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Bobaroo

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Watercooling Setup, how does it look?

Waterblock – DTek TC4 rev2
http://www.dtekcustoms.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=11
-$45.00

Pump – Via Aqua 1300 370gph Pump/Reservoir
http://www.aquastealth.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=34
-$46.99

Radiator – Pro-Combo -Black
http://www.dtekcustoms.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=17
-$46.99

Fans -120mm Panaflo M1A
http://www.aquastealth.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=45
-$15.00

Tubing – ClearFlex 60
http://www.dtekcustoms.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=94
-$1.50/ft(10ft)


Total - $168.50


The only thing I am not sure of is the liquid an additive to use. I will have distilled water, but what else? I don't want my tubing to look all ugly and foggy due to water wetter.
 
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necromanx13x

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I would personally recommend getting the Dtek Whitewater waterblock as it performs better than the TC4 and is only slightly more expensive. Everything else looks good though I dont really know much about the pump. As an additive i just use 10% antifreeze and its working just great.
 
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Bobaroo

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Well I was looking at the whitewater, but I would rather have 2 barbs instead of 3, to keep my case less cluttered.
 

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I agree with the WW.... It won't be much more clutter, as you join the 2 outlets with a Wye connector, let me dig up a pic of my old setup... I would strongly suggest spending more on a pump, the VIA's are OK, but not great. If you were to get an Eheim 1250, you won't ever need to worry about the pump. Even the 1048 would work well.

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Arkangyl

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D-Tek has a 10% off sale through Jan. 1st.


You can get their FLowmaster XT kit with a Whitewater block (+$10) and a Hydor L30 pump (-$10 to even things out) for $200, -10% and its $180 for a complete kit that has everything you need minus the distilled water and in exchange for a few more $$$ you get a BETTER block and a BETTER pump...

If you opt to stay with the TC-4 the kit drops to $190 which is $171 after the discount. not a bad deal eh?
 

necromanx13x

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Yeah I have the eheim 1250 and I love it. Its definitely worth the extra money for the noiseless operation and added reliability.
 

nikhsub1

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Arkangyl said:
D-Tek has a 10% off sale through Jan. 1st.


You can get their FLowmaster XT kit with a Whitewater block (+$10) and a Hydor L30 pump (-$10 to even things out) for $200, -10% and its $180 for a complete kit that has everything you need minus the distilled water and in exchange for a few more $$$ you get a BETTER block and a BETTER pump...

If you opt to stay with the TC-4 the kit drops to $190 which is $171 after the discount. not a bad deal eh?
Nice! AS for the additive, I would suggest using 20 - 25% anti freeze for corrosion if you get an aluminum top. If you went poly, I would use 10% anti freeze to keep things growth free.
 
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Bobaroo

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Hmmm, how much big of an increase in performance/decrease in temperature will the WW have over the TC4. For $10 more I may go for it, but if I don't order before Jan 1, then $20 may be a little to much
 

nikhsub1

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Bobaroo said:
Hmmm, how much big of an increase in performance/decrease in temperature will the WW have over the TC4. For $10 more I may go for it, but if I don't order before Jan 1, then $20 may be a little to much
About 5C better than the TC-4.
 

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Enough of an increase to be worth the extra $5 or so, trust me. You'll get maybe a 4-5C temperature drop (with a decent pump), and it's difficult to get a drop like that by anything else than adding a second radiator or something.

I too would suggest a stronger pump - you can get a Danner Mag 3 for about that price.

Also, if money is a concern, you can get Clearflex 60 for $.65/ft at www.mcmaster.com. Look on page 85 under Chemical PVC tubing, 1/2" ID, 1/8" wall, 3/4" OD - that's Clearflex 60.
 
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Bobaroo

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nikhsub1 said:

About 5C better than the TC-4.


heh really? That much...sounds like I am going white water.

Does it come with the Y connectors or do I have to buy them?