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right been thinking about this for a while and decided that in the next few weeks i'm gonna go water cooled, but to be honest i'm not sure where to start.
i have the know how to be able to put it together 9watched all the intro vids on here and others plus am and engineer by trade lol) but i need some advice on where to start with the components.
i'm based in the UK so anything from Scan.co.uk or somewhere like that would be ideal for me to order from.
so basically what components should i be looking at and what should i avoid?
budget somewhere arround £200 (hopefully ).
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My loop was from scan mainly, they have almost everything.

So for you

CPU block
EK-Supreme HF Nickel EN/Acetal Top or Copper with Acetal Top or Plexi

Radiator
RX360 - great for lower rpm fans
Maybe make it the EK-CoolStream RAD XT (360) - its half the price but its still a great rad.. (i have it)

Pump
D5 single vario

RES
XSPC bay res for D5

Tube + Barb (from candccentral, Ive ordered from them many a time.)
7/16ID primochill with 1/2" barbs. (you may want some 45 and 90 bends for a neater loop too.)

GPU
Heres the GPU block EK FC460 GTX GS Sonic Full Cover Waterblock for NVIDIA 460 GTX GS Sonic the problem is that they dont do it in copper and the nickel is non-EN so it could flake. My advice would be to go for a core only block, it will be cheaper and it wont flake off.

Looking about £230 there with biocide/kill coil and distilled water.

Well that was the full custom route, if we look at Kits it can be alot cheaper say;

RASA RX360
+ GPU core block, thats about the same price but you get a better rad, all the fans but the pump is nothing like the D5 and the xspc tube is poor.
Edited by andrewmchugh - 10/2/11 at 2:36pm
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what would be teh recomendation then? go for the custom build or go with one of the kits?
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what would be teh recomendation then? go for the custom build or go with one of the kits?
I would go for the custom personally, maybe get the RX rad if you can afford it, but as I say I have the EK rad and its great.
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The kits are a nice start, I personally went with one - then purchased some additional rads, fans, and tubing. Overall was a much simpler and easy process for n00bs. But, to each his own.
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The only drawback with the kits is that you're stuck with narrow tubing, basic fittings, and rudimentary clamps. Which is fine if your build isn't for show.
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well just a quick update, just ordered all the gear. going for cpu cooling for now, will add in the GPU some time soonish when money becomes available again lol.
will try and post some pics during assembly and after completion!
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