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What Watercooling do you thinks i should get?

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by Greek, Dec 11, 2006.

  1. Greek

    Greek New Member

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    hmm could be, i mean im happy with 2.64GHz dont get me wrong. is just that temptation that knowing that other people have done it and me wanting to make it at that level, but i suppose its only 150MHz more so wont really see much of a diff, i think at 2.64GHz and 1.4V its pretty sweet and ill stay on this.

    lets see what that artic silver 5 will do ah?
     
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    Water is a novelty that I like very much, not only for the loss of massive temps but also its a sound issue, as in you only have the noise of the 120mm on the rad that runs pretty much silent and that does the job to keep the temps sweet!

    Also I love the uv effect, and I got my whole water cooling kit for £50

    A decent cpu and gpu cooler costs more than that!

    ;)
     
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    if i ever go water I'm definitely building my own, getting a cheap kit is pointless except for looks and maybe noise
     
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    see what u mean, but £150+ aint cheap
     
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    Totally agree with you greek, Import it from the states as the dollar is soo weak compared to the pound lol
     
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    its an idea, i do have ppl in the US so i could always ask them to buy it and send it through mail, although prices in the UK are hughe
     
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    wasn't referring to yours :ohwell: , but a lot of people who want water go straight to cheap kits, when they'd be better of getting a top of the line air
     
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    soz u didnt make it clear ;) , yher i dnt like going for cheap stuff, cz at the end it works out more cz u buy crap then gd, where u cud of gone to gd straight away lol
     
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    Just out of interest, who were you refering to?
     
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    i think in my op i wasn't really referring to anyone, just said that i think cheaper kits are pointless to go with for water
     
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    probs to some1 who didnt no what w/c actually meant;) :toast:
     
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    the strength of the US dollar has very little to do with the price you will pay for it.
     
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    pt not a suicide-bomber

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    yes it is, if a item is 100$ in there and 100€ here it's more cheaper in there ;)
     
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    i think your wrong, that w/c is about $180 or sumit and here is £150 IN VAT at 17.5% so it does matter, things are cheaper in america
     
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    Completely agree with Greek. To buy from US with shipping costs can be cheaper (but sometimes longer time to arrive - [i say sometimes b/c certain UK based comps do tend to take their time in deliveries]) but as an overall service, you could get caught up with the costs of returning it if there are problems...

    just something to consider when ordering from abroad...

    1GPB = 1.96596USD!!! (xe.com @ 15:32)

    Start buying the Dollar now!!! ;)
     
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    i no dollar is well bad compared to pound
     
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    Hell, if concorde was still flying I would be away over to new york for the day, buy me a load of lovely cheaper than uk priced items @ even cheaper prices because of the lovely exchange rate!

    :toast:
     
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    Theres some good deals on to New York at the moment.....£200 return, 5 hours each way.
     
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    Only problem is you have to wait to check in both ways, would have to stay over lol, I can think of worse things to do though!

    ;)
     
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    well artic silver 5 just arrived so i will see what happens 2moz cz i cant be bothered doing owt now.
     
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    Random Murderer The Anti-Midas

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    incidentally, i have 1/2" id kit i'm looking to sell....

    danger den tdx with p4 and 754/939/940 fittings, hydor l30 pump, swiftech d5 120mm radiator, 120mm panaflo, 5.25 res, two different coolants included(pc ice and water wetter). no tubing. make an offer if interested.
     
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    Make sure you clean all the old crap off first, dont go crazy with it, it will spread nicely, and it takes about 200hrs to bed in to get best results!

    ;)
     
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    should i put just a dot in the middle, or pure it then spread it evenly
     
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    Random Murderer The Anti-Midas

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    a dot, the hs will spread it on its own
     
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    so shouldnt use the whole of it then, its only 3.5g
     

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