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I am planning on modifying my Corsair H50, just as the title suggests. I was thinking of doing one of 2 things...
  • Changing the tubing to that of the clear variety and then filling it up with Blue UV Reactive Coolant
  • Chaning the tubing to the Blue UV Reactive variety and filling ti up with distilled water
I would like to know what is the minimum amount of parts to buy to pull this off and what they would be... I have a feeling that it is not possible to pull this off with just tubing and some sort of coolant ... Also, how much should I be looking at spending in total?

The other thing that I was planning on doing was fitting 3 Blue LED fans and 2 Blue UV Cathodes (one for the top and one for the bottom of my case). How much should the fans be each and what are good models to look for and how much for the cathodes?
post #2 of 12
Heres a guide you just don't need the reservoir.http://www.overclock.net/water-cooli...s-res-mod.html
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sweet just some tubing, coolant and clamps
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sweet just some tubing, coolant and clamps
FYI-If you ever want to sell it-you'll have a heck of a time getting rid of it and will lose lots more money on the sale versus stock.
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it might be more painful to remove the coolant dye have fun
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I would only use distilled water. I have been reading a lot lately, been thinking about getting a XSPC Rasa. Read a lot of problems with the dye clogging components.
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post #7 of 12
In my sig I have a link to my post having a video tutorial.

You will also need a reservoir, to rid of any airbubbles in your loop.
Use distilled water, silver coil and feser anti corrosive additive.

Good luck!
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Originally Posted by tlxxxsracer View Post
In my sig I have a link to my post having a video tutorial.

You will also need a reservoir, to rid of any airbubbles in your loop.
Use distilled water, silver coil and feser anti corrosive additive.

Good luck!
What temp drop did you get with the reservior?
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post #9 of 12
Depends your ambient temps, fans used, case air flow. People have seen up to 5c drop.
I only saw 1-2. That was in a small 902 so things inside were a little tight. More importantly, you wont have air in the loop. You could use a T fitting and just have a fill port
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post #10 of 12
Please please don't use dyes/colored coolants. They just muck up your pump, block and stain your tubing/reservoir.... it's a fact.

Go colored tubing and use distilled with some PTnuke or a KillCoil.

Be sure to post pics when you're done

Fans are a personal preference between CFM/noise ratio and looks. Be warned that fans with Sleeve bearings don't last too long.

Also, when buying cathodes, I highly suggest NOT buying Logisys brand. They're sold everywhere, but I have had several and have had bad luck with them. I since have switched to A.C. Ryan ones from Performance PCs and am VERY satisfied.... also, FrozenCPU has Mod/Smart brand, but I have never used them.
Edited by KOBALT - 2/6/11 at 2:35pm
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