Cheap Liquid-Cooling Newbie Question

I don't want to spend a lot of money but I want to overclock a 2500+ Mobile. I was thinking of getting a liquid cooling system to help me out with this but I don't have a lot of cash. Is it even worth buying liquid cooling if I can't spend more money on it? I was checking out Pricewatch and it looks like the cheapest cooler is $44 and the next up is $67. Is this worth the price or is it just so low quality I'll have to replace it in a year or less anyway? Just curious how I should go about cooling my processor with the best PPR. Maybe fans are the answer for being so cheap? Thanks.
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  1. if you don't have the cash don't go for liquid cooling.

    --> this cooler will probably beat any cheap liquid cooling set around, http://www.thermalright.com/a_page/main_product_sp97.htm

    If you wan't to go into liquid cooling cheap way, you would have to dig up a car heater core somewhere, buy some pump and a waterblock (the waterblock if decent will cost as much as a air heatsink)

    So if you wan't to oc that cpu (which is a great overclocker by what i've read go for the thermalright and ad a good fan, this should let you oc pretty far.

    By the way, read all treads man,

    http://forumz.tomshardware.com/hardware/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&p=681066#681066

    here's a guy ocing a mobile barton aswell with the sl97

    SL6EF OC's GOOD<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by wschuerm on 05/03/04 08:47 AM.</EM></FONT></P>
  2. With that kinda cash just get a really good heat sink and fan, any watercooling kit that cost $50 will be terrible. My watercooling kit cost £217 which in US dollars would be a lot more.

    p.s. the thermalright water kits suck

    P4c 2.6@3.25
    512Mb PC4000
    2x120Gb 7200.7 in RAID0
    Waterchill KT12-L30
    Abit AI7
    Radeon 9800Pro
  3. Thermalright doesn't make water cooling...

    <A HREF="http://forums.extremeoverclocking.com/myrig.php?do=view&id=17301" target="_new">My PC</A>
  4. On the mobile people have done 2.8Ghz on SLK947U, so you may want to give that heastink a shot, it's cheaper than the SP97, and the difference is minimal.

    <A HREF="http://forums.extremeoverclocking.com/myrig.php?do=view&id=17301" target="_new">My PC</A>
  5. Ok, so I've decided against liquid cooling for monetary reasons. Now I'm looking at a good heat sink and fan. It looks like the Thermalright SLK947U or the MCX462-V (http://www.swiftnets.com/products/mcx462-V.asp) would be great, though they're pretty expensive (in the $40-$60 range). Any suggestions on something a little cheaper but with good PPR? I'm no expert and don't plan on overclocking the hell out of this thing but would like a little extra bang for my buck. Thanks.
  6. Thermalright SK7 with smart case fan 2 would also be a good combo, it'll be a lot cheaper.

    <A HREF="http://forums.extremeoverclocking.com/myrig.php?do=view&id=17301" target="_new">My PC</A>
  7. Sorry I meant to say Thermaltake.

    P4c 2.6@3.25
    512Mb PC4000
    2x120Gb 7200.7 in RAID0
    Waterchill KT12-L30
    Abit AI7
    Radeon 9800Pro
  8. Ok I will make that a consideration. I have heard a little bit about the Thermaltake Volcano7 HSF. It runs about $20 and that's about in my budget. How does it compare to the Thermalright SK7, in both price and performance? I have decided now that I want to use these heat sinks to OC my XP 1900 as much as possible. Thanks.
  9. Thermalright>Thermaltake PERIOD.

    <A HREF="http://forums.extremeoverclocking.com/myrig.php?do=view&id=17301" target="_new">My PC</A>
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