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Old May 17, 2009, 02:33 PM
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There are a couple of promotions on with $10 and $20 NCIX gift cards by the way. you get free shipping on the entire order right now when you buy one of those giftcards, but you have to watch for this as they sell out fast. when you goto the gift card it will tell you if its freeshipped under the picture/price.

They are saying that you pay $34.52 total for insurance, thats expressRMA and regular shipping insurance as well, they lump it together I believe. I think regular insurance is 1.5% of the subtotal, express RMA adds another 1.5%.
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Old May 20, 2009, 05:24 PM
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I was wondering whether a water block using an adapter would hamper the performance at all. If so, are there any purpose biult i7 water blocks that don't require an adapter? What i am looking at currently is this:
Swiftech APOGEE GTZ LGA775 CPU Water Block G1/4 Chrome HI-FLOW 1/2IN Barb Fittings - DirectCanada

NCIX.com - Buy Swiftech LGA1366 Core i7 Hold Down Adapter Plate for Mounting APOGEE GT CPU Water Block - Apogee GT Ci7 In Canada. (Will find other source)
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Getting an LGA1366 adapter won't change performance, if that is was your question.
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Old May 20, 2009, 05:52 PM
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Theres gotta be at least 1 i7 waterblock out there, the problem is being able to find someone who sells them ;) Im not a water cooling expert, everything I own is air cooled so im probubly not right here... maybe someone else can point out a good i7 waterblock.
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I still need to find a pump. The swiftech one suggested is $75. I still like the Danger Den CPX1 one with its $35 and fantastic reviews. Does anyone know where I could get this?
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For water cooling i would suggest reading more on xtremesystems.org or overclock.net before you do your purchasing, as for cpu water blocks aviable in canada (which is like 3?) the GTZ is one of the best, the 'adaptor' is just a different mounting mechanism as the lga1336 has different mounting holes. As for the pump, the water block you are getting (GTZ) seems to be designed to work best with high flow rates, so the mcp655 would be perfered over the cpx1.

For the radiator, i would personally go with the mcr320 since it is designed for low cfm fans or 'cheep' fans that you would be buying. I'm not too sure aobut the GT stealth, but i remember reading somewhere that they work best with high cfm fans.

As i said, take a look at the websites i posted as they have very good info about wc and alot of knowledgable people that can help you with your watercooling build.
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I'm using a GTZ and finding it does the job well-I'd also recommend the MCR 320, very solid for the price and with the right fans is a good match for those i7's. My room has become a lot hotter since moving to i7!
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Ha....you got that right Magic....both Rigs in my Sig are in my Family Room...didn't touch the thermostat all winter !!
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