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Watercooling PC... Around $650 in parts Edit= $800

PostPosted: Thu Apr 24, 2014 3:28 pm
by Balubish
Hi! When I built my PC last year I bought a Corsair H80i. Im really happy with it. But I have oveclocked alot and its only a 120mmX1 radiator.
So Im planning to start a build cause I will get some tax money back this year and come up with these parts.

2pcs 62368 Alphacool 13/10 (10x1,5mm) compression fitting 90° revolvable G1/4 - Deep Black 6,82 EUR
1pcs 59306 Alphacool tube AlphaTube HF 13/10 (3/8"ID) - clear 3m (9,8ft) Retailbox 9,30 EUR
1pcs 49091 Alphacool VPP655 - G1/4 IG complete med D5 HF Top 98,73 EUR
1pcs 35437 Bundle Alphacool NexXxoS Monsta 240mm "High Performance" mit 2x Noiseblocker NB-eLoop B12-3 Bionic 1900U/min 144,95 EUR
1pcs 30009 Korrosionsschutz AntiCorro-Fluid 50ml 4,72 EUR
1pcs 30181 Mayhems Dye Deep Blue 10ml 7,34 EUR
1pcs 68164 Phobya 2 Wege Kugelhahn G1/4 - gerändelt - Black Nickel 7,34 EUR
1pcs 45153 Phobya Balancer 250 svart nickel 31,50 EUR
1pcs 89055 Revoltec Kaltlicht Kathode 10cm Twin-Set - Blau Rev. 2 9,23 EUR
1pcs 89057 Revoltec Kaltlicht Kathode 10cm Twin-Set - UV Rev. 2 9,23 EUR
8pcs 62544 Swiftech 13/10 (1/2" x 3/8") compression fitting Lok-Seal G1/4 - black 3,97 EUR
2pcs 30033 Ultra Pure vatten 1000ml 4,93 EUR
1pcs 10402 XSPC RayStorm CPU Intel 775/1366/1156 68,27 EUR

Total around $620, yeah its alot :/ But I have choosen a really good radiator that probably work for atleast 10 years or more. Have no clue about lifespan but it's all copper.
And the plan are to add after that maybe once a month motherboard blocks and also GPU block. Both cost about $165 each. So not to come up too $1000 bucks at once for a frikkin waterloop I plan to do it this way so not all my tax return money gets spent at once.

So If anyone here have built a custom PC watercooling loop before is this good part setup?

Re: Watercooling PC...

PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2014 12:55 pm
by Maringue
Balubish wrote:Have no clue about lifespan but it's all copper.


Use deionized or distilled water, it will make your radiator last much, much longer. It's made out of copper because copper is awesome at conducting, well, anything. But heat is what they care about here. But the copper is also why you want to use deionized/distilled water because tap water will cause corrosion inside the radiator after a while.

And as a fun fact, ultra pure distilled/deionized water does not conduct electricity.

Re: Watercooling PC...

PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2014 1:46 pm
by Balubish
Maringue wrote:
Balubish wrote:Have no clue about lifespan but it's all copper.


Use deionized or distilled water, it will make your radiator last much, much longer. It's made out of copper because copper is awesome at conducting, well, anything. But heat is what they care about here. But the copper is also why you want to use deionized/distilled water because tap water will cause corrosion inside the radiator after a while.

And as a fun fact, ultra pure distilled/deionized water does not conduct electricity.


Yeah that is in there on the kit 2 liters of destilled water also corrossion additive. Thanks for the tips Maringue.

Re: Watercooling PC...

PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2014 12:57 pm
by Balubish
I think I will go with this coolant. But cause its gonna be my first watercooling loop so I will go with clear water with dye for a while just too test it for some time if leaks will form then I will add this but the Blue one that Mayhems have done.
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Re: Watercooling PC...

PostPosted: Wed Jun 04, 2014 4:53 pm
by Balubish
Order sent :D Only $634 yet with the parts without the GPU cooler (about $100 extra for that).

This CPU Block: "XSPC RayStorm CPU Intel"
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This Radiator: The one too the right standing "Alphacool NexXxoS Monsta 240mm with 2 fans package Noiseblocker NB-eLoop B12-3 Bionic 1900U/min"
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The fans but blue and transparent:
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Pump w/ pumptop that are most recommended over the net. "Alphacool VPP655 - G1/4 with Alphacool D5 HF Top"
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This waterholder: "Phobya balancer 250 black nickel"
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And are going with this EK Universal GPU Block and passive mem chip cooling blocks "Thermosphere Talked too EK today and they said it would work fine. Hope they are right. And this block adds around $100bucks + $634 so yeah damn it cost alot. But hopefully I can have this shit for many years.
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Wish me luck guys, I kinda need it. :shock:

Re: Watercooling PC...

PostPosted: Thu Jun 05, 2014 10:25 am
by Ron Swansons Stache
Good lord, good luck man..

Re: Watercooling PC...

PostPosted: Thu Jun 05, 2014 1:47 pm
by Balubish
Ron Swansons Stache wrote:Good lord, good luck man..


8-)

Re: Watercooling PC...

PostPosted: Fri Jun 06, 2014 11:19 am
by Balubish
I have changed my mind regarding the GPU block. Instead of using a universal GPU block I think I will try to sell the card instead for someone that dont want to use it for a watercooling and have a great gaming card.
Its too bad cause im really happy with it. But I feel like a full cover block is probably the best way too go.

But some good news I ordered one of these though, I forgot that when I ordered the big one.
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So I can check the watertemp. Yeah Im n3rd so what!

Re: Watercooling PC...

PostPosted: Fri Jun 06, 2014 1:10 pm
by CR33D
Do you game 1440p or 120+hz? I don't know how worth custom loops are on just 1080p/60hz :P

Re: Watercooling PC...

PostPosted: Fri Jun 06, 2014 1:52 pm
by Balubish
CR33D wrote:Do you game 1440p or 120+hz? I don't know how worth custom loops are on just 1080p/60hz :P


Non yet, this is a build for the future. I game 1080p, im still waiting for 4K too go mainestream. And ur wrong, custom loops are still worth it. You get a colder PC, higher overclock and more silent pc. Aircooling can be loud.

And my H80i is the best thing I ever bought, but high overclock the fans can get quite loud. I want a complete gaming, rendering or whatev pc with the highest possible overclock and still silent.

Resolution or Hz have nothing too do with watercooling my good sir :) Gaming yes.