• We've upgraded our forums. Please post any issues/requests in this thread.

my cooler set up

B

bassmasta

Guest
#1
well, This year I plan to buy myself a christmas present. It will only get to me around christmas if I order it in the next month, but I still want a watercooling set up for x-mas. the only problem is, that I know next to nothing about watercooling. so, this is what I thought up, but I don't know if I missed something or not.

now, this is right in my price range {$250, 270 if miracles are promised}



http://www.frozencpu.com/products/2...ne_SST-FM121_120mm_Case_Fan.html?tl=g36c15s60

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/2...150mm_Reservoir_-_SILVER.html?tl=g30c97#blank

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/5...e_Universal_CPU_Waterblock.html?tl=g30c85s140

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/2...ti-Kink_38_ID_12_OD_Tubing.html?tl=g30c99s171

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/2291/ex-tub-30/Fitting_Thread_Sealant_Tape.html?tl=g30c97

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/2...ottle_-_700cc_LIQ-700BU-B.html?tl=g30c103s458

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/4...40_X-Flow_Radiator_-_Black.html?tl=g30c95s160


I'm also wondering how much it would cost to slap some TEC on there, and what exactly I would need for it.
 
Joined
Dec 6, 2005
Messages
9,810 (2.23/day)
Likes
3,798
Location
Manchester, NH
System Name Working on it ;)
Processor I7-4790K
Motherboard MSI Z97
Cooling Be Quiet Pure Rock Air
Memory 16GB 4x4 G.Skill CAS9 2133 Sniper
Video Card(s) Intel IGP (Dedicated GPU TBD)
Storage WD 320 / 500KS / 500KS / 640KS / 640LS / 640LS / 640LS / 1TBFAEX and a NAS with 2x2Tb WD Black
Display(s) 24" DELL 2405FPW
Case Rosewill Challenger
Audio Device(s) Onboard + HD HDMI
Power Supply Corsair HX750 (love it)
Mouse Logitech G5
Software Win 7 Pro
#2
Joined
Dec 6, 2005
Messages
9,810 (2.23/day)
Likes
3,798
Location
Manchester, NH
System Name Working on it ;)
Processor I7-4790K
Motherboard MSI Z97
Cooling Be Quiet Pure Rock Air
Memory 16GB 4x4 G.Skill CAS9 2133 Sniper
Video Card(s) Intel IGP (Dedicated GPU TBD)
Storage WD 320 / 500KS / 500KS / 640KS / 640LS / 640LS / 640LS / 1TBFAEX and a NAS with 2x2Tb WD Black
Display(s) 24" DELL 2405FPW
Case Rosewill Challenger
Audio Device(s) Onboard + HD HDMI
Power Supply Corsair HX750 (love it)
Mouse Logitech G5
Software Win 7 Pro
#4
whoops >.> I forgot the pump. I did pick one, just forgot the link

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/6...ke_P500_12V_Pump_CL-W0132.html?tl=g30c107s154

as for that thing in your post, I would rather buy everything from the same place, as shipping for a 1kg object is already $70 for me
Nice pump... I'm at a point where I need more airflow or waterflow in my system, the GPU kicks the water temp towards the 100f mark and the fans start kicking in - just got a 2900 pro, going to make things even worse.

Those quick disconnect can save some headaches when swapping in/out parts. Those guys have some from Koolance: http://www.frozencpu.com/products/5...ck-Disconnect_Shutoff_Valve_-_Male_Angle.html
... not cheap!
 

d44ve

New Member
Joined
Apr 16, 2007
Messages
2,520 (0.65/day)
Likes
299
Processor Intel E6600 @ 4.2GHZ Wo0t!
Motherboard ASUS Striker Extreme & eVGA 680i A1
Cooling Phase Change !!
Memory OCZ SLI 1066MHZ (2GB)
Video Card(s) EVGA 8800 GTX
Storage Western Digital 320 GB
Case Antec 900
Power Supply Lian-Li V2000
Software Vista Ultimate
#5
I'm also wondering how much it would cost to slap some TEC on there, and what exactly I would need for it.


Dont do a TEC setup..... no offence, but if you are asking questions about watercooling, then you shouldnt be even thinking of doing a TEC setup.
 
