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post #1 of 54
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Hi,
I'll be considering buying water cooling once I'm able to rack up some money in the next month or so. It seems confusing and I am a little intimidated by it, so I'm thinking I'd get a kit and it looks like the best kit would be this,
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835108076
and I have some questions.

I read the FAQ, looked at the pictures, but am still a bit confused. With this kit in particular, how does the flow of water work? I assume the pump pumps it from the bottle, to the CPU, and then to the radiator, but I'd just like some clarification of how this kit works.

Is this kit easily upgradable in the future when I start to learn more about water cooling?

What do you need to do to your hardware/case before installing everything? (My case has two holes on the top which I know are for watercooling, I believe for the radiator? to be mounted on the top)

Does this kit include everything you need?

How do you find leaks?

Are the parts in this kit all-around decent? Or is it just the best of all the kits but still crap?

thanks and rep for help
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post #2 of 54
Its very easy to setup/install if you know what you're doing. Just plan out BEFORE, don't plan out while doing it. Thats a very bad habit to have and it will ruin your system (because chances are, it will leak at some point)

You can upgrade it later on if you need to........yes
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post #3 of 54
That is a very respectible kit, it has all high quality part's...It is easily upgradable..It is a complete starter kit, it has everything in it to get you going....You can add more water blocks as you go along...I use this cooling fluid it is non-conductive...You have to leak test before you put it in your case and again after you put it in.....

Here's the non-conductive fluid that I use..Fluid XP EXT Extreme Non-Conductive Coolant - UV Midnight Blue 32oz.
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post #4 of 54
As for leak testing, like you had asked about :

You need to basically install everything in the comptuter, and then cut all the hose to the lengths you need. and then, you need to uninstall everything (or just take out your mobo and such (so you don't have to drain the system, refill, and such) and hook it up, fill it with fluid, and run it for as long as you'd like.. 24 hrs is probably the best bet, and look to see if it leaks.
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post #5 of 54
Just take your time putting it together and do it right, it's not hard. After you get everything installed start and run the system with the computer off for at least a couple hours. The kit you have chosen is one of the best and will get you closest to the performance of a custom setup.
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post #6 of 54
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what are the weak points in this kit? What might I consider upgrading from this kit in the future?
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I don't like the rad and I am not a res fan.
    
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post #8 of 54
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Originally Posted by kevsta112003 View Post
what are the weak points in this kit? What might I consider upgrading from this kit in the future?

It's a rather strong from the gate...The one thing you might want to change is the rad...This is the best one going right now.....Danger Den :: Radiators :: Black Ice Series :: GTX Xtreme Series :: Black Ice GTX240

This is also a good one and cheaper.............Danger Den :: Radiators :: Black Ice Series :: GTS Stealth Radiator :: X-Flow Stealth GTS 120 Black Ice
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post #9 of 54
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Thanks for the suggestions. Would those work with the 5/8 tubing in the kit? IT says on the site that they are for 1/2 and 3/8 I think.

Are their any other good radiators I might consider?

Oh and are their and good reservoir's that fit in 5.25inch drive bays and would work with the other stuff in this kit? I dont think the one in this kit does and I think it would be easier finding a spot for it in my case.
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post #10 of 54
You could get a barb that would probably do it but what it comes with its meant to work with 1/2" and 3/8"

*EDIT* This place sells it cheaper by 10 dollars. Link
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