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I would like to try out making a build using water cooling, my only experiences have been with air cooling, but I would like to push my luck by trying water. I have a few questions about water cooling.

Which site should I use to order my parts?

Should I use a kit, and then add on more parts? Or should I make a custom water loop?

If I buy a kit, will it be strong enough to watercool a gpu too? If not what additional parts do I need?

What parts are needed in a custom water loop?

What price range should I be looking at?

The case I will be using is either a Corsaie 650D vs 800D.
I would like both my CPU and GPU to be under water.
CPU is i7-4770k and either a 770 or 7970
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you should start out probably with a pre made kit you can add to. Frozencpu has good kits. depending on your price range this is probably about as cheap as you can get and its a great rig:

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/21235/ex-wat-270/XSPC_Raystorm_750_EX240_Extreme_Universal_CPU_Water_Cooling_Kit_New_Rev_4_Pump_Included_w_Free_Dead-Water.html

full custom takes alot of studying and time:
http://www.overclock.net/t/766479/watercooling-guide-for-beginner
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you should start out probably with a pre made kit you can add to. Frozencpu has good kits. depending on your price range this is probably about as cheap as you can get and its a great rig:

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/21235/ex-wat-270/XSPC_Raystorm_750_EX240_Extreme_Universal_CPU_Water_Cooling_Kit_New_Rev_4_Pump_Included_w_Free_Dead-Water.html

full custom takes alot of studying and time:
http://www.overclock.net/t/766479/watercooling-guide-for-beginner

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/20838/ex-wat-262/XSPC_Raystorm_AX360_Universal_CPU_Water_Cooling_Kit_w_D5_Variant_Pump_Included_and_Free_Dead-Water.html?tl=g30c321s1310#blank

I was thinking about this kit, which one is better? And can these kits only cool CPUs, I would also like to watercool my GPU, my budget it around 400-500$. What additional parts do I need?
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http://www.frozencpu.com/products/17221/ex-wat-224/XSPC_Copper_Raystorm_AX360_Extreme_Intel_CPU_Water_Cooling_Kit_w_Twin_D5_w_Free_Dead-Water.html
twin d5 pumps would be optimum raystorm setup within your budget. You will need to find GPU block and will have to cut hoses and make sure you have fittings that connect to the gpu block. Theres many options out there.. full custom would be better. look at what comes in the set and get all your own pieces. make sure they have the same hose fitting sizes and connectors. lots of possibilities how far do you wanna take it tongue.gif
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