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Best Water Cooling Kit for $1366

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April 7, 2010 12:14:00 AM

I'm on a tight budget right now and i need some watercooling. yes i know i had alienware i returned it. now back to it anyway i'm wondering what would be the best watercooling kit for 1366 under $250

Currently i'm looking atThermaltake ProWater 850i or the Thermaltake BigWater 760i. If someonhe could choose me some parts then maybe i can't get the parts. i'm using an Antec 902 Case

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a c 86 K Overclocking
April 7, 2010 3:34:30 AM

The ONLY one for just a CPU is.

Still not a very top kit. The pros use the CPU block, pump hose etc. Just the rad could be a bit small for a max OC at high ambients.

Thermaltake is known in the real WC world as junk. You again can start at the top of this forum. Look for ONE good comment on the TT systems. Won't find one, not one.

If that confused you, spend a week at the top of this forum, begin to learn.

April 8, 2010 7:08:08 AM

if i got that would it be okay in a 902 if i get a 1200 it will brake my budget

i've seen someone do it with a 900
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April 8, 2010 8:17:17 AM

like conumdrum said...thermaltake SUCKS at WC. its nefty, flashy, and fun to look at but as far as performance goes...its worthless. lemme see if i can pull up some specs.

the TT bigwater setups vs swiftech(the one that conumdrum recommended)

bigwater (760is) pump output = 500L/hr

swiftech pump output = 1200L/hr

TT radiator size = roughly 504 square cm (the bigger the radiator the better in my opinion)

swiftech radiator size = over 1000 square cm

well...thats all that TT offers in their tech specs so theres nothing else i can compare =( but as you can see little less then $100 more and you can have more then 2x the performance.
April 8, 2010 9:41:27 AM

I'll Get the Swiftech but will it in the 902?
a b K Overclocking
April 8, 2010 3:00:50 PM

There is a mounting bracket to go over the back fan. You will probably need to drill some holes to mount the pump inside the case or use the piece of double sided foam tape it comes with.
April 8, 2010 11:28:56 PM

what about if i used Velcro? and mounted it the pump at the bottom of the case?
April 9, 2010 12:46:19 AM

You can use velcro but really all you need to do is line up one of the holes at the bottom of the case and drill another one which isn't hard to do.

Gigabyte X58A-UD3R
Intel Core i7 920 [OC to 3.80MHz]
6GB OCZ Platnium DDR3 1600
ATI Radeon HD 4670 1GB
Corsair 750TX
Seagate 500GB SATA 7200rpm
Swiftech H20-220 Ultima XT
Antec 900 case
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a c 86 K Overclocking
April 9, 2010 2:17:26 AM

Velcro is great. It also is like vibration absortion. I use it on my pumps.