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I just have a few questions guys. What all do I need? My specs are down below in my sig. Also what risks does water cooling pose. Isn't there a coolant that doesn't conduct electricity?

Im only looking to cool my cpu. I'll worry about the video cards later, but you can direct me towards a good block for my cards if you know of any.
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post #2 of 8
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Also I'd prefer the parts come from newegg.
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No risks involved, only rewards . In all honesty, the only risk you take is in allowing fear, concern and worry stop you from enjoying the benefits of a water cooled system. EK-FC5870 - Acetal+Nickel (Diamond/VisionTek are both reference designs). And no, you would prefer your parts come from SVC, Jab-Tech, or Sidewinder (amongst others).
Edited by adamlau - 1/31/11 at 5:15pm
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Newegg only has a couple radiators, blocks and pumps.

Not the greatest selection.
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newegg isnt much for water cooling. They are more everything else BUT water cooling.

I shop at sidewinder/frozencpu/jab-tech.

I am a first time water cooler user as well and I was intimidated at first, but as it turns out, the job is quite easy and I had zero issues with my system. Zero leaks and everything worked fine the first time.

The only thing you have to fear is fear itself

EDIT: As was recommended to me, I shall recommend to you for your first water cooling system. Get the xspc rasa 750 kit in either the 240 or 340 rad setup. I got this kit at frozencpu and it has worked beautifully. I did change out the clear hoses for some primochill UV green, however. But its a great price point and does a great job. I use three gentle typhoon ap-15s to cool the rad.
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post #6 of 8
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Wow...Only 150. Someone on another forum quoted me $500


Oh btw I only suggested newegg because I live so close to the shipping facility lol.
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post #7 of 8
yeah, ur not going to get any good parts really from newegg. Get it from performance-pcs.com if you want something close to you. Higher end setups cost $500+. You can get a low end, but good rasa kit for around $130. if you buy cheap watercooling you will regret it. I spent around $300 on my first setup and regretted it, just wasn't super high quality.
 
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Originally Posted by fat_italian_stallion View Post
yeah, ur not going to get any good parts really from newegg. Get it from performance-pcs.com if you want something close to you. Higher end setups cost $500+. You can get a low end, but good rasa kit for around $130. if you buy cheap watercooling you will regret it. I spent around $300 on my first setup and regretted it, just wasn't super high quality.
This ^^^^
Newegg's water selection is pretty poor, the XSPC rasa kit is decent, and you will not beat the parts list in the set for the money.
All non-stock cooling carries a risk of messing up your rig. Water more than most. Just take it slow and steady, put it all together slow, double and triple check your connections, and be thorough with your leak test and you'll be fine.
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