Originally Posted by Rafdal
Thanks for telling me about those sites, couldn't find much here for water cooling in Norway. So I got them bookmarked!
I've done a lot of reading and watched a couple of videos. And I just got one more question.
When I'm going to buy parts for a costum loop, what part should I start/choose first?
Do you already have any of the parts you're going to WC? It would help if you went to rigbuilder (top right corner), filled your rig specs, then to "my profile", scroll down to Forum signature, click "edit signature" and put your rig to show on your sig.
If you have your CPU already, then I think you should get a block for it along with rest of the stuff that's available. You have to make sure your cpu block has the mounts for socket 2011. I think you must buy them separately for EK HF, and for Apogee I heard that Swiftek will sent them if you contact them. Don't quote me on that one, I suggest you ask someone who has taken a better look on it or ask directly from retailer.
A rough list of what's good and pretty budget-friendly:XSPC Raystorm CPU block
(I've understood that it comes with socket 2011 mounts. Source
.)Laing DDC pump
(comes with solid 3/8 barbs, buy a top for G1/4 threads and better performance)Radiator
, XSPC RX/EX 240 or Phobya G-changer (my favourite)Tubing
, Primochill Primoflex is the best but Masterkleer is ok too.Reservoir
. Pretty much any res will do. There are single and double bay reservoirs and cylinder ones. Also tops for pumps with small reservoir.
Distilled water for coolant
. You might be able to buy it from automotive shops, or then just order from internet. If you want color, use either colored tubing or Mayhems dye which is the best and safest dye (aquatuning sells it).Fittings
. 2 per block. Either barbs or compression fittings. Compressions are a lot more expensive. Take whichever pleases you. For barbs, I'd suggest 7/16"ID 5/8"OD tubing on 1/2" barbs. Very tight seal and you can still use zipties or clamps if you want some extra grip on it.
EDIT: Check out what I just remembered: http://www.aquatuning.no/Edited by Blizlake - 12/17/11 at 7:39am