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Water cooler that fits Nzxt Tempest?

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January 2, 2009 6:07:24 AM

I bought my Nzxt Tempest case for water cooling. But idk what one will fit it :|
Well atleast for a okay price
Can anyone give me some links and maby some tips what to look for?
a c 86 K Overclocking
January 2, 2009 10:26:03 AM

Watercooling fits almost any case. It all depends how you do it.

You don't pick for a case, you pick the WC you need and then make it fit or buy a high end case like Mountain Mods or a Lian Li, or Danger Den etc etc.

HHere is the links you requested, please don't think you can just buy a WC kit, slap it on and run with it.

A noob paste I have for another board, most of the info is very useful.

We will help you to the 'T' but we hopefully expect you will take the time and learn all the issues involved with water-cooling a PC. We'll need some info.

Your budget, what you want to cool on the PC, your case you plan to use, and your tolerance for noise.

What I suggest you do is PLEASE read all the stickies here and at the sites I list later in this post. I also suggest you read the last 30 threads at each of these sites each and every post, no matter if it has 150 posts. There is really a lot to learn.

If your a PC hobby person and have built a few PCs, put on aftermarket air cooling on the CPU and GPU etc etc. You'll do fine. Meaning you understand the difference between idle and load temps, use temp monitoring software like Realtemp and Orthos and Furmark to load up your CPU/GPU. Have experienced the different ways to place fans in the case and realize the need for good case wire management.

If that's you, man this should be easy. If most of that just flew by, we'll still help, but it will be harder on both of us (you and the members here).

There is no 'brand'. There are great parts made by quality manufacturers we recognize as leaders. Then it is your budget. Then it is the amount of wattage you need to dissipate depending on your CPU and whatever else you want to cool. Then it's do you mind loud fns or want a more quiet system. Then your case and it you mind a 2' radiator hanging outside of your case.

And lots more. It's not that hard, many come and ask after 2-3 months of learning even before they ask. They have a parts list kinda made, we guide them and blam, 3 weeks later they post happy pics and smiles and thanks. Some.... well it doesn't go so well. They buy crap and need to start all over again. Or they have massive issues like a bad $300 broken GPU due to a leak and then need help, they didn't follow a, for example, a simple rule we all adhere to in water-cooling.

It's not really that hard, and the results if done right are easy, quiet, and spectacular. Worth the $$ if you have the $$. Otherwise, there are great air solutions for under half the price. Temps WILL be lower on good water, it just costs more.

I'll steer you to some more technical links, please spend a few days (DAYS) reading posts, searching, learning. Don't forget to look for your case with WC. Google your case and the word water-cool or some combination of that. WC stuff is larger than you think, I know from experience. WC setups done right are awesome and almost silent.

Great place, not wayyy over the top with uber WC guys.
http://www.overclock.net/water-cooling/
The best link to explain what parts you’ll need
http://forums.extremeoverclocking.com/t282232.html

Great places to buy WC stuff
http://www.dangerden.com/index.php [...] e&Itemid=1
http://www.petrastechshop.com/
http://www.jab-tech.com/


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