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Water cooling in Define R4

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by SamGriffiths, Jul 14, 2013.

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    I've got mayhems pastel white coolant, works fine, no sedement like crap within the piping, bit overpriced, but worth it for my colour theme, all comes pre-biocided too. The OCUK Raystorm 240kit is good value for money. I used it as a baseline and added to it. Pump/Res combo units are a great idea for cases with too many 5.25" bays like mine.
    I'm going to replace most of my radiator fans with the 2.64 static pressure Bitfenix Spectres, so it goes with my case theme more. Current fans are just over 3.0 static pressure, though I have no issues with heat dissipation, so I'll +1 the bitfenix fans, they'll work just fine, just not as well as the higher SP fans out there like the stock H100 ones (I'm currently using).
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    If you are curious, this is my system.
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    Everyone has their own way of doing a watercooling loop. I had a similar configeration to how you originally planned at first. Then I decided I wanted an apogee drive II and wanted to cut out my resivor as I did not like having it. My alphacool rad has a big enough tank to use as a resivor anyways, although it is a real pain to get air out of properly. I also reach equilibrium temps reeallly quickly which is fine as it cools both my 2500k and 7970 very well.

    It seemed as though you wanted this rad after I mentioned it, then maybe changed your mind. If you do get this rad you will want a push pull configeration. I use corsair sp's which are pretty quiet. If I want silence I turn them down to 7v with my fan controller.
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    Could you post a better shot of that case?

    I'm looking at powder coating a chassis red and would like a clean shot of your case


    That's a good way to start out... little by little till you end up with a closet full of wtfomg
    The raystorm kit is what I'm getting for my Son's first time water rig
    will have a build log coming for his build soon
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    i didnt even realise you was talking about me until i clicked the link haha!

    reds a good colour, i have a red mouse, red lit keyboard and a red mug. oh and a red pc! :p

    if ya going to do the whole modding, id suggest the powder coating with lacquer or similar. and paracord for sleeving. this braid isnt to good after ya move it around a bunch of times.
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    Hmm, I'm getting the RS 240 because it's a lot cheaper and it should cool the CPU just as well, I think I'm also going to get SP120 PWM fans.
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    ack again... What's he best piping to use? 7/16ID? 1/2ID?
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    Not a huge difference at all, both will fit on 1/2" barbs. I use 7/16", 1/2" is obviously slightly larger, so the loop would fit slightly more coolant in it.
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    Now then, again I really want to water cool my CPU.

    However, for the price to do it, it would cost more than getting a 500 GB SSD, I wish it was cheaper.

    Is an AX240 any worse than an RX? Because it's £40 cheaper, I've heard that the AX has more fins, but I'm using Corsair SP120 Performance so that shouldn't be a problem.
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    Using 1/2 Regular barbs you can use either 7/16id x 5/8od Tubing or 1/2id x 5/8od tubing. However for a tighter fight the 7/16id x 5/8od Tubing is preferable. You will not have to depend on your hose clamps as much for protection. It's almost like having an extra level of protection.

    But if you choose to rather go with compression fittings than you must match up the tubing with the fittings. Example 7/16id x 5/8od tubing goes with 7/16 Compression fittings. Its because it has to make a tight seal.
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    For just a cpu it is plenty. I am also cooling a gpu though.
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    Sorry to keep posting about random things, but, what's the best 240mm rad for low RPM fans like the SP120 Quite in push/pull?
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    Something like the HWLabs SR1 series, low FPI rads generally.
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    What about the EX 240? Also, is there any problem with having 3 120mm fans on a 240mm rad? Because I've found a really good deal on 3xSP120 but one more is half the price again.

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