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Old September 10, 2007, 09:26 PM
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Going to make the move to water and so far this is what I have comeup with. I highly welcome suggestions.
I would like to keep it all in the same price too

Swiftech MCB-120 Radbox Revision 2 Black
$18.29


Swiftech Smartcoils 625 Blue $3.23

NCIX Water Cooling Essentials 240 CPU Water Cooling Bundle
$193.41


Swiftech Hydrx Water Additive Coolant 2 oz Bottle $3.98


Total Cost: $218.91 before tax and shipping
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Old September 10, 2007, 09:35 PM
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You did your homeworks Kev! Everything looks good to me. Only thing i would change is the pump and radiator. But since it's a whole kit and the price is pretty good and anyway it's your first time watercooling, then i think all will be good for your first time.

You get my thumb-up for this.

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I haven't liked what I've read about the Magicool rads on the NCIX foums and information on the web has been scarce from my searching. Just to avoid that rad you can buy separately. I have the Black Ice rad and it works great for me.
I put in 2 CPU blocks because the D-Tek seems to be always out of stock and wait time might be long.
Put in a MCP655 pump as well as it might be better suited for potential upgrades down the road.
I bought alot of my stuff from the special sales here and I saved some good dollars on my loop here
You can also pricematch at NCIX as they carry much of the same inventory

$77 Swiftech MCP655 12V Industrial Water Cooling Pump 1/2IN Barbs - DirectCanada

$41 for noisy higher CFM fans HW Labs Black Ice Xtreme II Dual 120MM Fan Water Cooling Radiator 1/2IN Barbs - DirectCanada
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$45 for silent lower CFM fans Swiftech MCR220 Quiet Power Dual 120MM Water Cooling Radiator Black G1/4 Threaded - DirectCanada

$16 Swiftech MCB-120 Radbox Revision 2 Black - DirectCanada

$42 Swiftech APOGEE GT S478/LGA775/S754/S940/S939/AM2 3/8IN & 1/2IN &1/4IN Barbs - DirectCanada
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$54 D-TEK Customs Fuzion CPU Water Block S478/LGA775/S939/AM2/S754 1/2IN Barbs - DirectCanada

$6 ($1 x 5 packs) Danger Den Adjustable White Hose Clamps for 1/2IN Tubing (2 Pack) - DirectCanada

$11 Clearflex 60 Tubing 1/2IN ID 7/8IN OD 10 Feet - DirectCanada

$5 Danger Den G1/4 to 1/2IN Perfect Seal Barb Chrome Fittings (2 Pack) - DirectCanada

$2 Swiftech Smartcoils 625 Blue - DirectCanada

$3 Swiftech Hydrx Water Additive Coolant 2 oz Bottle - DirectCanada

$19 Swiftech MCRES-MICRO Clear HI-FLOW Water Cooling Reservoir 3/8IN & 1/2IN Barb Fittings - DirectCanada

Total: $240 or so before tax/shipping and depending on selections (if I didn't leave out anything)

Edit: Yup forgot fans

2 or 4 of these yate loons $7 - $14 Yate Loon D12SL-12 120MM Quiet Cooling Fan 1350RPM 47CFM 28DB 3PIN & 4PIN Sleeve Bearing Oem - DirectCanada

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Yeah thats what i was saying. But since it was an all in one kit... But yeah, if you want to go with what JayDee posted above, i agree!
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What JayDee proposed is very similar to the Swiftech H2O-220 kit, but 10$ cheaper. Go for it, you'll like it.
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Just a heads-up - the clamps listed are 3/8", you'll want 1/2". And that Clearflex tubing is thick-walled, so make sure the clamps can handle the outside diameter.
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Old September 11, 2007, 02:04 PM
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Nice kit, I would change the rad though. I'd try and get a MCR320, because it works very well with Yate Loon fans.
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Just a heads-up - the clamps listed are 3/8", you'll want 1/2". And that Clearflex tubing is thick-walled, so make sure the clamps can handle the outside diameter.
Yup = I changed the link to the 1/2" now

Also correct about the clamps/tubing thickness. If you go with a kit or separately purchased parts it's always good to have some thin zip-ties ready if the barbs are too close to permit use of the clamps. I picked up 120 zip-ties at the dollar store for a buck.
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What JayDee proposed is very similar to the Swiftech H2O-220 kit, but 10$ cheaper. Go for it, you'll like it.
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...cture=Swiftech
ROFL = that's right! I didn't notice how close to the kit it was
Two big differences would be the BIX rad and D-Tek CPU block though - I have those on my loop and they work great for me :)
I think 4 of those Yate loons on the BIX rad would be cool.
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Going to look this all over tonight do some figureing.

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