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    Water Coolers

    I have been looking into water cooling, i have been told thermaltaake do some good kits i have looked on the site and have come across some...

    http://www.thermaltakeusa.com/Produc...C=1160&ID=1776

    http://www.thermaltakeusa.com/Produc...C=1160&ID=1615

    http://www.thermaltakeusa.com/Produc...C=1160&ID=1616

    I want to upgrade to water cooling as i have always used air cooling i would like to see the differents in performance if any, i thought i would post for some help as i am totaly new to water cooling and know nothing about it yet, are there so other good water cooling kits if so send them my way and what do you think of the 1s i have above thanks for any help given

    EDIT : No price range yet as i want to find out more before i set myself a price, thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Woodzy View Post
    I have been looking into water cooling, i have been told thermaltaake do some good kits i have looked on the site and have come across some...

    http://www.thermaltakeusa.com/Produc...C=1160&ID=1776

    http://www.thermaltakeusa.com/Produc...C=1160&ID=1615

    http://www.thermaltakeusa.com/Produc...C=1160&ID=1616

    I want to upgrade to water cooling as i have always used air cooling i would like to see the differents in performance if any, i thought i would post for some help as i am totaly new to water cooling and know nothing about it yet, are there so other good water cooling kits if so send them my way and what do you think of the 1s i have above thanks for any help given
    Not sure who told you that, but I'd be inclined to disagree. You can usually for similar cash, create a much better system.

    You should look at prebuilt water cooling systems with the same level of disdain as you do prebuilt computers. I'll just reiterate what everybody else around here does: back to the drawing board, and read up.

    Here is an article that helped get my mind started on it:

    http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/coo...rcooling_101/1

    Once you've read through that and have a basic idea, start looking at parts, and consider what you can spend, and see what you can whip up by mixing and matching parts. At a bare minimum, I'd reccomend a dual 120 rad, and a pump with a replacement top of some sort so you can run the fittings of your choice (for me it was an MCP355 with the XSPC top).
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    ok we`ll give you a clue. the first one being thermaltakes a dirty word here for good reasons we can explain.

    i`ll go dig up some links for you and explain a thing or two on the way.

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    Yeah, not sure who told you that about TT kits. Around here they are notorious for poor performance and are generally looked down upon.

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    Go custom, or go home.

    The only "kit" I would buyis the Swiftech H20 220 Ultima or others made by Petra's Tech Shop as they make "kits" with custom grade (think superior) parts.

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    Thank you for all your quick replys

    Here is an article that helped get my mind started on it:

    http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/coo...rcooling_101/1
    I have had a quick read through nice link thank you, is it similar to building a system, some parts only fit other parts or is it more along the lines as eveything is fine together?

    Well i can see thermaltake is out of the question then.

    (N Wales... hope youve got a big angry dog to guard your ssshiny things with #Laughs#)
    I have a little springer spaniel wouldnt say she was an angry dog lol!

    i`ll go dig up some links for you and explain a thing or two on the way.
    Thanks.

    Anyone know of any sites that sell good performing parts?

    Thanks again for the help.
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    heres a few uk shops anyhow.

    http://www.chilledpc.co.uk/shop/

    http://specialtech.co.uk/spshop/customer/home.php

    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/

    http://www.watercoolinguk.co.uk/catalog/

    theres petras that sells the least spec kit anyone here will recommend but the links down for me right now.

    #Laughs# springer - soft pallet constantly overjoyed best buy a heavy set up unless you can train it to gum folk to death... think thats why there called gum dogs

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    Great help thanks, will have alook through now.
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    Swiftech seems to be popping up quite a bit?


    #Laughs# springer - soft pallet constantly overjoyed best buy a heavy set up unless you can train it to gum folk to death... think thats why there called gum dogs
    Sounds just like her, shes about 3months old i have lots of time to trian her to be a killer lol!
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    Georanma - unless your govs bought it and had it shipped over in numberd pieces rest of the uk wouldnt notice mayhap #Chuckles# excuse me

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    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...23&subcat=1526

    What do you think of that?

    Lets not go there about our gov they dont deserve to be thought about let alone talked about.
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    If you could Give me a list of parts i will need that would be a great help, thanks as i dont want to be missing anything out
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    just check the thermochill triple @ chilled pc and check the price

    last thread here someone noted it was best value in the uk

    edit: id look myself but it stems the flow of alcohol to my mouth

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    Swiftech has made a new thing i dont remember the name but it's a all in one (rad-res-pump (mcp355 or 350 not sure) for 200$ -triple rad-Only default of this thing is the positionement of this baby
    Would cost 230to 280 for a full wc kit with only 2 piece of tubing with good perfomance
    I will try to find a link.
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    That is a big price drop. what do you think though anygood?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Woodzy View Post
    If you could Give me a list of parts i will need that would be a great help, thanks as i dont want to be missing anything out

    • Water block for the part you want to cool.
    • Pump, circulates the water.
    • Reservoir, mostly facilitates filling.
    • Tubing.
    • Fittings, you can clamp the tubing onto.
    • Radiator to dissipate heat.
    • Fans, to cool the radiator.

    Also, on the MCR320QP Res, that thing is okay, but most people seem to prefer the MCP355 with the XSPC reservoir top.
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    Swiftech MCR Drive here is tha name
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    you can pick better parts for the spend with care.
    its a tidy solution for internal mounting and there reliable parts that would cope with the crazy summer highs of north wales (if you have a summer #Laughs#)

    did you have an idea as to what you are prepared to spend upto?
    this tackle can last for a few builds if you choose and control the parts you have yourself.

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    Thanks for the list Aynjell

    Also, on the MCR320QP Res, that thing is okay, but most people seem to prefer the MCP355 with the XSPC reservoir top.
    No luck finding the MCP355


    EDIT : its a tidy solution for internal mounting and there reliable parts that would cope with the crazy summer highs of north wales (if you have a summer #Laughs#)

    Summer? That is what?? lol

    Ermm around £200 a good price could i make a good kit for that price or...
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