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post #11 of 18
Yea if you are worried I'd just get a Corsair H100.

If you are absolutely dead set on a customer loop, any prebuilt custom loop you buy would be just as likely to fail as one you build. However if you take your time and do it right then there isn't much to worry about.

Although I think a good Air Cooler should be all you need to get a 2700k to 4Ghz.
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post #12 of 18
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the more and more you guys reply and the more I get to read the watercooling Do it yourself section,i'm thinking: I should try this on my own. That being said, I would still like to overclock the i7 2700k to its limits...4.5 or even 5Ghz if its stable at that speed.
post #13 of 18
Yea its not that bad, and it can be pretty safe. If you use 1/2 barbs, but with 7/16 tubing, plus good clamps, and there really shouldn't be any worry there. Then just leak test your system correctly with all the power off except the pump, and all your important parts(video card) outside of the case. I mean I've had systems for for 2-3 years without modification and never had any problem. Just needed to add a bit more distilled every now and then.
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post #14 of 18
If this is your very first build I'd recommend going with air for a bit though. Just so you get to grips with building then you can go on to watercooling. One step at a time and all that.
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post #15 of 18
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Originally Posted by wondergod View Post
Yea its not that bad, and it can be pretty safe. If you use 1/2 barbs, but with 7/16 tubing, plus good clamps, and there really shouldn't be any worry there. Then just leak test your system correctly with all the power off except the pump, and all your important parts(video card) outside of the case. I mean I've had systems for for 2-3 years without modification and never had any problem. Just needed to add a bit more distilled every now and then.
What brands did you use for your components?
$$ isn't that much of an issue, I was looking at Ek since most people have had positive results...any others that have similar build quality?
post #16 of 18
go with h100. or better yet a simple nh d14. you're only cooling your cpu, which those would be more than enough for.

especially if you're worried about leaks on a diy. save yourself the time and headaches.
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post #17 of 18
This is personal preference:

Rads - XSPC, RX series if size is not a problem, and Swiftech MCR series if needs to be thin
CPU - XSPC Raystorm or EK Supreme HF(non nickel)
Tubing - Primochill LRT 7/16 ID 5/8 OD
Res - Either XSPC Bay, or EK Advanced Multioption
Fittings - Bitspower 1/2 inch
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post #18 of 18
Good first time watercooling kit RASA RX360 Comes with everything you need to setup a loop. If you want to add your gpu in loop no problem just get the vga block and add it into the loop. For coolant just use distilled water
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