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Liquid Cooling Suggestions?

Hello there.

I've just finished my i7 build and still have some money (US$500) to do some Liquid Cooling. My Local IT store only sells EK Water Blocks so I do not have much options.

These are the parts I'm planning to get: -

CPU Waterblock - 3830046990051 EK-Supreme - Acetal : US$113

Resevoir - 3830046994028 EK-Multioption reservoir 250 : US$97

Pump - 3831109862520 EK-DCP 4.0 : US$104

Radiator - Black Ice SR-1 360 : US$182

These are other Water Blocks they offer: -

38300469900xx EK-Supreme LT - Acetal/Plexi : US$88

3830046990167 EK-Supreme GOLD : US$145

Do you think I should change my plans, or are they just okay? I had a Corsair H50 and O'Ced my i7 920 to 3.2GHz and now I plan to O'C it to about 3.8GHz, my case is a HAF 932 so it would be better if all the parts can fit into my case.

Thanks.
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    Woaaa....where are you buying this stuff? The stuff is WAY over priced.

    Check out the "Stores" section here:
    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/256607-29-watercooling-read-first

    My recommendations:

    Swiftech GTZ or XT or EK Supreme HF
    MCP 655 with Micro-res
    A good 320 rad like the MCR320-QP or better
    Primoflex LRT or Tygon tubing
    Distilled water with PTNuke or KillCoil
    Anyways, you are on the right path. If you haven't read the guide (above link) please read it.
  2. I concure with Shadow on the pricing.

    You can pickup this kit for about 1/2 of your budget and then modify it if you want:
    Swiftech H20-220-APEX ULTIMA CPU Liquid Cooling Kit w/ Apogee XT $239.95

    You could even add another rad with fans, and gpu waterblock and still get fairly decent temps.

    -ouch1
  3. Hello.

    The things are overpriced due to the shipping costs. In where I live, there is 7% tax on stuff and from what I know, the shop doesn't sell other brands of Liquid Cooling.
  4. Where do you live? mybe we can give you better stores because I know something about WC and might help you.

    Just the country is all thats needed. Sound Canadian by what the prices seem to be.
  5. I live in Malaysia, somewhere close to Singapore in Asia. They have very little choices of Liquid Cooling brands, and since Malaysia is quite far from US the shipping costs are extremely high.
  6. Best answer selected by boon_pek.
  7. boon_pek said:
    I live in Malaysia, somewhere close to Singapore in Asia. They have very little choices of Liquid Cooling brands, and since Malaysia is quite far from US the shipping costs are extremely high.

    Awww... that $ucks. Take a look at Frozen CPU, it may be cheaper to order from them, even with shipping when you consider price vs. performance. Frozen CPU ships world wide, but I'm not sure if they ship to Malaysia.
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