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Old March 11, 2010, 09:49 AM
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Definitely go for heatkiller cpu block and the best rad (not sure which one that is, google) No sense in getting second rate stuff if you will not be happy with it. Tubing is....tubing, lots of options there. Use koolance or bitspower compression fittings but stay away from plastic tee blocks, mine cracked. Lots of fans to choose from also, popular ones are Scythe, Gelid, Yate Loon, Noctua..........Both pumps are good.
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Old March 11, 2010, 10:05 AM
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So-so craft quality of Swiftech takes away any excitement. Ek and Heatkillers are light years ahead in QC.

Out of two XT we got in stock... both had un-tighten screws out of the box = leak. Watercooling is expensive hobby, so there is no room for crap like this.
Interesting that is good to know.. I will keep an eye out for that when I install my XT.

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Definitely go for heatkiller cpu block and the best rad (not sure which one that is, google) No sense in getting second rate stuff if you will not be happy with it. Tubing is....tubing, lots of options there. Use koolance or bitspower compression fittings but stay away from plastic tee blocks, mine cracked. Lots of fans to choose from also, popular ones are Scythe, Gelid, Yate Loon, Noctua..........Both pumps are good.
The Thermochill Rad he has listed is one of the best out there and it can be had for around $90 CDN.
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Old March 11, 2010, 10:09 AM
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So-so craft quality of Swiftech takes away any excitement. Ek and Heatkillers are light years ahead in QC.

Out of two XT we got in stock... both had un-tighten screws out of the box = leak. Watercooling is expensive hobby, so there is no room for crap like this.
I buy a EK full block for my Maximus, the screw was not tight even too. Peoples have too double check everything use for WC .
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I personally would go for an EK or Heatkiller block as Jackque and Daz suggest and a Feser rad, those things can handle a lot.
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Old March 11, 2010, 12:35 PM
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I would get a Hardware Labs SR1 radiator. The Quality is unbelivable on those things. I have an SR1-360 and a Feser 240 in my TJ07 and after recieving the SR1 first, I was disapointed with the Feser radiator. The quality (physical appearance) was nothing like the SR1-360's. I am not saying the Feser rads don't perform well - hell they are great rads. But I was overall impressed with the SR1 more than the Feser.

I put my vote on the Heatkiller as well. I had an XT and switched it for a heatkiller.
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Old March 11, 2010, 01:01 PM
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I would get a Hardware Labs SR1 radiator. ....
I look at their web site and I found they use 4m screw insted of 3m like the fezer, not bad and I found this . I go next month in Philippines I willvisit them , if some want something , PM me , I will check there and contact you with PM from there .


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Old March 11, 2010, 01:28 PM
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I would get a Hardware Labs SR1 radiator.
While I am no expert by any means, the Thermochill matches/beats the SR1 in terms of performance. The downside for me is the G3/8 threading it takes since that means you have to buy an adapter to put compression fittings on.

Skinnee Labs | Triple Radiator Comparison V2 - Good roundup of all the Rads
Skinnee Labs | Core i7 CPU Block Roundup #2 - Good round up of all the CPU Blocks

Thermochill PA120.3 Triple 120MM Fan Water Cooling Radiator with 15MM Spacing *No Barbs* - DirectCanada - PA120.3 $90

Hardware Labs Black Ice SR1 360 Triple 120MM Water Cooling Radiator G1/4 - DirectCanada - SR1 $110
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The downside for me is the G3/8 threading it takes since that means you have to buy an adapter to put compression fittings on.

tell me about 3/8 tread, I have to order 4 for my koolance heat echanger
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Old March 11, 2010, 02:03 PM
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tell me about 3/8 tread, I have to order 4 for my koolance heat echanger

Ya I am going to order some of these:
Bitspower Premium G3/8" High Flow G1/4" Adapter Black Sparkle Finish Products Model: BP-BSWT-C23 [BP-BSWP-C23] : Performance-PCs.com, ... sleeve it and they will come
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I order those one yesterday , it's already a barb


Bitspower Chrome G3/8" Barb Fitting - 1/2" ID - FrozenCPU.com
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