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Rcoe

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Looking to get into water cooling, the 80mm tornado is starting to get to me.

What is the best complete kit?

Also is condensation going to be a problem? I like running my system 24/7 on folding.

Thanks,
 

brodo

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no condensation

if you search for water cooling and condensation you should find posts that point this out ->
no condensation with regular water cooling. unless you are getting your water to near freezing temps and you have an enclosed water cooling solution, there should be no condensation.

at least from my 1 month WC'in experience, I have never seen it. and I ran my kit outside for testing for a couple days and iced the water and everything. I did not have a therm sensor on my water, but still no cendensation and that water and waterblock were cold!

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oh and the best complete kit? I dunno, but I'd say look at swiftech. if you want a cheapie starter then get ahanix's (www.ahanix.com) Iceberg like me :D
 

untuchablz

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ive been looking at that cheap water cooling kit but i dont know about the preformance

got ne specs......
 
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Rcoe

Rcoe

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Thanks the exos looks really nice and complete, except for the water block. I don't think they are out yet, I will have to wait and see some reviews of them.
 

masitti

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What I suggest is finding a few guides on watercooling (designed for beginners), then buy the parts yourself.

You can build a killer system for the same price or under kits that will perform a lot better.

Kinda like when you bought parts for your computer - you bought them individually from a store - you didn't get a Dell or HP. And, you prolly spent less on the system you built, and it's prolly faster as well. Same applies for watercooling. :)

And, if you have questions, you can always post; I mean hey, that's what the forums are for in the first place. ;)
 

Robbie

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Re: no condensation

brodo said:


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if you want a cheapie starter then get ahanix's (www.ahanix.com) Iceberg like me :D


FOR THE LOVE OF GOD!!! Don't get that kit!!!!!!!! I got one. I had a really really BAD time with the rez. Turns out that they get brittle and start to crack, then all the water leaks out.

Also the rad is a little small, but for a starter kit on a Duron or a system that doesn't put out ALOT of heat it should work just fine.

I had it on a Athlon 1.4 and it didn't last a month.
Rob
 

RnPgrosz

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masitti said:
What I suggest is finding a few guides on watercooling (designed for beginners), then buy the parts yourself.

You can build a killer system for the same price or under kits that will perform a lot better.

Kinda like when you bought parts for your computer - you bought them individually from a store - you didn't get a Dell or HP. And, you prolly spent less on the system you built, and it's prolly faster as well. Same applies for watercooling. :)

And, if you have questions, you can always post; I mean hey, that's what the forums are for in the first place. ;)

I couldn't agree more. When I was first thinking about watercooling I was also considering a kit(mostly because I didn't know what I was doing) but decided against it and I'm glad. Kits are way too expensive and you will get much better performance getting the parts seperately.
 

ziah

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i have read and researched enough to know that a kit may be the worst way to go. spend a little extra on shipping and piece together a perfect rig. you can really hook your self up with a killer rig for the same cost as a nice kit (with probably an awefull pump cheapo tubes and fasteners, or a funky block).

my little $.02 worth

~z
 
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Rcoe

Rcoe

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Alright now you guys have changed my mind, guess I will do a little research and peice together my own kit. It was the comment about the Dell that pushed me over the edge.


Thanks