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Swiftech H20-Compact vs Gigabyte 3D Galaxy II


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Firstly, I would like to say that I'm ready to go for the watercooling route now. I have a budget of about $200 (USD), and I need to know something more about wc-ing, between these two components. Which one has the best performance out of this two kits?

P/S: I would also consider custom watercooling too, within my budget that is. Any recommendations is greatly appreciated. Thanks everyone in advance!
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Nov 16, 2006
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The swiftech, by a long way

Wile E

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For $200US, custom is the way to go, if you can find the parts.