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Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by demonbrawn, Jun 13, 2006.

  1. demonbrawn

    demonbrawn New Member

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    So, I'm looking to buy a water cooling system for my computer. I upgraded from a stock heat sink but I'm still reaching temperatures of about 56 degrees celsius load which I would like to knock down. Anybody have any advice on which water cooling kit to buy? Oh, and I don't have a lot of money to throw around, so we're talking less than $100 for sure.
     
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    For that kind of dollars your better of getting a decent fan heatsink........another thing is water cooling will only take u to just below the ambeint temperature of the case.
     
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    For water cooling in the $100 range i dont like your chances, Insted get the CNPS9500v from Zalman. I have a Big Water from thermltake and i like it, it was my first time with water cooling so i went with something simple. It cost me $250 cnd when i bought it and i just love it.
     
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    the kingwin systems are nice, but not exactly the most powerful things, as for vs the zalman, it'll easily beat the zalman by up to 10C load but overall the most value per $ is found in a cheaper air cooler, good water isn't easy to come by at anything less than 250$
     
  5. markkleb Guest

    You could do WC for $110 if you have some stuff at home.
    I hate giving away all my good secrets but here is a very good system,

    Pump ($27 for a Hydor)
    http://www.marinedepot.com/md_viewItem.asp?idproduct=HD12202

    CPU Block ($49 for Apogee)
    http://www.svc.com/apogee.html

    Rad ($29 Swiftech)
    http://www.crazypc.com/products/9316BK.html

    than all u need is a fan (you should have a extra 120mm fan) an a few feet of hose. Voila

    For a really good budget cooling sys. Use this stuff and a AC cooler on ur Videocard. The Hydor uses 120V so it wont bother your PS in any way and you wont need extra wires.
     
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    That's pretty sweet. Would you mind sharing what kind of performance you get with your current CPU?
     
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    Naw dude CHEAPER you can use a car oil transmission cooler for like $20 . Go to you local petstore(what I did) and put my pump for $20 on sale. As for a water block watch out for acrylic made cheap. The acrylic might spider crack! For an example check out my case named: Leaky
     

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