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just open a new tread I decide to go on a water cooling for my CPU only

not the H70 in my sig

I want a triple radiator (360 the max my HAF X is able to handle on top) I will be using it for my CPU only in the future I may use it for the cards too and if it wont be enough add a double radiator.


I need help choosing parts for it (I never build a water cooling system before only seen 1 at my friends house and it looked awesome ). I did build allot of pc's with air cooling solutions but never a water cooled one

about the price I dont really care for now give me the best parts I will see if I have enough money for it.

the amount of money I got 100% is about 380$ and that should include sending to my country and taxes cost... if the parts cost more I will either get more money or I will just get 1 GTX570 and get the other 1 next month...
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Slow fans = RX360
Fast fans = GTX360

At least in my opinion.
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post #3 of 19
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what will give me better cooling ?

is their something smaller then 360 that will give better cooling ?
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post #4 of 19
yes the 360 will fit inside/top of your case,here is the kit i have.its an awesome kit:
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/12...l=g30c321s1310

post #5 of 19
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ok thx

any other options viable ?

by the way what are the top brands in water cooling I saw some koolance and some Swiftech and now XSPC if that the name ?......]

edit :

by the way what is better the RS360 or the RX360 ???
Edited by ranerX3 - 12/29/10 at 11:12am
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ok thx

any other options viable ?

by the way what are the top brands in water cooling I saw some koolance and some Swiftech and now XSPC if that the name ?......]

edit :

by the way what is better the RS360 or the RX360 ???
yup, I was impressed after getting back into it after 10 years... there are a lot of names in water cooling now. XSPC is more of the "budget" mass-produced water cooling kits.

RX360 is better, but only slightly overall. If you are using high-speed fans save the money and get a RS. If you want to use low-med speed and have it be quiet, get the RX.
    
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post #7 of 19
take that kit or you end up 200$+..
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post #8 of 19
Thread Starter 
what about this radiators:
black ice GTX360
black ice SR1
XSPC RX360
EK CoolStream 360XT
Swiftech MCR320

what is the best out of this ?
all from the same store...

Feser Limited Edition "Monsta Lite" 420/360 Xchanger Triple 140mm / 120mm Xtreme Performance Radiator
and what about this one is it 360 or 420 lol


edit:

I might use that same radiator in the future to cool more then the CPU (if it manage too {2 GPUs}, if not in last option I will add double rad...)... so I want it to be quit good...
Edited by ranerX3 - 12/29/10 at 12:30pm
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post #9 of 19
rx360 + 1100-1500rpm fans is a great combo, i have mine running with AP-14's, it cools great and the fans are dead silent
post #10 of 19
XSPC is typically less expensive than the other brands but they don't skimp on performance as you'd expect for something that costs less. So don't let their lower price shy you away from them thinking "you get what you pay for", that rule doesn't always apply.

As for the "which is better" radiator question, it really depends on what kind of computer build you are going for. If you don't care about noise you can save yourself some cash and go with the RS, but if you want a quiet computer and are going to be using low-speed fans, go with the RX.

There are tons of radiator options available on the market, but the major differences are fin-spacing, and the general rule is if the fins are closer together, you'll need a higher speed fan to displace the air, as opposed to getting away with using a lower speed fan on a radiator with fins that are spaced further apart. There are a lot of Hardware Labs radiators with tight fin stacks (high speed fan use), and another radiator brand that is good for low speed fans is Swiftech's Quiet-Power radiators.

Good luck with your build!
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