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New to Watercooling- need advice on a new cosmos s build

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February 19, 2009 3:01:16 PM

Hey guys my name is Anthony and i am a complete noob to this watercooling setup.

I recently built an Antec 1200 build with:

Intel e8400 CPU
4 GB of Memory
a Gigabyte EP45-UD3P motherboard
an Sapphire Radeon 4870 512mb Video card
a Corsair 750w power supply

I've used an Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro for cooling my cpu and stock antec fans for everything else.

I've been running it now for 3 weeks to a month and its very good but i feel like im ready to jump on the watercooling bandwagon and build a new system.

I've planned on using a Cosmos S case since i heard its really good with water cooling setups and i've upgraded some of my parts:

an intel e8500 cpu
6-8 GB of memory
same motherboard
i will either go with an 1GB 4870 GPU or go with an NVIDIA GTX260 video card
a corsair 1000w modular power supply.

I want your best advice on a new water cooling setup that would cool the cpu and gpu adequately. I don't really believe in overclocking unless i have an i7, which i won't for another year. I would prefer a WC setup with minimal maintenance but high performance. I heard if you have a closed loop system you won't need to refill very often. I don't really want to keep buying coolant.

Money is not an issue with this setup but i would really want to keep all the parts for the water cooling setup under $450. If i'll have to pay more i don' t think it would be really feasible.

I would appreciate if you guys can make a list for me with all the reccomended parts for this setup, i know you need water blocks and a pump, but thats all i really know lol.

thanks for your help.

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a c 86 K Overclocking
February 19, 2009 3:38:54 PM

My standard sticky post, lots and lots to learn and read about. Your close on $450 for a good CPU/GPU loop, it can be done. Cya in a few days once you see what's involved.

http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/index.php? Not a noob site, but great stickies
http://www.ocforums.com/ My fav, good peeps, know their stuff, less hardcore
http://www.skinneelabs.com/MartinsLiquidLab/
http://www.over-clock.com/ivb/index.php?showtopic=20277 A GREAT Europe site
http://www.overclock.net/water-cooling/
http://translate.google.com/translate?u=http%3A%2F%2Fww... Info on rad testing
http://skinneelabs.com/
http://www.dangerden.com/index.php?option=com_frontpage...
http://www.petrastechshop.com/
http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/
February 19, 2009 7:22:14 PM

yeah i was kind of hoping you would use your expertise in water cooling to help me make a list of parts i should buy.

I read a couple of tutorials on how to setup a WC system but the problem is knowing what to buy.
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a b K Overclocking
February 19, 2009 8:38:03 PM

^PLEASE READ WHAT Conumdrum LINKED TO! tHEN COME HERE WITH MORE SPECIFIC QUESTIONS. AT LEAST MAKE A GENERAL LIST!

WE WILL NOT SPOON FEED.

edit:
sorry about the all caps
a c 86 K Overclocking
February 20, 2009 2:09:54 AM

I learned by readin a LOT for 3 months before I even built a list. I learned, participated and became friends with forum members. I built my loop without asking a ton of questions and kinda had it figured out by the tijme parts began to arrive at my door. It's a hobby, not a Best Buy store, purchasing a new DVD player and plug it in.

Best to learn it before you do it, because if you ruin a $300 video card or have issues you don't have to rely on someone thosands of miles away on a forum where you rely on the goodness of people, maybe they don't feel good that day.

Once you get the parts your on your own. Become a member at a few forums where lots of experianced peeps hang. There are less than 5 here.
a c 479 K Overclocking
February 20, 2009 12:05:32 PM

Give a man a fish, feed him for a day. Teach him to fish, feed him for life.

You aren't going to learn anything by us just 'telling you' what to get.