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Old July 20, 2012, 09:59 AM
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So, parts wise, I have my build more or less where I want it. However, I have a hankering to tinker some more. Which means putting everything under water. For the first time!

Specs for the system I want to WC are as follows:

ASUS M5A97 AM3+
AMD PhenomII 1055T
Powercolour 7950 PCS+
Coolermaster 690II Advanced


I'm interested in doing a 'budget' WC project at first. So basically, trying to get everything in at the lowest cost possible. Right now, I'm not really interested in 'bling' parts. So, no outrageously expensive but supercool gold plated parts. This is a budget, first time Watercooled build so that I can get my feet wet doing it (no pun intended). The super bling WC build will come later!

In my loop, I would like to include the CPU and the GPU.

I should have room for a 2x120 Rad in a PUSH configuration (pushing Up OUT of the case) at the TOP of the case, and a 2x120 Rad in either Push, Pull or Push/Pull configuration at the BOTTOM of the case.

OR, if I want to keep everything nice and clean, I could use 1x 2x120 Rad at the Top of the case and 1x 1x120 Rad pushing out the BACK of the case.

So, recommend me some nice, budget watercooling parts. Go!
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Old July 20, 2012, 12:07 PM
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Swiftech H20-220 Ultima HD Universal CPU Liquid Cooling Kit W/ APOGEE-HD Black

H2O-220 Ultima XT - Rouchon Industries Inc., dba Swiftech - PC Liquid Cooling Systems CPU Cooler VGA Water Block Heatsink Pump Radiator Heat Exchanger Kit <----- More detail here i think

This is one of the least exspensive kits that I have seen around - its definitely not 'bling'. Its a bit older, but I think it would have the appropriate backplate for the apogee block. You would just need a gpu waterblock and the second rad with fans and some more barb fittings.
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Old July 20, 2012, 03:43 PM
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Dazmode has pretty good offering of well priced kits: Complete Watercooling Kits You will have get a GPU-block and additional fittings for it. If you aren't in hurry to build the other option is to keep your eye out for deals in buy/sell section. Keep in mind you can always add the GPU to the loop at a later date.
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Old July 20, 2012, 10:37 PM
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I've got a bunch of black 1/2 x 3/4 BitsPower Compression fittings w/ Red O-rings for sale at $5/ea (UNUSED) if you want to go with comps ;)
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Old July 21, 2012, 07:59 PM
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You cannot use a push configuration on the top radiator without modification. At max, you have 35 mm to work with. The fans will fit outside on top with the cover fitting perfectly with 25 mm fans

I guess you can have the air pushing into the case, but that will cause some airflow problems.
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Old July 21, 2012, 08:19 PM
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Pwm contoled ,Pump, Pump top, CPU block

Apogee Drive II - Rouchon Industries Inc., dba Swiftech - PC Liquid Cooling Systems CPU Cooler VGA Water Block Heatsink Pump Radiator Heat Exchanger Kit

havn't seen any iparshal reviews on this but I leaning twadr it for my fist water build.
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