooooo

cpu block

heat core

pump

res

tubes

clamps



that's one of the best setups around (mine), now you could decreace the size of the heat core and put in a T line to save some cash but loose profomance (frome the heat core).

and READ THIS GUIDE IF YOU HAVE QUESTION

Ok it looks like its around $200.00 worth of parts. What thermal paste do you recommend or does it come with the block? Also how loud overall is the system? Last what is your heat reducing performance like compared to what you had with air?
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i plan on getting the thermaltake big water 745. it has two radiators and then rest you need to set up a good water cooling system for $135 on frozencpu.com
check that out!
also, theres a water cooling section in this forum. this thread belongs in it.
good thermal paste is Arctic Silver 5.
everyone will suggest it i guarantee.
www.arcticsilver.com
it has instructions on that site, if you plan on overclocking i suggest you follow them carefully.
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Ya'll should really build your own w/c stuff. The kits that come together made by brands like thermaltake or kingwin and such generally suck. The bigwater is not too bad, but for the money one could piece together something FAR more impressive.

I just got into this myself, and instead of the bigwater se i bought a via aqua pump and a 3*120mm black ice xtreme radiator (MUCH MUCH bigger and better then bigwater's puny rad), and now am buyng a swiftech apogee.

All the parts i bought from ebay, and so far my total is just under 100 bucks, for twice the performance of a bigwater.

Its your choice, but its like building a pc yourself - more for less compared to a dell for example. Btw, that kingwin would be like a dell, the bigwater would be an hp and my setup would be a phase change cooled super gaming rig if you compared the kits analogous to computers, since that area you probably understand a little bit better.
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post #7 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by fade2green514
i plan on getting the thermaltake big water 745. it has two radiators and then rest you need to set up a good water cooling system for $135 on frozencpu.com
check that out!
also, theres a water cooling section in this forum. this thread belongs in it.
good thermal paste is Arctic Silver 5.
everyone will suggest it i guarantee.
www.arcticsilver.com
it has instructions on that site, if you plan on overclocking i suggest you follow them carefully.

CoolLaboratory is out now, supposedly much better then as5.

You may also want to check out www.theubercomputers.com and contact -Thrilla- to get a quote on his TC-V1 compound, which also pwns as5.
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post #8 of 17
The best kit to buy is the Swiftech Kit ($250) it comes with really quality parts but some you dont need and it's my advice to learn a little more about WC'ing and then build your own for around $300 and you'll always have it and it will yield good results
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Quote:
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The best kit to buy is the Swiftech Kit ($250) it comes with really quality parts but some you dont need and it's my advice to learn a little more about WC'ing and then build your own for around $300 and you'll always have it and it will yield good results
for 300 dollars?
You'll yield like the best results possible! If you ebay of cours lol...
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All thanks!! I plan to build based on components thanks for the advice!!
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