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How much did you spend on your water cooling setup poll? (2010-2011)

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How much did you spend on your watercooling setup for your main system?

  • $100 or less

    Votes: 15 10.1%
  • $101 - $200

    Votes: 8 5.4%
  • $201 - $300

    Votes: 18 12.2%
  • $301 - $400

    Votes: 18 12.2%
  • $401 - $500

    Votes: 20 13.5%
  • $501 - $600

    Votes: 12 8.1%
  • $601 - $700

    Votes: 13 8.8%
  • $701 - $800

    Votes: 10 6.8%
  • $801 - $900

    Votes: 4 2.7%
  • $901 - $1000

    Votes: 1 0.7%
  • $1001 and higher

    Votes: 29 19.6%

  • Total voters
    148
  • Poll closed .
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muddocktor

Retired
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Location
New Iberia, LA
As the thread title states, how much did you spend on the water cooling setup in your main system?

Last years thread is located
right here.

And I am changing the levels on the money spent on this poll as the last one's choices were too low to give a proper curve.

mudd
 
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muddocktor

muddocktor

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Location
New Iberia, LA
My loop hasn't changed much since last poll, still in the $401-$500 range. The only update I did to it was to upgrade to an Apogee XT from the Fuzion V1 I used to have.
 

hokiealumnus

Water Cooled Moderator
Joined
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$301-400 range on my CPU only loop.

MCP-355 - $70
XSPC Res Top - $40
MCR-320 - $50
MCR-220 - $40
EK Supreme HF Cu - $85
Barbs $2.50 x 10 - $20
Masterkleer tubing x 10 - $6 (Previously had Primochill Pro LRT @ $2/ft for $20.)
Hose clamps - $2.50/pair IIRC - $12.50
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Total - $353.12 or $367.50, depending on tubing.

Good job on this poll mudd...the last one was a bit cheap for people that frequent our WC section. ;)

EDIT - Whoops...forgot fans. I've got three Delta screamers from Pauld in our classifieds. Not sure how much they were; I'm thinking $24 for the three of them, then I have two Ultra High Speed Panaflo fans on the other radiator, so that's another $30.

Darn...should have voted $401-500. Oh well.
 
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Fatticus

Member
Joined
Sep 16, 2010
Location
Toronto
I spent about 400, then was informed i didn't purchase the correct fans so that was another 50 dollars on high flow fans....fml planning on 2 gpu blocks soon, another 200.
 

rickoles

Member
Joined
Aug 12, 2010
Location
AUS: Perth
I've always been keen to WC but after seeing those results it seem waayyy to expensive for me to justify. I'l just keep playing music to cover the sound of the fans =P
 

sunrunner20

Masta Tweeka!
Joined
Jan 10, 2004
Location
Dallas, Texas
I've always been keen to WC but after seeing those results it seem waayyy to expensive for me to justify. I'l just keep playing music to cover the sound of the fans =P

If you buy parts used, and buy a 2-302 heater core (77 bonniville) heater-core instead of a radiator you can get a good loop for less than $200.
However, I've found the biggest noise offenders are fans that run at 100% all the time, and crappy heatsinks.
 
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muddocktor

muddocktor

Retired
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Location
New Iberia, LA
$301-400 range on my CPU only loop.

MCP-355 - $70
XSPC Res Top - $40
MCR-320 - $50
MCR-220 - $40
EK Supreme HF Cu - $85
Barbs $2.50 x 10 - $20
Masterkleer tubing x 10 - $6 (Previously had Primochill Pro LRT @ $2/ft for $20.)
Hose clamps - $2.50/pair IIRC - $12.50
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Total - $353.12 or $367.50, depending on tubing.

Good job on this poll mudd...the last one was a bit cheap for people that frequent our WC section. ;)

EDIT - Whoops...forgot fans. I've got three Delta screamers from Pauld in our classifieds. Not sure how much they were; I'm thinking $24 for the three of them, then I have two Ultra High Speed Panaflo fans on the other radiator, so that's another $30.

Darn...should have voted $401-500. Oh well.

Yeah, the last one I posted had all the cost choices too low for these forums, that's for sure. ;) And since you have teh Green Powa, just go edit your vote and subtract 1 from the $301-$00 choice and add 1 to the $401-$500 choice.:D
 

hokiealumnus

Water Cooled Moderator
Joined
Oct 14, 2007
Yeah, the last one I posted had all the cost choices too low for these forums, that's for sure. ;) And since you have teh Green Powa, just go edit your vote and subtract 1 from the $301-$00 choice and add 1 to the $401-$500 choice.:D

Done! (Yep...completely forgot that was possible.)
 

kong

New Member
Joined
May 19, 2011
Spent my pretty pennies on a whole new WC with the new comp I'm currently building...It's shipping at the moment...probably come in next week. :)
 

MattNo5ss

5up3r m0d3r4t0r
Joined
Aug 11, 2008
Nice bump to whoever did it and deleted their post or voted without posting :thup:

My CPU loop was on the high end of $401-500.
 
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ssjwizard

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Mar 12, 2002
somewhere around 650 for my WC and about 500 on my wifes.
 

GreenJelly

Member
Joined
Oct 16, 2006
I put $500-$600, but I am more likely putting what I WISH I spent... I should probably change it to $1,000+ *cry*

If your water cooling for performance, get a 2nd job and buy a better hardware... If you enjoy water cooling, get a 2nd job and start water cooling. LOL
 

Nudie

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Joined
Aug 6, 2011
I think I went over a 1000 dollars... Bitspower couplings everywhere, dual pump setup with EK top and res, Apogee XT, Swiftech GPU block, MIPS RAM block, HW Labs GTX 560 and 120 rads, load of high-rpm fans, 30W 6 channel fancontroller, the list goes on. And then there's the little things like miswiring your fancontroller and blowing said device and the two pumps connected to it, setting you back well over 250 dollars in replacements. Lovely.

Didn't buy everything in a day though (doubt anyone does), saving up and collecting parts for this build took me well over half a year before I finally completed it.
 
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