Here are some good parts for a good custom watercooling setup(may I suggest the following):
Laing D5 Vario/Swiftech MCP655 Inline 12V DC Pump
Laing D5 Basic/Swiftech MCP655-B Inline 12V DC Pump
Laing DDC w/ Petra'sTech DDCT-01s Top Combo
(These following rads are best used with some high CMF fans because they are thick):
Black Ice® GTX Gen Two Xtreme 240 Highest Peformance Radiator
OR if your on a tight budget, this rad:
Black Ice Pro II Compact High Peformance Radiator
Black Ice Xtreme 2 High Peformance Radiator
(These following rads are best used with some lower CMF fans because they are thinner and have a less dense cooling fin structure):
ThermoChill PA120.2 Dual 120mm Radiator
(the thermochill is thick, but it seems to perform well with both high and low CMF fans)
Swiftech Radiator - MCR220 Quiet Power Series Dual 120 mm
NOTE: These are the 2x120mm size radiator, they also come in 1x120mm, 2x120mm, 3x120mm and the Hw Labs make 4x120mm radiator sizes.
High CMF fans will always get you better temps with thick rads.
So if you dont mind noise go with these:
120mm x 38mm Panaflo FBA12G12M-1J Medium Speed Hydro Wave Bearing 3pin Case Fan (86.5 CFM/35 dBA)
120mm x 38mm Sunon KDE1212PMB3-6A Double Ball Bearing 4pin Case Fan (108 CFM/42 dBA)
If you like your PC silent, go with these:
120mm Yate Loon D12SL-12 Case Fan - Black (47 CFM, 28 dBA)
(Cheap, perform well and are quite!! got to love Loons!)
D-TEK FuZion Universal CPU Waterblock
Swiftech Apogee GT Universal Waterblock
A custom made waterblock, milled by hand by Fred a member here on this very WCing forum. You can reach him at his site here:
GPU nVIDIA 8800 series:
For you GPU, there are 2 options, a full coverage block that covers everything including the RAM, or one that just covers the GPU core and cools the other parts with passive cooling:
(personally i prefer full coverage but results show that just the core one gives you better temps)
EK-FC8800GTX Full Cover Waterblock for nVidia 8800 GTX
EK-FC8800GTS Full Cover Waterblock for nVidia 8800 GTS
Swiftech Stealth Full Cover Waterblock for nVidia 8800 Series
Danger Den - 8800GTX
Danger Den - 8800GTS
Just GPU core coverage for the GTX/GTS:
Swiftech MCW60 GPU Waterblock w/ G80 Adapter Plate (Retail Edition)
OR the combo one with the ramsinks included:
Swiftech MCW60 GPU Waterblock w/ MC14 Ramsinks
1/2" ID (3/4" OD) Tygon R-3603 Laboratory-Grade Tubing
/16" ID (5/8" OD) Tygon R-3603 Laboratory-Grade Tubing
1/2" ID (3/4" OD) Masterkleer General Purpose Clear PVC Tubing
7/16" ID (5/8" OD) Masterkleer General Purpose Clear PVC Tubing
With all that bending of tubing in your PC you are bound to form what they call "kinks". Which is when the tubing gives way and collapses to for a very tight bend, these are bad as they restrict the flow and can cause your pump to over work itself.
Thicker OD of the tubing is known to kink less since the walls are thicker.
But if your still having problems here is a good solution:
Swiftech SmartCoils 625 (for 5/8" OD Tubing) - UV Ocean Blue
(Comes in other colors as well)
Some people say the 7/16"ID is easier to work with as its thinner than the 1/2"ID.
Personally i picked the 1/2"ID, just to have the largest.
As tygon is more flexable, but also much more expensive than Masterkleer, i suggest you use Tygon for the tight curves you will need in you system, and the cheaper Masterkleer for the straight parts of your loop.
At tygon at about $3.25 per foot and Masterkleer at $.75 per foot it will save you some costs that way.
Swiftech MCB-120 "Radbox" Radiator/Fan Housing Rev. 2 - Black
You will need one of these to mount your radiator at the back of your case.
A "T" Line or reservoir: (OR both)
Now you can use what they call a "T" line or a reservoir in your watercooling loop.
Swiftech MCRES-MICRO Clear HI-FLOW Water Cooling Reservoir. There are many good reservoirs out there, you just have to pick one that suits you liking, they all share the same purpose, which is just holding some coolant.
For a "T" line you will need 2 parts:
1/2" OD T-Fitting (for 1/2" and 7/16" ID Tubing)
Danger Den Delrin FillPort
They come in different colors.Blue,black,brass,etc.
Other miscellaneous stuff that you will need and make your build easier and more secure include:
Stainless Steel Worm-Drive Hose Clamp
PTFE Thread Tape
Danger Den Filling Syringe
For coolant there are many choices you can go with, look up some idea's on the forums.
Pure distilled water with 0% addatives will give you the best temperatures.
For much more detailed info you can go here:
Personally i like this:
UV Reactive Pentosin G11 Coolant Additive (Blue)
You will also need a biocide to kill some evil algae growth in your system.I use this:
Petra'sTech "PT_Nuke" Concentrated Biocide
I really like www.petrastechshop.com
I order from them all the time, they have great stuff and some excellent customer service.
Some more good shops to buy watercooling parts can be found here:
Stores to buy watercooling gear
Some good links to read to get you started:
Water Cooling - In English
Water Cooling Guide
Assembling your Custom Watercooling
Choosing The Best Pump for Your WaterCooling System
Guide To WaterCooling and Leak Testing
The Beginners Watercooling FAQ
For examples on "T" lines and all that take a look at My Rig in my sig bellow to see some nice pics.
Look at some pics of our watercooling setups of the people in this forum posted here: