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In an effort to limit the number of stickies in this section, we've gone ahead and made the Water Cooling Essential Threads. Here you'll find a link to all the important threads for this section. I encourage the water cooling community to have a look and reply with links to any threads we might have missed. We will be updating this thread as time goes by. Special thanks to Burn & ira-k for their contribution.


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Water cooling guides
Water cooling guide for noobs
How to setup and install a water cooling setup/loop 3 Part video
how to bleed a water cooling loop new
how to fill a water cooling loop new
how to install tubing for water cooling new
Water cooling basics101l(vid)
Water cooling basics and setup (Rev.1)
Water cooling parts for High end and budget suggestions
Water Cooling FAQ to get n00b's started
[Guide] How to put together a basic loop
Watercooling Guide
planning for a computer build and w/c
Watercooling- In English
Assembling Your Watercooling Setup

CPU blocks/ flow rates
Summer water block round-up 2014
Sterns_water_block_comparison
Hall of Blocks: CPU *Updated Often*
Another round of waterblocks on i7 -HESmelaugh
More waterblocks on i7 tested-HESmelaugh
Some waterblocks tested on i7-HESmelaugh
[Review] 22 CPU Waterblocks tested - Roundup
flow rates
BlockHeads: the thread
Block Flow Rates - Martin
Stinger V8 Flow Rate Test Results - Martin

Cpu Water block installs
Raystorm install

GPU Water block installs
XSPC_GTX670
Koolance GTX590XSPC 7970

Pump install on reservoirs
XSPC Dual 5.25" Bay Reservoir for the 3xx series

Chipset
EVGA X58 Classified waterblocks roundup - HESmelaugh

Fittings
One 1/2" Elbow = 4' of 1/2" ID Tubing (Test Results)
Mother of all Elbows..? - Martin
The Elbow Showdown, Copper is King - Martin

Pump/mod/noise testing/tops
Choosing the Correct Water Cooling Pump
My Ported D5 Test Results - Martin
MCP655 (D5) Port and Polish Mod - Martin
martins pump noise more testing thread
Laing DDC 3.2 (MCP 355) Pump Top Test Comparison
Roundup: Bay Reservoirs & Laing Tops

Radiators
360 radiator shoot out
bundymania user review triple radiator 360 roundup (new)
another 360 round up
Huge Radiators: Roundup - HESmelaugh
TFC Monsta Testing Complete - Martin

Flow rate
Bonnie Heater Core Flow Rate Test Results - Martin

Fans
Fan & Sound Tools Mini Test - Methods & <1000RPM fans
Fan testing Part 1 - Martin
Fan Testing Part 2 (Radiator Tests & Videos) -MartinFan Testing Round 4, GT vs Noctua vs Silverstone vs Yate vs Rosewill
Fan Testing Round 5 (Working Thread)Are "NANO" Bearings the new sliced bread?
Fan Testing Round 6 (50 Fans Tested and Counting!)

Maintenance
High Temps? A guide to improvement - 5 tests - Martin
Cleaning your loop after bacterial/ algae 'infection' (With pictures)
How to clean your CPU waterblock from Oxidation
How to clean a radiator

Water cooling stores
Stores to Buy Watercooling Gear

Picture gallery
OCN Water Cooling Club And Picture Gallery

Case suggestions
Water Cooled Case suggestions

DIY
Made a youtube video on zipties as a remedy for kinks
DIY Pump Dampening
How To: Make any Sized shroud in 2 minutes
How To: Build A Performance Shroud
How To Make A Dual Heater Core Fan Shroud...
How to Silence a Via Aqua
Barbs for heatercore?
Acrylic Polishing
pipe bending 101

Calculations
Radiator Thermals and Radiator Calculators by Martin
Flow Rate Estimator Spreadsheet V1.6
Part 1-Temps With and With-Out Shrouds

Others/testing
Pump head vs Flow rate
FAQ: Planning and Installing Your Liquid Cooling System
A reason to only used distlled water
Another Distilled VS Tap water Example
Yes, Another Car Radiator Thread--56K Warning! - (Hardcore water clocker rig..
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Heat Dump Discussion
Info: Using teflon tape
Original Thread Organized By Juggalo23451 10/11/2014
Water cooling guides
Water cooling guide for noobs
How to setup and install a water cooling setup/loop 3 Part video
how to bleed a water cooling loop new
how to fill a water cooling loop new
how to install tubing for water cooling new
Water cooling basics101l(vid)
Water cooling basics and setup (Rev.1)
Water cooling parts for High end and budget suggestions
Water Cooling FAQ to get n00b's started
[Guide] How to put together a basic loop
Watercooling Guide
planning for a computer build and w/c
Watercooling- In English
Assembling Your Watercooling Setup

CPU blocks/ flow rates
Summer water block round-up 2014
Sterns_water_block_comparison
Hall of Blocks: CPU *Updated Often*
Another round of waterblocks on i7 -HESmelaugh
More waterblocks on i7 tested-HESmelaugh
Some waterblocks tested on i7-HESmelaugh
[Review] 22 CPU Waterblocks tested - Roundup
flow rates
BlockHeads: the thread
Block Flow Rates - Martin
Stinger V8 Flow Rate Test Results - Martin

Cpu Water block installs
Raystorm install

GPU Water block installs
XSPC_GTX670
Koolance GTX590XSPC 7970

Pump install on reservoirs
XSPC Dual 5.25" Bay Reservoir for the 3xx series

Chipset
EVGA X58 Classified waterblocks roundup - HESmelaugh

Fittings
One 1/2" Elbow = 4' of 1/2" ID Tubing (Test Results)
Mother of all Elbows..? - Martin
The Elbow Showdown, Copper is King - Martin

Pump/mod/noise testing/tops
Choosing the Correct Water Cooling Pump
My Ported D5 Test Results - Martin
MCP655 (D5) Port and Polish Mod - Martin
martins pump noise more testing thread
Laing DDC 3.2 (MCP 355) Pump Top Test Comparison
Roundup: Bay Reservoirs & Laing Tops

Radiators
360 radiator shoot out
bundymania user review triple radiator 360 roundup (new)
another 360 round up
Huge Radiators: Roundup - HESmelaugh
TFC Monsta Testing Complete - Martin

Flow rate
Bonnie Heater Core Flow Rate Test Results - Martin

Fans
Fan & Sound Tools Mini Test - Methods & <1000RPM fans
Fan testing Part 1 - Martin
Fan Testing Part 2 (Radiator Tests & Videos) -MartinFan Testing Round 4, GT vs Noctua vs Silverstone vs Yate vs Rosewill
Fan Testing Round 5 (Working Thread)Are "NANO" Bearings the new sliced bread?
Fan Testing Round 6 (50 Fans Tested and Counting!)

Maintenance
High Temps? A guide to improvement - 5 tests - Martin
Cleaning your loop after bacterial/ algae 'infection' (With pictures)
How to clean your CPU waterblock from Oxidation
How to clean a radiator

Water cooling stores
Stores to Buy Watercooling Gear

Picture gallery
OCN Water Cooling Club And Picture Gallery

Case suggestions
Water Cooled Case suggestions

DIY
Made a youtube video on zipties as a remedy for kinks
DIY Pump Dampening
How To: Make any Sized shroud in 2 minutes
How To: Build A Performance Shroud
How To Make A Dual Heater Core Fan Shroud...
How to Silence a Via Aqua
Barbs for heatercore?
Acrylic Polishing
pipe bending 101

Calculations
Radiator Thermals and Radiator Calculators by Martin
Flow Rate Estimator Spreadsheet V1.6
Part 1-Temps With and With-Out Shrouds

Others/testing
Pump head vs Flow rate
FAQ: Planning and Installing Your Liquid Cooling System
A reason to only used distlled water
Another Distilled VS Tap water Example
Yes, Another Car Radiator Thread--56K Warning! - (Hardcore water clocker rig..
)
Heat Dump Discussion
Info: Using teflon tape
 

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Great Googly Moogly that's a lotta stickiness
 

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Got it book-marked....Thats just about a one stop shop there..<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Big Grin">..Thanks for taking the time to put them all in one stickie...<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Thumb">
 

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Nice, I made it into a sticky too..<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Big Grin"><br>
Just noticed the heatercore barb thread, just what I was looking for.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Thumb">
 

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wasn't there one about the "chemistry of flluids" or something that talked about what to add to the liquid to make it "wetter?"<br>
I think that'd be a good addition.<br>
*edit<br><a href="http://www.overclockers.com/tips1153/" target="_blank">http://www.overclockers.com/tips1153/</a>
 

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I'm trying to get a <a href="http://www.overclock.net/water-cooling/254585-wc-loop-temps-database.html" target="_blank">WC gear and performance database</a> going, that I think will help many in comparing performance, but also those interested in getting into WC and want first-hand accounts of results. If it could be reviewed for possible inclusion in this thread, it'd be much appreciated.<br><br>
Thanks Trans!
 

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Thnx alot for these sticky it ll help me alot when my tt bigwater comes back from guarantee
 

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I'm very new to all this. I have worked around computers for ages, but never used a water cooling system.<br><br>
This is fantastic I shall be using it for when i come to water cool my new uber PC<br><br>
Cheers <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Big Grin">
 

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I'm trying to remove air from my system. Help please.
 

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Wow, thank you for this post!
 

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hey, can you add the <a href="http://www.overclock.net/water-cooling/584302-ocn-water-cooling-club-picture-gallery.html" target="_blank">OCN water cooling club</a> to the list?<br><br>
It has tons of great Ideas (with pics) for people who are looking to get into water.
 

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<div>Originally Posted by <strong>kevingreenbmx</strong> <a href="showthread.php?s=74c93f6f203cd8fae0e35cc41dcc73e0&p=7639267#post7639267"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="http://static.overclock.net//img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a></div>
<div style="font-style:italic;">hey, can you add the <a href="http://www.overclock.net/water-cooling/584302-ocn-water-cooling-club-picture-gallery.html" target="_blank">OCN water cooling club</a> to the list?<br><br>
It has tons of great Ideas (with pics) for people who are looking to get into water.</div>
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I don't see why not...<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile">
 

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I am a noob when it comes to watercooling and I went through this thread and only got more confused. What I'd like to know is how safe is watercooling? How is it done? Do you need a specific case? Do you need to mod your case? Anything that I can look at? I'm like total noob and don't understand most of the terms or what is needed to build a watercooling kit/system
 

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Again, an old guide, this is why we still get so many questions from guys new to OCN. We really need to do some updating. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/confused.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Confused">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Again, an old guide, this is why we still get so many questions from guys new to OCN. We really need to do some updating. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/confused.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Confused"></div>
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There's old and there's new. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile"> They will always ask questions, the same questions over and over because they have never made a loop before and they are a little gun shy. Once they do one they realize how simple it really is.
 

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<div>Originally Posted by <strong>ira-k</strong> <a href="showthread.php?s=18c9b6a381ea2c82787afc71db22dae8&p=9579001#post9579001"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="http://static.overclock.net//img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a></div>
<div style="font-style:italic;">There's old and there's new. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile"> They will always ask questions, the same questions over and over because they have never made a loop before and they are a little gun shy. Once they do one they realize how simple it really is.</div>
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You sound so inviting. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Big Grin"><br><br>
But another thread scared me: "Hi, some of the seasoned wc guys have done up a solid FAQ sticky. Wc unfortunately isn't as easy as buying the best aircooler and slapping it on the CPU. It takes quite a bit of prep so you don't end up wasting your money or blowing up your pc.:" <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/frown.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Frown">
 

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How MUCH prep time are we talking here?<br><br>
And how much would a good setup cost?
 

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<div>Originally Posted by <strong>Samurai Batgirl</strong> <a href="showthread.php?s=7cbacc57dd35bcffd2623e1b5502316d&p=9747443#post9747443"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="http://static.overclock.net//img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a></div>
<div style="font-style:italic;">How MUCH prep time are we talking here?<br><br>
And how much would a good setup cost?</div>
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probably a few hours for bleeding the loop/ checking for leaks and if you shop used and look for deals you can get a good cpu loop for $250
 
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