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post #1 of 12
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Hey Guys

I live in Australia so please only post links and prices accordingly

i just want to watercool my cpu, i will have a CM 690 II Case, budget is max $300 AUD, I'm a complete noob when it comes to watercooling.

any and all advice is welcome

Thanks Hagnk
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Having just moved to Australia I would recommend the RASA block. The EK 4.0 Pump is good for your budget, but if you want to spend more the MCP 35X is better. As for a rad, if you want to put it on top you need a thinner rad such as this Koolance. If you put it in the bottom and want to spend more use the XSPC RX240.
You can choose either 3/8 inch barbs or 1/2 inch, just make sure you buy the corresponding tubing.
Edit: The most recommended fan, the Gentle Typhoon seems to run about $25 in Australia, so I would go with some Yate Loons. Those fans are noisy though, so you might want a fan controller.
Edit2: The EK Supreme HF is compatible with AMD. My mistake.
Edited by mdatmo - 3/12/11 at 4:32pm
 
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post #3 of 12
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that cpu block isn't compatible with am3
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post #4 of 12
it's compatible - just needs a mounting kit
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There are AMD kits for the RASA but I can't find any on the Australian sites I have ordered from.
 
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post #6 of 12
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would this kit be worth buying and then adding/replacing the 120 rad with a 240 rad
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post #7 of 12
No because of the weak pump. Either wait until the RX240 kit is in stock or spend more and get the Swiftech H20-220 kit (this one). It has a better pump than both of the XSPC kits, and the block is just about as good.
 
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post #8 of 12
Also, no matter what you choose you should run distilled water and a silver kill coil (I haven't found PT Nuke in Australia). AE Metals has very cheap pure silver to use as a kill coil.

This kit from gammods here is an EK kit that has quality parts, however I don't know anybody who has purcahsed it.

Edit: Sorry for the double post.
Edited by mdatmo - 3/12/11 at 5:19pm
 
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what does a kill coil do?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by HAGNK View Post
what does a kill coil do?
Prevents biological growth within your loop
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