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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 06-25-2013, 11:40 AM - Thread Starter
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So I'm going to do a custom loop ! I have an H60 but I have always wanted to do a custom loop for my FX-8320 and my NB, I have a ga-970a-ud3 motherboard.

So if you would post the best brands and materials I could use smile.gif! I have a $250 budget

Case: nzxt phantom full tower

What I need listed:

Coolant
Radiator (prefer x2 120mm)
Water block (am3+ and nb)
Pump
Connectors
Tube
Resovour


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For $250 you "might" be able to put together a custom loop only for your cpu. Your other option is a water cooling kit.


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Hmm what about $300

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Good brands are XSPC, EK, Koolance, Alphacool, Bitspower, Swiftech, Watercool/Heatkiller, and Phobya

But with a $250, I'd go with this: http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=59_202_972&products_id=33588 but since you can spend a bit more, this is a bit better: http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=59_202_972&products_id=33550

However, you could probably do a real "custom" loop if you bought all used parts.

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Do you think used parts should be reliable ?

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Do you think used parts should be reliable ?
They should be. It just depends on who you're buying them from and what their condition is. I bought a few parts used and haven't had any issues so far. Try looking on the marketplace here. Most people here selling (at least from what I've seen) take pretty good care of their stuff.

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I will look into that I'm probably going to buy these piece by piece so I can get better quality parts smile.gif

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I'd rather buy used parts from a reputable person on OCN than buy a xspc kit. You'd get a much better system that way.


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Okay so I just want to water cool my 8320 forget Chipset why is the one $80 less and comes with a complete everything while the other doens't come with everything like what are the specific differences and why it is "so much" better.

XSPC Raystorm #1

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XSPX Raystorm #2 (Cheaper)


Sorry i am new to the 'custom' liquid cooling world.

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Okay so I just want to water cool my 8320 forget Chipset why is the one $80 less and comes with a complete everything while the other doens't come with everything like what are the specific differences and why it is "so much" better.

XSPC Raystorm #1

and

XSPX Raystorm #2 (Cheaper)


Sorry i am new to the 'custom' liquid cooling world.

The cheaper one has a XSPC X20 pump and the other a D5 variable speed pump which is significantly better especially if you plan on adding more blocks to your loop


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