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October 7, 2013 8:18:03 PM

I need suggestions for either a closed loop water cooler or should I go custom. I have a $150 budget. Im going for at least 4.8 ghz.

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CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Asus Maximus VI Hero ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($192.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($79.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7990 6GB Video Card ($594.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design ARC XL ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Case Fan: Noctua NF-F12 PWM 55.0 CFM 120mm Fan ($23.99 @ Newegg)
Case Fan: Noctua NF-F12 PWM 55.0 CFM 120mm Fan ($23.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional 750W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.98 @ Outlet PC)
Other: Windows 8 retail split between me tom sean ($66.66)
Total: $1627.51
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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October 10, 2013 1:53:08 PM

If you know how, go for custom. It tends to be cheaper.
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October 10, 2013 2:00:26 PM

Not even close, A good radiator for custom loops runs 70 bucks where a closed loop runs for 110. You need a pump tubing rads and fans which will all add up to much more than a closed loop. If you want the best performance custom loop, but for 150 you really should get something like the H100i with some good fans. Over that, you can get the rad and a waterblock nothing else. Here you can see the waterblock itself is 80 dollars. http://koolance.com/how-to-build-a-water-cooled-pc
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October 10, 2013 2:19:41 PM

I don't pay much attention to custom water cooling, but I remember a while ago it was cheaper because it would cost $300 for a closed loop.
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October 10, 2013 2:21:03 PM

There are no closed loops on the market over 120 bucks right now. Custom loops are alot more expensive, and have been for a few years.
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October 10, 2013 2:22:51 PM

I'm talking about more than a few years ago.
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October 10, 2013 2:24:24 PM

Yeah I know, ever since a few years they switched. Closed loops used to be just custom loops made for you essentially, now they are mass produced.
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