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Old April 6, 2008, 11:58 PM
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The Fusion is better than the Apogee GTX, but not by much at all. The Apogee GTX is a very good cooler. Heck I am very happy with my Apogee GT.

The Petra's kits look good, however they are lacking in the RAD department, which is pretty much the most important factor when it comes to the overall cooling of the kit. Those Petra's kits are using Swiftech 240 Rads, which are about $35 each..... The NCIX kit has a Thermochill.... $135.... you do the math. The Thermochill is probably better than 3 of those Swiftech Rads combined...
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Old April 7, 2008, 05:28 AM
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None of the kits on Petra's come with that same rad, which is really what makes the kit at NCIX such high caliber. If you have the money, the one Cptn Vortex linked would be your best bet. But if you want to save yourself a bit of money, one of the cheaper ones from Petra's should do a fine job.
I have pretty much this exact kit: Petra's Tech Shop
The picture shows a 120x2 rad but its actually 120x3. Its cooling a X3350 (Q9450) and an 8800GTX.
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Old April 7, 2008, 07:21 AM
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I would start with the suggestions here as they are a great starting point for WC. But trust me once start you won't want to stop :D. I wonder if i could water cool a toaster ?. IN regards to the blocks. D-Tek is an excellent cooler so is the appogee. You'll get simlar performance which ever fits your budget. The ra box is awesome but i have run into one little isse with it and the P182 i have. You may need to cut the lip on the back of the sidepanel to allow it to attach properly.
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Im new to the forums and new to the generations of Duo or Quad core cpu's but the Apogee GTX Extreme Performance CPU Waterblock looks like a great Q-core CPU water block. Click on the link above to see a quick review on it yourself.

BTW Cptn Vortex, Nice W'C setup your influencing my urge to go water cooling on my next build =P


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Old April 10, 2008, 12:55 PM
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Thanks bud, and once again, welcome here! Yes, the Apogee GTX is a great block, but you will probably want to be sure to get the all Copper top for it, as the stock one (zinc coated Alum i think) can get corroded pretty easily. Another wonderful block is the D-tek Fusion. It is pretty much the top dog out there now. Remeber if you ever have watercooling questions, we are always around to help.
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