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Modest Watercooling Solution for a beginner.

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by Yukikaze, Jan 2, 2010.

  1. Yukikaze


    Sep 24, 2008
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    Okay. About three months ago, I asked for help to design a watercooling setup for my i7.

    I decided against that idea eventually, since I decided a monster cooler setup is a bit overkill for a first attempt in watercooling.

    I decided, instead, to build a smaller watercooling project on my Q9650 first.

    The general idea is to learn the ropes of water cooling a system on a smaller scale.

    I was browsing the Danger Den site and I have the following plan:

    2 x X-Flow Black Ice Pro Radiators - 57.90$
    1 x MPC-CPU - 775 Quad Core Block - 42.95$
    1 x DD-CPX-Pro 12V Pump - 59.95$
    1 x Danger Den Single 5 1/4" Bay Reservoir - 29.95$
    Shipping: 89$ (No local parts for water cooling, at all. And what exists is horrible [TT BigWaters] and expensive)

    Total: 190.75$ without shipping.
    Total w/Shipping: 279.93$

    Tubing can be found locally. I have an endless supply of distilled water (We have a reverse osmosis system at home for my dad's aquarium hobby) and I have plenty spare fans.

    And now two questions:
    1) How's the setup in general for a CPU loop ? (I do not have room in the Q9650 case for a dual rad, but two 120mms will fit).
    2) Does anyone know any other place which will ship over here and perhaps do it for cheaper ?

    Thanks !

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