Discussion in 'Cases, Modding & Electronics' started by DaMulta, Jul 7, 2008.
$800 just for CPU? Gonna be a while before you can walk straight again! For $800 i could do 2 PC's
I dunno, the build I am currently aquiring parts for will probably cost more, but will have 3 VGA blocks as well. It's easy to get up there in cost fairly quick with fittings, aftermarket pump tops, resevoirs, and fans + fan controllers. I mean, 4 fans can cost $100 easy(4x Noctua 140mm)
If its a monster setup with top of line parts, it still shouldn't cost 800$?
Well, my own loop:
CPU block $99
rad $99 + $99 +??
fan controller $50
GPU blocks, $425
drop the three GPU clocks, I can see $800 possible. Overkill, but possible.
My loops gonna take me all year to buy. Maybe I can get some sponsors.
OH! yes it could
Try $80 for CPU block, 4 fans $100, Pump(s), aftermarked top, radiator, reservoir, high end fittings, some quick-disconnects, fancontroller
Think you could easy hit $800, some of my rigs have wc-equipment for way more
Throw in an Aquarero with a poweradjust and your close to $2000
Exactly, especially considering it is CPU only. Unless our poor friend live's in a place where he had to have everything shipped and got reamed that way i can't see a CPU only loop being $800 regardless of component's.
$100 for a block, $100 - $150 for a pump or 2, $100 - $150 for a rad, ~$20 for tubing add some fan's. Guess i'm a cheap prick
Hmm I don't see going that far unless you are doing some type of benching?
Think you can spend quite a lot of $$ on WC-parts it all depends on how much you want to do with it.
It's not a pretty setup but I can run run it with both CPU's @ 4,8GHz with the radds and the chiller and it cost way more than $800.
Is that some type of water chiller?
Yes it is
This one http://www.aquatuning.co.uk/product_info.php/info/p2692_waterchiller-Hailea-Ultra-Titan-500---HC300-395Watt-cooling-capacity-.html
How does it work compared to phase?
Phase can go subzero this chiller can "only" go down to 4C.
Ahh Ok, well cool. looks like it works such as a water fountain would.
Nice rig but for that money i'd have gone phase, you could've gotten a real nice setup. I spent about $800 on my first WC rig year's back (many years lol) so i can understand the "novelty" of it all but after you stop and think, did i really need that? Could i not have achieved the same or better with less? Just my $0.02 don't let me stop you from modding it's your PC and your money, enjoy it
Who says I'm not doing phase?
I've tried to run phase on a i7 920 with -20C for a week with what I thought was good insulation but it shut down due too condensation and ice, so been there done that etc..
I'm running my rigs with 100% cpu load 24/7 and then water is the way to go, that's just my opinion. Modding, building and OCing is a hobby and I've got the money for it.
Thats a nice setup mydog.
But still $800 on the CPU alone is kinda crazy But possible...
Always nice when your WC equipment is measured in horsepower
... 1/4 hp in this case
I'll see your and raise you I guess for 24/7 water is the way to go as 24/7 phase can be tricky, as you already know. Hope you didn't lose any hardware?
Guess i got to many hobbies, need to spread the cash around lol Between home audio/video, music media, PC's, car's and R/C car's i get REAL broke, REAL fast
Maybe i should feed a kid in Africa for a year instead?
Yep 120 usd fittins (t line, fill port, valve, drain line, angle, rotary and barbs)
200 pump + res (is that koolance acetal thingy, bummer i got rev 1.3 and 2.0 just released, i almost dup bought)
100 shipping (yep, check location)
misc things $xx
still have to buy mobo and vga blocks, but i need to get a new setup first i won't spend that money on a X58 and a 580.
And later i may go compression i got 1/2 barbs over 7/16 tubing for some, compression for cpu only since it shows.
If all goes well this year i graduate so my first paycheck will be a cosmos II and more rads and fittins. Im not considering the haswell chiller, its to fugly.
Just lost an R2E but I got a good friend that owns the local HW-shop so ... you get the rest.(BTW it was his phase and insulation job)
Hobbies is good to have but I don't have time for so many these days, to much work, so I'm left with PC's, soccer and my family(got a grandson 2 yrs old soon to be, man I'm old)
If you can I it's a good thing to do and doesn't cost that much either, you'll be amazed how much $50 a month is over there.
Damn dude, shipping killed you man.
Now back on topic, here's another of my PC's
And a SB setup in a good old Lian Li Cube case, very clean I think.
I'll take some more when I get my GPU
I just took the corsair ram back out and sent to newegg for a refund. Rocking the Samsung 30NM DDR3 @ 2200Mhz w/1.5v @ 9-10-10-28. Will fine tune later on for tighter timings xD
@ my dog
Love the last pic, the Lian Li one.
I just call it Cooling overkill, 2x 360 rad + a 240 rad to cool a 2600K @4,7 GHz
Nice RAM you got there boomstik360
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