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help me do my first water cooling setup

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Processor E8200
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Cooling cooler master hyper tx3, 2x 120mm, 1x 80mm
Memory 4 GB DDR3 OCZ Black Edition
Video Card(s) Gigabyte HD 2600xt silent pipe II
Storage 500GB WD Sata / 60 GB Samsung IDE
Display(s) 20" samusng LCD, gaming at 1680 x 1050
Case some old amd thing
Audio Device(s) onboard
Power Supply 650W
Software Windows 8.1, with 'start is back' obviously
Benchmark Scores It boots whilst im still young so im pleased with that.
#1
i wanna cool ma cpu to try an oc it rather high, but i dnt no what im doing and what componants are good and shit, its an investment for future cpu upgrades so id like some good quality stuff thats why im askign ur advice,
cheers people
 

Paulieg

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Memory Gskill Trident DDR3 2400
Video Card(s) Asus 7970 Direct CU II
Storage Kingston Hyper Fury 240 SSD/ WD Black 640GB
Case Fractal Design R5
Power Supply XFX 650w
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#2
i wanna cool ma cpu to try an oc it rather high, but i dnt no what im doing and what componants are good and shit, its an investment for future cpu upgrades so id like some good quality stuff thats why im askign ur advice,
cheers people
Water cooling can be a lot of fun, but it also requires some thought and patience beyond what you need for a simple computer build. The benefits can be awesome if done right, but the consequences catastrophic if you are not careful. So, before you buy anything do a lot of research on installation more than components. After doing the research, you'll come to your own conclusion on whether you want a t-line or a res etc. Here is a list of the basics:

Radiator (most important component)
Pump
CPU Block
Fittings
Tubing
Fans
Distilled water or coolant
TIM (obviously)

Here is a link to an old thread. There is some good info here, but it is a little outdated, since there are some better blocks and rads available now.

http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/showthread.php?t=97390
 
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Joined
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Messages
3,577 (1.03/day)
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Location
Huddersfield, uk
Processor E8200
Motherboard Asus P5KC
Cooling cooler master hyper tx3, 2x 120mm, 1x 80mm
Memory 4 GB DDR3 OCZ Black Edition
Video Card(s) Gigabyte HD 2600xt silent pipe II
Storage 500GB WD Sata / 60 GB Samsung IDE
Display(s) 20" samusng LCD, gaming at 1680 x 1050
Case some old amd thing
Audio Device(s) onboard
Power Supply 650W
Software Windows 8.1, with 'start is back' obviously
Benchmark Scores It boots whilst im still young so im pleased with that.
#3
thanks ill do some reseach and come back soon with componants for advice :D