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    H2O Cooling...again

    So I am wishing to dip down into H2O cooling now. So what is the best way to go, construct your own kit or buy a kit?

    i remember when this innovatek kit came out, but dont remember anyone getting it. it looks nice. cane someone help me out?

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    i say buy your own parts. which really isn't much more complicated than getting a kit...as long as you aren't making your own block.

    dangerden blocks are nice as well as the new swiftech ones.

    people like enhiem pumps the best
    but i chose a via aqua 1300 for its lower price and high gph

    go to the auto parts store and get a heater core. that out performs most radiators made specifically for the comp

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    Build your own. In my oppinion the radiator is what will make or brake a system. You need to get that heat out of the water. If the radiator sucks then you have to add VERY loud fans to help out. Circulating the water faster does no good once the water heats up. Add a larger resivour will just delay the heatup. The actual water flow is not as important. There are plenty of good waterblocks out there.

    A full home made system is the funnest to do, but takes a bit of time. I still have not had a real test of my water cooling system (K6-2 450 @504 and 2.6v does not count). I need to make a better retension clip befor it touches my Duron 600@900Mhz or my AthlonXP.
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    Re: H2O Cooling...again

    Originally posted by pdemitra38
    i remember when this innovatek kit came out, but dont remember anyone getting it. it looks nice. cane someone help me out?
    You might find some of the input in this thread useful...

    http://discussions.hardwarecentral.c...ight=innovatek



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    that is a little girly baby radiator compared to mine. i had to remove both drivebays. i just need the rest of my stuff to come in so i can try it out.

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    well i was planning on taking out both my drive bays and throw my hd up to the 5.25" under the cdrom, plenty of room up there. and the innovatech kit comes with hd cooler which would make me put it up there anywayz. but i think i wanna build my own

    this is a good pump isnt it?

    so the heater cores at auto parts stores are the same as radiators? how much are those? and are they just universal?
    Last edited by pdemitra38; November 5th, 2002 at 09:13 PM.
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    that flow is a bit low i would at least go the next step up. the pump i got cost me 20 and does 317 gph.

    go to www.heatercore4u.com and find a size

    i got this one http://www.heatercore4u.com/2-302.htm
    it cost me 20.

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    i also hacksawed most of those pipes off and jbwelded some hose barbs to them.

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    so what size hoses do u use now?
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    i am usin a 1/2 inch setup

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