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General Chat Thread, I want to build a water cooled PC in General; Originally Posted by mossj oil submersion ftw!buy fish tank, put computer in (minus hard drive) and your done Or not...
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    Quote Originally Posted by mossj View Post
    oil submersion ftw!buy fish tank, put computer in (minus hard drive) and your done
    Or not

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    I know this is a bit off topic but a long time ago when I was a it student. I purchased an old fridge. Drilled a small hole in the door for the power and put the pc in that. Then over clocked the 348 in side to ridulus levels for the time.

    Richard

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    I used this place to research and buy my kit, good shop with handy forum attached

    WaterCooling UK - UK PC Water Cooling Shop and Forums

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    Post Good but be careful

    Hi

    I am now into my second year of watercooling and writing an article about it for Toms hardware.

    One of the main things to remember is that upgrading/adding components to a watercooled system is far more work than a standard system, and often requires the mainboard to be removed.

    Secondly, anyone remember DVD-ROM, DVD-RAM +/_ etc

    Well its the same with watercooling, you need to think about your fittings. I would personally set up a spreadsheet of fitting costs at 3/8" or 1/2" and then look at the bore of the fittings, 10mm or higher is better as it increases the waterflow. Then find tubing with a bore that matches. If using compression fittings you MUST make sure that the pipe will fit, i.e that the walls of the pipe are not too thick.

    Finally if you are going to do RAM/Mosfet/Northbridge or Southbridge cooling then you are going to need to split tubing rather than running a continuous serial (one component to another to the next) If you do this, then start with 1/2" 12mm or 13mm bore pipe as it splits equally into two 6mm pipes. You can then join them back before your radiator and will not lose too much pressure.

    There are watercooling components and components. I like the XSPC reservoir pump combinations, the double bay one has a massive flow, the single bay is OK. Personnaly I have a split system with one of each.

    Often you will find that lapping your heatsinks will pay dividends and takes about an hour per waterblock. XSPC unfortunately has some poor finishes so lapping is adviseable

    FYI my system is built for low noise

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    watercooled pc

    if you email me and your not to far away i can show some water cooling ideas as ive been doing it for about 11 years now and still doing it all the best i personally never run a single loop or split the pipes and rejoin them i make my own manifolds which is a little more costly but a lot better for cooling and looks better
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    is it essential to water cool the motherboard chipset?

    will be building for low noise.. not overclocking
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    Nope, most people don't as it's generally overkill.

    If you've got the money and space for the rads then would be a nice thing to get cooled aswell !

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    Quote Originally Posted by rolfea View Post
    is it essential to water cool the motherboard chipset?

    will be building for low noise.. not overclocking

    In that case no you do not need to. Mosfet cooling is a nice to have not a must have. CPU & GPU first then Northbridge & Southbridge second.

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    Ahh cool stuff.

    Found the stuff to cool CPU, using all XSPC stuff.
    Looking to get the XFX 5770 which is stupidly hard to find water blocks for. Atleast, I can't find anything.

    Also, when cooling GPU such as XFX 5770, do you remove or place water block over the top of the fan? Or is that a really stupid question?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mossj View Post
    oil submersion ftw!buy fish tank, put computer in (minus hard drive) and your done
    ...no Oil then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Domino View Post
    ...no Oil then?
    not this time, maybe next year

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    Need any more help mate?

    I built a watercooled system myself to

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    Quote Originally Posted by rolfea View Post
    will be building for low noise.. not overclocking
    Given just how good the latest tower heatsinks (and fans) are, there is little point in watercooling especially if you are not overclocking. Have a look at reviews of the following processor heatsinks and you will see what I mean...

    Noctua NH-D14 (pictured below)
    Prolimatech Megahalems Rev B. or Super Mega
    Thermalright Venomous X or Thermalright HR-02 (Passive H/S)
    Titan Fenrir



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    Does anyone know if running a Intel i5 and Radeon HD 5770 of one 120mm Radiator be a bad idea? Would you recommend a 2 x 120mm?

    Knowing this will determine what size case to get..

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    I'd say you'd need a 2 x 120mm rad, would need a very fast and loud spinning fan to keep a single 120mm rad cool.

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