Okay for the last couple of weeks I have been reading up on "Custom Watercooling" because with my H60
I'm getting unreasonable temps even after RMA'ing the cooler. Currently my Temperatures on full load for stock speed I5 4670k are sitting at 75-80C and on 4.0Ghz OC are sitting at 80-90C!! (De-Lidding is out of the question, don't feel comfortable doing this fingers crossed intel pulls their finger out of their behind and goes back to soldered chips in the next gen.)
Anyways enough Intel bashing, I'm currently going to start piecing together my own "Kit" so eventually I can go about pursuing this water cooling adventure so i decided to make a build log as I LOVEEE reading sort of threads on OCN and i spent countless hours being distracted from my usual gaming habits and even get told off at work for checking this forums build logs, soooo I decided to give back to what inspired me to pursue a good looking water-cooled system and make my own. System
Anyway the current build I'm going to be basing this in is my current set up:
: i5 4670K (Own) (replaced faulty 2500K
: Gigabyte Z87X-UD3H (Own)RAM
: Corsair 8GB 1600mhz (Own)GPU
: HD7970 Sapphire(Own) (Will eventually upgrade to R9 290X
: 750w Seasonic Platinum (Arrived)Case to be built in
: Corsair Air 540 (Own)
At the moment I'm building a CPU only loop and add GPU Block/extra rad when the R9 290X is in my hands and also when a water-block is available for it. I'm currently just looking at some loop ideas that would work in my case and this is currently the one that works the best in my head from checking out the Corsair 540 (open to ideas)
The basic Idea is to keep everything as minimal as possible with the space available with the corsair 540.
Basic loop I'm going for is [Res > Pump > Rad > Cpu > Res] and this seems the easiest way to set this up if the Acrylic Tubing is going to be used but as said before if an better solution is thought of I am open for suggestions.
** Nothing ATM**
* Is a 360mm Radiator overkill for CPU only loop and If so would a 240mm suffice while adding a 120mm Rad for the GPU block in the future be a better idea?
By the way I am open to suggestions for better Pumps/Res
Okay here is the problem, I am debating whether or not to go Acrylic Ridigit tubing or Colored Flexi tubing.
I have seen some beautiful Acrylic tubing set-ups but
* How much more of a risk am I under having a leak etc using acrylic rather than Flexi tubing or is this not the case?
* How difficult is it to get the right bends?
* How much extra $$$ would need be spend on acrylic vs flexi?
* Are compression fittings a must with acrylic tubing?
*** Reserved Space ***Conclusion
Note: Reason for the name "Liquid Nightlight" is because the case window is going to be illuminating my bedside table.
Thank you for reading & once I get ahold of more pieces I will be back with updates