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Old 12-03-2008, 08:58 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Alright guys I know this has been posted 500 times before, but I want to see the most up to date information on water cooling systems. I am looking at water cooling my q9450 in an Twelve Hundred Case (Does have pre drilled holes in back for radiator). So I need someone to come up with a list of a good custom water cooling kit. No price limit or certain request, just want to get a good kit that will not fail/leak. Thanks in advance
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Just your cpu or all major components? Are you happy to build completely yourself or do you want a partially built system like zalman offer.
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Old 12-03-2008, 12:47 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I am looking for a custom water cooling system that I will put togethor myself such as swiftech and dangerden parts etc. Maybe "kit" wasn't the right word haha. I don't want those crappy kits that are pre-made. I'm looking for a performance system.
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Good man give me a sec to edit this post I will add the kinda stuff you need
Rad:KustomPCs.co.uk - AquaComputer Pro 360 Radiator
Pump: KustomPCs.co.uk - Aquacomputer Aquastream XT USB Standard
KustomPCs.co.uk - Aquacomputer aquaero v4 USB OLED display
KustomPCs.co.uk - AquaComputer Aquatube Silver 8mm P&C
Plus pinping and conector you need
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He isn't in the UK and most of those parts aren't even available in the US.

Reservoir is aluminum = corrosion.

And don't ever talk about Zalman and water cooling in the same sentence again!

Here's a good setup for what you want.

GPU
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Pump
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Tubing

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Fittings
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Biocide
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Yes some stuff is out of stock, but they can all be found online at other places.
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Thanks aspire! I totally forgot you were the water cooling king on these forums haha. I will order that stuff in the next week or so, this is my first time installing a water cooling system in a pc so any tips for me?
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don't rush. if you rush you'll fk it up.

make sure you've got the pump going the correct way

just take your time and you'll be fine.
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Thanks aspire! I totally forgot you were the water cooling king on these forums haha. I will order that stuff in the next week or so, this is my first time installing a water cooling system in a pc so any tips for me?
Oh, totally forgot one thing.

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Make sure you use clamps on every barbed connection.

When your putting your loop together make sure you leak test it without your computer running.

The best coolant is distilled water, tap water is a no-no. Just add 1 or 2 drops of the Bioocide to it.

Come up with creative solutions to mounting things like the radiator. Use 45/90 degree fittings if a bend requires you to otherwise use large loops of tubing.

If you have any other questions, aim is the best way to ask me questions.
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Sounds good, I was planning on testing the water cooling for 48hrs to make sure there are no leaks. However if I unplug the psu, the loop won't get power? Or do you just give power to the water loop?
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Sounds good, I was planning on testing the water cooling for 48hrs to make sure there are no leaks. However if I unplug the psu, the loop won't get power? Or do you just give power to the water loop?
You take your power supply and it's 24 pin motherboard connector
and use a paper clib to short between the green wire and any black wire.

This essentially hotwires the power supply and tricks it into thinking its connected to a computer.

Then use the hotwired power supply to bleed and test the loop before running the whole computer with it.

Personally some people are into 2 day leak testing but I've gotten comfortable enough with my parts that it if doesn't leak after an hour or so I'm fairly certain it won't leak at all.
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