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Have a friend interested in getting this kit

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16835108075

 

He is new to watercooling and has no experience and is loking for a kit. This seems to be a nice price what do you guys think?

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You may want to consider a 120.2 rad just in case he wants to wc the gpu in the future. Check out this kit Link This kit has a more powerful pump, the new generation Apogee, tubing,clamps, coolant,fans,T-line,radbox,a double rad, and most imprtant(well in your case) instructions. Pretty much anything you need for a water clooling system. Petras has many more kits that may fit your friends needs and all kits include high perfomance parts. Petra's has great customer service and they will help you out with just about anything. Soon I will be upgrading with this kit.

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Agreed,

 

That kit is meant for just a CPU and not very upgradeable.

The kit recommended by carholmes is IMO a better option with a more powerful pump, which can easily handle the load of adding GPU cooling as well.

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As far as I know he is only interested in cooling his cpu and has no interest in cooling anything else. If used for cpu cooling only would there be a big difference between the two kits?. He is also on a somewhat tight budget.

 

Thanks for the replies and I will pass on the information :)

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Due to the higher flow-rate of the pump in the Petra's kit it is possible that the CPU temps will be lower. Additionally, the design of the pump/reservoir unit in the Swiftech kit is IMO pathetic and also takes up a lot of extra space. Having a separate pump is more convenient and allows for a neater system. Furthermore, it's usually best to have the pump at the lowest point in the loop as this is where it operates the best.

 

Another point to consider is that while he may currently just be thinking about H2O cooling the CPU, inevitable he'll want to cool the GPU with it in the future (especially if he has a 7900GT with an extremely loud fan).

 

BTW nice sig

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