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This watercooling kit came with my SwordM case and so far haven't tried to use it. Bought a Noctua NH-D14 for CPU and AC Accelero Extreme for my 5970.

Been thinking about watercooling and was wondering if it's worth it to use this Thermaltake kit with a good CPU and GPU waterblock or chuck it and start from scratch with other components.


Edited by sgilmore62 - 12/23/10 at 7:42pm
    
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I would start from scratch with the cooling. Thermaltake kits are usually outperformed by high-end air cooling, and some have problems with unreliable pumps/leaking.
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post #3 of 21
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Yeah, I remember reading alot of bad reviews with users killing video cards with CPU block leaks.

I wasn't going to use a Thermaltake CPU block anyway but the pump/res looks cheap just looking at it and comparing to other stuff.

Trying to decide which pump/res, radiator, CPU and GPU block is best for price performance. Guess I need to read the threads closer lol.
    
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post #4 of 21
Ahh Thermaltake, my first liquid cooling system. It fell over as soon as I got a quad core.

And by the looks of it, that IS my first liquid cooling loop with a slightly bigger pump lol.

Hell, the pump I got from them is rated at under 5W. On top of that the tubing they supply is tiny and kinks quite easily and the radiator is about as constrictive as track suit bottoms...

I would build from scratch.
    
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post #5 of 21
avoid thermaltake water stuff, its just not worth the risk.
post #6 of 21
you might as well just use stock cooling. thermaltake watercooling is garbage
 
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If you are on a budget I would get the XSPC RS360 kit and an EK 5970 block. With shipping and tax it would come in just under $300 and perform excellently for your needs.
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Originally Posted by charliehorse55 View Post
If you are on a budget I would get the XSPC RS360 kit and an EK 5970 block. With shipping and tax it would come in just under $300 and perform excellently for your needs.
agreed. I was using tapatalk so I couldn't see the system specs. ^ is pretty much perfect for ur setup as a basic entry wc setup with decent specs
 
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post #9 of 21
xspc has a water block for the 5970, this would have matched the rasa block quite nicely.
Edited by wermad - 12/24/10 at 12:23am
post #10 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chunky_Chimp View Post
I would start from scratch with the cooling. Thermaltake kits are usually outperformed by high-end air cooling, and some have problems with unreliable pumps/leaking.
I have a thermaltake pump

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