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hey all. just wanted to get some opinions on doing a budget water cooling setup.

was thinking about starting with these products. thanks for your help
    
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That wouldn't be to bad I guess...I would use Masterkleer tubing and with the $$$ you save with that, get the 320 rad instead of a 220...

..1/2x3/4"

Good link for roll your own coolants....

..PC Water Coolant Chemistry - Part I

..PC Water Coolant Chemistry - Part II

Or just mix this with 40 ounces of distilled..Pentosin..Add a couple of drops of this and you'll have a decent coolant pretty cheap..PT Nuke..

If you have a VW/Audi dealership near you, the G11 is blue and the G12 is red, (pentosin) antifreeze...You would mix it the same way; 4 ounces pentosin to 40 ounces of distilled...Its a whole lot cheaper buying some locally...
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ok thanks I might do that. is the 320 rad a reservoir as well?

do you think that pump/block combo is a bad idea?

also Im going to need a t-line as well right?
    
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No its not, that 220 you had wasn't either, I'd just use a t-line with it...I wouldn't like my res in the rad any way..

Yeah if you can afford it at all I would just buy a pump and a block instead of that all in one...The Fuzion is a good block..Fuzion CPU Block.The D-5 vario is a really good pump...D-5.

If you cant afford it just go with the all in one I guess...
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ok thanks for your help iraq.
Ill just find something around the house to fill and cap the T line. and I already have zip ties in the garage. gonna make my own coolant. gonna make my own shroud and have fans laying around the house as well. anything else?
    
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Trust me when I say, do it right the first time. Even if you can only get a good pump, or good block now. Either save up and do it right, or piece by piece get good components.

You will thank me in the long run. Check petra's
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well based on my last pic...am I doing it right? or is it completely wrong?
    
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well based on my last pic...am I doing it right? or is it completely wrong?
Yes, the last pic is a great start.
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post #9 of 16
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thanks duncan. I will go that route.

woohoo order placed. Im officially on my way to a first WC setup!
    
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wait this is a budge water cooling setup?!? wow...makes my first wc kit look like crap

White Water waterblock
Bonnieville 77 Heatercore
Aqua Via 1300 pond pump
Home Depot PVC tubing
Distilled water
Antifreeze from Jiffy Lube
T-Line
Worm Clamps
Tupaware shroud

It's like the pauper of water cooling kits.
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