Originally Posted by the.ronin
Thanks for the response, MlbrottarN.
I would just think that peicing together the same configuration as the H50 (or any single rad pre-fab system) but using quality pump, rad, and adding a reservoir to the equation would improve cooling over the H50.
In any event, I came across a post over at Toms Hardware where someone else was thinking about the the same thing I am now. Here is his schematic ...
Would something like this be effective?
Pricing this out though, Iâ€™m getting about $280 for res, pump, rad, block, tubing, fittings, and coolant. Even crediting back the $80 or so for the H50 (assuming I return it), thatâ€™s still about $200 â€“ maybe not cost effective?
Ronin, if you're going to keep the Scout, don't do this! It's a waste of time and more importantly money. You may keep your processor a little cooler but you'll cook your motherboard, specifically north bridge and voltage regulator. If you had a full tower or even a Haf 922 this could work but never in a mid tower. If you ran with an external 240 rad or if you put 2 very obnoxious fans on the right side cover then it might work.
With water cooling the key is keep it short as possible and with lots of air flowing. I've been there man, it's tempting to go wild but things only work to a certain point, in a Scout case you have to keep the air flow high and that's why the H50 rad works so much better than say a Swiftech, because it's got twice the airflow, which keeps the heat off your Vreg, cools your NB, gets air to your vid card. Get the idea?