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June 24, 2014 2:54:33 AM

Hello everyone, I'm building a new pc and I'm wondering if I should build my own water cooling from scratch or just get a water cooling solution that's made by one of the big companies (Corsair, Cooler Master). If I was to get an off the shelf cooling solution, I would get the H100i from Corsair. I don't know which one will have a better effect since if I go for custom water loop, I will want to water cool my cpu (i7 4790k) and my mobo (ROG Maximus Formula). So which one should I pick?
June 24, 2014 3:23:05 AM

It depends on your budget because off the shelf cooling kits are cheaper and maintenance free but do not provide as much cooling as a custom cooling loop which are more expensive and require a little bit more skill to set up - what is your budget like??
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June 24, 2014 6:51:16 AM

dddingggiii said:
It depends on your budget because off the shelf cooling kits are cheaper and maintenance free but do not provide as much cooling as a custom cooling loop which are more expensive and require a little bit more skill to set up - what is your budget like??

My budget for water cooling is around 200 usd not sure how far that'll get me for custom water loop
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June 25, 2014 1:40:18 AM

Thats ok - You'll need:
CPU water block
Pump
Tubing
Barbs or compression fittings (that cost a lot more than barbs)
Radiator(s)
Resevoir
and a GPU block if yu also plan to cool it

All the parts you need can be found at http://www.frozencpu.com

You might not be able to get the best loop out of your budget but you will be able to get a pretty descent loop...

Hope that helps :) 
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June 25, 2014 2:06:37 AM

Thanks mate!
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June 25, 2014 2:09:26 AM

MP - need any help you know where ego go ;) 
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