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I want liquid cooling,please some help

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Dave65

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Dec 21, 2001
I am ready for the next step,I would like a list of what I need and were to get the stuff.
I would like to buy a kit if there is one something kind of simple so I can do it all at once.
I know nothing about water cooling so I need some help:)
Thanks guys for the info:D
 

mustangman

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Kits, in my opinion, aren't really much easier than setting up a system piece by piece. By putting a system together yourself you can ususally save a little cash too.
You will need a water block for the cpu. Danger Den, Gemini Cooling, and Swiftech all make good blocks and are competetive in price.
A radiator of some type: heater core from a car, tranny or oil cooler or one of the ones offered by the places mentioned for the wb. I prefer heater cores due to price and effeciency. The other method would to be building a bong. Look under tips and techniques for info on bongs.
You will need silicone or vinyl hose, silicone is better but slightly more expensive. Ten to fifteen feet is enough and should give you extra incase you make a bad cut etc.
You will need a fan or two to cool your rad. Most people use two 120mm fans depending on rad size in a push pull config.
Hose clamps are not always necessary but are good insurance though I only use one in my whole system.
A good pump: Eheim 1048 or 1250, Cap, Rio but definitely not a cheapy from Wally World aka Walmart. You shouldn't try to cut corners on this at all imo.
Links: http://www.dangerden.com
http://www.geminicool.com
http://www.case-mod.com
Any other questions fire away!
Also before you setup a watercooling system always run it outside your case for 24 hours to make sure there are no leaks!
 
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Dave65

Dave65

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Sounds simple enough,thanks for the quick response,I will get right to it,how much do you think all this will cost??
 

mustangman

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Sorry about the delay in getting back had a race today and then work!
Just off the top of my head I would say that you should be able to get everything for maybe $150 if you shop around. Look at your local pet shop for silicone hose and pumps you may get it cheaper there also check prices at your local hardware store for the hose. Don't rush it. I rushed my new cooling system and didn't check my layout inside my case after the leak test and had a leak. The system survived but it hurt my pride this is the first leak I have ever had after several h2o rigs.:(
Also use distilled water, if you do happen to have a leak you will have less to worry about.