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Thinking of my 1st Water Cooling build

Discussion in 'Watercooling' started by nescafe, 7 Aug 2019.

  1. nescafe

    nescafe Member

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    Evening chaps. I have built a few pcs now over the years and I'm now thinking of dipping my toe into water cooling. Trouble is I never had any experience in water cooling although I do currently run a kraken x62. So my question is ... Is there anywhere I can read up and get all the info I need? ie what brands to stay away from?.... what's parts do you need?
    Thanks in advance
     
  2. Jeff Hine

    Jeff Hine Nothing special

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    Someone here had a video showing a full watercooled build - that's the how; what to use I'll leave to those with actual experience in the field.

    EDIT:
    Just to verify I DID see it here, this is the post from the Modding Forum...
     
  3. Bloody_Pete

    Bloody_Pete Technophile

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    How much are you willing to spend and what are you wanting to cool? I have a old watercooling how to somewhere, really old but was really popular, give it a search.

    Edit: Here it is, oldie but a goodie :)
     
  4. nescafe

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    I already have a suitable case and I'm wanting to cool my 7700k and gtx1080ti. Not sure on how much I want to spend yet though. Put it this way though. I don't want to spend money on a system and then wish I spent more if you know what I mean. lol
     
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  6. The_Crapman

    The_Crapman Don't phone it's just for fun.

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    If you get new stuff, it's not cheap. You need: pump, reservoir, radiator(s), block(s), fans, fittings and tubing. Probably about £400-500 depending on component choices.

    I can highly recommend Watercool blocks. Superb build quality and outstanding performance. They're reservoirs are really cool too, but pricey.
     
  7. Bloody_Pete

    Bloody_Pete Technophile

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    I just basically rebuild my whole loop (only meant to do part, and slipped to doing it all) and it cost around £500. CPU block: ~£60, GPU block ~£100, Radiator ~£100-£115, Pump&Res £115, fittings £50, tubing £20, fluid £10 (for premixed premium stuff), angled fittings £4-6 each, you'll want a few to make life easdier and the loop prettier, better fans upto £30 a fan. Honestly its a slippery slope, but really worth it!
     
  8. nescafe

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    Thanks for the links and info chaps.
     
  9. NadavBee

    NadavBee New Member

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    What are you trying to cool?
     
  10. nescafe

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    cpu only at the moment
     

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