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    Question Water Cooling

    If I want to water cool which parts can you recommend? It would be for i7 and a GPU, you dont have to recomment water blocks. I know the basics: Reservoir, pump radiator and water block obviously but which ones are good, quiet, effective and compatible? Any advice greatly apreciated.

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    Re: Water Cooling

    Which case are you going to be watercooling? It really depends on what room which determines what radiators you have. You are going to need at least a triple rad though. If you can fit 2 doubles/2 triples that would be even better. Black Ice have a good reputation.

    Waterblocks: Heatkiller v3 is very good, however be careful which barbs you choose. Swiftech apogee gtz has a very good reputation too.

    Pump i would suggest a d5 vario.

    Reservoir, it is up to you. You don't actually need one, you could simple have a fillport on a t-line.

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    Re: Water Cooling

    Quote Originally Posted by oliverw92 View Post
    Which case are you going to be watercooling? It really depends on what room which determines what radiators you have. You are going to need at least a triple rad though. If you can fit 2 doubles/2 triples that would be even better. Black Ice have a good reputation.

    Waterblocks: Heatkiller v3 is very good, however be careful which barbs you choose. Swiftech apogee gtz has a very good reputation too.

    Pump i would suggest a d5 vario.

    Reservoir, it is up to you. You don't actually need one, you could simple have a fillport on a t-line.
    It would be the ATCS 840, which has plenty or room for at least a 360mm rad at the top.

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    Re: Water Cooling

    Quote Originally Posted by nibbler View Post
    It would be the ATCS 840, which has plenty or room for at least a 360mm rad at the top.
    Nice case choice - loads of room

    After much research I plumped for the GTZ, re the barbs & tubing I opted for 1/2" barbs with 7/16" tubing. Will require the tubing to be warmed (with hotish water) to fit onto the barbs, but makes a nice solid fitting.

    Coolant wise - either distilled water with a silver coil or PC ICE which you can get in some funky colours - which is especially good if you are going to use a drive bay resevoir to show off what is going on

    Talk to Tom over at Chilled PC for the bits you need - he's really helpful and they offer very competitive prices to boot





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    Re: Water Cooling

    Can you get compression fitting for 7/16 tubing?

    How do you contact him? Through the website email or a pm through their forums?

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    Re: Water Cooling

    Pump
    http://www.chilledpc.co.uk/shop/prod...roducts_id=181

    pump top
    http://www.chilledpc.co.uk/shop/prod...roducts_id=515

    CPU block
    http://www.chilledpc.co.uk/shop/prod...oducts_id=1216
    or
    http://www.chilledpc.co.uk/shop/prod...oducts_id=1167

    GPU water block (go for an EK, depending on what card you have)

    Radiator, has to be thermochill
    http://www.chilledpc.co.uk/shop/prod...roducts_id=153

    You will also have to get fittings, pipe, fans, coolant etc

    The items listed come with the highest recommendation within the water cooling world.
    The links given are for only one supplier and these items can also be purchased from SCAN.

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    Re: Water Cooling

    Hi, Case wise i would go for the 18"x 18" mountain mods cube case. You can fit two triple rads in the front and theres loads of space for all internal components. I have this case with two 285 cards and four hard drives + 8 x 120 mm fans set on ultra low speed so theres only a wisper of sound.
    All fans are on two zalman fan controllers.

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    Re: Water Cooling

    Quote Originally Posted by Infinite View Post
    Can you get compression fitting for 7/16 tubing?

    How do you contact him? Through the website email or a pm through their forums?
    Email him through their website

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    Re: Water Cooling

    Well cheers guys but I won't be buying the components any time soon. I just want a headstart for when I do.

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    Re: Water Cooling

    Quote Originally Posted by teraformer View Post
    Hi, Case wise i would go for the 18"x 18" mountain mods cube case. You can fit two triple rads in the front and theres loads of space for all internal components. I have this case with two 285 cards and four hard drives + 8 x 120 mm fans set on ultra low speed so theres only a wisper of sound.
    All fans are on two zalman fan controllers.
    He already has a case... Anyhow as big as mountain mod cases can be they are overly expensive and not that practical. I am guessing by what you have in your case takes twice as much floor space as a tower! I looked at the Lian Li 343 once but concluded it was over kill for a computer case.

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    Re: Water Cooling

    water cooling is definitely the way forward, but be warned, its a seriously addictive hobby to start. As for blocks water cools heatkiller range are pretty much the sexiest around atm all those pins

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    Re: Water Cooling

    Quote Originally Posted by paulie111 View Post
    water cooling is definitely the way forward, but be warned, its a seriously addictive hobby to start. As for blocks water cools heatkiller range are pretty much the sexiest around atm all those pins
    It is very addictive and gets expensive and from someone whos being doing it for 5 years now has decided to go back to silent air coolers as the pros didn't out way the cons.

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    Re: Water Cooling

    its true it can be very expensive, but there is alot more variety these days so cheaper options are available without compromising performance that much, im sure a few months down the line the water bug will bite you again and you'll succumb too it

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    Re: Water Cooling

    Quote Originally Posted by paulie111 View Post
    its true it can be very expensive, but there is alot more variety these days so cheaper options are available without compromising performance that much, im sure a few months down the line the water bug will bite you again and you'll succumb too it
    Perhaps. I am currently thinking of selling my Lian Li PC-70b which I've painted fully black inside and modded the motherboard for full cable holes for the LanCool K62. Smaller case as if I don't water cool again I don't need such a mammoth case.

    I don't know what to do - can I be bothered with a new water rig.

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