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Hey, I am a looking to build my very own water cooling PC, i have decided to go for water cooling as i would like to locate the radiator outside. The point of this is i would like to have a silent PC (Apart from the pump motor) while still having the ability to run quad core with good graphics and a few HDD. Could anyone list or point me in the right direction of suitable hardware? I have heard about water blocks that cover the whole motherboard, Is that the way to go? Any help would be appreciated thumb.gif
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Motherboard water blocks are not needed, as the motherboards 99% of the time cooled passively. If I were you I would start with one of the new Rasa Raystorm kits - they consist of high quality components, very good pumps and have all you need for watercooling the CPU. Because the pumps in the raystorm kits are good, you can safely add waterblock compatibile with your GPU.

If you want silence you will need a fan controller, then you can try the default fans - if you find them too loud you can replace them with some GT's later on.

Do not make my mistake and get a fan controller with high power output per channel so you can connect your pump to it and undervolt it.

The loudest components of your setup will be the pump and HDD's smile.gif
    
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Well the plan is to go towards SSD's eventually, but i just dont want blaring fans everywhere haha
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