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Old August 3, 2009, 04:59 PM
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Default Watercooling kits for i7 ~$150-175

Hi I am looking for a water cooling kit at the moment since buying each part separately is quite a daunting task for a newbie. I want something with non conductive liquid.
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Old August 3, 2009, 08:25 PM
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Go with one of the Coolit systems. Canadian made and they perform pretty decently.
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I'm going to second that. There's a certain minimum cutoff for a remotely decent WC-ing system, and these days, by the time you factor everything in (block, rad, pump, tubing, fluid, clamps, etc), you're looking well past $200 to start. It's annoying, especially since you could definitely do it a year ago, but it's how things are.

Something like the Coolit Domino would be halfway there (apparently at this time, i7 adapters are included as well), although you wouldn't have the option of upgrading or adding more components to the loop at a future date. If Swiftech ever updates their Apogee Drive system to fit i7, that could be a definite option, but I haven't heard anything about that yet.
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buying each part separately is quite a daunting task for a newbie.
With right parts it is as easy as playing lego.
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hmm for 150$ its hard to get good parts but this is not a kit like you want:


Swiftech MCR220 Quiet Power Dual 120MM Water Cooling Radiator Black G1/4 Threaded $55.40


Danger Den DDCPX-PRO 12V Water Cooling Pump with Mounting Hardware 1/2IN Chrome Barb Fittings $61.02

Primochill PC Pure Extreme Water Replacement Coolant 32OZ - Clear $6.65

Swiftech MCRES-MICRO REV2 Clear HI-FLOW Water Cooling Reservoir 3/8IN & 1/2IN Barb Fittings $22.15



Total: $220.59+tax


(lowest what i can find for solid cpu loop)

Maybe you can get this used for around 150$Good luck with your project.


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I want something with non conductive liquid.
Fresh out of the bottle, distilled water is as non-conductive as anything else. Unfortunately, all liquid you can buy for water cooling systems will become conductive over time. It doesn't matter who makes it or what it says on the bottle, it will become conductive after running through your loop for a few weeks.
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