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Old March 6, 2008, 08:57 PM
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Default WTB: Decent Water Cooling System For My Q6600

As the title states. :D I've only water cooled once and it was a crappy Thermaltake Big Water System and the damn pump died in 2 months! So only "decently" better please. :) Thanks.
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Old March 6, 2008, 09:47 PM
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What components are you looking to cool?
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Old March 6, 2008, 10:43 PM
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What components are you looking to cool?
Shoot sorry dude should have mentioned that! lol The CPU.
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Old March 6, 2008, 11:00 PM
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You will get very good results with a simple set up:

Get a Swiftech 220 RAD, the one with the built in res. It is about $50
10ft of tubing, about $10
A MCP655 pump, close to $70
An Apogee GT, then bow it with the included oring. it is very easy, and effective ($50)
Get a RadBox to mount the Rad. $15
1 set of 1/2 barbs for the RAD. The ones on the pump are built in, and the cpu block comes with its own - $2

You will need:
Various 120mm fans of your choosing
Lots of Zipties
Some Distilled water -2 litres should be more than enough.

Then you can create a simple loop like this!
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Old March 6, 2008, 11:10 PM
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You will get very good results with a simple set up:

Get a Swiftech 220 RAD, the one with the built in res. It is about $50
10ft of tubing, about $10
A MCP655 pump, close to $70
An Apogee GT, then bow it with the included oring. it is very easy, and effective ($50)
Get a RadBox to mount the Rad. $15
1 set of 1/2 barbs for the RAD. The ones on the pump are built in, and the cpu block comes with its own - $2

You will need:
Various 120mm fans of your choosing
Lots of Zipties
Some Distilled water -2 litres should be more than enough.

Then you can create a simple loop like this!
Wow lol, I would have zero idea how to build that! Where would I get the parts in the first place? I live in Toronto. Thanks by the way. :)

P.S. WTF is that lightning like light coming from!? Very kewl man, very kewl. :D
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It is Very easy to build! Here, buy these from NCIX.com.
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Old March 6, 2008, 11:27 PM
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It is Very easy to build! Here, buy these from NCIX.com.
That's too bad, I don't have a credit card anyway, but also that's a little over my limit of $180, any other suggestions?
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Old March 6, 2008, 11:44 PM
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Hmm well I don;t know where you can get good stuff in Toronto.
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Old March 7, 2008, 12:35 AM
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That's too bad, I don't have a credit card anyway, but also that's a little over my limit of $180, any other suggestions?
Yes... next time mention your budget from the start.
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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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