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Re: Ready to try water cooling. Where to start? Library of links-basics to expert 2021/02/24 23:14:21 (permalink)
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Re: Ready to try water cooling. Where to start? Library of links-basics to expert 2021/04/17 21:51:40 (permalink)
Any idea on cost for a cpu and gpu loop? either hard or bendable
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Re: Ready to try water cooling. Where to start? Library of links-basics to expert 2021/04/18 12:35:17 (permalink)
https://www.ekwb.com/custom-loop-configurator/
 
This is a good starting place. Price will depend on what you want. I would use the configurator as a starting point and then you can compare other brands and pricing. The price may seem high but their quality is Excellent. You can find a lot stuff used at a discount.


 
  
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Re: Ready to try water cooling. Where to start? Library of links-basics to expert 2021/04/18 14:12:02 (permalink)
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https://www.ekwb.com/custom-loop-configurator/
 
This is a good starting place. Price will depend on what you want. I would use the configurator as a starting point and then you can compare other brands and pricing. The price may seem high but their quality is Excellent. You can find a lot stuff used at a discount.




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Re: Ready to try water cooling. Where to start? Library of links-basics to expert 2021/04/28 09:44:39 (permalink)
everyone who says that they are scared to water cool, its actually a really cool and fun thing to mod your pc with. Remember to tighten fittings, but not too much as they'll damage the o rings and start a leak. Maintenance is the the only thing that is a bummer, since my loop has clear thin fluid, I only flush it and maintain it once a year.

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Rig specs #2: EVGA GTX 970 SC (on air), 9700k, 32gb crucial ballistix 3200mhz CL16 RGB Ram, Seagate 2TB HDD, OCZ vertex 4 128gb SATA SSD, lian li Galahad 240mm AIO (For CPU), gigabyte Z390 M Gaming, corsair cx650M, Corsair "big boy case" Carbide Series Air 540
 
Rig specs #3: 2x XFX Radeon HD 7870 ghost (on air in cross fire mode), Some AMD FX 8 core CPU, 32gb Gskill 1600mhz CL9 RAM, Inland 128gb SATA SSD, some old corsair AM3+ 240mm AIO (for CPU), ASUS Crosshair V Formula-Z, An old Coolermaster 1200watt 80+ Gold rated PSU, Phanteks Eclipse (PH-EC300PTG_BK)
 
 
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Re: Ready to try water cooling. Where to start? Library of links-basics to expert 2021/04/28 16:14:02 (permalink)
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Any idea on cost for a cpu and gpu loop? either hard or bendable


it honestly depends... if you using only only premium products (EKWB, corsair, Thermaltake, etc) it will be excess of 600 dollars. but if you use a mix of "lower quality parts" (XSPC, offbrand brands) and premium parts, it will be like 400-500 bucks.

Rig specs #1: Rtx 3070 FE (on air), 5900x, 64gb crucial ballistix 3600mhz CL16 RGB Ram,  addlink 2tb nvme ssd, WD SN750 1tb nvme ssd, bitspower water cooling parts for cpu (tubing, block, rad, distro plate), ASUS B550 XE, corsair RM850x, Lian Li o11 dynamic
 
Rig specs #2: EVGA GTX 970 SC (on air), 9700k, 32gb crucial ballistix 3200mhz CL16 RGB Ram, Seagate 2TB HDD, OCZ vertex 4 128gb SATA SSD, lian li Galahad 240mm AIO (For CPU), gigabyte Z390 M Gaming, corsair cx650M, Corsair "big boy case" Carbide Series Air 540
 
Rig specs #3: 2x XFX Radeon HD 7870 ghost (on air in cross fire mode), Some AMD FX 8 core CPU, 32gb Gskill 1600mhz CL9 RAM, Inland 128gb SATA SSD, some old corsair AM3+ 240mm AIO (for CPU), ASUS Crosshair V Formula-Z, An old Coolermaster 1200watt 80+ Gold rated PSU, Phanteks Eclipse (PH-EC300PTG_BK)
 
 
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Re: Ready to try water cooling. Where to start? Library of links-basics to expert 2021/04/29 08:00:53 (permalink)
Are there some definitive benchmarks/reviews anywhere that show the overclocking possible from water cooling a GPU vs air cooled? (or even some anecdotal data from all you fine people here?).

Further to that, what about comparing custom cooling versus AIO for OC's? 
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Re: Ready to try water cooling. Where to start? Library of links-basics to expert 2021/05/15 14:32:34 (permalink)
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Are there some definitive benchmarks/reviews anywhere that show the overclocking possible from water cooling a GPU vs air cooled? (or even some anecdotal data from all you fine people here?).

Further to that, what about comparing custom cooling versus AIO for OC's? 



