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a1cnolan

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okay so ive been looking into watercooling...
im gonna machine my own water blocks the only question left is

what can i get that would be cheap but would work effectively.. i don't want to waste a lot of money on something i can beat with simple air cooling.. upgradeable would be nice but most importantly needs to be effective at a cheap price.. i don't know where to buy this stuff except dangerden so i could use some help...i want this for christmas and i feel my video card is screaming for some watercooling..it appears to be my most heat affected component... some help would be appreciated.. a price and location list would be awesome.....thanks....btw i know im gonna catch a lotta stuff for this being such a hard to answer question and that i should read around.. thats all ive been doing but ive been reading on how the systems work rather than how much they cost so i could effectively put any system together based on whats cheap and effective.heat transfers and what not...creating the besst waterblock and other such maddness...

well thanks in advance...
 

Albigger

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if you're looking for high flow pumps some of the higher model danner mags can be had at petsmart.com

and I know the via aqua 1300 is pretty cheap, don't know about the eheim's but a lot of people use them also. you'll save some money machining your own block, just make it simple and don't waste a lot of time on it.

haven't cooled a gpu so i'll let other's field that part.

oh, and for the rad. pick up a heater core at the local auto parts store - got mine for $21 after tax. its 6" x 7 3/4" x 2"
 
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a1cnolan

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awesome

hey thanks for the prompt reply... 1200 gph? sounds like alot.. i heard that the waterblock should have fast flow while the radiator should be slow. so i was thinking about finding a huge radiator so the water would beinside of it longer...is it a logical conclusion to draw that if i have a bigger radiator it would be more effective at cooling the water in a high flow situation?
also thanks for the help with everything.... gonna add this up real quick...
 

Iron Hawk

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Heater cores have a large internal volume, so the water velocity through it will be lower, A heater core will work really good, Sometimes you can get a good deal on Ebay.
 

Since87

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Don't make the mistake I did. Buy a copper heatercore. (Assuming you'll have a copper waterblock)

Mixing metals in your watercooling brings increased corrosion risks.
 

Frodo Baggins

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1200 GPH would prolly blow up our connections. The numbers next to the pump names don't always mean the GPH. I'm not sure what hte Via 1300 pumps, but I think it's like 300 PH or somethin
 

The Overclocker

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first of all the best place for good, cheap watercooling is www.aquastealth.com i have bought from them and think they are great, you should get:

1. black edge waterblock - $30 - it is a very good waterblock and on par with a maze 2, but much cheaper (and now looks really cool as it is powder coted with chromed barbs) you could go cheaper then this and get the unablock for $15

2. you will also need a hold down device if you go for the black edge (the unablock comes with one) $11

3. heatercore - $35

4. via 1300 pump - $20

misc stuff (tubes, ext) $10-20