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Old March 7, 2008, 06:55 AM
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$180? DirectCanada.com

Add shipping and tax for a grand total of under $200. Got my WC gear from them too.

Voila.

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Old March 7, 2008, 09:31 AM
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Cptn Vortex I've been following WC stuff for a bit, saihossoku may not realize it but you've put it in a damn concise and no nonsense how-to IMHO. Great stuff! I would chop off your bit and make this a sticky in the Watercooling section if I were an admin here.

Saihossoku From what I've been following over the past month or so Vortex's suggestion is nearly foolproof. Wait a few weeks and save up the extra $40-60. There's nothing worse than spending $180 to get a failed solution, then losing money on the resale of the parts to eventually spend the $240 on a good solution. Trust me, my own frugalness and impatience have cost me more money than I've saved. A half decent WC solution appears to be in the $200 range no matter what you choose. You could always try one of the all in one CPU cooling solutions again but you may get the same results. Your System specs don't read like a person who's hesitant to spend...

If you want to see how it's all done then you could get a youtube video or use the NCIX basics kit videos as a starting point. Btw, the basics kit is in your price range but I couldn't vouch for the single radiator and I've heard the pump is noisy contrary to the description.

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Here's my review of the Essentials 120 kit: Reviewer Tryouts: NCIx Essentials 120 Water cooling kit. You can't go wrong with that kit; to cool a Quad, either change the single rad for a dual (3.6GHz easy), or add a second fan for a push-pull config. (3.0GHz easy).
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Old March 7, 2008, 09:50 AM
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I've heard the pump is noisy contrary to the description.

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Oh I hope not!! I specifically chose to run two of these over one MCP655 based on the specs on the noise (21db vs. 35db) as well as asking the small handful of people I could find that had them. My loop is going to be ready for water in a day or two... maybe even tonight. I think I'll start crossing my fingers now!
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It is Very easy to build! Here, buy these from NCIX.com.
Oh no I could afford that setup--damn thats tempting.
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Old March 7, 2008, 10:05 AM
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Here's my review of the Essentials 120 kit: Reviewer Tryouts: NCIx Essentials 120 Water cooling kit. You can't go wrong with that kit; to cool a Quad, either change the single rad for a dual (3.6GHz easy), or add a second fan for a push-pull config. (3.0GHz easy).
Haven't updated my signature but I managed 3.6GHz already with my Zalman! lol But I'm only at 1.45v so I know I've got lucky, this chip was from a batch that was hitting 4GHz+ easy. I know the owner of THE PC store in Toronto and he hooked me up! :) But yes, I will take my time, since I already hit 3.6GHz I'm going to scrape more cash together and buy a $300+ WC system, I really want to hit 4GHz. :D
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Yeah, I think I should put a name tag on my kit and have it a standard kit on NCIX haha. "The Vortex Solution" . It's simple, and Very effective. It also only took me about 2 hours to set up, and have running. only 3 tubes cut!
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Not to discourage, but I don't want you to spend all that money under the impression that you'll be guaranteed 4.0 if you get water. You probably wont get to 4GHz with that CPU with water- I would say maybe as high as 3.8 if you're lucky, but you never know- anything is possible.

The wolfdales are super overclcokers, but the q6600 GOs- while they can reach 3.6 with relatively low voltage, seem to top out quite quickly beyond that.
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Oh I hope not!! I specifically chose to run two of these over one MCP655 based on the specs on the noise (21db vs. 35db) as well as asking the small handful of people I could find that had them. My loop is going to be ready for water in a day or two... maybe even tonight. I think I'll start crossing my fingers now!
Ah don't sweat it biff I could be talking out my A** :) If I remember right the reviewer stated that he/she may have had metal filings in the pump perhaps a random occurence.

I'd read your review 3.0 Charlie, good one too. I just like the sweet dual rad with the built in reservoir in Vortex's and I get the impression from all the reading I've done that the pump, being the active component, is the most important part of the setup.
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My MCP655's are Dead silent. I can't hear them over the sound of the 1200RPM Scythe fans in my system.
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Not to discourage, but I don't want you to spend all that money under the impression that you'll be guaranteed 4.0 if you get water. You probably wont get to 4GHz with that CPU with water- I would say maybe as high as 3.8 if you're lucky, but you never know- anything is possible.

The wolfdales are super overclcokers, but the q6600 GOs- while they can reach 3.6 with relatively low voltage, seem to top out quite quickly beyond that.
I hear ya, to be honest I just love the look of a liquid cooled system! Even if I got zero gains but at least kept my current OC with possibly a little less voltage I'm happy as a pig in ..... well you know. :)

Money is not the issue any more, I have $800 to spend on a good system, any suggestions? Keep in mind I'd rather pay less, but I have no credit card, so how would I order stuff. <---- I know a gal without a credit card! lmao
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