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Re: Ready to try water cooling. Where to start? Library of links-basics to expert 2021/05/15 17:06:26 (permalink)
For me. I cant say better overclock. I will say stable overclock without temperature being the limit. After you lower temps it will be a voltage issue that becomes next factor and silicon lottery. Your parts will also last longer due to cooler operation. My gpu use to run at 61c at 2038mhz until extended use the and then would throttle as temp increased. Now water cooler I can maintain 2038mhz at 35c with the hottest I have seen being 38c and no throttling. I7 10700kf maintains 5.1g all cores 1.35v 61c(gaming) (75c stress test). Not the best but consistent regardless of air temperature plus silent compared to my air cooling setup. At the end of the day it's what you want for your rig. A properly planned system is what matters. Good luck
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Re: Ready to try water cooling. Where to start? Library of links-basics to expert 2021/05/15 17:31:54 (permalink)
I like to watch the videos on YouTube of water-cooling, but I'm too nervous to put water around my PC. Lol! I don't like the extra maintenance really.
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Re: Ready to try water cooling. Where to start? Library of links-basics to expert 2021/05/19 08:56:11 (permalink)
getting a loop setup is fairly easy. Just install all the blocks inside the pc and then figure out tubing after. The most annoying part is cleaning the loop out a few times a year. Running clear fluids usually means I cant wait to do it once every 6-8 months.
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Re: Ready to try water cooling. Where to start? Library of links-basics to expert 2021/05/23 08:57:51 (permalink)
Awesome thread for someone who would love to have a custom water cooled system
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Re: Ready to try water cooling. Where to start? Library of links-basics to expert 2021/05/24 07:43:36 (permalink)
This is great. I am new here and this is exactly what I was looking for. Thanks you for sharing.
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Re: Ready to try water cooling. Where to start? Library of links-basics to expert 2021/05/27 12:10:51 (permalink)
Air coolers these days look great and are less of a hassle.
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Re: Ready to try water cooling. Where to start? Library of links-basics to expert 2021/05/27 12:59:53 (permalink)
Very helpful thread, wished I would have found this before I started water cooling. Spent a lot of time and $$$ learning by trial and error.
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Re: Ready to try water cooling. Where to start? Library of links-basics to expert 2021/06/02 16:23:39 (permalink)
So I have a custom hard tubing loop. But it got me thinking, since GPU and CPU have different maximum temperature thresholds would it be most ideal to have them on separate loops?
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Re: Ready to try water cooling. Where to start? Library of links-basics to expert 2021/06/04 18:46:54 (permalink)
Very helpful. An overwhelming task seems do-able. Thanks!
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Re: Ready to try water cooling. Where to start? Library of links-basics to expert 2021/06/07 08:33:11 (permalink)
Very helpful link. Setting up water cooling sounds intimidating at first
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Re: Ready to try water cooling. Where to start? Library of links-basics to expert 2021/06/07 18:09:15 (permalink)
Would love to see numbers on a mineral cooled GPU
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Re: Ready to try water cooling. Where to start? Library of links-basics to expert 2021/06/07 22:40:24 (permalink)
Jhenke
Any idea on cost for a cpu and gpu loop? either hard or bendable


Having just bought parts to make my first custom loop for CPU and GPU with soft tuning like $800 USA total. I'm not even kidding. And I didn't buy top end kit stuff either. It's just really, really expensive. The stuff takes up more room than you think too. I am starting with a new case just for it.
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Re: Ready to try water cooling. Where to start? Library of links-basics to expert 2021/06/08 21:07:26 (permalink)
nice and comprehensive guide! Good stuff
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Re: Ready to try water cooling. Where to start? Library of links-basics to expert 2021/06/11 15:53:32 (permalink)
Interesting the new fluids being researched for cooling.
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Re: Ready to try water cooling. Where to start? Library of links-basics to expert 2021/06/11 21:42:30 (permalink)
vavash
Would love to see numbers on a mineral cooled GPU


Not anywhere close to as good as water cooling.  Water cooling has the benefit of fast removal of heat from the GPU, lots of surface area of the radiator, and fast removal of heat from the water via the radiator.  Just plain mineral oil turns into a big blob of heat; it takes a long time, but the end result isn't exceptional.... and it is very messy in comparison.
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Re: Ready to try water cooling. Where to start? Library of links-basics to expert 2021/06/14 20:42:04 (permalink)
Awesome
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Re: Ready to try water cooling. Where to start? Library of links-basics to expert 2021/09/14 17:04:34 (permalink)
Open loop water is very niche. It certainly isn't impossible, and does have benefits, but for most people, I don't think it's worth it other than for the experience/hobby reasons.
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Re: Ready to try water cooling. Where to start? Library of links-basics to expert 2021/09/14 17:24:26 (permalink)
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So I have a custom hard tubing loop. But it got me thinking, since GPU and CPU have different maximum temperature thresholds would it be most ideal to have them on separate loops?


I think so, but there is certainly a point of diminishing returns, if you have a huge amount of radiator surface, or really fast flow rate, the water can certainly be considered homogenous and the difference would be negligible, but unless you set up your flow very specifically you could be sending water with less thermal capacity (warm water) through the latter item in the loop. I.E. A radiator before each component block vents heat to ensure it can pick up as much heat from each block. As long as the one with the higher temperature is getting enough cooling with the added heat from the other components to have thermal overhead, you aren't getting anywhere near exotic cooling levels where too much cooling can cause issues.
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Re: Ready to try water cooling. Where to start? Library of links-basics to expert 2021/09/23 08:11:04 (permalink)
Great info, thanks!
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Re: Ready to try water cooling. Where to start? Library of links-basics to expert 2021/09/23 14:26:31 (permalink)
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Great info, thanks!


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Re: Ready to try water cooling. Where to start? Library of links-basics to expert 2021/10/07 06:06:57 (permalink)
wow that's amazing. Thank you for sharing!
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