Originally Posted by Unit789
Hi guys I completed my (first) build in a Cooler Master Storm enforcer about 3 weeks back and I want to consider adding watercooling to it but I dont know squat about it and this seems like the place to ask. What do I need to start, how hard is it to maintain and about what will it cost me to get an ok cooling system, and how much difference will I see in temps? I dont think Ill do any custom loops ( I think thats what somebody called them) or anything like that just something like a premade "loop" I guess where I just have to slap it on and put in the coolant which im sure none are that easy to do. I have an Asrock extreme6 and a 3570k oced to 4ghz with a CM Hyper 212 evo an temps sometimes get up to 62c and I want to take it farther but Im conscerned about temps. Thanks
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You have several choices here, it all depends on what you want and what your budget is. Here are some questions that you will need to ask yourself:
1- You want to watercool your CPU only, or your GPU also?
2- What is your budget?
If you don't want to go custom, you have pretty much 2 choices: you either get the Corsair Hxx variations, or kits. XSPC, EK and Swiftech make pretty decent kits. The Swiftech H220
is a nice hybrid.
Moreover, you have to check the radiator space you have in your case. I'm pretty sure you can put a 240 plus 2 fans inside your case, in the top. Plus you have space for 120 in the rear, all of this without modding. Depends on what you want. I just checked quickly, so have a look around and see what other Enforcer owners have done with it
In case you want to watercool your GPU too, you could always do so with a corsair H60 for example. You might want to look into this here
, if this is something you'd consider.
With the parts available today, I'd say a loop is pretty simple to put together, as long as you've informed yourself.
I suggest you visit the following sites to have an idea of what's available on the market, at what price:
- Performance PCs
And some inspiration:
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