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November 23, 2012 6:21:33 PM

What is the best water cooling kit I can get sub $300? No answers should at all talk about the all-in-one units, they are a joke. Sorry in advance to those who have them. Thanks for the answers in advance. :D 
-Hilo

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a c 89 K Overclocking
November 23, 2012 7:48:40 PM

I personally would choose the XSPC Raystorm RX240 Universal CPU Water Cooling Kit w/ D5 Variant Pump. $280 at FrozenCPU, don't know if that's a black friday price or not (out of stock there anyway now). Shop around for that kit though, I think it's a good deal.
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/17638/ex-wat-229/XSPC...
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November 23, 2012 8:15:14 PM

Than you very much for your response, but I wonder if different coolants yield better performance any advice?
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a c 89 K Overclocking
November 23, 2012 8:26:30 PM

The most recommended coolant (and best performing) is pure distilled water with a silver 'kill-coil' placed in the res. Sometimes biocides are also used like 'Dead Water' which comes with the kit. I personally use a kill-coil and UV light. Other additives are generally not recommended.
For some interesting reading I'm going to direct you to the water cooling sticky here http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/277130-29-read-first-...
Enjoy
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a c 325 K Overclocking
November 25, 2012 1:57:05 AM

The questions you are asking are covered in the watercooling sticky...
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November 25, 2012 3:44:43 AM

rubix_1011 said:
The questions you are asking are covered in the watercooling sticky...

I painfully realized that, thank you for reminding me though. Also, if I may ask how does one become a moderator on Tom's Hardware? :) 
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a c 150 K Overclocking
November 25, 2012 7:54:48 AM

Hilo1222 said:
I painfully realized that, thank you for reminding me though. Also, if I may ask how does one become a moderator on Tom's Hardware? :) 

I think it goes like this:
User---->Community Reporter------>Moderator?

I really don't know. :p 
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a b K Overclocking
November 25, 2012 9:44:42 AM

I am not sure why no one has asked this yet but are you looking to only cool the cpu? in my last system the total price of everything was 380 dollers-cpublock,gpublock,420rad,d5p,blueuvcoolant,3x140mmfans,indigoxtream,10xcf,dualbayrez,4mtubeing1/2by3/4- i till would like a second rad in the near future i just need to find the right spot for it and if i want 120mm fans or 140.
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November 25, 2012 2:44:43 PM

@Thegun, yes I only plan on cooling the CPU, I may end up doing chilled water cooling at some point, but that's a different topic. @C12 Thank you, that helps a lot.
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