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  1. Th0rn0

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    hey all,

    Recently got me some money to spend woot! I was considering a watercooling kit. But I have a few questions before I venture to the whole LCS.

    1. Is it worth it? I currently have a Arctic freezer 7 pro running my e8200 (OC'd at 3.1ghz) at 40c load. Would I get a significant improvement?

    2. What do I need? I have priced a kit and its roughly 110 pound from water cooling UK. Wasn't sure however if I needed screws and what not on the pipes. Can someone give me a exact list of what I need.

    3. Is it worth getting a Thermaltake 850i Pro water for my first contact with water? I can pick one up for 80 pound brand new.

    4. Failing the 850i, can someone price me up a rough outline for me to follow for a water cooling kit?

    Thanks.
  2. kyle2020 Guest

    Heres a quick breakdown:

    1. Not worth it unless your temperatures are out of this world awful. If your idling under 40 degrees and loading under 60, I wouldnt recommend it.

    2. Link to the kit? And it depends on what your cooling - if its just CPU then youll need enough tubing to go from your pump to your reservoir, then to your block, then radiator, then back to the pump. You'll need:

    - Waterblock (recommendations are D-Tek FuZion V1 & V2, EK Supreme, anything along those lines)

    - Pump. Tend to be quite expensive - I used to own a dB-1 and it was awesome for £35.

    - Radiator. Major component. The bigger the better IF, and I say IF loudly, its a good brand - for example, a 12cm Thermochill could probably outperform a crappy no name 24cm radiator. (Good brands of radiator are Thermochill, Feser, Black Ice & the odd XSPC)

    - Reservoir (however this is optional) - something like a Swiftech MCRES.

    - Tubing - dependant on the size of barbs. Go for 1/2" barbs, youll be needing 1/2" tubing, and so on. Go for Tygon if you can get it, excellent stuff.

    - Coolant. Id recommend just normal distilled water with some PT_Nuke in it (biocide), or you can go down the feser UV route if you want extra wow.

    - Fans for the radiator.

    3. Dont buy thermaltake kits. They are pathetic.

    4. Rough pricing guide:

    CPU Block - £30 - £50

    Radiator - £30 - £70

    Reservoir £10 - £20

    Pump - £30 - £70

    Tubing - Price per foot (depends on brand / quality)

    Fans - £3 - £20 each.

    Coolant - £10 or so.
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    Thats the kit.

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  4. kyle2020 Guest

    Please dont go anywhere near XSPC kits - I had a V3 when I first started H20 and my Quad overheated within 20 minutes.

    Ill do your a quick kit mock up, give me a few minutes.
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    here:

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    Excellent kit that has enthusiast level performance. Tad pricey though.
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    Th0rn0 New Member

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    yea a little too pricey for me :)
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    hmm . . . ill go budget then :D

    brb ;)
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    Thanks :)
  9. kyle2020 Guest

    ok even cheaper, identical to my old loop only I had a FuZion V1:

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    Call it £150 after water, delivery etc.

    You can always check ebay for some bargains, got my FuZion off there for £20.
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    wow nice. Will have a look. You use watercooling uk for this? OR do you know a better site?
  11. kyle2020 Guest

    you can try:

    ChilledPC
    KustomPC's
    Ebay (for the odd bits)
    And I forgot the others. lol.
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    cool thanks :)

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