Watercooling

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I want to get into Watercooling, I'm not sure of any brands or parts to get, and I'm looking for an internal setup, nothing external.

The sites I am buying from are
www.memoryexpress.com - local
www.ncix.com
www.tigerdirect.ca

Thanks alot. any help is appreciated.
 

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I recomend reading the Introduction to Watercooling that is stickied at the root of this forum (http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/127565-29-introduction-watercooling). Also if Conumdrum stops by this post read what he links.

I myself prefer the following sites to get my watercooling parts through:
Dangerden: http://www.dangerden.com
Parta's Tech Shop: http://www.petrastechshop.com/

Also remember to not mix aluminum and copper in the same loop. Even if the aluminum is anodized, plated, or powder coated. As it only takes one scratch and you are on your way to having to replace the water block, and possibly the pump and radiator too.

-ouch1
 

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Alright, thanks alot for those links, does that petrastechshop deliver to Canada? I've had a quick browse through of that FAQ and looked over the Danger Den parts. I'm looking at two DD pumps
DDC-12V Rev 2
http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/PID-MX10563(ME).aspx
DD-D5 12V DC
http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/PID-MX10562(ME).aspx

what is the better of those two? and is there anything that will allow me to monitor and/or control the The loop? temperature and speed. prferably LCD

Also, I'm looking at the 5.25 Bay Reservoir, is there any need to go bigger with the dual 5.25 reservoir? as for the blocks, I'm planning on staying away from aluminium.
 

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I would recommend email petra's to see if they ship to Canada.

As for the pumps the D5 is a much more powerful pump, but it does take up more space.

As for a way to monitor the loop there are both flow meters and temp sensors out there you just have to look around at places like FrostyCPU and Directron.com. They usually carry stuff like that.

And a single 5.25" bay res is plenty any more than that is overkill unless you have a very large (lots of tubing) loop.

-ouch1
 

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Ok so right now I think I've got it all sorted.

Reservoir
Swiftech MCRES-Micro Rev 2
http://www.jab-tech.com/Swiftech-MCRES-Micro-Rev-2-pr-4312.html

Pump
DD / Laing DDC-12V 18 Watt Version 3.2
http://www.dangerden.com/store/product.php?productid=281&cat=23&page=1

XSPC - Laing DDC Top
http://www.jab-tech.com/popup_image.php?type=D&id=4124&title=XSPC%20-%20Laing%20DDC%20Top&area=C

CPU Block
Swiftech Apogee™ GTZ CPU Waterblock (1/2" & 3/8", Intel Socket 775)
http://www.petrastechshop.com/swapgtzcpuwa.html

And a few feet of Masterkleer Tubing 7/16" ID 5/8" OD or Tygon R-3603 7/16" ID 5/8" OD Chemical Tubing
http://www.jab-tech.com/Masterkleer-Tubing-7-16-ID-5-8-OD-pr-3079.html
http://www.jab-tech.com/Tygon-R-3603-7-16-ID-5-8-OD-Chemical-Tubing-AAC00033-pr-3957.html

Liquid -
Pure Distilled Water w/ Dtek Liquid F/X UV Dye: Visible Blue

Controller I am looking at -
Thermaltake HardCano SE Water Cooling Accessory A2349, w/ Blue Backlight LCD Display
http://directron.com/a2349.html
or any other one?

The Radiator I'm still not sure on, The one's I'm looking at are
XSPC R120-D
Swifttech MCR-220
Black Ice GTX 240

or Black Ice GTX 360 Rad (3 slot)

How many barbs will I need? do I need clamps? will plastice tube clamps be ok? also how would I attach the XSPC top to the Pump ? and will the Reservoir hold enough? I'm planning on adding extra tubing later as well as GPU/Chipset coolers. also, when all of this arrives, do I need to clean it or run any setup?

 

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I’m in Edmonton, when I built my watercooling rig I had to order everything from NCIX.

$124.99
You want a fesser one rad or a Thermochill they are the best, no comparisons.
Feser One X-240 TFC Xchanger Dual 120MM
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=28900&vpn=4260119641013&manufacture=Feser%20One
Or this triple
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=28901&vpn=4260119641020&manufacture=Feser%20One

$6.49
Need barbs for the rad
Swiftech 1/2IN OD Chrome Plated G1/4
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=22451&vpn=BSPP-250-500-CP&manufacture=Swiftech

$102.43
a good industrial pump
Swiftech MCP655 12V
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=19862&vpn=MCP655&manufacture=Swiftech

$30.73
If you want a res, this is the best one. Swifteck microres, but a T line is fine.
Swiftech MCRES-MICRO REV2
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=34401&vpn=MCRES-Micro%20Rev2&manufacture=Swiftech

$14.23
This tubing is cheaper and is more flexible then Tygon. The 7/16 inside diameter makes a tight fit on ½ OD barbs, perfect for your/our needs
Masterkleer Pvc Tubing 7/16IN ID 5/9IN OD 10 Feet http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=21318&vpn=TUB%2D7101%2DC&manufacture=Danger%20Den


$67.63
CPU block D-tek v2 or Swiftech GTZ (neither are available right now at NCIX)
D-TEK Customs Fuzion
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=22081&vpn=FZ%2DCP&manufacture=D%2DTek%20Customs


$10 go to your local hardware store and get some Metal hose-clamps, these will never leak there like a buck 50 each.

TOTAL: $356.5
 

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Thanks alot, I'll check those out. I'm not to fond of an external rad, even though I know it would be alot cooler, just see them as a bit bulky.

I'm also in Edmonton, sucks how the only store around here that does parts is memoryexpress, and even still they don't have any decent water cooling components.

The cpu block, reservoir and piping are the same as what im getting, im just not sure on the pumps, like the difference between that and the Danger Den
 

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yah memory express is great store i build all my PC's from there... but they have nothing for water except that crap BIGwater thing.

NCIX is good on delivery also, i have ordered 3 times from them and each time they are efficient and everything comes packed well with blowup air bags. But they overcharge HUGE.
 

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Hello:
For the very best components for the very best price Google Water keg, it's made by newl's1 who is on extream systems forum. I have one of his extream water kegs and it will out perform any other setup on the market.
Ed
 

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Is he making them again? Last I heard he wasn't getting back into it.

The keg is an external rad/pump/res in a custom box. Very good quality. His xtreme with the PA120.3 will cost you over $500. No blocks for the PC, just the external box.
 

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Alright, I've decided on everything

MCP355 + Res Top, Feser One X-240, Apogee GTZ.

I have a CM Stacker 830, will there be room for the Radiator + fans ?