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I want the final product to be something like this: (The colors) Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


Current build:
ASRock Z77 WS (Currently ASRock Z77 Extreme4)
i5-2500k
16GB Corsair Vengeance
XFX 7870
Seasonic X850 Gold
Rosewill Blackhawk Ultra


My question is, what all do I need?
Edited by Failed Username - 3/23/13 at 6:17pm
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From what I can see,
A pump top reservoir combo,
xspc rasa/raystorm waterblock,
red tubing, probably 1/2 or 5/8 OD
a dual 120mm rad and a triple 120mm rad
and a fullcover gpu waterblock

and what appears to be a glass table.
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If you are asking that question, you are probably not ready to make your machine look like that. I would reccommend starting with a kit, the XSPC ones are great. The big thing you will want to make sure w/e kit you buy has is a good pump. Something like this. Once you get your hands wet you can build from there. But a kit that that would give you a very good starting place.

Once you have built a loop and played with it it all just starts to make more sence. I remember when I started and it was just all very overwhelming, but the best watercooling decision I ever made was starting with an XSPC Kit and as I learned more I expanded my loop and added in the video cards etc etc. After about a year of that I sold everything and built my CL sig rig.

I'm sorry this probably wasn't the exact answer your looking for but I hope it helps and I would happily offer more advise thumb.gif
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Originally Posted by compalalaska View Post

If you are asking that question, you are probably not ready to make your machine look like that. I would reccommend starting with a kit, the XSPC ones are great. The big thing you will want to make sure w/e kit you buy has is a good pump. Something like this. Once you get your hands wet you can build from there. But a kit that that would give you a very good starting place.

Once you have built a loop and played with it it all just starts to make more sence. I remember when I started and it was just all very overwhelming, but the best watercooling decision I ever made was starting with an XSPC Kit and as I learned more I expanded my loop and added in the video cards etc etc. After about a year of that I sold everything and built my CL sig rig.

I'm sorry this probably wasn't the exact answer your looking for but I hope it helps and I would happily offer more advise thumb.gif

I honestly have no idea what any of that is to be honest..
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
(Something like this would be cool, the cylinder resivor)

The pump is used to push the liquid around, then the resivoir is for containing the liquid, right?

I don't know what all the other parts are used for though.
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I would very, very highly recommend reading through some of the FAQ's and stickies here in the WC section before doing anything else. It's common if not universal that people spend a good amount of time learning and researching how watercooling works before taking the plunge. IMO there's really no other way to gain the necessary confidence and competence to make sure you know what everything is and WHY it's used before you build, so you don't make any mistakes. Watercooling can get very expensive very quickly, so by the time you get up to speed on things, you can get the most out of your money. Also take a look at some build logs, I gained a LOT of insight that way.

But to give a quick summary, the basic parts of a watercooling loop are:

Water Blocks -- Copper contact plates with water channels inside. These act as heatsinks that carry heat away from the components.
Fittings -- Connect the tubes to the blocks and other components.
Tubes -- Carry water between components.
Reservoir -- Not strictly necessary, but very highly recommended. Holds a reserve of water to help ensure the pump operates safely, and is often a convenient point to add water to the system. The increased water volume in the loop also allows for better performance.
Pump -- Pushes water through the system.
Radiators -- This is where the cooling happens. The water flows through a series of very thin pipes connected to metal fins that increase the cooling surface area. Fans are necessary to push air through the tightly packed fins.
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Originally Posted by threephi View Post

I would very, very highly recommend reading through some of the FAQ's and stickies here in the WC section before doing anything else. It's common if not universal that people spend a good amount of time learning and researching how watercooling works before taking the plunge. IMO there's really no other way to gain the necessary confidence and competence to make sure you know what everything is and WHY it's used before you build, so you don't make any mistakes. Watercooling can get very expensive very quickly, so by the time you get up to speed on things, you can get the most out of your money. Also take a look at some build logs, I gained a LOT of insight that way.

But to give a quick summary, the basic parts of a watercooling loop are:

Water Blocks -- Copper contact plates with water channels inside. These act as heatsinks that carry heat away from the components.
Fittings -- Connect the tubes to the blocks and other components.
Tubes -- Carry water between components.
Reservoir -- Not strictly necessary, but very highly recommended. Holds a reserve of water to help ensure the pump operates safely, and is often a convenient point to add water to the system. The increased water volume in the loop also allows for better performance.
Pump -- Pushes water through the system.
Radiators -- This is where the cooling happens. The water flows through a series of very thin pipes connected to metal fins that increase the cooling surface area. Fans are necessary to push air through the tightly packed fins.

Thanks alot for posting, it really helped me understand the basic parts of watercooling.

I've gathered most of the parts I need with help from compalaska.
I just need to find a radiator, which I haven't been able to be 100% sure of which one.

I've chosen a 6 set of fittings, not sure if that's enough.

So far:
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=34300:1d4dc6749a9e0b28429edcaffa450cad
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=32331:c22eded74ae7e04680bb846195af51f9
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=36330
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=28303
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=33210

Just need a radiator, and my case supports: 2 x 230mm Red LED Fan (pre-installed) or 3 x 140mm Fan (option) or 2 x 180mm Fan
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Originally Posted by Failed Username View Post

Thanks alot for posting, it really helped me understand the basic parts of watercooling.

I've gathered most of the parts I need with help from compalaska.
I just need to find a radiator, which I haven't been able to be 100% sure of which one.

I've chosen a 6 set of fittings, not sure if that's enough.

So far:
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=34300:1d4dc6749a9e0b28429edcaffa450cad
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=32331:c22eded74ae7e04680bb846195af51f9
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=36330
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=28303
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=33210

Just need a radiator, and my case supports: 2 x 230mm Red LED Fan (pre-installed) or 3 x 140mm Fan (option) or 2 x 180mm Fan
You're most welcome, although I see that our discouragement hasn't slowed you down any. The watercooling bug can bite very deeply it is true... welcome to the club! wink.gif

To figure out how many fittings to get, you basically just count your components and consider that each will have an input and an output tube. Based on your list, you have a CPU block, a pump, and a res; and you're also going to get a radiator of course. So that makes eight. But you're probably going to need a few more depending on how you work out the fill and drain lines.

You should also plan things out physically and think about whether you might have any sharp turns in the tubes, which would be made a lot easier with some angled fittings.

I haven't taken a look at that case but it doesn't have any 120mm mounts? It sounds like it wasn't designed to support watercooling so you will have to take very careful measurements to make sure you have the clearance to fit a radiator in there. Radiators are sized to match standard 120mm and 140mm computer fans, and they are designed to mount in the same places. A standard fan is 25mm and regular rads are around 55mm. They also make slim rads that are around 25-30mm thick. I would guess that the best placement would be to have a 2x140mm radiator up top so make sure you have at least 2 1/2" of clearance above the motherboard covering the complete area where the rad will go. If there's not enough room inside the case then you'll have to mount the rad externally, which IMO is ugly but a lot of people do it.
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