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Well I'm looking to get a custom water cooling loop for my I7 930, thing is I need help picking parts to make it fit in my Fractal R4.

This would be my first custom water cooling loop also! I figured you guys would do a better job picking parts than I would! Nothing too expensive.

Thanks guys!
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the basic need is
- radiator + fans
- pump
- reservoir
- CPU waterblock
- fittings and tubing

if its only a CPU you are going to cool, a 240 rad would be enough even if you are planning to OC it
if its the first time and you dont want the hustle to pick the WC components
buy a kit such as THIS (EK) or any XSPC KIT with 240 rad, some xspc kit does not have fittings in it

generally the variant of the rad is easy to understand, thicker 240 means more surface area to cool the coolant thus reduce the temp
same goes with pump, ddc pump is hot yet have more head pressure than D5, but D5 are cooler. Some pump can be speed adjusted
carefull when choosing rad, sometimes thick rad doesnt fit in your case, measure it first

I learn most of my basic WC by watching THESE 4 parts videos
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Well I'm looking to get a custom water cooling loop for my I7 930, thing is I need help picking parts to make it fit in my Fractal R4.
This would be my first custom water cooling loop also! I figured you guys would do a better job picking parts than I would! Nothing too expensive.
Thanks guys!


Just be aware that with a Fractal R4, you are most likely going to have to put that 240mm Rad in the front of the case, as there isn't enough room up to to clear the motherboard (with MOST, not ALL motherboards). You might get lucky and be able to fit it up top, but worth mentioning. As for actual components needed for the loop, Jorik posted exactly what you need to know to get started. thumb.gif
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