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I bought a ThermalTake Bigwater SE for $30. I was wonder which parts I can keep and the others to upgrade? From reading the other threads it seems that it would be alot better to build a custom than to just use the Bigwater SE.<br />
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Contraints:<ul><li>I'm planning to push the vcore to 1.6-1.7 so cooling the cpu is important.</li>
</ul><ul><li>I would like to have all the parts inside the case(Sonata II).</li>
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I would just go ahead and build a new one since you dont have much invested yet.I dont know how the rad or heatercre will fit in your box, just measure to see. Double is better then single if you can make it fit. 1- Pump... <a href="http://www.dangerdenstore.com/product.php?productid=175&cat=23&page=1" target="_blank">Danger Den :: Pumps :: DC Powered :: 12V DD-D5 Pump</a><br />
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2-WB..Apogee is inexpensive but good..fstfrddy here on the forum makes one of the best, not much more expensive than the Storm..Nice block..<br />
<a href="http://www.petrastechshop.com/swapexpeunwa.html" target="_blank">Petra's Tech Shop Swifty Apogee</a> ......fstfrddys WB......<a href="http://www.stingerwaterblocks.mysite.com/" target="_blank">Stinger Waterblocks</a><br />
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3- Radiator or heatercore your choice..I would hang it on the back with a rad box...rad.. <a href="http://www.dangerdenstore.com/product.php?productid=2&cat=85&page=1" target="_blank">Danger Den :: Radiators :: Black Ice Series :: Xtreme Style Radiators :: Black Ice XtremeII Radiator</a> heatercore.. <a href="http://www.dangerdenstore.com/product.php?productid=47&cat=14&page=1" target="_blank">Danger Den :: Radiators :: Heater Core Radiators :: Standard Heater Core with Fittings</a> rad box..<a href="http://www.svc.com/mcb120k-blk-28.html" target="_blank">Swiftech MCB-120 Black 120mm Radbox Kit</a><br />
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4-Res..Iuse this one....<a href="http://www.dangerdenstore.com/product.php?productid=52&cat=27&page=1" target="_blank">Danger Den :: Reservoirs :: Bay Style Reservoirs :: Danger Den Single 5 1/4" Bay Reservoir</a>
 

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Problem with the Thermaltake system is all of the fittings are for 1/4", which means you'll spend just as much if not more in connectors than if you just bought all new components
 

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Quick question about coolant. I was just at Kragen, and I I couldn't find zerex racing super coolant so my friend who works there told me I could use this <a href="http://hyperlube.com/docs/Temperature%20Reduction%20Test.pdf" target="_blank">http://hyperlube.com/docs/Temperatur...ion%20Test.pdf</a> . I am just using distilled water at the moment. Is this fine?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">Quick question about coolant. I was just at Kragen, and I I couldn't find zerex racing super coolant so my friend who works there told me I could use this <a href="http://hyperlube.com/docs/Temperature%20Reduction%20Test.pdf" target="_blank">http://hyperlube.com/docs/Temperatur...ion%20Test.pdf</a> . I am just using distilled water at the moment. Is this fine?</div>

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</div> What % to distilled water are you supposed to use I couldn't find that...It looks like it would be fine at a low % mix with water...You have to be careful not to get your coolant to thick or viscous, it wont cool as well and it's hard on the pump....
 

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</div>So should I empty out the existing water and then mix the coolant and distilled waster then poor it back in the reservoir?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">So should I empty out the existing water and then mix the coolant and distilled waster then poor it back in the reservoir?</div>

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</div> Yea Sir, That's the way to do it...<img src="/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Big Grin" class="inlineimg" />
 
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