[SOLVED] Exploring Liquid cooling

Karadjgne

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Case is easy. Find online a similar case, it's not so much dimensions or glass sides the configuration is for, but what fan sizes and locations. So if your case fits only 3x 120mm fans (1 front, 1 rear, 1 top) that's going to change what rads can be used, or if liquid cooling is a viable option.
 

Eximo

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Well that is an all in one CPU cooler. Basically you just install that and the CPU is cooled.

You can get kits that will let you strap a CPU cooler to your GPU. NZXT G12 is a common choice. Then you need one of the supported Asetek coolers for it. https://www.nzxt.com/product-overview/kraken-g12

The proper way to do a CPU and GPU is to do a custom loop and get a full coverage block for the GPU, a standalone CPU block, some fittings (6-8 depending on the exact setup), tubing (hard or soft), a pump/reservoir, and enough radiator area to achieve the desired temperature. All that will be several hundred dollars.

EK has a decent configurator that will recommend a complete kit. Still self assembly though.
https://www.ekwb.com/custom-loop-configurator/

If you are interested in doing that configuration yourself, I suggest starting here:
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/277130-29-read-first-watercooling-sticky

And looking at parts suppliers like http://www.performance-pcs.com/

They carry a lot of the popular brands and components, you can shop around for prices though.
 
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Thank you for your response. That configurator doesn't have my Apevia X-Infinity case listed. But i do have a spare Cooler MAster HAF912 case, just no clear side for it :(
 

Karadjgne

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Herald
Case is easy. Find online a similar case, it's not so much dimensions or glass sides the configuration is for, but what fan sizes and locations. So if your case fits only 3x 120mm fans (1 front, 1 rear, 1 top) that's going to change what rads can be used, or if liquid cooling is a viable option.
 

rubix_1011

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If you are really looking to build a liquid cooling loop, my recommendation is to do your research and understand what you will be needing before making the choice to buy anything...in any form of liquid cooling.

In a society where everyone wants instant gratification, researching a custom watercooling build is highly beneficial over knee-jerk decision making.
 

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