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Water Cooling Equipment Help

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by InfernoUk, 9 Apr 2010.

  1. InfernoUk


    Joined: 13 Dec 2008

    Posts: 684

    Hi im looking to single loop water cool my cpu, ive looked at these items and would like help with anything ive missed out or things i can change im looking to reduce cost as much as possible since i dont have a lot to spend on it, the current setup is already a little more than i would want to spend, i know ive missed out valves as im not sure what ones i need:

  2. mattjd

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 16 Feb 2010

    Posts: 2,052

    Location: Malvern, England

    Umm make that fluid colourless.

    Change the pump and reservoir for this all in one would make it easier for you to put together http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=WC-028-XS&groupid=962&catid=1522&subcat=

    Make the radiator at least a 120.2 http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=WC-021-XS&groupid=962&catid=1523&subcat=1525

    You need fittings :p 2 of these http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=WC-032-OK&groupid=962&catid=1529&subcat=1744

    and you will also need 4 of these http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=WC-011-FO&groupid=962&catid=1529&subcat=1748

    That should all work then.
  3. InfernoUk


    Joined: 13 Dec 2008

    Posts: 684

    I made these changes but it pushed the price to nearley £200, was hoping to keep cost lower
  4. mattjd

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 16 Feb 2010

    Posts: 2,052

    Location: Malvern, England

    It wont go any lower because custom water cooling is expensive. You will also need fans to go onto the radiator which pushes the price up again. Why not just buy a high end air cooler? The Prolimatech looks good tall and thin.
  5. pastymuncher

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 12 Jul 2005

    Posts: 19,086

    Location: Aberlour, NE Scotland

    Why coloured tubing and coloured fluid? Ditch the coloured fluid for De-ionised water (i got 2 litres in Asda today for 25p a litre!!) and use a additive such as PT Nuke.

    That block is ridiculously overpriced on here. I just got the Acetal universal version elsewhere for the vat excluded price that OCUK charges on the one you picked.
  6. geowal19


    Joined: 19 Nov 2008

    Posts: 661

    Location: Peterborough, England

    At the end of the day if you want something decent you gotta pay for it, why buy ****e?
  7. sir-les-mp

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 23 Aug 2007

    Posts: 1,700

    Location: Rothesay

    For your cpu block id use this http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=WC-000-AQ&groupid=962&catid=1519&subcat=

    For tubing either of these would be better http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=WC-026-DD&groupid=962&catid=1530&subcat= or UV Blue http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=WC-036-XS&groupid=962&catid=1530&subcat= id get 2 meters

    For your pump and res id get the combo version here http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=WC-028-XS&groupid=962&catid=1522&subcat= that way it is already connected together

    For an I7 cpu id recommend at least a 240.2 rad http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=WC-021-XS

    and to connect them all together you need 6 barbs http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=WC-037-OK&groupid=962&catid=1529&subcat= with them being 1/2" barbs all you have to do is soften the hose slighlty in hot water and push on. No real need for hose clips as they seal tight as

    All told this comes to £159.57 inc vat but not delivery.
    Last edited: 10 Apr 2010
  8. shadowscotland


    Joined: 31 May 2006

    Posts: 7,560

    Location: West London

    if you don't want or need to watercool your gpu/mobo then stick with air cooling
    or get a Corsair H50-1
    or get second hand kit (from MM when you set up your trust - see the faq top left)

    The whole point of watercooling is only for ultra quite (passive watercooling)
    extreme day-to-day clocks on multi gpu rigs (to many hot bits next to each other)
    or bling (and air can look amazing if done right).

    For every thing else air cooling is better, cheaper, less hassle and doesn't restrict case choice.
    Loads of member here are going back to air cooling.
    As water cooling just doesn't give the same advantages as it use too, due to air cooler beeing soooooo much better in recent years.

    I water cool because I like my pc to make next to no noise (silent freak) and still be OC'ed and run cool without any fans.
    But most people would not consider what I've acheive value for money.
    Last edited: 10 Apr 2010