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Old December 24, 2007, 06:37 PM
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Well... My watercooling setup failed me and started leaking... when i got rid of the tubes that were bad, i found out that i didnt have enough to complete the loop, so i went back to stock air cooling. My CPU temps on idle were 29-31C with WC, and with stock cooling, my temps on idle are 60-70C Which CPU cooler would u recommend to bring my temps back down and are my temps right now safe?
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Old December 24, 2007, 06:52 PM
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Why not just pickup some new tubes for your water cooling setup? That's only $10-20 and you'd be back in business. Water cooling really shouldn't leak if done correctly.

ThermalRight Ultra Extreme 120 + 1 or 2 120mm fans is going to run you up a fair amount of money.
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Old December 24, 2007, 08:11 PM
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Why not just pickup some new tubes for your water cooling setup? That's only $10-20 and you'd be back in business. Water cooling really shouldn't leak if done correctly.

ThermalRight Ultra Extreme 120 + 1 or 2 120mm fans is going to run you up a fair amount of money.
You could get a Thermalright Ultra 120 for only $47.99

Infonec Computers - Computer parts Canada, PC Components, laptop computers, motherboards, processors, CPU’s and much more : Thermalright U-120E Ultra-120 eXtreme

And a very nice Scythe 120mm fan for $10.99

Infonec Computers - Computer parts Canada, PC Components, laptop computers, motherboards, processors, CPU’s and much more : Scythe S-FLEX 120MM 150000 hrs Blue

Thats a pretty good cooling system for under $60.
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Old December 25, 2007, 03:36 PM
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Ok thanks for all your help, but I've decided to "resurect" my watercooling system. Im going to get a new single fan rad and a Tline instead of a reservior. Im trying to keep everything internal this time. Oh and BTW, does anyone know if NCIX carries the T line thingy?

Also, is the Swiftech Apogee better or the Swiftech Storm a better CPU block?
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Old December 25, 2007, 04:03 PM
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The Swiftech Apogee without a doubt.

Not sure if you are looking for a specific size but NCIX does have this: Polypropylene T for Water Cooling T Line 3/8IN Barbs
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Old December 25, 2007, 04:24 PM
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Kk Thanks. But from what I remember, the temps werent so different on my computer with the apogee and the storm. Plus, my apogee is.. well.. the the bottom plate is sorta... "rusty"... Is there anyway I can fix it? IE sandpaper..
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The Storm has been repeatedly demonstrated to be optimized for the single core CPU's, preferably without an IHS. These days, it's kind of outdated.

If your Apogee's bottom is looking bad, sanding should be fine, since I'm pretty sure that the original Apogee never had any bowing done to it. Basically treat it like you were lapping it. A polish job, followed by several alcohol cleanings might also be an option.
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