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November 7, 2013 12:16:06 PM

To think I would come this far, just 5 months ago I only gamed on consoles, i decided to try PC gaming with a $700 budget and it has quickly escalated into an almost $2,000 PC. I am 16 years old so I don't really have a job so you would probably ask yourself, where do i get this kind of money? Simple, I have ads on craigslist for custom gaming builds. i build them and charge for it, good enough to provide for my gaming needs,

Anyways, back to the topic! The other day i said to myself, hmmm let's build a custom water cooling loop! So i went to Youtube and saw some tutorials and felt like a master!. I ordered my WC parts and built it! It was around $260 for the loop and $40 shipping, so In total I spent around $300. How did I do? Do you like it?

I'm cooling an i7 4770k.




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November 7, 2013 12:22:16 PM

not bad, maybe a little better tubing management? how about waterblocking the video card? when i get home im installing two waterblocks on two titans ;D my i7 4770k build is almost finished. try not to have big loops of tubing, try to go from connection to connection with different connectors and angle adapters...
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November 7, 2013 12:25:23 PM

tc983x said:
not bad, maybe a little better tubing management? how about waterblocking the video card? when i get home im installing two waterblocks on two titans ;D my i7 4770k build is almost finished. try not to have big loops of tubing, try to go from connection to connection with different connectors and angle adapters...


I though about water cooling the GPU, the thing is... I'm happy with performance and I like the stock cooler lol. I'm getting 1,200MHz on it and it's running like a champ. it's a GTX 780 BTW. About the tubing, I wanted to see them travel through the case lol. Thanks for the tips.
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November 7, 2013 1:28:52 PM

Jeankyyyy said:
tc983x said:
not bad, maybe a little better tubing management? how about waterblocking the video card? when i get home im installing two waterblocks on two titans ;D my i7 4770k build is almost finished. try not to have big loops of tubing, try to go from connection to connection with different connectors and angle adapters...


I though about water cooling the GPU, the thing is... I'm happy with performance and I like the stock cooler lol. I'm getting 1,200MHz on it and it's running like a champ. it's a GTX 780 BTW. About the tubing, I wanted to see them travel through the case lol. Thanks for the tips.


what do you have controlling the pump? and any safety precautions? such as automatic shut down if the flow drops, or level indicators? how about a silver kill coil? what kind of coolant are you using?
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November 7, 2013 1:34:25 PM

tc983x said:
Jeankyyyy said:
tc983x said:
not bad, maybe a little better tubing management? how about waterblocking the video card? when i get home im installing two waterblocks on two titans ;D my i7 4770k build is almost finished. try not to have big loops of tubing, try to go from connection to connection with different connectors and angle adapters...


I though about water cooling the GPU, the thing is... I'm happy with performance and I like the stock cooler lol. I'm getting 1,200MHz on it and it's running like a champ. it's a GTX 780 BTW. About the tubing, I wanted to see them travel through the case lol. Thanks for the tips.


what do you have controlling the pump? and any safety precautions? such as automatic shut down if the flow drops, or level indicators? how about a silver kill coil? what kind of coolant are you using?


I'm using distiled water and a kill coil. Also added a drop of biocide. no safety precautions or controllers.
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November 7, 2013 1:37:26 PM

if that pump stops, you will fry mostly everything.. worst thing is, you wont even know it failed. get a flow meter or a controller. at the very least get a flow meter. Lamptron makes really cool controllers that will control your pump, fans, flow meter, and have alarms.
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November 7, 2013 3:14:06 PM

tc983x said:
if that pump stops, you will fry mostly everything.. worst thing is, you wont even know it failed. get a flow meter or a controller. at the very least get a flow meter. Lamptron makes really cool controllers that will control your pump, fans, flow meter, and have alarms.


But shouldn't my cpu auto shut off when it hits a certain temperature?
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November 7, 2013 3:18:39 PM

tc983x said:
if that pump stops, you will fry mostly everything.. worst thing is, you wont even know it failed. get a flow meter or a controller. at the very least get a flow meter. Lamptron makes really cool controllers that will control your pump, fans, flow meter, and have alarms.


Can you give me a link so I can buy a flow meter? The cheapest solution.
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November 8, 2013 6:54:44 AM

not sure about cheapest.. but i use a koolance inline flow meter. lamptron cw611 is the controller for everything.. looks really nice too.. save up ;D www.frozencpu.com is where i get my stuff from for my builds.
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