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Plans for watercooling, 1st time

Discussion in 'Extreme and Water Cooling' started by Avar1ce, Sep 25, 2011.

  1. Avar1ce

    Avar1ce Member

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    Anyway as the title says I want to water-cool my pc (upgrade from the little h50) to a proper water-cooled system. I've been tempted to do it for a few years but after meeting dingodan down in Melbourne I'm finally convinced to finally give it a go.

    I've picked out a few parts just want to get some help on anything i may have missed or if someone has an idea of better parts
    https://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=wish_lists&wlcId=17584&action=wish_lists

    I have a list of stuff from GAMmods but I've never dealt with them before has anyone had experience with them? (I remember when they first setup back when i was a member or OCM)
    http://www.gammods.com.au/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=2438
    http://www.gammods.com.au/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=3073
    http://www.gammods.com.au/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=400
    http://www.gammods.com.au/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=2001
    http://www.gammods.com.au/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=501
    http://www.gammods.com.au/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=660
    http://www.gammods.com.au/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=2444
    http://www.gammods.com.au/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=3163

    cheers in advance for any advice that can help me in the right direction

    oh yeh 1st post
     
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  2. Creekin

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    Haha, so you joined up again Harley?
     
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    haha yeh its been a looooooooooooooooooooooooooong time since, but it was still my 1st post lol

    not entirely sure how to link pccg lists but the name on it is WC setup
     
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    print screen add it to flickr and post it here :)
     
  6. Creekin

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    u just did it :thumbup:

    why the stealth rad?
    got a space issue?
    what case are you using?

    again not a bad list
    but swap the rad and the tube
    get the primo from gam
     
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    Thats too easy
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    the reason behind the stealth rad is coz im new :p atm i have a FT02 but im planning on an 800D before i start building the loop
     
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    Tygon tubes suck balls, well the clear ones, ive used them b4 and they go cloudy after a week.

    get primochill.


    If space is a concern, get a xspc bay res, it will fit the D5 pump. makes things a little more easier then mounting the cylinder res.

    as for the GT steath, if its cooling CPU only then you shouldnt have any issues, but the SR1 is my weapon of choice.

    apart from that good list.. also dont forget about fittings (compression or Barbs) go compression.
     
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    definitely no need for a stealth rad if you're doing an 800d build.
    sr1 :thumbup:
    dump the tygon and go primo
    also, if you're set on barbs rather than compression fittings, don't forget clamps/cable ties
     
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    I'm not set on anything at the moment, I would prefer compression fittings just for the purpose of aesthetics, but is there an up/down side to barbs or compression fittings. Any help in general is good like preferred brands etc and building tips when it comes to it
     
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    As if swap the FT02 for a boring old 800D *spew*

    Pull the fans out of the bottom and chuck a 'man rad' ^ in it :thumbup:
     
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    +1 keep the sexy Fortress. 800D is spacious but looks like a big black box.

    The only downside to compression fittings is the price. Most people use bitspower but they are pretty expensive at about $10 each. I believe the Koolance or Enzotech fittings sold by The Kool Room are a bit cheaper at $6 - $8 each.
     
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    :confused:

    But that rad is too big, you have to cut a hole in the front of the case to fit it.. and that'd ruin a FT02. Should use a 480 instead, that fits alot easier.
     
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    Nope, fits in exactly (according to other build logs with FT02s and RV02s).
    You just have to cut the hole and mounting holes in the bottom to get it in there.
    My case is the old revision though, so I might have to cut a hole in the front as well :upset:.
     
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    hmm.. when I measured the frame of my original RV02 it seemed that the 560 rad was either the exact same size or 1mm longer.. but the walls of the case are ~1mm thick and that makes the rad 2-3mm too long, meaning you have to remove at least one end of the case metal to fit it. I thought the back and front of the FT02 was part of the paneling of the case? or is there a separate frame inside the big alu peice that makes up the rear, bottom, and front?
     
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    aaanyway my car decided it didn't want to continue running yesterday afternoon, so water cooling has been delayed for a short time until I find out how much that's going to cost me but it also gives me a little more time to work out exactly what I'm going to need.

    On the other side a mate who is also thinking about water cooling as well (probably get what ever I get) and he asked me about pump control\fan control and temp\flow monitoring and I found this http://thekoolroom.com/product.php?id_product=1021
    any good or just a waste of money?
     
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    I've always wanted to know how that gets mounted. It looks pretty good, this would be an alternative http://thekoolroom.com/product.php?id_product=451
     
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    I think the one I linked you to mounts on a bracket that mounts into a spare 3.5" bay

    The one you linked dosnt looked too bad but I was sorta heading down the lane of a hidden one controlled by software (which I hope is stable if I get one)
     

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