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Poll Results: Which Corsair cooler

Poll expired: Apr 18, 2011  
  • 0% (0)
    H50
  • 18% (2)
    H60
  • 81% (9)
    H70
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post #11 of 16
Custom loops are easy...just take your time and make sure all of your connections are secure (and make sure you leak test)

There's always OCN...we're here if you get stuck.
post #12 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by mongoloid View Post
Custom loops are easy...just take your time and make sure all of your connections are secure (and make sure you leak test)

There's always OCN...we're here if you get stuck.
but we can't be there to watch for leaks
post #13 of 16
Putting together a real watercooling system is so much more satisfying than slapping an H50 on there. I did it in an Antec 900, so can you
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post #14 of 16
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Yeah, I'm not worried about difficulty of piecing it together, just the thought of a leak possibility is what gets me. If I do a custom loop should I just start researching and reading up in here and other sites on what to do? Doing a custom loop would probably be best as recommended since I would like to have this knowledge handy when I design my custom case and wanted to have that water cooled.

Thanks for the help guys, and if there is any recommendations of what parts would be best to purchase let me know. Price isn't an issue, especially if I can reuse some of the parts in the future like a quality pump and whatever else.
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post #15 of 16
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Originally Posted by srsdude View Post
but we can't be there to watch for leaks
your inexperience really shows. I've put together 6 separate loops and redid the one in my sig rig over 10 times. Never a leak until last week due to a manufacturer default.

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Originally Posted by DayzaStarr View Post
Yeah, I'm not worried about difficulty of piecing it together, just the thought of a leak possibility is what gets me. If I do a custom loop should I just start researching and reading up in here and other sites on what to do? Doing a custom loop would probably be best as recommended since I would like to have this knowledge handy when I design my custom case and wanted to have that water cooled.

Thanks for the help guys, and if there is any recommendations of what parts would be best to purchase let me know. Price isn't an issue, especially if I can reuse some of the parts in the future like a quality pump and whatever else.
OP. Get a higher end full custom loop or don't bother. That's really the only way you'll see a significant difference between wc and high end air cooling. Will edit for part recommendations

Pump: MCP355 (with xspc pumptop) or MCP35X for a loop that will have multiple blocks such as cpu, two gpus, and mobo blocks since they have high head pressure. MCP655 for unrestrictive loops with less than 2 blocks. Those pumps are great and the most widely used and recommended on OCN. I've had great experiences with MCP355s. If you want to buy them cheap crazypc.com has mcp355s for $50 compared to $70

Radiator: This depends on whether you want silence or not. Get these rads depending on fan speed: <800 rpm Hardware Labs SR1 series, 850-1400 XSPC RX series, 1450+ Black Ice GTX Series.

Fittings: I would recommend compression fittings since they allow tubing to be reused more readily and look "cleaner".

CPU Block: Cuplex Kyros .925 is the best thermally, but also $340. Other than that the EK Supreme HF, Koolance CPU 370, and Cuplex Kyros XT are the best out there. Supreme is the best flow wise while the Kyros xt is slightly better temp wise (.1C), but more restrictive

Tubing: Primichill Primoflex is awesome, diameter really doesn't matter, just preference

Coolant: Distilled water and PTnuke, deadwater, or kill coil

Reservoir: Pick one you like

Gpu blocks: Any Koolance or EK block will be great. They are consistently awesome

Hope this helped. Can pm me if you have any questions.
Edited by fat_italian_stallion - 4/8/11 at 7:40am
 
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post #16 of 16
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Originally Posted by fat_italian_stallion View Post
Honestly just dive right in. It's what I did and don't regret a second of it. Get yourself a custom loop, it's not like a kit will be any easier to install since there are no instructions. Do your research and piece one together. There are tons of guides stickied. In all honesty the h50,60,70 and rasa kits are all garbage compared to a quality custom loop
I think this about covers it.
 
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