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  1. #1
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    best $50ish block for my new opteron165

    Im budgeting about $50 for a new water block for new cpu. So whats best these days? I havent paid much attention in the past 1-1.5years.



    Thanks folks.
    Last edited by zipobilrok; 12-30-2005 at 08:36 PM.
    "No problem is so large that it cannot be solved with proper firearm usage."

    Opteron 165 CCBWE 0546 MPMW, 300x9, 1.48vcore
    MSI Diamond Plus nf4
    PC Power and Cooling 510 sli
    Thermaltake Armor aluminum
    Gskill 2x1gig ram, pc4000, 5/6 div.
    2 x PNY 7900gt for sli
    WD 160gig sata (windows drive)
    Samsung 250gig sata2
    LG 4167 dvd-ram drive
    Water cooling: WhiteWater cpu block, mcp600, dd heatercore, .5id/.75od clearflex
    Creative Gigaworks s750

    old:
    SL-75FRN2-RL JUIHB DLT3C 0310 Tbred B 1700xp @ 222x10.5
    Abit nf7-s mobile 2600 IQYHA 0401 MPMW 222x11.5

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    Re: best $50ish block for my new opteron165

    A good selection right here: http://www.xoxide.com/amdcpucooling.html
    or here: http://www.coolerguys.com/alllicoit.html

    Both reputable.

    As you can see, $50 is the cutoff point. The TDX would be my favorite, btw.
    Main Rig: EVGA 141-BL-E769-A1 LGA 1366 Intel X58 CLASSIFIED/WATERCOOLED ED. cooled by the Monster Water Cooling Setup
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    Re: best $50ish block for my new opteron165

    you think dd's tdx is better than swiftechs current offerings?

    btw im not adverse to paying more than $50 if theres a significat performance gain to spend $75....I just keep promising my wallet i wont, wouldnt be the first time i lied to it though
    "No problem is so large that it cannot be solved with proper firearm usage."

    Opteron 165 CCBWE 0546 MPMW, 300x9, 1.48vcore
    MSI Diamond Plus nf4
    PC Power and Cooling 510 sli
    Thermaltake Armor aluminum
    Gskill 2x1gig ram, pc4000, 5/6 div.
    2 x PNY 7900gt for sli
    WD 160gig sata (windows drive)
    Samsung 250gig sata2
    LG 4167 dvd-ram drive
    Water cooling: WhiteWater cpu block, mcp600, dd heatercore, .5id/.75od clearflex
    Creative Gigaworks s750

    old:
    SL-75FRN2-RL JUIHB DLT3C 0310 Tbred B 1700xp @ 222x10.5
    Abit nf7-s mobile 2600 IQYHA 0401 MPMW 222x11.5

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    Re: best $50ish block for my new opteron165

    No significant performance gain between most quality waterblocks,
    You already have a nice high pressure pump so the Storm g4 would be my pick, well made and finished, good solid mounting plate and enough retention bits to open a small hardware store. (it looks good too)
    Fold with what you have,
    Every Work Unit can make a difference.

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    Re: best $50ish block for my new opteron165

    http://forums.pcper.com/showthread.php?t=410396

    Cathar original $80 might be worth looking at??
    Main Rig: EVGA 141-BL-E769-A1 LGA 1366 Intel X58 CLASSIFIED/WATERCOOLED ED. cooled by the Monster Water Cooling Setup
    HTPC One BIG Case Asus 8 CORE Monster
    ASUS: 5 * BIOSTAR: 1 * CHAINTECH: 1 * EVGA: 3 * GIGABYTE: 5 * SUPER MICRO: 1 *TYAN: 2
    180+ GHZ total power for PC Perspective Killer Frogs Rosetta @ Home Team as The Uncle B's!!




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    I'm the Uncle your Aunt won't talk about. Go ahead and pull my finger!

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    Re: best $50ish block for my new opteron165

    There is always the solid silver G5 if you really want something special, but we're talking the last 1c here.
    The Swiftech block is supposed to be equal or a tiny bit better than the original Storm G4.
    Fold with what you have,
    Every Work Unit can make a difference.

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    Re: best $50ish block for my new opteron165

    this cathar's previous design,i happen to have this version and it's at a great price


    http://www.dtekcustoms.com/index.asp...rodID=137&HS=1


    $29.99

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    Re: best $50ish block for my new opteron165

    Good find!! Man, that's a great price and the top isn't acrylic, either!
    Main Rig: EVGA 141-BL-E769-A1 LGA 1366 Intel X58 CLASSIFIED/WATERCOOLED ED. cooled by the Monster Water Cooling Setup
    HTPC One BIG Case Asus 8 CORE Monster
    ASUS: 5 * BIOSTAR: 1 * CHAINTECH: 1 * EVGA: 3 * GIGABYTE: 5 * SUPER MICRO: 1 *TYAN: 2
    180+ GHZ total power for PC Perspective Killer Frogs Rosetta @ Home Team as The Uncle B's!!




