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Need recommendations for LIQUID COOLING kit.

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by -=l32andon=-, Aug 30, 2007.

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    -=l32andon=- New Member

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    Can anyone recommend or help me find an effective water cooling kit? It's for my current rig. (AMD2, dual GPU) I plan to hopefully be able to use it on my next rig real soon(Intel quad or dual core, most likely a P3 setup, also dual GPU) It does not have to be a kit, If someone can recommend the blocks, pump, rads, and etc that'll be great. It'll be my first venture into water cooling, so any help or advice will be much appreciated!
     
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    Budget?
     
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    Oh darn, can't believe I left that out. Between $200-$300+. Also I would like to have an internal setup. Quality parts & brand would be nice. If you can help, thank you.
     
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    Swiftkit or DangerDen or Koolance
     
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    DaMulta, I see you list the TT Bigwater in your specs. Hows the performance? I'm really interested in getting a DangerDen kit.
     
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    My only first hand is with Koolance and I'd probably get another one when the time comes. I got the PC2 case (turnkey kit), with a CPU and GPU block. Pros and cons:

    Redundant pumps, though new models don't have this
    Safety features - system will shut down if sensor detects threshold temp exceeded
    Fan termal demand loading and three fan modes - it's quiet.
    Excellent waterblocks, though finding reviews is nearly impossible
    Great case design (modified Chieftec) and setup was a breeze

    Cons:
    Heavy case
    Radiator wasn't removable to clean (I fixed that by replacing rivets with screws)
    New models are expensive

    Worth considering I think.

    Edit: From all I've read, Exos is a really good performer, but I don't like the idea of an external box hanging off of my PC. I'm constantly in it or moving it.
     
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    Thanks for the input Sasqui. I'm also not for the external setup, I'm going for the internal setup. No drilling, cutting, bandaging, just preferably screwdriver in hand and tube connecting. I want to put together one that I can unassemble for cleaning or anything else. Anyone have experience with DangerDen?
     
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    swiftech or koolance those are the good ones. you can even build your own since your budget is 200-300 dollars.
     

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