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Okay, so I'll start off by saying this. I'm only 15, but me and my father are into computers, and I've wanted to build one for awhile. I also ride dirt bikes, and my Dad races Vintage motocross. He has a bike that he doesn't ride much anymore. I finally convinced him to want to build a gaming PC, and he said that he'll sell his bike so we can build one. I've made a build on Newegg that doesn't have water cooling as you can see here. My Dad on the other hand wants to water cool the PC, even though I said that the previous build will stay cool just fine.

I made this other build right here which would be the water cooled build.

I was wondering what I would need for that build, including a Rad, pump, tubing, blocks, and other stuff. I'm obviously a noob to this.
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First, you should swap out the GPU for this one instead.

. For only $70 more, you will benefit more in the long run. especially if you eventually go with a higher resolution.

As for your watercooling questions, I will give you answers of what the majority of the people will do Because I myself have not watercooled yet, but I am planning to.

Basic needs:
1 x Reservoir
1 x Pump
1-2 x Rad
1 x CPU block
1 x GPU block
10-15 ft tubing
Distilled water
Kill coil (silver coil)
Nuke
Thermal paste

Usually you want 1 rad per water cooled component. So in this case, your cpu and gpu. If you are planning on water cooling your mobo, there are blocks for that too, but it depends on your mobo. There are also RAM blocks as well.

Also, you might want to steer away from rev + pump combos, they tend to be overpriced and have low quality pumps. You want something to pump a lot of water through your system.

Hope this helps and bumps your post to someone who is more knowledgeable!
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OMG Dont sell the BSA!!!!!
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Buy the EVGA 580 Hydro Copper.. it comes with a waterblock. Also Id suggest a 360 Radiator for that build. Also try and get the RASA Raystorm cpu block.
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What's better, internal or external reservoirs?

Also, is this a good reservoir?
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What's better, internal or external reservoirs?

Also, is this a good reservoir?
It looks to be ok, it looks like a copy of the EK Multioption Res tho Internal or External doesnt matter, most do internal. External can be easier for filling and draining though.
    
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What's better, internal or external reservoirs?

Also, is this a good reservoir?
99% of reservoirs are internal from my experience.

The phobya is ok

The best quality reservoir from my experience is the stealthres (IandH).

http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/reservoirs.html
    
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What about the radiators, what two should I get for a GTX 580 and i5-2500K in an 800D? And what pump?
Edited by The Conman - 10/8/11 at 9:50pm
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Just wondering, are there any kits that come with a GPU block too?
post #10 of 17
why a microatx board in a 800D? blech. if you are going with a massive case, may as well get a full size mobo...

personally i would switch to a smaller case.
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