Question Basics of constructing a water cooling loop

Latios

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Hoi!

im after constructing a water cooling loop for once as up till now i've been using AIO coolers and they are a bit meh.. bland

i'd just like to know the basics and the don'ts of building a loop, i know that i need a pump, tubing, cpu block, radiator, possibly a reservoir... but what else should i be concerned about..? screw fittings/sizes etc
 
  • don't mix metals. brass/nickel/copper is fine, steel/aluminium isn't.
  • copper/nickel/brass > aluminium. but it's more expensive
  • get angled fittings.
  • take good measurements beforehands.
  • include some draining setup
and well... depends on what you want to know...
but it's not rocket science
 

EndEffeKt_24

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Mar 27, 2019
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It will get more expensive than you thought. Especially angled adapters and fittings cost a lot of money depending on your setup. Maybe consider Barrow-fittings from aliexpress.
 

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