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Old September 4, 2010, 10:44 AM
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Heh... I'm still running my GT..... ;)

edit: Although... if you look at the pricing for the 320 edge kit.... do you really think that the XT + a bit of tubing is worth $100+?
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If I'm reading this right, the H20 Edge kits include the block while the MCR Drive kits w/ pump would be everything but the block + tubing to connect to it. Now... $225 for rad/pump/res does seem a bit pricy, but it is an all-in-one which would appeal to WC newbs.
IMO this for a WC newbie is far better than most all-in-one kits out there at least upgrading wise.
Here you can upgrade the components as needed as you go, kits don't usually allow this.
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The prices do seem just a little high. Even the pump-less units, when you compare them to the cost of a rad+pump top+reservoir, there's really no bargain happening there. Add to that the fact that the unit will likely not perform on equal with a seperate top, and those little res spaces can be flaky at times... well, it's simple and compact, I'll give it that. And I'll also allow that the units are cheaper that some other radiators by themselves.
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Old September 8, 2010, 06:21 PM
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I hate having a pump and res to worry about in my rig. But I have a couple of pretty good setups going now and I don't think I'll be using these kits (unless they gave me equal performance, while allowing me to save lots of space).
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.. Add to that the fact that the unit will likely not perform on equal with a seperate top, ..
Do you care to elaborate on that ? I am not too sure I understand.

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Do you care to elaborate on that ? I am not too sure I understand.

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Yeah, I was pretty sure who you were as soon as I saw "Gabe"

I'm open to being corrected, of course. And would to love to see a P/Q curve for it, although I expect it would be tricky with the radiator in the way.

But to judge from the pictures, the intake into the pump doesn't look particularly ideal (where the stock DDC particularly chokes). It has to contend with being almost point-blank to the junction where the flow from the rad tubes re-combines, which wouldn't give much space for the flow to smooth out before hitting the impeller. I can't see that doing the pump any favours.
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