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    Ordered My Water-cooling Rig Today:)

    Here's what I ordered:-
    Danger Den Maze 2-1 1/2"
    Cooler Core Radiator 1/2"
    YSTech 120mm.
    Eheim 1250.
    A plastic tub with a 8ltr capacity to use as a reservoir.
    30m Clear PVC Thin tubing.
    PTFE Tape.
    6x 16-22mm Wormdrive Hoseclip.

    And to put it all in a Globalwin GW802 with a Enermax 350Watt.

    How does that lot look, have I missed anything???

    I was thinking of submerging the pump in the tub would that rise the water temperature???

    This is my first attempt at water-cooling so any advice would be gratefully received.

    Thanks



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    where'd you order it from? Just out of curiosity.

    edited to say:

    And yes, submerging the pump will lead to an increased water temp, but if the radiator's good and with the 8 litre capacity, I wouldn't worry too much about it.
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    I ordered the Block, Radiator, case and PSU from http://www.tekheads.co.uk/
    The pump from http://www.aquatics-online.co.uk/
    and the tubing and other plumbing bits from http://secure.thorite.co.uk/

    and the plastic tub 2.99 from local B+Q

    I will try it in the tub first see what the water temperature is like.

    Thanks

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    I dont think submerging the pump will be a problem with heat, mines submerged, I didnt plan to initially but when testing it it developed a small leak, your setup is almost the same as mine, same block, same pump, same board, same cpu, only I binned the radiator idea and used 80 litres of water instead, I think you've seen it but its here if you havnt. btw out of interest, how much did the pump cost and where from ?

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    Got it from here http://www.aquatics-online.co.uk/aca...r_Pumps_4.html 41.99. I have not seen your site before last time I tryed to look your site was down.

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    AHHHHH bloody 70 I paid from the fish shop in Great Harwood

    Site is up now


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    Originally posted by CALV:
    AHHHHH bloody 70 I paid from the fish shop in Great Harwood

    Thats a bit grim glad I didnt get mine from there.

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    Don't forget teh retension clip and some Arctic Silve II. Distilled water works good too as long as the radiator is copper too. If you mix copper and aluminum you will need and anti-oxident (anti-freeze works) to keep it from curroding bad.

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    Originally posted by Todd a:
    Don't forget teh retension clip and some Arctic Silve II. Distilled water works good too as long as the radiator is copper too. If you mix copper and aluminum you will need and anti-oxident (anti-freeze works) to keep it from curroding bad.

    The Danger Den block has a hold down built in if that's what u mean???
    Already got the Arctic Silver II
    Don't think i need de-ionized water as I live in a area with really soft water, Iam going to use anti-freeze to avoid corrosion




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    How much did it cost then, all together ?

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    All together it cost 262 that includes the case and PSU, so just for the water-cooling stuff it is about 175.

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    the reason why I say destilled water is you will get deposites inside of the block from all the chemicals and minirals in the water. Destilled water has NONE. It also does not conduct electricity (all the impurities in water make it conductive). If you are using an all copper set up you will not need anti-freeze to prevent curosion. With pure distilled water, you will not fry your computer if you get a leek. It is also very cheap and easy to find.

    I like their blocks. They make good products and the prices are pretty good for the quality. An in line temp sensor can also be nice to monitor the temp of the water. This will tell you quickly if the radiator or fan are not good enough to keep up. I have seen them at a few places for a pretty good price.

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    I was looking around on that tekheads site and noticed something. These guys are selling a 220W peltier!
    Now that's quite a bit, so what kind of performance do you think you could get out of it on something like a 230 watt PSU? Would it even run on that?

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    Todd a
    I think I have read in a few places that water with anti-freeze conducts heat better than just plain water, or have I got that wrong ???
    Where I live the water is very soft so I don't think I will have to worry to much about deposits(irons last for years around here on tap water) I am hoping not to have any leaks

    Swedishlf
    I get a headache just thinking about the condensation

    Cheers

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