B

bassmasta

Guest
#6
whoops, I see 30 dollars for every point I want to be able to disconnect. I think i'll use my bucket and a pair of clamps.
 

d44ve

New Member
Joined
Apr 16, 2007
Messages
2,520 (0.65/day)
Likes
299
Processor Intel E6600 @ 4.2GHZ Wo0t!
Motherboard ASUS Striker Extreme & eVGA 680i A1
Cooling Phase Change !!
Memory OCZ SLI 1066MHZ (2GB)
Video Card(s) EVGA 8800 GTX
Storage Western Digital 320 GB
Case Antec 900
Power Supply Lian-Li V2000
Software Vista Ultimate
#7
also, no need to buy that tape there... just goto home depot and get it for .99 with no shipping charges.....

Another note: I wouldnt spend the extra money on that resevoir. It really wont help that much

EDIT : I wouldnt get that pump either.... what is the max head hieght on it? You cant just go by the Ltr\hour. Which isnt that great to begin with

EDIT #2 : sorry, not trying to be a D!ck... just trying to help you out. :toast:
 
Joined
Dec 6, 2005
Messages
9,810 (2.23/day)
Likes
3,798
Location
Manchester, NH
System Name Working on it ;)
Processor I7-4790K
Motherboard MSI Z97
Cooling Be Quiet Pure Rock Air
Memory 16GB 4x4 G.Skill CAS9 2133 Sniper
Video Card(s) Intel IGP (Dedicated GPU TBD)
Storage WD 320 / 500KS / 500KS / 640KS / 640LS / 640LS / 640LS / 1TBFAEX and a NAS with 2x2Tb WD Black
Display(s) 24" DELL 2405FPW
Case Rosewill Challenger
Audio Device(s) Onboard + HD HDMI
Power Supply Corsair HX750 (love it)
Mouse Logitech G5
Software Win 7 Pro
#8
whoops, I see 30 dollars for every point I want to be able to disconnect. I think i'll use my bucket and a pair of clamps.
Yea that works too :) - they ain't cheap!!!

Here's another thing you might want to consider. This only gives warnings, won't shut the system down:

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/5...y_Pump_Reservoir_CL-W0103.html?tl=g30c229s581

The thermal shutoff feature in my koolance saved my ass - I forgot to release a hose clamp and thankfully it shut down the system way before anything horrible happened - it monitors the temperature of the waterblock - shuts the PSU down at about 140f.
 
Joined
Dec 6, 2005
Messages
9,810 (2.23/day)
Likes
3,798
Location
Manchester, NH
System Name Working on it ;)
Processor I7-4790K
Motherboard MSI Z97
Cooling Be Quiet Pure Rock Air
Memory 16GB 4x4 G.Skill CAS9 2133 Sniper
Video Card(s) Intel IGP (Dedicated GPU TBD)
Storage WD 320 / 500KS / 500KS / 640KS / 640LS / 640LS / 640LS / 1TBFAEX and a NAS with 2x2Tb WD Black
Display(s) 24" DELL 2405FPW
Case Rosewill Challenger
Audio Device(s) Onboard + HD HDMI
Power Supply Corsair HX750 (love it)
Mouse Logitech G5
Software Win 7 Pro
#9
EDIT : I wouldnt get that pump either.... what is the max head hieght on it? You cant just go by the Ltr\hour. Which isnt that great to begin with
You are a dick :) joking. Yea they no doubt play games witht the flow rate, it does matter how hard it is pushing at the stated rate. I didn't see any specs listing that.
 
B

bassmasta

Guest
#10
>.< once again, very expensive. even then, I don't really understand why it needs it's own pump. in theory, couldn't that just sit in the regular line? and actually, I didn't really check too much out on the pump. I figured I could stick it any old place and it would be set as long as it drew from radiator. also, I'm not crazy about the resivoir, but I thought that was the only way to add coolant?
 

d44ve

New Member
Joined
Apr 16, 2007
Messages
2,520 (0.65/day)
Likes
299
Processor Intel E6600 @ 4.2GHZ Wo0t!
Motherboard ASUS Striker Extreme & eVGA 680i A1
Cooling Phase Change !!
Memory OCZ SLI 1066MHZ (2GB)
Video Card(s) EVGA 8800 GTX
Storage Western Digital 320 GB
Case Antec 900
Power Supply Lian-Li V2000
Software Vista Ultimate
#11
You are a dick :) joking. Yea they no doubt play games witht the flow rate, it does matter how hard it is pushing at the stated rate. I didn't see any specs listing that.

