Hey guys, it's just me again. I'm selling my computer to buy a new one and I figured what the hell, might aswell water cool it, right? Wrong, I couldn't find parts for what I needed for less than $600 USD. This was when I realized there aren't really any wallet friendly cooling options besides CPU Coolers only no matter how hard you look. So, because my father is a carpenter and has a gigantic arsenal of tools I've decided to give it a go and build my own home made water cooling loop. The only thing I'm planning on buying is a pump right now. My budget for the entire project is around $200 so I have around $60 for a pump. Do you guys have any suggestions? I'm building the CPU and GPU blocks, going to use a motorbike radiator as an external rad, heat shouldn't be a problem, making a reservoir out of a clear PVC pipe, bought 4 corsair sp120's for rad fans and just need a good pump for a good price. Tubing I haven't decided on yet and I'm not sure how much it usually costs, I left around $30 for it, does that sound reasonable? Thanks guys, if any of this doesn't make sense let me know, it's 12pm and I need sleep but needed to get this out there first, thanks guys.
( in short I need a good, cheap pump and would like to know the general pricing for 10ft of tubing but I can look this up, thanks)
Oh yeah, here are my specs if you need them.
Asus Maximus hero
Sapphire or MSI r9 290 ( only part I haven't bought yet, still deciding.)
Evga G2 1000w gold psu
Gskill trident x ram 8 gb
The first homemade version really only achieved to keep a i5 750 under 80C with a overclock, Haswell is a pretty hot platform, even running the cpu alone is going to be pretty hard, then adding the gpu. If you have the parts to build something like the 2nd link, then it might be possible since it achieved some pretty nice results.
But i would still recommend just going for the already built option:
You should get the NZXT Kraken G10 gpu bracket and get a cheap 120mm rad to install on the gpu at the back, then get a 240mm rad in the top for the rest of your cash. Custom water loops are just expensive, this version with AIO watercoolers is much cheaper (within your budget) and will perform pretty great.