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How much did you spend on your water cooling setup poll? (2011-2012)

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

  • $100 or less

    Votes: 8 10.3%
  • $101 - $300

    Votes: 18 23.1%
  • $301 - $500

    Votes: 20 25.6%
  • $501 - $700

    Votes: 11 14.1%
  • $701 - $900

    Votes: 9 11.5%
  • $901 - $1100

    Votes: 5 6.4%
  • $1101 - $1300

    Votes: 2 2.6%
  • $1301 - $1500

    Votes: 1 1.3%
  • $1501 - $1700

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • $1701 - $1900

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • $1901 and higher

    Votes: 4 5.1%

  • Total voters
    78
  • Poll closed .

muddocktor

Retired
Joined
Nov 1, 2001
Location
New Iberia, LA
As the thread title states, how much did you spend on the water cooling setup in your main system? Note: this is just for watercooling for your main system, not the amount you've spent getting multiple systems watercooled.

Last years thread is located
right here.

The thread previous to the above thread is
right here.

And I am changing the levels on the money spent on this poll yet again as the last one's choices were still too low to give a proper curve. I did much better, but still had a bunch grouped at the very highest cost choice.

mudd
 
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muddocktor

muddocktor

Retired
Joined
Nov 1, 2001
Location
New Iberia, LA
This poll and thread is now open. My cooling for my main rig still hasn't changed, but I did have to replace my heater core because the old one sprung a leak in it, so I replaced it with a new heater core just like it. Since my U2-UFO case is spaced out for old style Thermochill rads, I couldn't go with a store-bought replacement. So I'm in the $301-500 category.
 

Ilden

Member
Joined
Jun 13, 2010
On this build I'm using a new case, new tubing, new fittings, but all other WaCo components are the same as last build. Dual-D5s, dual GPU, silver Kryos, Mo-Ra 2 Pro, Aquaero, Bitspower throughout. So I'm gonna say between $1100 and $1200 on my main machine.
 

Ironsmack

Member
Joined
Aug 11, 2010
Location
Toronto, ON
- (1) XSPC 360 Rad, (3) triple rotaries, (3) 3/8-5/8 compression fittings, (2) UN design pump bracket - $100
- (1) XSPC 6970 WB - $90

+ my old loop.
 

robble

Member
Joined
Mar 11, 2008
Location
Honolulu
swift tech kit 275
gpu block 130
extra hose 35
barbs 40
clamps 8
gtx360 100
fans 130
res 40
silver 9
new case 160

ack.. i hate adding it up. over $900 and i probably forgot some stuff.... I estimated 700-900. Should have chosen the 901-1100 section.


edit:
as of tonight can add $300 to my total.
 
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fcomstoc

Member
Joined
Jan 24, 2012
Hey guys I don't mean to sound like an idiot or anything but I am looking at getting a start up setup I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions for a $3-500 start up system. I am not trying to get into anything too hardcore (dual pumps, dual radiators, etc).
The main reason I ask is because I have no idea how to get started and where to look.
Thanks in advance.
 

denmason

Registered
Joined
Jul 18, 2006
Location
Tracy, Ca
I went with the $501 - $700 group. I know I'm low on that number. Lot's of builds and lot's of parts... and it adds up fast. The best part of my loop is the pump, Eheim 1260, bought it on 6/7/2005 and it still kicks hard.
 

OVerLoRDI

Registered
Joined
Mar 26, 2011
I think I just scooted up past $1000 on my setup. I have a lot of extra parts at the moment though. Might look at selling those.
 

m0r7if3r

Member, Water Cooling Sticky Reading Enforcement O
Joined
Jun 17, 2010
Location
Marietta, GA
Hey guys I don't mean to sound like an idiot or anything but I am looking at getting a start up setup I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions for a $3-500 start up system. I am not trying to get into anything too hardcore (dual pumps, dual radiators, etc).
The main reason I ask is because I have no idea how to get started and where to look.
Thanks in advance.

Start with the stickies in this section, they will get you on the right track.
 

fall

Member
Joined
Dec 15, 2010
Location
Arlington
Once i hit $1000 i stopped counting but if I had to estimate i would say in the low 2000's
 

Bad ConNecTioN

Member
Joined
Sep 8, 2004
The real cost of water cooling is deceiving as you end up spending money slowly over a relatively long time to get the loop just perfect. Its not like a video card where you plunk your $500 down all at once...

I don't think I would ever drop $700 all at once for a WCing setup, but my current loop and all the associated parts are roughly worth that. Its been a slow process over the last few years or so...
Hell, a handful of "custom" fittings and a couple Gentle Typhoons is over $100 lol.
Its sad when my WCing setup is worth more then the parts its cooling :p