Yeah, your right... I am a dick. <shrugg> :p


>.< once again, very expensive. even then, I don't really understand why it needs it's own pump. in theory, couldn't that just sit in the regular line?

it doesnt need its own pump.... that is your pump, res, and monitor right there. But again, I wouldnt go with that pump. IMO
 

Chewy

New Member
Joined
Jul 9, 2006
Messages
3,287 (0.79/day)
Likes
147
Location
Halifax, Canada
Processor Q6600 G0 @ 3.2Ghz
Motherboard Asus p5k-Premium/Black Pearl
Cooling Luna Block, 240mm rad
Memory Patriot Extreme PC2-6400 2x2GB
Video Card(s) Saphire 5850 1GB
Storage 60GB SSD + 2x500GB/1TB/2TB
Display(s) Samsung 226BW and 50" Panasonic S2
Case Silverstone TJ-09
Audio Device(s) X-fi Prelude
Power Supply Enermax Galaxy Dxx 850watt
Software Windows7 32Bit
Benchmark Scores Super Pi 1M 14.333
#12
doesnt the motherboard have an option to shut down when the cpu reaches a certain temp? thats how I was hoping to keep my system safe if my pump dies elc.
 
B

bassmasta

Guest
#13
doesnt the motherboard have an option to shut down when the cpu reaches a certain temp? thats how I was hoping to keep my system safe if my pump dies elc.
not for me, I've been 2 degrees below my melting point w/out shutdown
 
Joined
Dec 6, 2005
Messages
9,810 (2.23/day)
Likes
3,798
Location
Manchester, NH
System Name Working on it ;)
Processor I7-4790K
Motherboard MSI Z97
Cooling Be Quiet Pure Rock Air
Memory 16GB 4x4 G.Skill CAS9 2133 Sniper
Video Card(s) Intel IGP (Dedicated GPU TBD)
Storage WD 320 / 500KS / 500KS / 640KS / 640LS / 640LS / 640LS / 1TBFAEX and a NAS with 2x2Tb WD Black
Display(s) 24" DELL 2405FPW
Case Rosewill Challenger
Audio Device(s) Onboard + HD HDMI
Power Supply Corsair HX750 (love it)
Mouse Logitech G5
Software Win 7 Pro
#14
>.< once again, very expensive. even then, I don't really understand why it needs it's own pump. in theory, couldn't that just sit in the regular line? and actually, I didn't really check too much out on the pump. I figured I could stick it any old place and it would be set as long as it drew from radiator. also, I'm not crazy about the resivoir, but I thought that was the only way to add coolant?
The link was to a whole kit, including resevior, pump, thermal sensor and readout plate for 5.25" drive bay. In other words, it would replace the pump and resevoir you picked out. The pump listed 500L/h, same as the other one you picked out, but I agree with d44ves point - perhaps you can find some reviews with some searching.

In theory, you don't need a resevoir, but it acts as a heat resevoir and also helps assure that you have enough fluid, as well as being the filling spot (usually).
 
Joined
Dec 6, 2005
Messages
9,810 (2.23/day)
Likes
3,798
Location
Manchester, NH
System Name Working on it ;)
Processor I7-4790K
Motherboard MSI Z97
Cooling Be Quiet Pure Rock Air
Memory 16GB 4x4 G.Skill CAS9 2133 Sniper
Video Card(s) Intel IGP (Dedicated GPU TBD)
Storage WD 320 / 500KS / 500KS / 640KS / 640LS / 640LS / 640LS / 1TBFAEX and a NAS with 2x2Tb WD Black
Display(s) 24" DELL 2405FPW
Case Rosewill Challenger
Audio Device(s) Onboard + HD HDMI
Power Supply Corsair HX750 (love it)
Mouse Logitech G5
Software Win 7 Pro
#15
doesnt the motherboard have an option to shut down when the cpu reaches a certain temp? thats how I was hoping to keep my system safe if my pump dies elc.
Yea, it really is an extra piece of mind. All the Koolance cases have it - and it's independant of the rest of the system. It's a thermal sensor that sticks to the bottom of the waterblock.