    Spoiler!

    I'm the Uncle your Aunt won't talk about. Go ahead and pull my finger!

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    Re: best $50ish block for my new opteron165

    So would best performance for $ would go to what, storm or whitewater ?
    (didnt know anyone still had them, when i first started looking at water these were always sold out and no one knew when/if more would be out)

    i would guess the ww for only $40 shipped?
    "No problem is so large that it cannot be solved with proper firearm usage."

    Opteron 165 CCBWE 0546 MPMW, 300x9, 1.48vcore
    MSI Diamond Plus nf4
    PC Power and Cooling 510 sli
    Thermaltake Armor aluminum
    Gskill 2x1gig ram, pc4000, 5/6 div.
    2 x PNY 7900gt for sli
    WD 160gig sata (windows drive)
    Samsung 250gig sata2
    LG 4167 dvd-ram drive
    Water cooling: WhiteWater cpu block, mcp600, dd heatercore, .5id/.75od clearflex
    Creative Gigaworks s750

    old:
    SL-75FRN2-RL JUIHB DLT3C 0310 Tbred B 1700xp @ 222x10.5
    Abit nf7-s mobile 2600 IQYHA 0401 MPMW 222x11.5

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    Re: best $50ish block for my new opteron165

    D-Tek has licenced the design of the WW and this about 1/2 of what I paid.I bought mine from cool technica when D-Tek first started making them.

    cool technica's site
    http://www.cooltechnica.com/

    ya,I'd say the WW is the best bang for the buck.
    Last edited by dawp; 01-01-2006 at 03:39 PM.

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    Re: best $50ish block for my new opteron165

    Apogee is a good block, just make sure its clean before installing... Its nice for $49.
    AMD Opteron 170 *Naked* CCBWE 0543TPMW 2.8Ghz (280X10) / DFI UT NF4 Ultra-D / eVGA 7800 GT CO BIOS Modded to 1.5v - Swiftech MCW55 / 2GB OCZ Platinum EB 3-3-2-7 1T / Sound Blaster X-Fi / Swiftech Apex Kit with Storm G4 / OCZ Powerstream SLI 600W PSU / Plextor 716SA SATA DVD Burner / 74GB SATA Raptor 10K rpm / 250GB SATA Hitachi Deskstar 7K250 / Thermaltake Armor / Samsung 940B DVI / Logitech MX1000

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    Re: best $50ish block for my new opteron165

    Whitewater by far best, Im getting mine for $15
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    Re: best $50ish block for my new opteron165

    Danger Den RBX is agood one also...
    http://www.frozencpu.com/ex-blc-67.html

    nice having 1 inlet & 2 outlets... really gets rid og the heat!
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    Re: best $50ish block for my new opteron165

    picked up the apogee to replace my mcw462 with my new rig, nothing but good things to say about it, easy install, has all you need for any processor on the market today, and getting solid temps with it, mobo temp prob says 31c full load, but you all know how accurate those are

    rest of system is 1/2" ID clearflex, BI extreme, hydor l35? (450gph model), dual 5 1/4 bay res, rad sandwiched between 2 panaflo H1a's 7v modded
    Gaming rig a64 3700+ 11x250mhz, DFI NF4 LP UD 6/23/05 bios, mushkin 2x1gig pc4000 non-redline, evga 7800gt 470/1100 stock clock, SB x-fi MF, WD raptor 36gig, 160gig maxtor storage, enermax 460 watt psu, watercooled swiffy apogee, BI extreme, hydor 450ghp pump

    home theater machine Barton 2500+, dfi nfII ultra infinity rev b, corsair pc3500 cas 2 512 megx2, ati 9600xt 128meg, 80 gig wd se

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    Re: best $50ish block for my new opteron165

    well i went with whitewater
    either opteron 165 is rediculously less warm than tbred and mobile xp's or the ww kicks the snot out of my previous block, im sitting happy at 22*, 9x300
    "No problem is so large that it cannot be solved with proper firearm usage."

    Opteron 165 CCBWE 0546 MPMW, 300x9, 1.48vcore
    MSI Diamond Plus nf4
    PC Power and Cooling 510 sli
    Thermaltake Armor aluminum
    Gskill 2x1gig ram, pc4000, 5/6 div.
    2 x PNY 7900gt for sli
    WD 160gig sata (windows drive)
    Samsung 250gig sata2
    LG 4167 dvd-ram drive
    Water cooling: WhiteWater cpu block, mcp600, dd heatercore, .5id/.75od clearflex
    Creative Gigaworks s750

    old:
    SL-75FRN2-RL JUIHB DLT3C 0310 Tbred B 1700xp @ 222x10.5
    Abit nf7-s mobile 2600 IQYHA 0401 MPMW 222x11.5

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