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Best Water Cooling stystem for newbies?

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Tokayla

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iam new to over clocking but i wanna get into and use water cooling!. ill be over clocking a 2ghz amd xp on a aopen ak77-333

any tips on which water cooling bits or kits to get?
 

Toysrme

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Nov 12, 2001
Guess I'll be first again. ;)
I would just suggest skipping the "kits" all together and just buying the hardware Like I did. You'll be ok just so long as you take your time and do the proper research. Don't be afraid to ask stupid questions.

All things are not created equal so I wouldn't go out on a limb for the newest greatest thing. Stick to tried and true setups.
-Toysrme
 

Toysrme

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LoL! Looks like I didn't post my hardware reccomendations! ROTF!

Pump: Ehiem 1250
Water Block: Maze3
Radiator: Which ever car heater core fits your case best
1/2 inch fittings are a must.

Keep in mind if your heater core uses inlet and outlet size of 5/8" your 1/2" like will stretch to fit snugly and you will not be doing any modding to add barbs. (you'll also keep max flow rates)

-Toysrme

Hey I got orange stars now!
 
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Tokayla

Tokayla

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hmm. :/ i was thining of useing a pillar drill from school to make a water block for my cpu gpu and northbridge useing 1/2 tubing and any old radiator i can find at a friends scrap yard... how much cooling would the radiator need in the way of fans and how would i power them? pluss how powerfull would the pump have to be?, i was thinking of putting the cpu and northbridge on the same circit with the gpu waterblock on a seperate circuet. any tips on the design for the water blocks and is there any advantage to haveing multipul in's on the waterblock - ive seen a cpu waterblock with 4 ins and 1 central out.. or the other way round.



Ive not got any stars! :(
 
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Tokayla

Tokayla

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trial and error.. or get one second hand.. find yr nearest scrap yard and TEST them before buying
 

eli

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Dec 9, 2001
I thought about the kit, and decided to go with quality components peiced together. My plan:

1/2 inch setup
d-tek TC-4 (already purchased)
Heatercore
6 ft of good hose
Eheim 1048 or Via Aqua 300 (depends how much bling i can lay down)
120 panaflo and shroud

my kit should be complete next month.