Originally Posted by ahnafakeef
I wasn't asking for prices. I need to know if they are available in stores in US/Canada since that's where I plan on getting them from.
(Maybe I'm starting to circle a bit now but) Can you please tell me again why I cannot opt for a watercooling kit with a block and backplate for the GPU? I mean, if I'm gonna get my GPU wet, why not do it well and proper?
Also, I need TIM suggestion for the GPU and CPU. Please name the best one available.
Thanks a lot!
A closed system as you mention has the water already in place and it is maintenance free because it is closed.
The coolant used for water cooling is distilled water with algae additive to prevent the growth of algae in the loop. With tap water you would have this in no time since the temp of the water is low and not compared to like a system in a car that reaches high temps and uses tap water.
Water is used because it is better than oil and alcohol for cooling..
If the components in the loop are of mixed metals then also anti corrosion inhibitor is used. So I didn`t bother so I bought a ready mixed coolant
I think if you build a custom loop you will you will realise that it is simple to do and it is then easy to add more stuff later like another graphic card and so on. On more argument is that the rig builds you will to later would be a walk in the park for the cooling part if you have done it once before
It is a bit more work to do than the solution you ask for but not by much I think. When you upgrade your rig you will have more components to reuse with an custome loop.
Sure it would cost more but it will be customizable in the future and be able to cool a lot more stuff and add more gadgets to your loop. Also it would look nicer, hehe.
But I can see that it may not fit the budget you have set and yes the WB for the Titan I used was the single component that was most expensive, but sure it is others that is cheaper and it is not a must to add the backplate.
You mention you want to run the 3770K at 4.8Ghz 24/7. I just want to add that I use 1.33 Volt on the core to get it stable at that clock. You may need more but do not just jump to like 1.4 volt ++ right away like I did, hehe. It was not stable then and I had to reduce it to 1.33 . Why I did that was because I read a guid about OC that CPU and that it required that high volt, but was not in my case. At 1.4 Volt my CPU will do 5 Ghz but not 24/7 stable. So i didn`t bother to tweak more to see what voltage I needed to achieve that.