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    Water Cooling - Need Your Help

    I have decided I want Water Cooling as my next project. I don't know much about it so I'm asking for you help.

    What I want to do is cool as much of the computer as I can. I don't want one of those kits because I think that would take some of the fun out of it ( for me anyway ) also I don't have the knowlage or the time to try and build the parts myself.

    So please could you tell me what the best parts are and where can I get them, I can work out the fitting myself that will be half the fun,

    I am system is as follows -

    1.4ghz Athlon @ 1.6ghz
    Asus A7A266 MB
    512mb 2100 DDR
    2 x 60gb Maxtor 7200 HD
    Leadtec Geforce3 64mb
    Lian-Li PC60 Case
    Emerax 431W PSU

    I don't think any of the other specs make any difference if you do need any others.

    Thanks hope you can help,

    [This message has been edited by [TS]FireFly (edited 10-31-2001).]

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    well, this is what I did here go to projects/watercooling


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    What I really wanted to know is where I could buy the parts I need, and what the best parts are.

    Hope someone can help

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    well, I thought it would give u an idea or 2, you said you didnt want to buy a ready built thingy, all I bought was the waterblock from www.dangerden.com and a pump from an aquarium shop. Everything else is readily available anywhere.


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    I have my watercooling setup detailed on my site (linked in my signature, on the site its under "Project Watercool"). It contains the prices of the parts and where I got them, as well as how I put it all together.

    If you are looking for the places to get specific goods, then here's my list. Keep in mind, I crafted mine from scratch. I bought a radiator from a salvage yard, bulk aluminum from a scrap yard, tubing/fittings/misc hardware from Home Depot, and a small aquarium pump from a pet shop.

    Like I said, the full details are on my site.

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    yep thanks for your help guys, I am going to try and see what other responses I get as well I want as much information as I can get. I hope to get this started soon though I'm looking forward to doing it. Looking at you set up does help,

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    how customizable do you want your setup to be?

    this might be of interest to ya...
    http://discussions.hardwarecentral.c...ML/009827.html

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    I just want to use the best parts I can buy in, but I have no idea what I need and what the best parts available are.

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    If your looking for a good radiator that is compact to fit INSIDE your case, check out the Black Ice from HWLabs. It can be found here: http://www.caseetc.com/cgi-bin/caseetc/WC-315.html They also have many other good water cooling products. I have some more links on the topic, but they are on my home computer, I will post them later tonight.

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    what you need is easy, whether what you are going to be getting, is going to be the best available to you, probably too... the fact that you are actually asking here, show that you don't really like to buy without knowing what you buy, like so many others...

    here is basically what a good h2o system should have in.

    pump 200GPH(gallons per hour) or more, more is better

    water-block any block will do an good job, what you want is one custom made to suit your CPU, probably a good idea to get one that can do peltiers (i.e. it should have a clamping coldplate). however, when you think you might go for peltiers down the line, you might want to get a little bit more of an performance block. What I mean by performance, I should actually say heat capacity.
    All blocks can handle an Athon, but not all blocks can handle a Athon+Drift-0.8(172w)

    some pipe: PVC tubing will do just fine, you will at least want 3\8" diameter, 1\2" is better, though a bit more trouble, when using the clear PVC tubing, the pipe tend to kink when not properly supported,

    the radiator: this is where you need to spend the money... get the biggest best rad you can afford. the Radiator is what will make, or break your setup. Think about it, you can have a solid silver block, you can move 900GPH through it, but if you don't get rid of the heat in the water, properly, what's going to happen.... 900gph of hot water is going to get pumped through the block, I read so many threads all over, of people not knowing why there super expensive all copper block can't get below +30c... while they are using these nice cute little "fin-pipe" radiators that fit in behind one 80mm fan, I'm almost sure a heatsink has more Surface area than that.

    now with radiators I can actually tell you what is the best, and it's also the cheapest...just your normal everyday heater-core, from any auto-parts store, It really has the best of all the worlds into one, it's made of copper, it is multi-channeled, it has enormous surface area.

    here is something I have on how to tell a good block, from a bad block, just by looking at it... ok granted, it ain't that simple.... but it's interesting to see how design influences a blocks performance,

    hope it helped

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    As stated earlier, here are some more links to some watercooling stuff online:
    https://www.overclockershideout.com/...tegory_Code=WC
    https://www.overclockershideout.com/...egory_Code=CPS
    http://becooling.safeshopper.com/3/cat3.htm?830
    http://www.tedist.com/specs/specshp.html
    http://www.dangerden.com/test/mall/peltiers.asp

    The second link is to a powersupply (for if you are using peltiers) and I think there are a couple of peltier links in there too. I especially like the all alluminum pump although it is not very high gph.
    Note:Sometimes slower moving water has more time for heat to be disipated allowing for more cooling time. (Just something to think about) The pump is especially good for Lian-Li cases, because it matches and has the ability to fit inside the expandable 3.5 drive bay holder. Good luck in whatever you choose, and if using peltiers remember to PROPERLY INSULATE.

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    Or just get one of these
    http://www.koolance.com/

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    www.tekheads.co.uk now stock DD stuff in UK, along with alot of other goodies too
    Like 220W TEC's !

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