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In an effort to limit the number of stickies in this section, we've gone ahead and made the Water Cooling Essential Threads. Here you'll find a link to all the important threads for this section. I encourage the water cooling community to have a look and reply with links to any threads we might have missed. We will be updating this thread as time goes by. Special thanks to Burn & ira-k for their contribution.

Thread Organized By Juggalo23451 9/07/2011



Water cooling guides

Water cooling guide for noobs

How to setup and install a water cooling setup/loop 3 Part video


how to bleed a water cooling loop  new
how to fill a water cooling loop new
how to install tubing for water cooling   new
Water cooling basics101l(vid)
Water cooling basics and setup (Rev.1)
Water cooling parts for High end and budget suggestions

Water Cooling FAQ to get n00b's started

[Guide] How to put together a basic loop

Watercooling Guide

planning for a computer build and w/c

Watercooling- In English

Assembling Your Watercooling Setup



CPU blocks/ flow rates
Sterns_water_block_comparison
Hall of Blocks: CPU *Updated Often*
Another round of waterblocks on i7 -HESmelaugh

More waterblocks on i7 tested-HESmelaugh

Some waterblocks tested on i7-HESmelaugh

[Review] 22 CPU Waterblocks tested - Roundup

flow rates

BlockHeads: the thread

Block Flow Rates - Martin

Stinger V8 Flow Rate Test Results - Martin



Cpu Water block installs

Raystorm install


GPU Water block installs

XSPC_GTX670


Koolance GTX590XSPC 7970

Pump install on reservoirs

XSPC Dual 5.25" Bay Reservoir for the 3xx series





Chipset

EVGA X58 Classified waterblocks roundup - HESmelaugh



Fittings

One 1/2" Elbow = 4' of 1/2" ID Tubing (Test Results)

Mother of all Elbows..? - Martin

The Elbow Showdown, Copper is King - Martin



Pump/mod/noise testing/tops

Choosing the Correct Water Cooling Pump

My Ported D5 Test Results - Martin

MCP655 (D5) Port and Polish Mod - Martin

martins pump noise more testing thread

Laing DDC 3.2 (MCP 355) Pump Top Test Comparison

Roundup: Bay Reservoirs & Laing Tops





Radiators


360 radiator shoot out

bundymania user review triple radiator 360 roundup (new)



another 360 round up

Huge Radiators: Roundup - HESmelaugh

TFC Monsta Testing Complete - Martin

Flow rate

Bonnie Heater Core Flow Rate Test Results - Martin



Fans

Fan & Sound Tools Mini Test - Methods & <1000RPM fans

Fan testing Part 1 - Martin

Fan Testing Part 2 (Radiator Tests & Videos) -MartinFan Testing Round 4, GT vs Noctua vs Silverstone vs Yate vs Rosewill

Fan Testing Round 5 (Working Thread)Are "NANO" Bearings the new sliced bread?

Fan Testing Round 6 (50 Fans Tested and Counting!)



Maintenance

High Temps? A guide to improvement - 5 tests - Martin

Cleaning your loop after bacterial/ algae 'infection' (With pictures)

How to clean your CPU waterblock from Oxidation

How to clean a radiator

Water cooling stores

Stores to Buy Watercooling Gear



Picture gallery

OCN Water Cooling Club And Picture Gallery



Case suggestions

Water Cooled Case suggestions



DIY

Made a youtube video on zipties as a remedy for kinks

DIY Pump Dampening

How To: Make any Sized shroud in 2 minutes

How To: Build A Performance Shroud

How To Make A Dual Heater Core Fan Shroud...

How to Silence a Via Aqua

Barbs for heatercore?


Acrylic Polishing


pipe bending 101



Calculations

Radiator Thermals and Radiator Calculators by Martin

Flow Rate Estimator Spreadsheet V1.6

Part 1-Temps With and With-Out Shrouds





Others/testing

Pump head vs Flow rate

FAQ: Planning and Installing Your Liquid Cooling System

A reason to only used distlled water

Another Distilled VS Tap water Example

Yes, Another Car Radiator Thread--56K Warning! - (Hardcore water clocker rig..)

Heat Dump Discussion

Info: Using teflon tape

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Samsung Electronics 840 EVO-Series 250GB Crucial c300 128gb Asus dvd drive Cooler Master: Hyper 212 EVO 
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Great Googly Moogly that's a lotta stickiness
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Got it book-marked....Thats just about a one stop shop there....Thanks for taking the time to put them all in one stickie...
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Nice, I made it into a sticky too..
Just noticed the heatercore barb thread, just what I was looking for.
    
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wasn't there one about the "chemistry of flluids" or something that talked about what to add to the liquid to make it "wetter?"
I think that'd be a good addition.
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http://www.overclockers.com/tips1153/
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I'm trying to get a WC gear and performance database going, that I think will help many in comparing performance, but also those interested in getting into WC and want first-hand accounts of results. If it could be reviewed for possible inclusion in this thread, it'd be much appreciated.

Thanks Trans!
    
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Thnx alot for these sticky it ll help me alot when my tt bigwater comes back from guarantee
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I'm very new to all this. I have worked around computers for ages, but never used a water cooling system.

This is fantastic I shall be using it for when i come to water cool my new uber PC

Cheers
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very nice even tho its ancient!
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I'm trying to remove air from my system. Help please.
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