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Basic watercooling kit with room to expand

Discussion in 'Watercooling' started by soopahfly, 4 Jun 2015.

  1. soopahfly

    soopahfly Minimodder

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    I'm looking at getting back into Watercooling. It's been a while since I was last using Danger Den, Swiftech and Eheim pumps!!!

    My Spec is in the box below, Not really an overclocker anymore, and just want to WC for looks and quietness.

    First off, I'm looking at cooling the CPU, but I want the kit to be able to handle adding the Graphics card to the loop.

    What do you guys suggest?

    The case is a Coolermaster HAF XB cube :
    http://www.coolermaster.com/case/lan-box/haf-xb/
     
  2. David

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    Just floating an idea here - I have no experience of this cooler...

    What about the Eisberg cooler range? You can buy the pump/cpu block on it's own or buy it with a 120 or 240mm rad. The key thing is the pump block uses standard fittings so you can start off with, basically, an AIO liquid cooler and extend the loop later.

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    Eisberg pump block only

    Eisberg 120

    Esiberg 240

    At first glance, it might be a bit of a pig to fill/bleed the loop without adding a separate reservoir, and I really don't know how powerful it is.
     
  3. soopahfly

    soopahfly Minimodder

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    I've looked at AIO solutions, but wasn't sure if you could actually extend the loop, or even if the kit could take it?

    Granted, there's enough capacity in this case to have a 120mm rad at the back for the CPU as an AIO kit, and a 240 up front for the GPU, but I've not seen any GPU AIO kits.
     
  4. David

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    You could just buy a full cover block for your GPU and pipe it in to the loop. Not sure if it has the power to deal with multiple blocks and rads though - you might need to google some reviews.
     
  5. Impatience

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    I've seen someone doing a CPU, GPU, Res, Rad loop with a 360mm on one of those! Can't remember where though.. Temps weren't great though, and the pump was starting to struggle for flow rate..
     
  6. soopahfly

    soopahfly Minimodder

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    I've been looking at some of the basic xspc kits, but I think I might struggle with reservoir location. The 5.25" bays are at the bottom of the case, and the cpu is at the top.
     
  7. pre

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    Might want to wait for EK's Predator range which is basically an expandable AIO system with good components from them and room to expand.

    https://i.imgur.com/KutZX5F.jpg
     
  8. atc95

    atc95 I have the upgrade bug!

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    If you can find one as have been looking myself; the swiftech h220x (240x, 140x etc) look very good and could potentially deal with reservoir placement mentioned above.
     

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