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Vanessa V.

Vanessa V.

Joined on 05/24/10

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Overclockers Dream

Thermaltake Black/Silver Aluminum Side Panel / SECC Body MozartTx VE1000BWS Cube Tower
Thermaltake Black/Silver Aluminum Side Panel / SECC Body MozartTx VE1000BWS Cube Tower

Pros: Swiftech 220 rads bolted in with little effort. Entire right side of case can be deidated to monster power supplies and big pumps. Left side of case isolates the motherboard from heat. Top has clean unrestricted air flow for rads. My last case was considered the best case for watercooling, but it had nothing on this thing.

Cons: Huge, but don't they have to be with all the power and heat demands out there.

Overall Review: If water cooling is in your future, don't hesitate.

Best Bang For The Buck

SilverStone OP1000 1000 W ATX 12V 2.2 & EPS 12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply
SilverStone OP1000 1000 W ATX 12V 2.2 & EPS 12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply

Pros: Single rail 88 amps=the highest current potential of any 1000 watt psu. High quality panasonic capacitors. Noticed an overclocking improvement over my pc power 750. Voltages seem better than most and hold firm under load. Only 1 other psu that might be better overall at 1000 watts, but this unit is $120 cheaper, $220 after rebate. Gold award from hard OCP. Check out the review.

Cons: Not silent, but not loud either. Cable tension relief is sloppy. Little more heat and air movement than my 750, but I guess thats to be expected. Some lower quality capacitors mixed with the panasonics, but still better than most.

Overall Review: System: Asus p5wdh, E6700@3600, 2 swiftech 655 pumps, 8800gtx, 2 raptors, 6 120mm fans etc.

Powerful

Swiftech MCP655 12 VDC Pump Liquid Cooling System
Swiftech MCP655 12 VDC Pump Liquid Cooling System

Pros: Best pump out there for price versus performance. Adjustable flow settings help conserve power, or do multi block cooling. I have had 2 for about a year, so I know they hold up. I also have two 220 rads a swiftech gpu, cpu, and chipset water blocks.

Cons: none

Overall Review: uses 24 watts nominal, so make sure you bought your pc power and cooling power supply.

Most flexible install kit possible

Swiftech MCW30 Chipset Cooling Water-block
Swiftech MCW30 Chipset Cooling Water-block

Pros: Dopped my asus p5w dh from 48c to 35c. 1 degree difference from my cpu temps. Very little flow restriction. I bought 2, one for my northbridge and one for my southbridge. I am using their 220 rad and 655 pump on this loop. Temps on my total loop including e6700 @3550 run around 35c under load. Swiftechs rads bolted right into my mozart case with little effort. P.S. voltages are cranked across the board.

Cons: Intel uses a flimsy nothbridge clip design, so the swiftech retention solution is limited to their bad design.

Overall Review: Tons of barbs and parts make this a product that you can take with you to your next build. As it should be, but almost never is.

Hangs with Best

Swiftech Quiet Power MCR220-QP Liquid Cooler Radiator
Swiftech Quiet Power MCR220-QP Liquid Cooler Radiator

Pros: Tested these side by side with the king radiators as my friend and I built our systems. I bought 2 of these and he bought 2 those. I was amazed. At less than half the price, these performed about the same. We used silenx fans for low noise, but higher cfm or push-pull operation increases performance. They also bolt inside my Mozart tx case. Most others 220's will not fit without lots of mods.

Cons: I bought these before newegg sold them, and at a much higher price.

Overall Review: Read the cfm/db/watt ratio specs on their sight to help you choose your fans.