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Im looking at getting some watercooling gear for my PC,
Decided on this Rad..
Thermochill HE120.1 - £53 – www.watercoolingshop.com
Eheim pump of some description
other than that im not too sure..
looking for people who have Watercooled machines and know what is gonna be good for cooling and also not stupidly hard to setup :)
ive got that rad...and a TDX A64 block, i think TDX are meant to be the best DD blocks, sure you can get 1 for the xp (?)
that a DD12v-d4 pump and some 1/2" tubing and im getting great temps, never goes over 32-33 and its overclocked too ..good rad for only cooling the cpu, but i dunno how good it would be if your cooling a vid card too
but yeh, a TDX and 1/2" tubing seems to be a good route :)
Not built it yet but getting the parts together. Go and read forums.procooling.com if you want exact advice, or overclockers.com.au. Those two are probably the best watercooling forums out there.
Pumps: depends on how noise-sensitive you are. If you're going for serious silence get an Eheim 1048 or 1250. Both will give you almost exactly the same temperature with that radiator. A 1260 pump (the biggest one they do) will probably give you higher temperatures than the others, depending on radiator air flow and CPU heat.
If you don't mind the noise get one of the Swiftech/DangerDen 12v pumps as it will save you needing a relay and give you better performance than any of the Eheims. They're pretty quiet but not good enough for a silence freak like me.
Blocks: The DangerDen TDX is probably the best mass produced block out there. The RBX looks good but because of the way it's designed it is very hard to get a good mount and so the block will usually underperform.
Polarflo blocks are good for nothing but bling, very shiny but don't seem to perform all that well.
Swiftech blocks are generally very good indeed, but tend to be made from aluminium (galvanic corrosion anyone?).
Little River water blocks are the best out there but are very expensive and have to be ordered direct from Stew Forster in Australia. The last batch sold out in 24 hours.
I dont have a relay for my pump just have it plugged into a strip socket with the power supply for the computer so that when i switch one on the other also comes on.
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