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    q tec watercooling kits

    ok ive seen a qtec water cooling all in 1 kit umm i dont know the model number but can anyone tell me if these are any good or if any 1 has had any experience with these qtec water cooling kits?

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    not heard anything about the Qtec ones, but if its anything like thier PSU's then I would not go there, lol

    Have heard good things about the Asustek kits that kustom have tho, www.kustompcs.co.uk

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    You got a link for the QTek kit?

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    thats what I was thinking ROFL

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    i havent seen or even heard of a qtec kit but its est to judge a kit y the parts its made of, and not the performance it has when used as a kit. kits are usually not much upgradable (smaller sized tubing for example in many kits) so its best to get decent parts seperatly...
    kits in general are crap.think of it this way - if you were a business putting together a mid range kit, would use cut corners to make it cheaper? probably yes.. most of these kits wont beat cheapish air cooling, infact only recently did cooling in both air and watercooling become this good. a decent copper aircooled heatsink (thermalright slk800 for example) will beat any cheap waterblock by more than a few degrees (meaning any that dont have either lots of internal surface area - for example the channels in the LRWW or maze4, or jet impingment for example the cascade block).
    also would i be right to assume you havent heard q-tec's reputation with there psu's, or by q tec do you mean the other company (which i hate equally as much, due to there overpriced products that are tbh useless - for example silent drive kits, a cardoard box and some foam is better for niose reduction!)

    if you want a cheap, quiet w/c and arnt bothered about if it looks a little rubbishrubbishrubbishrubbishe (you can always shove it in a cupboard where noone will see it) then this is what you should get (it will save lots of moneh):
    car heatercore for a heat exchanger (these are typicaly about £10 from a car shop/breakers. but they often need cleaning out and a shroud around them helps performance quite a bit). note that cooling in the car industry has been around a lot longer than radiators have been needed for computers. most heatercore designs are better than commercail rads...
    homemade res - i found a coffee jar to be a very good res. the lid is watertight, even though i have cut holes for tubing and a temp probe (which arnt sealed with anything)
    pump - eheim 1048/1250/1260 and hydor l20/30/40 are common and decent pumps. easy to find a good ocndition one second hand.
    blocks depend on what you want to cool and the rest of your setup. for example you wouldnt use a DD RBX block with a low flow rate/low pressure pump with other blocks aswell, there wouldnt be enough flow for jet impingment to work well...
    www.procooling has a lot of info and theory about different methods of cooling.
    imo get a kit (the best kits are custom made ones like at over-clock.co.uk for example) if you want it working fast, though it will cost you more for less perfomance, or research the good parts and try and get/make them as cheap as possible, which should give you the best performance but might be lacking elsewhere (for exmaple heatercores look crap compared to commercial rads.)

    also i used to own a qtec aircooling heatsink, which i admit was resonably good. considering the size differences (it was 60mm) i think it performed well against my slk800 (80mm). the qtec cooler was a copper one called "amd overclock cooler" or somethign like that, whih seems to have been removed from there site and replaced by an alu one. it probably cost them too much to make....

    this looks like there watercooling product: http://www.qtec.info/products/product.htm?artnr=13793
    Last edited by SilentDeath; 12-02-2004 at 02:05 AM.

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