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I need help with finding good parts and SOME advice. My thought is to buy used so that the expenses go down.

If i can get a good watercooling setup for $327 then i will want to do that. And since i will be scavenging for used, quality parts may not be as expensive.
So if your a watercooling expert, it would be nice if you could help me out.

I also don't live in US so it's also more annoying as there are less options.

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First, what do you want to watercool? CPU? GPU? RAM?
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Originally Posted by hlaalu View Post

First, what do you want to watercool? CPU? GPU? RAM?
Both gpu and cpu. Would ram wcooling be necessary?
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Originally Posted by Rar4f View Post

Both gpu and cpu. Would ram wcooling be necessary?

Nah unless you are going to extremely overclock your ram there is really no point in my opinion.

So for your build you need a CPU block (with bracket), GPU block, pump, reservoir, radiator, fans, and tubing. From here, I would decided what size tubing to use because then you figure out what size fittings and clamps you'll need. So when you start looking for used parts, you can look for parts that come with fittings or ask for a pair to be thrown in. That will save you a few bucks.
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What size tubing is best in general and for a GPU only loop?
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There have been tons of debates about tubing size and the differences are negligible. I like 3/8 x 1/2 because it's a great size to work with (as far as bending it around here and there).
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