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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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Nudie

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Depends on what you're willing to spend really, you could go ultra-budget and get a decent setup for your CPU and GPU for under 400 dollars. Its still alot more expensive than air I admit, but theres obviously a significant amount of e-peen involved ;D
 
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muddocktor

muddocktor

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Location
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And if you are willing to take your time and wait on good deals, you can look in forum Classifieds/Trading Posts and buy used for quite a bit of savings too. I have done that myself.
 

hokiealumnus

Water Cooled Moderator
Joined
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I can change it for you if you'd like. Well, not technically....I can take one away from where you voted and add one to where you want it to be. So I'd also have to know where you voted the 1st time.
 

SeeThruHead

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Location
Toronto, Canada
Its not a big deal to me but if its no trouble please do. Its nice to have some stats on what people spend.
edit: it was 500, now 1001+.
 
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Ilden

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Jun 13, 2010
At this point, well beyond $1000. Probably closer to $2000. To be accurate though, I ultimately ended up splitting my loops between two PCs. A detailed list would take forever to type up. Rough guesses:
2x Watercool Mo-Ra 2 Pros: $360.
Silver-based AC Kryos, custom nickel plated body: $300.
Ybris Black Sun LE: $80.
2x EK GPU blocks: $170.
1x AC GPU block: $80.
4x D5 Varios: $300.
4x Bitspower D5 dress kits and 4x tops: $300.
2x AC Reservoirs: $80.
1x AC Aquaero 4.0: $150.
Misc Bitspower fittings: $500.
Tubing: $100.
Fans, fans, and more fans: $250.

And other crap not worth listing. This hobby gets expensive, but you don't notice it until you look at your credit card statement.
 

Bobnova

Senior Member
Joined
May 10, 2009
My loop is benching-only, so it's not on my main system.

That said, I spent..... $20ish? Block was a gift, pump I already had, nissan truck radiator I already had, big fat box fan I already had. Just needed tubing, fittings, and hoseclamps.
 

MIAHALLEN

Senior Member
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Aug 29, 2007
I've got about $2000 worth of WC gear right now....but its spread out over two systems. Not only that, but some of it was sponsored, so I can't say I actually spent that much :thup:
 

Bobnova

Senior Member
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May 10, 2009
Squat, heh.
Got the block ($36) for christmas.
Had the nissan truck radiator sitting around the shop.
Had the magdrive 350gph pump sitting around from pond plans.
Bought the tubing and a couple adapters, cost ~$20.
Had antifreeze sitting around the shop.
Had hoseclamps sitting around the shop.

Soo..... $20?
 
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muddocktor

muddocktor

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This poll is getting very close to ending. And I see that I still need to adjust the cost options for the next poll thread too. I'm thinking of the following choices.

$100 or less
$101 - $300
$301 - $500
$501 - $700
$701 - $900
$901 - $1100
$1101 - $1300
$1301 - $1500
$1501 - $1700
$1701 - $1900
$1901 and higher

What do you all think? Does that poll range look good enough for the next year's poll thread.
 

Brolloks

Benching Senior on Siesta, Premium Member #8
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Dec 26, 2006
Location
Land of Long Horns
30 people spent $1000 or more, holy cow, how is that possible, all silver fittings and tubing, I have a tri rad, Apogee XT block and 6 fans with a MCP 655 pump for around $300, what more cooling can $700 extra buy?
 
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muddocktor

muddocktor

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I guess some folks have some outrageously watercooled monster rigs, Edmund. :eek: Maybe they are running SR2 boards with quad gpus or something like that.
 

m.standish

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Jan 26, 2011
Mines all come from ebay / on the cheap and still racked up £300

NB Block 10 ebay
NB Fan 2 Ebay
Cuplex XT di 18 ebay
GTX 470 Full EK Block 75 (actually bought with a 2nd hand GTX470 for £155, so im assuming here, either way, this or the card was a steal)
EK 470 Backplate 3 ebay
MCP350 34 ebay
Tubing & barb 10 ebay
45 Barbs 5 speciatech
3x Hiper Chrome Fans 13 ebay
120 Rad 8 ebay
GTS 240 Rad 23 ebay
EK 360 Rad = 10 ebay (was bought leaky but patched with epoxy and been 100% leak free for 18 months)
Aquabay 9 ebay
TIM 5 ebay
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£225 / $355

for comparison on "doing it on the cheap", heres what it would cost new as of now and its at £413 / $650. Bejeeezeus
 

manu2b

Member
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Feb 6, 2011
Mmmm... Let me remember...

WB: €35/$48 EK Supreme Lt
Rad+res: €35/$48 Swiftech MCR320-QP RES(sales)
Pump: €45/$61 EK-DCP 4.0
Tubing+fittings: €15/$20
Fans: €35/$48 Scythe SLIP STREAM 88 CFM x4 + Xygmatek 80 CFM x2

Total: €165/$226

Water/ambient delta @4.9GZh full load: 1-2°C!
 

Ilden

Member
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Jun 13, 2010
In your new thread, are you after a yearly total, or a system total? I ask because with water cooling, many components are reusable and do not add to the cost of new WaCo system.
 
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muddocktor

muddocktor

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Just the cost of the components in the system. It doesn't matter if they were used in a previous build. Just use the price you paid for it when you bought the components. I also reuse components in new builds too. If you were starting from scratch, you have to buy those components you reused anyways if you didn't already have them, so including the original purchase price of the reused components makes for a more realistic cost for the cooling system.:)

EDIT: That would be for your voting choice. Now in your post you can explain yourself more fully as to what you did, even if it was just yearly maintenance.
 
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