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Thermaltake BigWater Watercooling Kit

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by TaKeN, 10 Mar 2006.

  1. TaKeN

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    Joined: 18 Aug 2005

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    Ive been browsing the internet again :)

    Ive decided that i want to watercool my cpu, to get the temps down slightly and add some headroom for overclocking...

    Does this kit seem good enough for the job ?

    Its a nice simple design from the look of it, and should fit my case..

    It says it has 3 Pin connector though :confused: , Shouldn't it have the 4-pin ones ??

    Thermaltake Bigwater CL-W0005-01 SE water cooling kit



    Model Number CL-W0005-01
    Package Type Retail
    Warranty 1 Year
    Application Socket 478
    Socket 754
    Socket 775
    Socket 939
    Socket 940
    Connector Waterblock: 3 Pin
    Water Pump: 3 Pin/4 Pin
    5.25” Drive Bay Tank: For 6.4mm ID(1/4”)tube
    Radiator & Fan: 4 Pin
    Type Liquid Cooling System
    Fan Speed 1300-2400 RPM
    Noise 18dB
    Heatsink/Block Material Copper & Acrylic
    Width Waterblock: 78mm
    Water Pump: 61.5mm
    5.25” Drive Bay Tank: 139mm
    Radiator & Fan: 122mm
    Height Waterblock: 23.5mm
    Water Pump: 66mm
    5.25” Drive Bay Tank: 30mm
    Radiator & Fan: 166mm
    Depth Waterblock: 60mm
    Water Pump: 36mm
    5.25” Drive Bay Tank: 178mm
    Radiator & Fan: 35mm
    Weight Waterblock: 453g
    Water Pump: 170g
    5.25” Drive Bay Tank: 103g
    Radiator & Fan: 835g
    Special Features 12cm Radiator : High Performance Radiator with 120x120x25mm VR fan (1300~2400RPM).
    All Copper Waterblock:
    (a). Copper Waterblock with Blue LED Acrylic Cover Illuminates your CPU.
    (b). Universal Clips for Intel P4 LGA 775, P4 Socket 478, AMD K8, AMD K7.
    All New Liquid Pump: Powerful DC 12V Liquid Pump with Blue LED.
    Quick Install Connector: Save Your Time for Convenient Installation.
    Water Tube: Transparent Green Pipes Light up your Cool Case.
    Coolant: High Performance Coolant with Advantages of Anti-freezing, Anti-rusting, and Reduce Evaporation Rate.
    Refill Liquid Tank : For Easy Refilling Through 5.25” Driver Bay.
    Package Contents 12cm Radiator
    Waterblock
    Liquid Pump
    Quick Install Connector
    Water Tube
    Coolant
    Refill Liquid Tank
    Universal Clips
     
  2. weescott

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    Avoid Thermaltack and look at the Swiftech Kit.
     
  3. TaKeN

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    Ok, so now i see this kit

    Swiftech H20-220 Apex "Ultra" Watercooling Kit (Socket 462/478/LGA775/754/939/940) (WC-014-SW)

    The Apex "Ultra" model is an upgrade from the Apex initial release differentiating itself by the use of our new flagship Apogee water-block. The Apex Ultra liquid cooling kit is the first kit in the industry to offer truly extreme dual use: maximum performance and minimum noise in the same package. Thanks to the new Apogee water-block, it benefits from a superior thermal performance and very low restriction characteristics. This makes the Apex Ultra a true high-flow system, capable of cooling multiple high-end CPU's and VGA's with optimum thermal performance and low noise. Sacrificing user convenience was not an acceptable option when Swiftech developed this kit either. Given its size, the MCR220 dual 120mm radiator will not fit in most PC's without extensive modifications. While many of our enthusiast users do not mind using the dremel tool, we are happy to report to the less mechanically-inclined users that they have not be forgotten. The H20-Apex kit is shipped standard with our MCB120 "Radbox" which allows the radiator to be installed at the back of practically any mid-or full tower cases with no other modifications than a couple of holes. Overall thermal performance also clearly benefits from the use of our Radbox

    - Apogee waterblock
    - MCR220 Radiator
    - MCP655 12V DC Pump
    - MCRES-MICRO reservoir
    - MCB120 Radbox radiator mounting adapter
    - 7/16" ID Tubing
    - Adjustable pump speed


    Full Specification

    Price: £128.95 (£151.52 Including VAT at 17.5%)

    Should i buy this one, or the one below it.. ??

    Ive NEVER even played with watercooling before btw :)
     
  4. weescott

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    The first one will give you more headroom for overclocking and adding a GPU block. Both are good choices.
     
  5. TaKeN

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    I dont want to put a block on my gpu tbh, i just want to oc the cpu more..

    But then i suppose i need to get a heatsink for the MOSFETS on my board..

    Alphacool Abit AN8 Series & Fatal1ty Motherboard Mosfet Cooler
     
  6. w3bbo

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    I had the thermaltake bigwater SE kit and while a fair choice for the first time watercooler, it dosn't cool much better than highend Air (big typhoon), mine was 2c lower on full load than with the TTBT. It was simple to setup and pretty much risk free with half decent instructions and ok as an entry into watercooling. Decent watercooling it aint though and it isn't in the same league as the swiftech gear.
     
  7. weescott

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    You do no not need a mosfet cooler. If anything a small amount of airflow is adequate.