Our new pre-configured water cooling bundles are meant to provide new water cooling users with a reliable system water cooling solution that uses only standard parts with no proprietary connectors or components.
In configuring these kits, our primary focus is quiet, reliable operation with the best performance possible. Running at full-throttle, the Ultimate 240 kit is no louder than 2 standard case fans, and can even be undervolted for near-silent operation.
The Ultimate 240 kit is also designed for maximum performance. The price premium over the Essentials 240 gets you a Thermochill radiator, which is the best on the market for low CFM fans, and a Swiftech variable speed MCP655 pump for near-silent operation with excellent flow rates.
Here's a brief run-down of what's included in the Water Cooling Ultimate 240 kit:
D-TEK Customs FuZion CPU Water Block: The FuZion has been found in our testing to be one of the best performing out of the box CPU blocks available on the market. It also flows very freely, which gives the end-user the option to use multiple blocks (ie CPU, VGA, and Chipset) in the same water loop.
Dual 120mm Thermochill Radiator: The radiator dissipates the heat captured by the water into the air. The efficiency of Thermochill's PA120.2 has shown it to be competitive with most other triple sized radiators at low airflow. That means great performance, and silence.
Swiftech MCP655 Water Cooling Pump: This is responsible for cycling the water through your CPU block and radiator. The MCP655 is variable speed for ultimate performance, or near silent performance and it is rated for 50,000 hours MTBF.
Yate Loon Sleeve Bearing 120mm fan: With excellent static pressure and quiet operation, Yate Loon fans are the number one choice of water cooling enthusiasts. The Yate Loon D12SL-12 is the fan that was used in the design process of the PA120.2 so they are an excellent match for each other.
Swiftech MCRES-MICRO: A reservoir simplifies bleeding and adds aesthetic appeal to your water cooling loop. The Swiftech MCRES-MICRO is a small, clear, and keeping with the high flow/high performance theme of this kit, offers excellent flow rates.
Masterkleer 7/16" Tubing (10ft): This provides a better seal and easier cable routing than traditional 1/2" tubing with only a negligible loss of flow rate.
Magicool UV Zip Ties: Using inexpensive zip ties to secure tubing is an aesthetically appealing and effective way to ensure that no water leaks. Pull tight one zip tie on each barb.
Swiftech MCB-120 "Radbox": The Radbox is a convenient way to externally mount your radiator anywhere a 120mm fan would mount (assuming enough clearance - please see the product description for the included radiator for dimensions)
Swiftech MCW30 Chipset Water Block: The MCW30 is an easy way to add chipset cooling to your water cooled system. Please check compatibility with your motherboard before ordering this item
D-TEK Customs FuZion GFX: The FuZion GFX will use your water cooling system to cool the GPU on your graphics card. It is recommended when adding this upgrade that you also add Zalman ZM-RHS1 VGA RAMsinks
Zalman ZM-RHS1 VGA RAM sink 8 pack: When you cool the GPU with water, you may also need additional cooling for your video card memory. This kit includes enough RAMsinks for X1950/7900 series video cards and below. It may be necessary to purchase an additional kit, or fabricate a couple extra heatsinks for an HD2900/8800 series video card.
Swiftech HydrX & Fluid XP+: Due to the all-copper design of our water cooling systems, additives are not necessary, but some additives have additional advantages. HydrX lubricates your pump and gives your water a UV green glow effect under a black light. Fluid XP+ is a non-conductive formula that will not short out your components even if it is spilled.
*Special Note Regarding nvidia 8800 series video cards and ATi HD2900 series video cards*
There are components on these video cards that need to be cooled *besides* the GPU and video RAM. It may be necessary to buy additional MC21 or MC14 heatsinks to cool these other components.
There are also water blocks available that have that advantage of cooling all components on the video card. They are called full coverage blocks. The disadvantage of these blocks is that they tend to be only compatible with a single model or series of video card.