Overclock.net › Forums › Cooling › Water Cooling › I Need Help choosing a System
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

I Need Help choosing a System

post #1 of 3
Thread Starter 
Hey guys,
I am currently on the H80i water cooling system. I want to go to a custom loop with a cpu block and video card block and maybe a ram water block. Ive done a bit of reading and watching but still am confused about what brand to go with. I would like some feed back from experienced water cooling junkies with experience with a few brands of hoses, blocks and coolants.
What would you recommend?''''
post #2 of 3
basically no one needs a ram water block except in special situations any more. As for brands, the stuff is mostly interchangeable. Water pumping just isn't that complicated.

You can choose what you like looks wise or price wise. A 3/8 fitting is a 3/8 fitting. You can mix brands with impunity.

You have a choice of full coverage or generic GPU water blocks. Full coverage blocks are slightly more effective and often thinner if that matters, are specific to that particular type of card, and seem to cost between 2 and 3 times as much.

Generic blocks can be moved from card to card, but require you to put stick on heat sinks on your GPU memory chips. This means they need some airflow, and are generally a bit more of a pain to set up.

This is mostly a price and aesthetics question. Your aesthetics are yours alone, and you haven;t mentioned a budget so it's a bit hard.
New gaming rig
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
4770k some mid range asrock. extreme 4 maybe? 2x gigabyte windforce 7950 2 x 8 corsair balistix sport 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
crucial ct960 LG blu-ray used venamous x win 8.1 pro 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Crossover 30Q5 PRO 30" 2560X1600  cheapest piece of crud I could find antec HCG 750 some thermaltake microcenter blue-light-special... 
MouseMouse PadAudio
came with the cheapass keyboard who cares? some $30 no name 2+sub speakers I bought at mic... 
  hide details  
Reply
New gaming rig
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
4770k some mid range asrock. extreme 4 maybe? 2x gigabyte windforce 7950 2 x 8 corsair balistix sport 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
crucial ct960 LG blu-ray used venamous x win 8.1 pro 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Crossover 30Q5 PRO 30" 2560X1600  cheapest piece of crud I could find antec HCG 750 some thermaltake microcenter blue-light-special... 
MouseMouse PadAudio
came with the cheapass keyboard who cares? some $30 no name 2+sub speakers I bought at mic... 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 3
Thread Starter 
thank you for the response my budget is about 350$USD I really like the acrylic tubing look.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Water Cooling
Overclock.net › Forums › Cooling › Water Cooling › I Need Help choosing a System