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Old June 6, 2010, 08:39 AM
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Originally Posted by AmuseMe View Post
That Swiftech rad will not even be close to enough. I would say it is almost not enough for the i5 at 4GHz. It is a thin rad. Most other rads like the HWL SR-1, Feser, EK, XSPC rads are twice as thick. Im thinking that it would be enough for the 5970, but not both!
As you can see buy the link dustin1706 posted, brands make very little difference in terms of performance.

Originally Posted by Liu Kang View Post
That's your job, and half the fun of a build like this ;) Besides, without a budget, it's tough to provide advice. You're probably looking at anywhere from $400-$800 for your setup depending on the quality of components you want to run... rad(s), pump(s), pump top(s), fittings, tubing, reservoir and water blocks.
Why the eff would someone spend $800 on watercooling.
He can easily get a system for under $400. That will work great. If he looks around for used gear he could spend even less.

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Will be able to handle your setup w/ medium speed fans I'd think. People always under estimate how much a radiator can take if you crank up the fans.
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