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Hey guys. I'm finally gonna add some watercooling to my rig. I have a budget of $300 but preferably $200 - $250. I've read through all the watercooling guides, just not very thouroughly as i dont have the time, working about 12 hours a day . Anyway i just wanna make sure i know what im about to do lol, so could you guys clarify that the following is correct?
I need the following components:
- Pump (moves the water around)
- Cpu and (optional) gpu block (attatches to the said pu)
- Radiator (gets rid of the heat)
- Reseviour (optional, but i'd prefer that over t-line, this stores the water)
- Tubing (water goes through this )
- Barbs ( Attatches the tubing to components)
- Hose clamps (stops the tubing falling off)

Is there anything else? And are there any tips or tricks you can tell me?
The only product that i've found so far is this. Is this a good one? Would you guys be able to reccomend other parts for my budget. I also want to make a custom res, so unless there are some reli cool looking ones then dnt worry bout them lol. Thanks guys and sorry to waste ur time, i gotta head to work now, catchas!
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id definably recommend that block it is the if not one of the best on the market right now. where are you planning on putting the res? there are ones that go in the 5 1/4 bay or the 3 1/2 bay some that are cylindrical that stand up that you can bolt to the inside side...etc. id recommend the swiftech mcp655 pump. its a great bang/buck pump and i personally use it. for rads i had very specific measurements i had to go by so i didn't really have a large selection of what i could use. is there any place in specific you planned on putting it?
    
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post #3 of 11
if you want to make it easy on yourself, petrastech shop has some custom kits.
http://www.petrastechshop.com/pecoel.html
and
http://www.petrastechshop.com/pecogpuel.html

second one also has gpu block too both are within your max budget i think

edit: for hose clamps i'd get some from CyberDruid's store.. he has some pretty nice zipties just for hoses..
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id definably recommend that block it is the if not one of the best on the market right now. where are you planning on putting the res? there are ones that go in the 5 1/4 bay or the 3 1/2 bay some that are cylindrical that stand up that you can bolt to the inside side...etc. id recommend the swiftech mcp655 pump. its a great bang/buck pump and i personally use it. for rads i had very specific measurements i had to go by so i didn't really have a large selection of what i could use. is there any place in specific you planned on putting it?
Yeah i thought that block would be good. I want an external res to sit on my desk and look nice and i think ill have my rad on the side of my desk too. Im using this setup in the case mod comp so i cant reli say all tooo much . Does anyone know if i can get cd to build me a res then i use it in the mod comp? Or would i have to build it myself? And thanks for the pump suggestion! how is that with noise? +rep


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if you want to make it easy on yourself, petrastech shop has some custom kits.
http://www.petrastechshop.com/pecoel.html
and
http://www.petrastechshop.com/pecogpuel.html

second one also has gpu block too both are within your max budget i think

edit: for hose clamps i'd get some from CyberDruid's store.. he has some pretty nice zipties just for hoses..
Yeah i was thinking about getting a kit, but i think id rather get it all seperately. And yeah i've had a look in his store and i'll hopefully be organising something with him soon (he doesn't know it yet ) +

Thanks guys. Any more suggestions?
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Yeah don't go with the Kits, even if they have some of the best components, you might want to end up blowing your computer up. I got the Thermaltake Bigwater 760i and this thing is a piece of junk, so I'm in the process of making my own custom loop, so right now my comp is dieing to be unleashed of its raw power but anyways the CPU Block is like propagating insanity says one of the best if not THE best to date. Thats on my list of CPU Block along with the Stinger V-8 which i've heard is really good and custom made.

http://www.stingerwaterblocks.mysite.com/
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the swiftech mcp655 is pretty quiet, im not really one that pays attention to white noise but to me it was surprisingly quiet. just looked into it cause curiosity was getting to me and i found 33-34dba @ 2 feet so its pretty quiet :-P (http://www.crazypc.com/products/9336.html)
    
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post #7 of 11
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Thanks guys, looks like i know what pump and block im getting. What sort of tubing and barbs do i need to get for these products?
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I'd use 1/2" barbs on all of it...I like this tubing on 1/2" barbs, it fits a little tighter, is more compact and will flow about as well as the full 1/2"..7/16x5/8".Or this for full 1/2"....1/2x3/4".
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Wish you yanks would go metric already! thanks for that mate, i found some stuff that looks like that at my local hardware store, think im almost ready to go, pity i spent all my money this week . I'll start purchasing stuff in the next couple of weeks. Thanks for all the help guys!
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Here's some stuff you might like to read and I'll leave you my cleaning and set-up PDF also...Be sure to read all the stickies here to...

Just take your time setting it all up, leak test, leak test again, and when your really sick of leak testing do it some more...

...Assembling your Custom Watercooling Setup

...Bleeding my WC setup..

...D-Tek Fuzion install tip! (Or why you should clean new blocks)

...How To: Clean out a D-Tek Fuzion CPU Block

...D-Tek FuZion Washer Made Easy.

...Poll: Push or pull configuration for Radiators

...Part 1- Temp's with and with-out shrouds

...How To: Make any Sized shroud in 2 minutes

...How To: Build A Performance Shroud

...PC Water Coolant Chemistry - Part I

...Cooling - An In-Depth Look
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