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  1. #16
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    O.K Guys, we recieved the Aquarius II this morning and have tested it out.

    Putting the kit together could not have been easier, even a 12 year old could do it, VERY simple indeed. Took about an hour from start to finish and that included sorting out all the mess inside the case to make room for it.

    My brother decided that he wanted the RAD to go onto the side FAN on the side panel of the case, that way it's blowing cold air directly from outside the case straight onto the RAD.

    See below PICS:








    Filling up the pump with our little green watering can




    System up and running




    Now the all important part the Temp results:
    Don't forget to take into account how hot it is today and I think you will agree the results are pretty fantastic.

    Processor = XP1800+ T,bred Revision B @ 2.0Ghz

    System Idle Temp = 36-37C
    System LOAD Temp = 40-41C

    System load temp was taken 4 hours into a 4-Pass Cinema Craft encode backing up the 'Green Mile' DVD.


    As you can see from the results this little watercooling kit is fantastic value for money.
    For people looking to start watercooling without spending a fortune the Thermaltake Aquarius II kit is perfect.

    It gets the big thumbs up from me!


    LaterZ
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    Hmm after reading through all the posts im considering buying this since ill be heading back to school in a few weeks and would like to quiet down my case considerably.

    My current setup is running an AX-7 with a SmartFanII running at 3300rpms, give or take. I also have 2 rear outakes plus my 2 fans on my psu (neither of which are very noisy) I dont have any front intakes and my current loads are around 44c. From the looks of it i should be able to at least meet my current cooling with the Aquaris II which is fine, but hopefully it would be a little cooler.

    The big question is would i notice a huge drop in sound emissions from the computer?

    EDIT: just searched around a bit and found it on compuhq.com for 107.88 shipped, not bad for an all in one kit that performs decent.
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    ok i was thinking about getting six 3/8 to 1/2 inch adapters 2 for the pump 2 for the cpu block and 2 for the radiators and also getting some 1/2 tubing so finally i can see my green uv die because the tubing that came with the aqua is not really clear and the springs inside didn't really help my question is has anyone done this to their aqua 2 yet won't converting from 3/8 to 1/2 give better temps worst temps or no change at all i'm doing this for the look really not for temp improvements but if its makes the tmps worst than i dont' really want to do it
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    ya this def is a nice kit. I mean if it can keep my XP2200+ overclocked in a hot ••• room at less than 50 under a load then its def a nice kit, and cheap Lately I've been sitting at about 30c at idle with the addition of a few fans, need to try out load temps.
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    holy shiet i just checked out how much it will cost me just for the 6 3/8 to 1/2 and 6 1/2 clamps f'in 52 with shipping in canadian dollars thats more than i expected with that much money on 12 little things i could just buy a better pump like the aqua 1300 that does i think around 343 gph instead of 95 gph i believe for this one and i saw how much the tygon tubing is holy shiet 5.45 per feet if i actually buy everything the 6 adapters, 6 clams and at least 6 feet of tubing i'll be paying like 90 bucks or so
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  6. #21
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    We didn't bother with the springs in the system apart from the tubes coming and going to the Reservoir. All they will do is restrict waterflow and provided you are carefull it is fairly hard to make them kink so it's not too dangerous to leave them out.

    The whole point of this kit is not to get fantastic temps but more of a system noise reducer but at the same time get good temps.
    For £60.00 U.K pounds this is a true bargain, people spend that much on a SLK900 + FAN which does not perform as well as this unless you use a VERY noisy FAN. (+ my guess is if I was to use that very noisy FAN on my RAD it would then outperform the SLK800!)


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    I was getting board with my system, it was also loud as hell from the air cooling i had ( 80mm tornado ). My temps went up like 2 degrees but no big deal. My computer has never been quieter. This kit is great, it is easy to put together, it works with ever processor out there. I see no cons about it ( specially for the price ).

    Anyone who wants to try out water cooling and dont know too much about it, give this a try. Works great.

    with prime95 running for 5 hours my temps went to 45c which isnt bad. That with a 2100 tbred b overclocked to 2gigs 10x200.

    I got this kit just to play around with and take back to fry's electronics. Needless to say, I'm not taking it back.
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    lol Shrmytoon I too grabbed it from frys thinking I would end up returning it but I love it and its not going back I would like to see if there really is any diff between having the springs in the tubes and not. my temps are easily 5deg cooler than with my loud ••• volcano 7. Now I dont have to listen to complaints from the woman about the noise
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    Yeah, my ol'lady was bitchen about the noise too. I went with out sping first and my pump speed said 1840rpm, after i put the springs in the pump speed went to 1940rpm. I didnt see any difference in temp with or without. The springs are kinda scary, i had to cut some in order to make them fit. Now im worried about the cut end poking throught the tubes. I deffinetly going to take the springs back out.
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    so the pump speed actually increased when u put the springs in? how did you measure that anyways? I really dont think you have to worry about the springs poking thru, they are meant to be cut to length to fit your system.
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    its hooked up to my cpu fan header - that reads the speeds
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    o I gotcha, well looks like mine is churning away at about 2057rpms
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    Yes, this was the perfect solution to my problem (noise). I had an 80mm tornado @ 6000rpm. so imagine when I heard my hdd turning , I could not believe it, lol. temps are great too, 1700+ Tbred A @ 1827 1.85v - underload 43 degrees celcius. 57 degrees with the HSF. So consider me a happy customer.

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    Well now I am thinking about getting this also as my first watercooling setup. Has anyone tried adding a block to the northbridge or video card?
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    If you read this thread a little further up... it's probably not a strong enough kit to handle a NB and/or GPU also. Someone also mentioned that the adapters and tubing alone to be able to hook up a 1/2" block was about $30 more than a new pump

    So... all over... it's probably not even worth trying.

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