I recently put together a new water cooling loop for my E6600 and the temp drop and noise level is not enough for me to justify the $260 price tag. (I got an idle temp of 28c with this set).
It consists of:
Aquaxtreme MP-05 (says Aquaxtreme on the block, but was purchased as a D-Tek block (both make the same block): rivals the Swiftech Storm $72 (retails for $75)
Swiftech MCP655 pump (amazing flow and quiet) $69 (retails for around $75-80)
Swiftech MCRES Micro reservoir $15.99 (retails for $19.99)
Black Ice Stealth 120 Radiator $42.50
6 feet of uncut Clearflex 60 1/2" ID (5/8" OD) tubing (and 4 feet roughly of pre-cut tubing to fit my case) $7.50
4 feet of unused Coolsleeves (5/8" OD) (2 feet of cut Coolsleaves to fit my system) $7
10 Black Tube Clamps (5/8" OD) $7.50
PrimoChill Ice (Green) about half a bottle $19.99
Altogther it cost me around $240 plus shipping, when it could have cost me around $260.
The set was put together and used to turn on the computer for 1 DAY and 1 DAY ONLY. Right now it is just sitting on the floor, waiting to be disassembled and sent off to an owner that actually needs the awesome set for a hot cpu!
If I cannot resell this stuff here, I guess I will just auction it off on ebay. I am willing to here any offers, and am willing to bargain.
I strongly suggest that next time you buy a water cooler system,you do your homework and make sure it's the one you want.Now I'm a bit of a novice myself when it comes to wc,but I always do my reading and check out blurbs regarding hardware that I'm looking at.Even if it takes a week to get your info,it's still worth it.And no I have a cooler as you can see.But hey goodluck.By the way,a wc set up will only cool to room temp. at best.So anything cooler would require exotic cooling materials,(liquid nitrogen and specialized blocks...).
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