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Hey guys, turned 18 today and my uncle is giving me a $200 W/C set up.<br />
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Anyway, I've chosen this: <a href="http://www.3dvelocity.com/reviews/hydrocool200/Hydrocool200ex.htm" target="_blank">http://www.3dvelocity.com/reviews/hy...ocool200ex.htm</a><br />
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Corsair Hydrocool 200 EX<br />
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Reasons: $200, good performance and it is external (don't like internal stuff).<br />
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Suggestions? Comments?<br />
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EDIT: HAVE NOT BOUGHT IT YET!!
 

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Nha haven't got it yet, but the Swiftech is $350...no thanks. I'd like an external one fore sure.<br />
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How is the thermaltake tribe?
 

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From my experience thermaltake WC setups are no better than a big typhoon and scythe infinity. The kit you posted looks like it would fall in there with the thermaltake offerings. Both use 1/4" tubing, both have small pumps..... I think if you get either you would be disappointed.<br />
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To illustrate I'll give you a real example. I had a Pentium 950ES in a P5WD2 motherboard. It was cooled with a Swiftech Apogee, Hydor L35 pump, bonnevile heater core, and a couple 120mm fans (outside the case). Idle temp was 32C, load was 43C. I sold the processor and motherboard to a buddy of mine who put a thermaltake big water on it. His idle temps were 44C at idle and 67C under load.....<br />
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My suggestion, and the one you'll probably get from most people on here, don't buy a kit. Instead, buy the individual components and put it together yourself. Ive listed a couple ideas below.<br />
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My suggestions would be:<br />
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Economical:<br />
Hydor L35 Pump - $45<br />
77 Bonnevile Heatercore - $24<br />
Swiftech Apogee - $60<br />
120mm fans - $15<br />
10ft Tygon - $15<br />
Misc. Fittings - $10<br />
Total - $169<br />
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Uber Cooling:<br />
MCP355 - $70<br />
Black Ice GTS 240 - $49<br />
Swiftech Apogee - $60<br />
120mm fans - $15<br />
10ft Tygon - $15<br />
Misc. Fittings - $10<br />
Total - $219<br />
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Happy B-day! <img src="/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Big Grin" class="inlineimg" /> <br />
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...now install tha WC setup and take it further (You probably gonna do dat anyway) <img src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" class="inlineimg" />
 

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Dont buy T-Take water cooling...It's not going to cool any better then high end air....It's better and cheaper to build your own....I know it's hard to find parts there...I will link you to a place there Radiical Computing...They have individual parts and some kits, take a look at what they have and go from there <a href="http://www.pccasegear.com.au/category160_1.htm" target="_blank">Components & Parts</a> There is another place I will try to find the link for you..<a href="http://www.radiical.com.au/products/kits.asp" target="_blank">RADIICAL COMPUTING </a>
 

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Happy birthday.<br />
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I don't have that much time to suggest a better system becuase I'm on my way to school but you shouldn't get corsair.<br />
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Maybe try getting some different memory, PSU, soundcard, or Videocard (X1950PRO).<br />
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That's my suggestion.
 

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Check the kit in my sig.
 

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Thanks guys! Ok, well my Big Typhoon is alright, but the 3700+ on the way is a KABGE (cabbage!) and isn't know to hit too much higher than 2.7. So, I really wanted to push it. Can the BT do that?<br><br>
Yeah, a new video card would be alright too, but WC is an investment...<br><br>
Also, this is my first time ever water cooling...so I'm nervous.
 

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yay! Nice present
 

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that unit is probably decent but the waterblock "retainer" is hideous. idk much about w/c but if your going to invest in prebuilt id reccomend getting a kit made by a company like swiftech. i hear their prebuilts are pretty good.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Thanks guys! Ok, well my Big Typhoon is alright, but the 3700+ on the way is a KABGE (cabbage!) and isn't know to hit too much higher than 2.7. So, I really wanted to push it. Can the BT do that?<br><br>
Yeah, a new video card would be alright too, but WC is an investment...<br><br>
Also, this is my first time ever water cooling...so I'm nervous.</div>
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The BT would be better then the T-Take kit IMHO...Cheap kits just dont cool well and tend to leak in all the wrong places..<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Big Grin">...<br><br>
Water cooling is fairly safe. You just have to leak test and take your time installing it...It's not something to take lightly and rush through you installation...You can also use Fluid-Xp which is non conductive..But if ther is a lot of dust in your case the dust will float on top of the water if you have a leak and the dust will still carry a charge....<br><br>
If WC makes you nervous may-be you should wait till later to try it.. It's not for everyone...Happy B-Day and best of luck on your OC...<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile">
 
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Thanx for the heads up man. Yeah, maybe no water cooling for me.<br><br>
Is the AC Freezer 64 any good?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Thanx for the heads up man. Yeah, maybe no water cooling for me.<br><br>
Is the AC Freezer 64 any good?</div>
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Buddy I just really dont know that much about air coolers...If no one jumps in here and tells you start a new thread in the AMD air cooling thread...Those guys can hook you up on the best ones...
 

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IMO, I'd tell you to get to get the BT for air but here is a place that sells the Apex Ultra WC Kit for 230 not including shipping. If you threw some of your own cash in there, you WILL have a rocking water cooling system. ira-k recommended the same setup to me and he seems to be god of anything liquid cooled so I'd take this.<br><br><a href="http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/swh2edukit.html" target="_blank">Link</a>
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">IMO, I'd tell you to get to get the BT for air but here is a place that sells the Apex Ultra WC Kit for 230 not including shipping. If you threw some of your own cash in there, you WILL have a rocking water cooling system. ira-k recommended the same setup to me and he seems to be god of anything liquid cooled so I'd take this.<br><br><a href="http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/swh2edukit.html" target="_blank">Link</a></div>
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Thanks for the compliements!!! God no, Prophet may-be..<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue">..<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Big Grin">...He's in Australia, Everything there is really expensive about all he could afford was the T-Take stuff.Or piecing on togather and that would of been expensive to....And I think he's real nervous about WC'ing...
 

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Look into silverprop. They're based out of Australia. The Scythe Infinity, MINE, and Ninja are great air coolers & BT is great. Replace the stock fan with a higher CFM fan and you're set.
 

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silverprop is out of buisness now im 99% sure<br />
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also external kits are kinda "not as good" as internal kits i find, anyway get a Swiftech kit <img src="/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Big Grin" class="inlineimg" /> or make-your own dd/swiftech one
 
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