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PWizard  posted on Jul 05, 2018 4:57:24 AM - Report post

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I'm wanting to do a build similar to what is shown here but I have no experience with DIY liquid cooling setups, only the AIO solutions. So I'm trying to figure out from here what I would need:

Link

...can anyone shed some light. Would prefer to buy a single "kit" if possible.

 
DarkTAO  posted on Jul 05, 2018 6:47:57 AM - Report post

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www.youtube.com/user/PerformancepcsTV/videos
Youtube channel with good videos on Liquid Cooling

www.performance-pcs.com/
Their website that sells the kits

Generally, you'll need a waterblock for your CPU mainly. You can (depending on GPU) also watercool your GPU. It gets even more niche from there. But mainly you'll see builds cooling the CPU and GPU.

So you've found your waterblock. You'll need a pump, reservoir, tubing, fluid, an anti-bacterial liquid of some sort, fans, radiator, and connectors.

For ease of example, this kit www.performance-pcs.com/ek-kit-rgb-240.html has everything I've just listed. I'm assuming that's a 240mm radiator (or rad to some).

www.frozencpu.com/ was my longtime go-to. They had a killer selection and inventory. Last I checked, EK waterblocks were still good stuff. Also, you might want to consider what material the contact material is. Some are better than others (copper v aluminum), and some doesn't react well with liquid/water, so better to check before buying.

Hope this gives you a good headstart on the journey to proper water cooling!

 
PWizard  posted on Jul 05, 2018 4:55:07 PM - Report post

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Thanks for the info. I was really hoping that Thermaltake had a kit that included everything they used for the build shown here: Link

...first image with the blue fans and white liquid.

If you go here: Link

...then select Liquid on the left menu/filter. They have a ton of complete kits for which I am certain one of them is the one shown on the case listing. Any idea which one it might be?

 
DarkTAO  posted on Jul 05, 2018 6:03:33 PM - Report post

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originally posted by PWizard

Thanks for the info. I was really hoping that Thermaltake had a kit that included everything they used for the build shown here: Link

...first image with the blue fans and white liquid.

If you go here: Link

...then select Liquid on the left menu/filter. They have a ton of complete kits for which I am certain one of them is the one shown on the case listing. Any idea which one it might be?

I tried to edit my post earlier when I had a sec to recomment, but the system flagged it with a firewall message I'd never seen before. Anyway, if you want that setup, read below:

Alright, so Thermaltake Premium, which is what you're looking for (it speaks of that in the case web listing) is a different site, but still Tt. The waterblock/LCS you like from the images is the Pacific Snorkel kit.
ttpremium.com/product/pacific-snorkel-series-diy-lcs-kit-120240360480/

Select:
W4 Water Block
Pacific RL480 Radiator (page 2)
Pacific PR22-D5 ReservoirS
Soft Tubing (if you're a novice at this, it's the easier tubing to work with) Though it's hard tubing that's heat bent if I'm seeing this right
Compression Fittings are personal taste
Fan Packs are also Personal Taste
Get Clear Coolant and buy a white dye from their store page
GPU block is dependent on your GPU, and whether you can even use a waterblock on that video card

Once you make all those selections, that should get you the kit that's used in the case.

Good luck and I hope that was what you're looking for!


 
PWizard  posted on Jul 05, 2018 6:05:04 PM - Report post

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Thanks so much. Can't wait to get started on my first DIY liquid cooling setup.
 
pulsonic  posted on Jul 18, 2018 3:16:01 PM - Report post

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Just a heads-up, I used to do water cooling (up until about 10 years ago, quit because of the additional cost). One of the first mistakes I made was not testing the whole circuit before installing it onto a live set-up.
If you like your motherboard or cpu, please test your kit before you install it, let the pump run liquid through the whole circuit for 24 hours to see if there is no leakage. A tiny leak can quickly spray the whole interior of your case before you know it, costing you several additional $ before you know it.

Just saying

 
Criel  posted on Jul 18, 2018 3:49:37 PM - Report post

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I had to repaint a wall because of a watercooling leak. It leaked from a fitting (two months after installation) into a case fan which blew it outside the case and onto the wall. That's what I get for going with the cool looking dark orange rather than a clear coolant.

All my builds now use Noctua coolers. I lack the patience to ever install water cooling into another system.

 
B4Marc  posted on Jul 18, 2018 4:03:25 PM - Report post

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Will you be able to show us your new machine when ripe?

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