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Old February 16, 2007, 08:12 PM
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OK - I've got about 420 bucks burning a hole in my pocket and I can't decide what to do....watercooling setup? another 8800gts? 2GB more ram? vista 64 and a hard drive? given my setup (in my sig below) what would you guys do?
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Old February 16, 2007, 08:27 PM
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If it were me, I'd look at going for a WC setup.

You've already got a pretty decent system going there.

Out of all your choices it's the one thing that you're pretty well guarantied to be able to carry over to any new build.
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Old February 16, 2007, 09:10 PM
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I guess that's the thing... I could get another gpu and have greater performance, but the wc will carry over to whatever I want to do in the future, and besides... It's damned cool!
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Water cooling is the way to go. PM me if you want some help picking things out :)
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I will be making the move to h2o in about a month, so I will be posting up some parts for members examination. Noise isnt going to be a issue, truth to tell I cant handle silence anyways, makes my ears ring. lol
A GFX block isnt real high on my list right now as I want to upgrade my gfx this summer late spring.
Damn thats a nice price on that pump thats on sale @ ncix right now
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Old February 17, 2007, 06:34 AM
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Best thing to do first is to have a good look at your case and figure out how you want to mount it.

Then break out the measuring tape...... :)
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Been thinking I'd like to go external actually.
God it's soooooooooo much more reading:)
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Old February 17, 2007, 06:51 AM
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"so I will be posting up some parts for members examination. Noise isnt going to be a issue, truth to tell I cant handle silence anyways, makes my ears ring. lol
A GFX block isnt real high on my list right now as I want to upgrade my gfx this summer late spring.
Damn thats a nice price on that pump thats on sale @ ncix right now"

Freud would've had a ball with that post SperG
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Old February 17, 2007, 11:57 AM
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I read through your PM and for the benefit of everyone on the forum, I will reply here:

MY PICKS

D-TEK FuZion
Swiftech MCW60
Swiftech MC14
Clearflex 1/2" tubing
Smartcoils 625
MCRES-MICRO
Swiftech MC21
Black Ice GTS Stealth


Personally I prefer the black ice radiators because I find they look a little bit more finished when you actually get up close and personal with them. They also use g1/4 threads, so you can use metal barbs with them instead of those crap plastic ones.

I also prefer to go with a GPU only block instead of a full coverage solution because almost everything can be reused at some point in the future.

Let me know what you think.
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Old February 18, 2007, 02:55 PM
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Thanks very much! I Updated my cart with this stuf, but I havea couple of questions-
1) I notice that you didn't mention the chipset cooler and waterpump I had- does that mean you're ok with my choices?
2) IYou recommended the vgu cooler with ramsinks, and then some seperate MC14 memory sinks-- are these the same thing as th eramsinks that come with the MCW60?
3) I see you recommended the smartcoils 625 instead of the 500 but on NCIX, it says that the 625 is for 5/8" tubing _ is this really the ones I need? (also how many?)
4)How does one stick those ramsinks on? do they come with something?

5) This one is sort of for gav-- If I'm going to go for it, should I order this suff while the pump is on sale, or is there a chance that more of it will be on sale in upcoming weeks?

Again-- Thanks!

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